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Democrats ignore ‘Dreamers’ in budget deal

Agreement adds money for defense, infrastructure WASHINGTON, Feb 8, (Agencies): On the eve of another shutdown deadline, immigration activists joined liberal leaders Wednesday in threatening political retribution against congressional Democrats who ignore young immigrants in a massive spending deal. The fresh threats exposed deepening divisions within a Democratic Party struggling …

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Protecting ‘religious’ rights to cost $300m – Trump’s new effort

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, (AP): President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate. More than 40 complaints have been filed …

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Trump says he’s smart, & very stable ‘genius’ – ‘Fire & Fury’ book released

WASHINGTON, Jan 6, (AP): President Donald Trump wants people to know he’s “like, really smart” and “a very stable genius.” He’s taking to Twitter to defend his mental fitness and boast about his intelligence. It’s his latest pushback against a book that portrays him as a leader who doesn’t understand …

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Trump tours Forbidden City

Beijing seen as key to controlling Pyongyang BEIJING, Nov 8, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as he began the crucial leg of an Asian tour intended to build a global front against North Korea’s nuclear threats. After warning North …

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Trump fix eyed as Mattis, Europe back Iran deal – Sign-offs trouble

WASHINGTON, Oct 4, (Agencies): The future of the Iran nuclear deal may hinge on a face-saving fix for President Donald Trump so he doesn’t have to recertify the Islamic republic’s compliance every 90 days, according to US officials. Several officials familiar with internal discussions say the periodic reviews mandated by …

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Chicago sues Trump administration – Sanctuary city funding threat

CHICAGO, Aug 7, (RTRS): Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enacting new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny US immigration officials access to local jails. The lawsuit filed in US District Court claims that the federal policies force the city to …

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Amir congratulates Trump on Independence Day

KUWAIT CITY, July 4, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable Tuesday to American President Donald Trump on his country’s 241st independence anniversary. His Highness the Amir praised the distinguished historical and strategic ties between the two countries and lauded efforts to extend …

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Trump and Modi hail friendship – Combating terrorism, defence ties tackled

WASHINGTON, June 27, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced each other as friends and partners Monday, pledging their quest for economic growth would strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world’s two largest democracies. While Trump’s relations with some traditional allies had a rocky …

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Will Trump block Comey testimony?

Special counsel’s probe includes Manafort case WASHINGTON, June 3, (Agencies): White House officials said on Friday they did not know yet whether President Donald Trump would seek to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to Congress next week, a move that could spark a political backlash. “I have …

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Trump rolls out tougher visa vetting – US moves to cut entry of refugees

WASHINGTON, June 1, (RTRS): The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for US visa applicants worldwide that asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years. The new questions, part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to …

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