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Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump’s wall and the death of compromiseUS President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.One of his "compromises" was on so-called Dreamers - who entered the US illegally when young. He still wants $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund the wall.Democrats have refused to fund
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Trump hits back at Buzzfeed report he ‘instructed lawyer to lie’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the jailing of Cohen affects TrumpUS President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress.Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen was convicted over the case last month.Mr Trump said the lawyer was
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Trump orders ‘300 burgers’ to White House amid shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDo you want fries with that? Trump's fast food feastUS President Donald Trump has put on a fast food feast at the White House, blaming the lack of catering staff on the partial government shutdown.He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with more than 300 burgers as well as fries and pizzas."Because of the shutdown...
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US government shutdown: Trump to make border wall speech

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump is set to argue that an immigration "crisis" requires his long-promised wall along the Mexican border. Mr Trump will make his case in his first speech from the Oval Office at 21:00EST (0200 GMT Wednesday), ahead of a trip to the border on Thursday. A partial government shutdown has been in effect for 17 days after lawmakers failed to break a
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USS Cole bomber died in Yemen air strike – Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal al-Badawi was believed to be an al-Qaeda commander Jamal al-Badawi, the al-Qaeda militant behind the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, died in a US air strike, President Donald Trump has confirmed."Our great military has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole," Mr Trump tweeted.US defence officials said a "precision strike"
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US House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPelosi said she was privileged to serve with more than 100 women in CongressThe Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to end a partial government shutdown, but the move looks certain to be vetoed by President Donald Trump.Mr Trump has said he will reject any measure that does not provide funding for his proposed US-Mexico border wall.New House Speaker Nancy

Trump savages Federal Reserve as stock plunge worsens

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president reportedly wanted to fire Fed chairman Jerome Powell, but it is unclear whether he has the authority to do so President Donald Trump has lashed out at America's central bank as a stock market whose gains he once took credit for continued a historic plunge. In a tweet, Mr Trump said the Federal Reserve was "the only problem" of the American economy.
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President Trump ‘to pull thousands of troops’ from Afghanistan

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US troops are part of a Nato-led mission to train and assist Afghan forces The Trump administration is planning to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, US media say.Reports, citing unnamed officials, say about 7,000 troops - roughly half the remaining US military presence in the country - could go home within months.The reports come a day after the president announced the country's
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Cohen insists he was directed by Trump to break the law

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCohen walked free from court - but will have to report to jail in MarchUS President Donald Trump's former lawyer insists he was directed by his boss to make hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign.Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told ABC News: "He directed me to make the payments.""Nothing

Giuliani’s Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rudy Giuliani appears not to have noticed Twitter had turned his typo into a link A critic of President Trump has taken advantage of a Twitter typo by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to mount an attack.Mr Giuliani left out a space between a full stop and the following word within a tweet, which caused the text to become a link.The prankster subsequently acquired