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Worldwide United States shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other
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The White House also said Saturday they would accept a three-week bill that expires on February 8, but said that immigration should only be dealt with after federal funding is reinstated. That shouldn't be a surprise - with Republicans in control of the White House and both houses of Congress, it's hard to see how this isn't their fault.

Author: 0 As Shutdown Nears, Trump Says 'the Wall is the Wall'

Trump then brought up the spectre of drugs and crime, calling Mexico the "most risky country in the world", although the nation didn't figure in the World Economic Forum's most recent rankings of 20 most unsafe countries. He said the estimated cost was $20bn (£14bn; 16bn euros); Mr Trump had originally put the figure at $10-$12bn. Mr Kelly said the administration was looking at creating a wall across 800 miles (1,300km) of the 3,100km stretch.

Worldwide Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality
Author: 0 Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality

Thousands of Canadian women looked to the future while acknowledging the past on Saturday as they took to the streets for a second co-ordinated round of protest marches. "It's a celebration, after all", she said. "I'm out here because I'm a victim of sexual assault and I really fell like I need to join in, speaking out about just the awful people that get away with stuff like this", said Rachel Beondesen.

Worldwide In run-up to shutdown, an erosion of trust derailed talks
Author: 0 In run-up to shutdown, an erosion of trust derailed talks

It is possible that another short-term CR can be passed in the upcoming days, but if both sides dig in their heels, polling will have a lot to do with who blinks first. "This will be called the Trump shutdown", Schumer said. The other side won't engage until the government is open. In the end, no deal ever came. "The true, unacceptable silliness that we go through must stop".

Worldwide As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests
Author: 0 As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Greg Abbott in the 2014 gubernatorial election, gave a speech at the Texas Capitol. "I think it's really important to march last year and this year", she said . "Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months", the Republican wrote.

Worldwide At least 2 dead, dozens injured in Prague hotel fire
Author: 0 At least 2 dead, dozens injured in Prague hotel fire

Local emergency services report that 40 people were evacuated after the blaze broke out on the ground floor on Saturday. Eight people were taken to hospital with serious injuries and three people had to be resuscitated. "We are still searching for people - we'll be here for several more hours". Senior doctor Petr Kolouch said: 'Two people died before our arrival.

Worldwide Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria
Author: 0 Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

This was not the first time Turkey sent a note, Turkish foreign minister said , and added that similar statement was sent to the regime during the Euphrates Shield Operation in Syria in 2016. The town is considered strategic in the fight against the Islamic State group and is part of the Kurdish held area. The embattled Syrian government has made it clear that any intruding Turkish fighter jet would be shot down.

Worldwide Turkey shells Kurds in Syria, vows drive
Author: 0 Turkey shells Kurds in Syria, vows drive

Turkish war planes have bombed Syrian Kurdish militia YPG and PYD targets in Kurdish-controlled Afrin, a senior Turkish official has told Reuters . "Afrin operation aims to end the cruelty of these PKK/PYD/YPG and ISIL terror organizations from the region", he said. Turkey has in recent days sent dozens of military vehicles and hundreds of troops to the border area.

Worldwide Aly Raisman To Her Abuser:
Author: 0 Aly Raisman To Her Abuser: "You Are Nothing"

She noted that Nassar served on boards within USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee that developed the very policies meant to protect athletes. "I am here to face you , Larry , so you can see that I've regained my strength, that I am no longer a victim - I am a survivor". Biles filed her Twitter post under the #metoo hashtag, which is being used to raise awareness of sexual harassment and abuse.

Worldwide Operation in Syria's Afrin started: Erdogan
Author: 0 Operation in Syria's Afrin started: Erdogan

The Pentagon said in an earlier statement that the new force in Syria is neither an army nor a conventional border force , but was "internally focused" to prevent the resurgence of the so-called Islamic State . Spokesman of the Kurdish militia People's Protection Units (YPG) Rojhat Roj told Reuters on Saturday that the strikes have wounded several people.

Worldwide Iranian light crude oil price rises $1.69 per barrel in a week
Author: 0 Iranian light crude oil price rises $1.69 per barrel in a week

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures settled at US$63.37 a barrel, down 58 cents, or 0.9 per cent. WTI marked a December-2014 peak of US$64.89 a barrel on Tuesday. "Prices are encouraging drilling and I think there is a race to cash in here at these elevated prices", said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC.

Worldwide I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump
Author: 0 I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump

It marked a sudden change in fortune for Graham and Trump , who in recent months had been increasingly close and frequent golf partners. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and senior adviser Stephen Miller reportedly brought in other members of Congress to push back against the proposed deal.

Worldwide North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang
Author: 0 North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

It wasn't immediately clear whether the two-day visit, which was to begin on Saturday, was canceled or just postponed. Seoul, which hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988 was boycotted by North Korea. The IOC said it will provide any necessary technical equipment in cooperation with those sports' global federations. The two teams walked under the same unity flag at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, the broadcaster noted.

Worldwide Approval of US leadership under Trump tumbles globally in poll
Author: 0 Approval of US leadership under Trump tumbles globally in poll

Both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama had approval ratings below 50% at this point in their first terms, but all seven of the other presidents for whom data are available were above 50% approval at this point. Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump's pick for National Security Advisor, had to quit within a month of his appointment after his name figured in the Russian hacking scandal.

Worldwide Pak Deputy High Commissioner summoned by MEA
Author: 0 Pak Deputy High Commissioner summoned by MEA

At least nine persons, including three women, were killed and46 injured in Indian shelling on Sialkot border villages during the last three days. Four civilians had already been killed by cross-border firing in the past two days, the statement added.

Worldwide Here's how your Senators voted on the government shutdown
Author: 0 Here's how your Senators voted on the government shutdown

Democrats have tried to use the Friday night funding deadline to win concessions from Republicans , including an extension of an Obama-era program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. One potential way out would be significant progress on immigration among congressional Democrats and Republicans and the White House. A resolution to fund the government did not pass, sending the federal government into a shutdown.

Worldwide Is Trump a racist? Sometimes he sounds like one
Author: 0 Is Trump a racist? Sometimes he sounds like one

Hurricane Trump is like that, let there be no doubt about it. The president of the United States is a racist - and a chronic liar, too. Sanders said it was a "much more fair system" and the one supported and voted by Democrats "just years ago".

Worldwide Boil Water Advisory lifted for East Bank of Jefferson Parish
Author: 0 Boil Water Advisory lifted for East Bank of Jefferson Parish

While no mandatory water restrictions are in place, officials say it will be tough to raise pressure to normal levels without a sharp decline in customer consumption. Residents are, however, advised to "flush" their water fixtures to eliminate possible contaminated water. "Today crews made some key repairs in New Orleans East", Edwards said.

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