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[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US to test new weapon, terminates arms control treaty with Russia

The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the US and Russia ripped up on Friday.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US withdraws from arms control agreement with Russia

The United States on Friday will formally withdraw from a landmark arms control treaty with Russia, claiming it undermines its national security interests.
Jimmy Carter

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter resumes teaching at 94

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter resumed teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, on Sunday after recovering from hip surgery, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.
A blimp depicting Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby will fly outside Britain’s parliament when the U.S. president makes a state visit next month if protesters can raise 30,000 pounds for advocacy groups.

UK protesters plan ‘Trump Baby’ blimp to mock US president

A blimp depicting Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby will fly outside Britain’s parliament when the U.S. president makes a state visit next month if protesters can raise 30,000 pounds for advocacy groups.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Donald Trump 2020: Rumblings of a Republican primary challenge

Democrats are already furiously jockeying for position to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

NATO: No progress in Russia talks on arms treaty

Senior NATO and Russian officials failed to make a breakthrough Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre of a renewed arms race in Europe.
Andrea Thompson

US rejects Russia’s offer to save key missile treaty

The United States has rejected a Russian offer to save the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) that keeps nuclear missiles out of Europe, setting the stage for Washington to withdraw from the pact next month.
Nancy Pelosi

US Republicans reject suggestion that State of Union be postponed

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his January 29 State of the Union speech.
Kao Xiong, in a photo provided to the US District Court. US District Court

Man confesses after writing threat letters to Donald Trump, FBI

Kao Xiong, a California man, has pleaded guilty to sending more than 150 threatening or hoax letters in 2017 to President Donald Trump and to former presidents, FBI offices and other individuals and businesses.
President George Bush’s coffin was carried into Washington National Cathedral during his funeral Wednesday in Washington. Doug Mills-The New York Times

George Bush to be buried after four-day tribute

George H.W. Bush was to be laid to rest Thursday, concluding a four-day tribute to the 41st president that saw America briefly set aside its political divisions.
Donald Trump has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning in honour of the 41st president [Jonathan Ernst-AP]

Donald Trump sets aside disdain of George Bush clan in tribute to ex-president

President Donald Trump paid his respects on Monday to the late George HW Bush, setting aside his animosity to the former president's clan, whose family members he had derided in the past.
Flowers laid are seen at the base of the statue at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas on December 1, 2018. - Flags flew at half-staff in Washington as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94. Tributes poured in from world leaders in memory of the 41st US president, who guided America through the end of the Cold War and launched the international campaign to drive Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP)

Air Force One collects George Bush casket for days-long homage

America's national farewell to George H.W. Bush begins Monday with the transfer of his casket aboard the presidential plane from Texas to Washington, where he will lie in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol.
George H.W. Bush

Week of solemn tributes for the late George Bush

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.

Ex-US President George HW Bush passes on at 94

George H.W. Bush was the definition of establishment success: Yale graduate. Prosperous business career. Forty-first president of the United States.
Susie Orbach

Girls under record social media pressure for ‘perfect body’

Girls and young women are under more pressure than ever to achieve the perfect body in an oppressive social media-driven world that could never have been imagined by 1970s feminists, psychoanalyst and bestselling author Susie Orbach said.
John Bolton, the United States' national security adviser has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Reuters

Vladimir Putin meets John Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

John Bolton, the United States' national security adviser has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Donald Trump: US pull out from nuclear treaty with Russia also targets China

President Donald Trump said on Monday that his decision to withdraw from a decades-old atomic accord with Russia was also driven by a need to respond to China’s nuclear build-up.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump: US will withdraw from nuclear deal with Russia

The United States is going to unilaterally withdraw from a decades-old treaty with Russia that bans a wide array of nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump has said.

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