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Texas residents claim in lawsuit that the government's wall plan will divide their land [File- Jose Luis Gonzalez-Reuters]

Texas landowners file lawsuit against Donald Trump’s national emergency

Three Texas landowners and an environmental group have filed the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the US border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen (PC) has said.
US President Donald Trump - AFP PHOTO - Angela Weiss

Donald Trump shelves building two new hotels

The company overseeing President Donald Trump’s business dealings has dropped plans to develop two new lines of hotels, citing what it calls a hostile political climate.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Donald Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers.
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 ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown

President Donald Trump is ready to sign a border security funding deal, despite failing to get anywhere close to the money he sought for a US-Mexico border wall, US media reported Wednesday.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to strike a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

US lawmakers announced late Monday an agreement in principle to avoid another government shutdown, with nearly $1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump pushed his politically explosive crusade at a rally in the frontier city of El Paso.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown, still no $5.7 billion for Trump wall

U.S. lawmakers on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did not contain the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Corruption threatens Nigeria and its election

On February 16th, Nigeria will hold a general election. Four years ago, the country experienced its first democratic transfer of power to the opposition since 1999. The vote in a few days will be no less significant.
Kang Kyung-wha, South Korean Foreign Minister (R), says negotiations for new deal 'long, but successful' [Lee Jin-man-Pool via Reuters]

South Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops

South Korea has signed a new deal with the United States on how much Seoul should pay for the US military presence on its soil after a previous deal lapsed amid President Donald Trump's call for Seoul to pay more.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2009 US Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) waits to be interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. – Former US Representative John Dingell died on February 7, 2019 at the age of 92, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer confirmed on Twitter. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Long-serving US lawmaker John Dingell passes on at 92

John Dingell, an imposing and outspoken Democrat who became a powerful figure in Washington over the course of a record 59 years in Congress, has passed on at the age of 92.

Donald Trump expected to focus on immigration in State of the Union

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to spend time addressing immigration and his proposed expansion of the wall on the border with Mexico during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
US-made Oshkosh armoured vehicles were given to the Abu al-Abbas Brigade in Taiz, CNN reported [Al Jazeera]

Report: Saudi Arabia, UAE gave US arms to al-Qaeda-linked groups

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly transferred US-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked groups and a Salafi militia whose commander who once "served with" the Yemeni branch of ISIL, a CNN investigation has found.
Joshua Trump, a sixth-grader who says he's been bullied because of his name, will be a guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday. (White House)

US president invites bullied boy named Trump to annual speech

When US President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday, his guests will include Joshua Trump, a sixth grader passionate about science and animals.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Sanctions, peace deal on cards for new US-North Korea summit

As Donald Trump seeks progress with North Korea at a second summit, the United States has a series of cards it can play including easing sanctions, signing a peace declaration or even pulling troops from South Korea.
US President Donald Trump - AFP PHOTO - Angela Weiss

Donald Trump slammed by supporters for backing down on shutdown

US President Donald Trump has drawn rebuke from his supporters and Republican pundits on the hard right after dropping - at least for now - his demand for Congress to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Nancy Pelosi: What does Vladimir Putin have on Donald Trump?

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the arrest of Roger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Donald Trump, “makes clear that there was a deliberate, coordinated attempt by top Trump campaign officials with Russia to influence the 2016 election.”
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Google and Facebook spend more than ever on US lobbying efforts

Alphabet’s Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.
A partial government shutdown approaches a month, as Trump refuses to back down [Evan Vucci-AP]

Donald Trump to make ‘major announcement’ on border wall, shutdown

US President Donald Trump has said he will make a major announcement at 20:00 GMT on Saturday about his proposed wall on the United States border with Mexico.
Senator Graham (centre) has repeatedly called for accountability after Khashoggi's murder [Shawn Thew-EPA]

Lindsey Graham: US-Saudi ties can’t move until Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dealt with

US Senator Lindsey Graham said the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with", without elaborating on what action he believes should be taken.

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