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  • Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown

    US President Donald Trump proposes an immigration deal in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, including temporary protections for "Dreamers" and other immigrants, but Democrats immediately dismissed it.

  • Trump-Kim second summit in late Feb

    US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.

  • Pelosi: Trump endangering US troops, lawmakers

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Donald Trump of putting American troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicizing a planned congressional trip to the war-torn country, as tensions between the leaders spiked on the 28th day of a partial government shutdown.

  • Facebook shuts down fake Bangladeshi news sites

    Facebook faces ‘record-setting’ fine over privacy violations: Report

    Facebook is facing a “record-setting” fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its handling of user data and privacy violations.

  • Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office issues a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.

  • Evictions loom for poor as US govt shutdown drags on

    A growing number of poor, elderly and disabled people face eviction from their homes as federal housing assistance dries up under the US government shutdown, experts say.

  • Netflix raises prices for US subscribers

    Netflix Inc is raising monthly fees for its US subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer's first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion.

  • 'Never worked for Russia'

    US President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against US interests.

  • US extends troop deployment

    The Pentagon said Monday it would extend until September 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border, while expanding the mission to include surveillance and detection.

  • Trump says solution to shutdown impasse ‘so simple’

    With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat, declaring he would “never ever back down.”

  • Ivanka, Haley in race: report

    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, The Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • Trump backtracks

    United States President Donald Trump said he was holding off on declaring a state of emergency to end the partial government shutdown that dragged into a 23rd day on Sunday (Jan 13), as he insisted on US$5.7 billion (S$7.7 billion) to build a Mexico border wall that congressional Democrats oppose.

  • US in longest govt shutdown

    The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.

  • Abducted US teen found alive after 3 months

    A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents are killed has been found alive in a rural town about an hour from her home, authorities say.

  • 'A total waste of time'

    President Donald Trump said "bye-bye" and stormed out of negotiations Wednesday on funding a US-Mexico border wall when Democratic opponents refused to agree to the project.

  • Tensions reignite in Syria

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States will withdraw its troops from Syria while continuing the battle against IS, as Turkey warned of an offensive inside Syria if withdrawal is delayed.

  • Trump storms out of border wall negotiations

    President Donald Trump says "bye-bye" and storms out of negotiations on funding a US-Mexico border wall when Democratic opponents refused to agree to the project.

  • Study points finger at Cuban crickets

    A noise heard by US diplomats in Cuba who suffered mysterious brain injuries came not from technological weapons but local crickets, a new study suggests.

  • Second summit in the works

    US President Donald Trump said Sunday negotiations are underway on the location of his next summit with North Korean leader Kim

  • Key plotter of USS Cole attack killed: Trump

    President Donald Trump confirms that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead.

  • Trump offers steel wall instead of concrete wall

    US President Donald Trump pledged on Sunday not to bend in his demand for a wall along the southern border with Mexico but said the barrier could be made of steel instead of concrete as a potential compromise with Democrats who refuse to fund it.

  • 2 drug traders killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

    3 killed in California bowling alley shooting

    Three men are killed and four wounded in a shooting at a bowling alley in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance and police say they are searching for a suspect or suspects.

  • US says Saudis still lack credible account of Khashoggi murder

    Saudi Arabia's investigation and handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi still lacks full credibility and accountability, a senior US official says.

  • US will not stand by and watch

    The United States on Thursday warned Iran of consequences if it goes ahead with plans to send off three space launch vehicles, charging despite Tehran's denials that the move would violate a UN resolution.

  • Kate feels Meghan 'used' her: report

    Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, who have rarely been spotted together in public since the royal wedding in May, had put a rest to the royal family feud speculations on Christmas Day after they aired their grievances with one another. The latest report, however, suggests that the fight between the two has not ended.

  • US issues China travel advisory

    The US State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for US citizens traveling in China to exercise increased caution due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws" amid heightened diplomatic tensions over the arrest in Canada of a Chinese technology company executive.

  • US issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions

    The US State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for US citizens traveling in China to exercise increased caution due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws" amid heightened diplomatic tensions over the arrest in Canada of a Chinese technology company executive.

  • Shanahan takes Pentagon helm as Trump blasts Mattis

    Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's first full day at the Pentagon's helm was overshadowed Wednesday when President Donald Trump attacked his predecessor Jim Mattis.

  • Democrats take over US House

    Democrats were set to take over the US House of Representatives yesterday, ushering in a new era of divided government in Washington with the goal of checking Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.

  • Syria is 'sand and death

    US President Donald Trump has offered a rather stark take on the situation in war-wracked Syria, summing it up in two words -- "sand and death" -- while remaining vague about the timing of the withdrawal of US troops.