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January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 147

January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 294

January 13, 2019 10:36 PM Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning 122

January 12, 2019 3:05 AM Pemex's New York roadshow spooks investors, yields spike

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Yields on the debt of Mexican state-run oil company Pemex rose sharply this week after the company failed during presentations in New York to lay out a clear plan to reduce debt and increase output, analysts said. Pemex faces the possibility of a credit ratings downgrade due to costly proposals by the new government of leftist 175

December 27, 2018 4:30 PM Trump administration puts stop to new flood insurance policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has decided it cannot authorize new flood insurance policies, citing the partial shutdown of the federal government due to a budget impasse in Congress and potentially putting thousands of home sales in limbo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees a federal program that insures 135

December 24, 2018 6:56 PM Kansas man getting Christmas wish for '2 front teeth' after present wrapping disaster

The friends and family of Evans Kamuru pulled together to buy dental implants to replace his two missing front teeth. A Kansas man who lost his front tooth while scrambling to wrap Christmas presents last year will get his wish for two front teeth after a video of him singing a popular holiday jingle was posted to Facebook and set off a chain of secret 143

December 22, 2018 5:10 AM Road to the government shutdown

The White House budget director and incoming chief of staff Mick Mulvaney technically shuts down the government. He's technically in charge of formally shutting down the quarter of the government that will lack funding starting at midnight tonight. Mulvaney spent several hours on the Hill today, shuttling between the House and the Senate with Mike Pence 94

December 22, 2018 3:06 AM Trump hopes partial shutdown of government will not last long

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a partial shutdown of the government would hopefully not last long, after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve a funding measure that included $5 billion for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. “We’re going to have a shutdown. There’s nothing we can do about 138

December 20, 2018 7:16 AM Britain can still hold a second Brexit referendum

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain can still hold a second Brexit referendum, France’s European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Thursday. “The door remains open, but it will be up to them to choose, not us,” Loiseau told French TV station CNews. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is among those leading calls for a second Brexit referendum as Prime Minister 101

December 16, 2018 9:06 AM Mulvaney called Trump 'terrible human being' in 2016, video shows

President Donald Trump's choice of new acting White House chief of staff once described him as "a terrible human being", it has emerged. A video shows Mick Mulvaney making the disparaging remark in a debate shortly before the 2016 presidential election. "Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump, but I'm doing so despite the fact that I think he's a terrible 105