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January 11, 2019 8:57 PM Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the U.S. Congress act. “We want Congress to do its job,” Trump said during a White House event on border security, adding 130

January 11, 2019 7:33 PM Iran's Zarif calls Iran-focused summit in Poland a 'desperate circus'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized Poland on Friday for jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, calling it a “desperate anti-Iran circus”. Earlier on Friday Washington announced that the summit would be held in Warsaw from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, and U.S. Secretary 131

January 11, 2019 3:21 AM 6-9 Zdeno Chara gets flipped head-over-heels over boards by Alex Ovechkin

Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the first period. The TD Garden crowd gasped, but play continued and there was no immediate on-ice retaliation. The Bruins captain tumbled back onto the ice quickly and rejoined the play. The 41-year-old Chara 88

January 10, 2019 11:06 PM Jim Carrey slams 'tyrant' Trump Saudi's ties in gruesome painting

Jim Carrey continued his social media onslaught against President Trump and his administration on Thursday, tweeting a gruesome drawing of the "tyrant" president with what appeared to be Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and a man having his arm chopped off. (Getty) Jim Carrey continued his social media onslaught against President Trump and his administration 167

January 10, 2019 10:22 PM Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency and bypass Congress to fund a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier - even if the government were to be reopened - virtually ends the congressional 108

January 10, 2019 9:52 PM U.S. House passes bills that would re-open Agriculture, Transportation agencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would re-open the departments of Agriculture, Transportation and other agencies that have been largely shuttered for nearly three weeks. The House, led by Democrats, on Wednesday passed a bill to re-open the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. Senate 142

January 10, 2019 11:53 AM Pompeo seeks to reassure Washington's allies despite Syria exit

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday sought to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to the Middle East despite President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw forces from Syria. Pompeo, who flew to Egypt late on Wednesday on the third stop in a regional tour, was due to deliver a speech in Cairo outlining Washington’s 127

January 9, 2019 10:16 PM House passes bill that would end shutdown, but Senate unlikely to take up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation to end a partial shutdown of the Treasury Department and some other agencies, but without any money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. By a vote of 240-188 along mostly partisan lines, the House passed the bill and sent it to the Republican-controlled Senate 123

January 9, 2019 8:45 PM Trump walked out of shutdown meeting with Democratic lawmakers: Schumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers after they told him they would not fund his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday. “He asked (House) Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up and said, ‘Then 110

January 9, 2019 10:07 AM U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Speaker’s office. Pompeo is on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on reports of Pompeo’s visit to Iraq. Asked on Tuesday about 134