Politics

U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

Published 22/01/2018

The U.S. Capitol is lit during the second day of a shutdown of the federal government in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) [more…]

Anxiety for U.S. federal workers facing government shutdown furloughs

Anxiety for U.S. federal workers facing government shutdown furloughs

Published 22/01/2018

The U.S. Capitol is lit during the second day of a shutdown of the federal government in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts(Reuters) - [more…]

Government still shut down on Monday as Senate fails to clinch deal

Government still shut down on Monday as Senate fails to clinch deal

Published 22/01/2018

A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement late on Sunday to restore federal spending authority and deal with demands from Democrats that young "Dreamers" be protected from deportation. [more…]

Factbox: Effect on commodities markets due to U.S. government shutdown

Factbox: Effect on commodities markets due to U.S. government shutdown

Published 22/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol is seen from behind trees after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding [more…]

Factbox: Impact of the U.S. government shutdown

Factbox: Impact of the U.S. government shutdown

Published 22/01/2018

Birds fly over the White House in Washington, U.S., on the second day of Government shutdown, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas(Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers struggled [more…]

Statue of Liberty to reopen- shutdown keeps other parks, monuments clo

Statue of Liberty to reopen- shutdown keeps other parks, monuments clo

Published 22/01/2018

A sign announcing the closure of the Statue of Liberty, due to the U.S. government shutdown, sits near the ferry dock to the Statue of [more…]

Senator Durbin: Leadership discussing path to immigration vote

Senator Durbin: Leadership discussing path to immigration vote

Published 22/01/2018

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said on Sunday that Senate leaders were discussing a "path" to a vote to provide legal protection for so-called Dreamers, young people who illegally immigrated to the United States as children. [more…]

Senate Republican predicts U.S. government to remain shut Monday

Senate Republican predicts U.S. government to remain shut Monday

Published 22/01/2018

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) talk to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John Cornyn predicted [more…]

Republican Senator Flake says he hopes agreement soon to end governmen

Republican Senator Flake says he hopes agreement soon to end governmen

Published 21/01/2018

Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, said on Sunday that he hoped Democratic and Republican party leaders would "agree to something soon" to end a federal government shutdown. [more…]

Trump says ‘I’m not a racist,’ keeps door open for DACA deal

Trump says ‘I’m not a racist,’ keeps door open for DACA deal

Published 15/01/2018

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy arrive for dinner at Trump's golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, [more…]