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Donald Trump to set executive orders on environment, energy this week

Lawmakers are expected to ignore this request , especially since appropriators are now seven months into the new fiscal year and have been working on their 2017 spending bills for almost a year. According to Labor Department data, the United States economy added 533,000 jobs during the first three months of the year, but should Trump should get credit for any jobs added in January.



Mnuchin, Cohn expected to roll out Trump tax plan

Now, though, lawmakers are reportedly looking at removing the upfront tax deduction for traditional 401 (k) contributions, and some proposals have even suggested taking away part of the tax deferral that 401 (k) plans provide. With his 100th day as president approaching on Saturday, he has yet to offer formal legislation to Congress or win passage of a major bill he favors.


Trump vows the wall will be built

Trump vows the wall will be built

The current spending plan for USA government operations runs out at midnight Friday, leaving Trump and congressional negotiators just days to reach an accord on funding priorities through the end of September. In a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump says those who would deny that 6 million Jews were killed by Germany's Nazi leadership during World War II "are an accomplice of this awful evil".


Religious tensions rise in Jakarta ahead of crucial gubernatorial vote

Religious tensions rise in Jakarta ahead of crucial gubernatorial vote

In a speech to fishermen in September, the governor reportedly cited a verse from the Quran that warns Muslims against taking Christians and Jews as allies. Ahok is now on trial on accusation of blasphemy following his remark about a pas. Opinion polls indicate that the race is too close to call, but whether Purnama wins or loses, he is due to reappear in a Jakarta court on Thursday for his ongoing blasphemy trial, which is due to end next month.


N. Korea stages firing drill marking military anniv

N. Korea stages firing drill marking military anniv

A young girl watches as North Korean men and women take part in a mass dance on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The administration has settled on a strategy emphasizing increased pressure on North Korea with the help of China , rather than trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un's isolated government or use military force.


South Korea deploys parts of US missile defense

South Korea deploys parts of US missile defense

The blue book pointed out that Japan thinks it very regrettable that a girl statue symbolizing "comfort women" was installed near the Japanese consulate-general in Busan and that there are other hard issues such as a territorial dispute over the group of islets in the Sea of Japan, called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea.