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Trump says he's willing to shut down government over border security

Trump says he's willing to shut down government over border security

The Sunday morning tirade saw the president claim he "would be willing to "shut down" the federal government if members of Congress from the opposition party didn't row in behind Republicans in voting for his immigration reform package, which includes releasing funds for the US-Mexico border wall that formed the cornerstone of his election campaign.


White House amends Trump-Putin transcript

White House amends Trump-Putin transcript

White House deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also banned a CNN reporter from that event after she asked Trump several pointed questions during a photo op with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.



Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe refuses to back successor Mnangagwa in election

Many in Zimbabwe knew no other leader but Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe gestures during a news conference at his private residence nicknamed "Blue Roof" in Harare, Zimbabwe , July 29, 2018.


Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians

Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians

His comments come amid an ongoing political storm in the USA, where reports have emerged claiming that Mr Trump did know in advance about a meeting between his son and Russian agents. News also reported that Cohen was willing to speak to Meuller about his claims, citing its own "knowledgeable source" on Thursday night. Cohen's camp has denied being the source of the CNN report, the basic substance of which The Associated Press independently confirmed.


Palestinian teen released from Israeli prison

Palestinian teen released from Israeli prison

A Palestinian teenager released from prison by Israel on Sunday after completing a sentence for kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier called for Palestinians to continue their struggle against occupation of the West Bank. Israelis saw the incident, which Tamimi's mother relayed live on Facebook , as a staged provocation. Her case has trained a spotlight on the detention of Palestinian minors by Israel, a practice that has been criticized by global rights groups.


Colombian gang puts a $70,000 bounty on Sombra the drug-sniffing dog

Colombian gang puts a $70,000 bounty on Sombra the drug-sniffing dog

Sombra is a 6-year-old German shepherd who has been on Colombia's counter-narcotics police force since she was a puppy. Colombia's Caribbean coast is a major... A recent White House report found the amount of land where peasants and drug traffickers harvest the plant used to make cocaine rose 11% in 2017, despite $10bn in USA counter-narcotics work.