Germany's SPD backs coalition talks with Merkel
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  • US Senate to vote on temporary funding bill
    US Senate to vote on temporary funding bill
    20h ago

    Mitch McConnell, leader of the Republican Party in the United States Senate, scheduled a new session for Sunday, when the lower chamber is also set to reconvene and step up efforts to bridge differences that led to the current government...

  • Trump's trip to Davos not certain due to shutdown
    Trump's trip to Davos not certain due to shutdown
    22h ago

    Mick Mulvaney (pictured), White House budget director, told journalists on Saturday that President Donald Trump's planned participation at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland will depend on "day-to-day" developments. Th...

  • Trump wants Dems to 'stop playing games' - WH
    Trump wants Dems to 'stop playing games' - WH
    1/20

    United States President Donald Trump will not be willing to negotiate on immigration with Democrats until they "stop playing games" and end the government shutdown, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Saturday.

  • Trump calls for more Republicans in Congress in 2018
    Trump calls for more Republicans in Congress in 2018
    1/20

    United States President Donald Trump accused Senate Democrats for the ongoing government shutdown and called on voters to give the GOP more Senate seats in the 2018 elections.

    Trump tweeted: "Democrats are far more concerned...

  • Macron: Single market access depends on UK
    Macron: Single market access depends on UK
    1/20

    The European Union may be willing to give the United Kingdom access to its single market, but only under the preconditions that London accepts free movement and the jurisdiction of EU courts, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Satu...

  • China: US destroyer entered Chinese territorial waters
    China: US destroyer entered Chinese territorial waters
    1/20

    The United States violated Chinese territorial waters in the South China Sea, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement issued on Saturday. China noted guided missile destroyed USS Hopper passed 12 nautical miles ...

  • WH not willing to talk immigration with Dems
    WH not willing to talk immigration with Dems
    1/20

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a press release soon after the government shutdown started, in which Senate Democrats were blamed for the "politically manufactured Schumer shutdown."

    In the release, the...

  • United States government shuts down
    United States government shuts down
    1/20

    After the stopgap bill failed to pass the Senate and no alternative deal was reached, the United States government shutdown ensued at midnight Eastern time (6 am CET). Government agencies will close, and hundreds of thousands of governme...

  • Stopgap bill fails to pass in Senate
    Stopgap bill fails to pass in Senate
    1/20

    The United States Senate failed to pass the bill to prolong the funding of the government for four weeks, in a heated session late Friday evening. Unless a bipartisan deal is reached from scratch, a government shutdown is due to start at...

  • Senate to vote on stopgap bill, no majority to pass
    Senate to vote on stopgap bill, no majority to pass
    1/20

    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell set the vote on the stopgap bill for 4:00 am CET ( Friday 10:00 pm ET), but there is still no majority necessary for the bill to pass. Sixty votes are needed to approve the bill and avoid a governme...

  • Trump shares pessimism on stopgap vote
    Trump shares pessimism on stopgap vote
    1/20

    The United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to accuse the Democratic Party of the possible failure of negotiations on the stopgap bill that would avoid the government shutdown. He also interpreted the refusal of De...

  • Trump: Progress made on stopgap deal
    Trump: Progress made on stopgap deal
    1/20

    United States President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Friday that some progress was made with talks to avert the government shutdown and pass a stopgap bill. Trump summoned Senators Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnel and House Speaker Paul ...

  • S. Korea seeks direct dialogue between North, US
    S. Korea seeks direct dialogue between North, US
    1/19

    South Korea is looking to arrange direct negotiations between North Korea and the United States ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics next month, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Friday, citing an official government report. The report...

  • Trump says signed new bill on intel collection
    Trump says signed new bill on intel collection
    1/19

    United States President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that he authorized a new bill on foreign intelligence collection.

    “Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection. This is NOT the same FISA law th...

  • Schumer, Trump fail to agree on spending bill
    Schumer, Trump fail to agree on spending bill
    1/19

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer commented on Friday that some progress has been made in talks with United States President Donald Trump, but a government shutdown is still expected as a deal could not be reached, he told media after...