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

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

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. The Senate set a vote for 12... Read more
Trust in U.S. institutions plunges in Trump’s first year

Trust in U.S. institutions plunges in Trump’s first year

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The annual Edelman Trust Barometer showed overall trust in the four institutions... Read more
Senators race to end government shutdown before work week begins

Senators race to end government shutdown before work week begins

Top Stories January 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders met on Sunday amid a flurry of congressional negotiations aimed at breaking an impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by... Read more
Moderate senators cite progress in talks to end government shutdown

Moderate senators cite progress in talks to end government shutdown

Top Stories January 21, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Moderate Republican and Democratic senators held talks on Sunday to break a political impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.... Read more
In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight

In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight

Top Stories January 21, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day. Democrats demanded that U.S. President Donald Trump negotiate on immigration issues as part of any... Read more
Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day

Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day

Top Stories January 21, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day. Democrats demanded that U.S. President Donald Trump negotiate on immigration issues as part of any... Read more
Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

Top Stories January 21, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea. Funding for federal agencies ran out Saturday with... Read more
Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens

Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens

Top Stories January 21, 2018 0

(Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that the Trump administration would not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on “illegal immigration” until the U.S. government shutdown had concluded. During remarks to troops at a military facility in the Middle East, Pence said Democrats were playing politics... Read more
Audi ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles over emissions -paper

Audi ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles over emissions -paper

Top Stories January 21, 2018 0

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog has detected illicit emission-control software in Audi’s latest Euro-6 diesel models and has ordered a recall of 127,000 vehicles, Bild am Sonntag reported. Audi, a unit of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), said in a statement that the models had been included in a voluntary... Read more
U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon’s weapons costs

U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon’s weapons costs

Top Stories January 21, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisis. Defense companies and Pentagon officials lamented the potential federal spending woes, saying it will hurt small... Read more