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Palestine CONFIRMS it received $221m from Obama despite LAST DITCH block attempt by Trump

The huge transfer was one of Mr Obama’s last acts in the White House with the cash being released just hours before Donald Trump was inaugurated last Friday.  However, the new president’s administration attempted to freeze the transfer, with two Republican congressman requesting a hold.  These holds, however, while usually respected are not legally binding and the Palestinian president’s office ...

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Mexican President cancels meeting with Trump after wall order

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Thursday he’d canceled a meeting with President Trump planned for next week, after the new commander-in-chief signed an executive order to start construction on his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “This morning we informed the White House that we would not attend the business meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with @POTUS,” Peña Nieto ...

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Trump could levy 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for wall

The White House on Wednesday raised the possibility that it could pay for a border wall with a 20% tariff on all goods coming in from Mexico, the latest salvo in an escalating feud between President Trump and the U.S.’s southern neighbor that could escalate into a trade war. “When you look at the plan that’s taking shape now, using ...

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Trump could levy 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for wall

The White House on Wednesday raised the possibility that it could pay for a border wall with a 20% tariff on all goods coming in from Mexico, the latest salvo in an escalating feud between President Trump and the U.S.’s southern neighbor that could escalate into a trade war. “When you look at the plan that’s taking shape now, using ...

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Trump plans to slash EPA’s budget by $1 billion

WASHINGTON — The former head of President Trump’s transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency says he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts. Myron Ebell left the transition team last week. Ebell says in an interview with The Associated Press that his specific proposals to the White House remain confidential. But asked what he personally ...

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Trump targeting 'sanctuary cities' is threat to safety: De Blasio

President Trump’s executive order targeting jurisdictions that harbor undocumented immigrants is “going to make cities less safe,” Mayor de Blasio said Thursday. Appearing on CNN Thursday morning, de Blasio said the order to strip federal grants from “sanctuary cities” threatened to upend years of progress police departments have made cultivating trust in immigrant neighborhoods. “This is the kind of thing ...

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Border Patrol chief departs following Trump wall announcement

The chief of the Border Patrol — tasked with securing America’s borders with Mexico and Canada — is no longer with the agency. Mark Morgan’s departure was announced in a statement Thursday by acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan. It wasn’t immediately clear if Morgan resigned or was asked to leave. In the statement, McAleenan thanked Morgan “for his unwavering dedication to ...

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BREAKING: Donald Trump boards Air Force One for first time

Donald Trump is the first president to whom the Air Force One will not be his first Boeing airlines. Air Force One is the official air traffic control sign for a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. The aircraft is a symbol of the American presidency and power.  During his campaign trail, Mr Trump ...

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Mexican President cancels meeting with Trump after wall order

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Thursday he’d canceled a meeting with President Trump planned for next week, following the new commander-in-chief’s signing of a controversial executive order to jump start construction on his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “This morning we informed the White House that we would not attend the business meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with ...

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Castro: Cuba can work with Trump if sovereignty respected

President Raul Castro expressed Cuba’s willingness to continue negotiations with President Donald Trump’s new administration but warned that his country would not concede any of its sovereignty. Castro made the comments at a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in the Dominican Republic that was dominated by talk of Trump’s immigration and trade policies, and his criticism of the ...

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