Media Watch

'19Jan
14

Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shuttered Parts of Government

One of President Donald Trump's closest allies in the U.S. Senate is urging him to at least temporarily reopen the shuttered federal government and negotiate with Democrats on a border wall.South Carolina...
'19Jan
13

Trump: 'Broken Border' More Damaging Than Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump contended Sunday that the damage from the country's "badly broken border" with Mexico is "far greater" than the effects of the longest-ever partial government shutdown, now...
'19Jan
12

Trump calls emergency declaration 'the easy way out'

On Day 21 of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump signaled Friday he's not inclined to declare a national emergency "so fast" – calling that “the easy way out” – even as he continued to assert he...
'19Jan
12

Sovereignty should be Taiwan’s No. 1 issue

The US’ National Security Strategy, released in December 2017, made it clear that Washington was adopting a new strategy regarding China. On June 6 last year, the US implemented comprehensive measures to...
'19Jan
12

Sovereignty should be Taiwan’s No. 1 issue

The US’ National Security Strategy, released in December 2017, made it clear that Washington was adopting a new strategy regarding China. On June 6 last year, the US implemented comprehensive measures to...
'19Jan
11

Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency to pay for wall ‘so fast’

President Donald Trump has dialled down expectations he is close to declaring a national emergency to secure the money he wants to build his long-promised US-Mexico border wall.Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal...
'19Jan
11

The Unprecedented Effects of an Unprecedented Shutdown

“When you have a shutdown, things start to break down pretty rapidly after you get a couple weeks in,” said Sam Berger, a former senior Obama administration official who helped manage the 2013 government shutdown...
'19Jan
11

Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

- + YANGON: Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday, dismaying colleagues and tearful...
'19Jan
11

Texas photo op or not, Trump has walled himself in — with maybe only one way out of this shutdown

Donald Trump wanted a wall. Now, as he's poised to preside over the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, he might need a political escape hatch.So woeful has the stalemate in Washington become, as 800,000...
'19Jan
11

‘Brought to Jesus’: the evangelical grip on the Trump administration

In setting out the Trump administration’s Middle East policy, one of the first things Mike Pompeo made clear to his audience in Cairo is that he had come to the region as “as an evangelical Christian”.In his speech...

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