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Sixteen states sue Trump over border wall emergency

San Francisco - Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump's administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall: Pentagon chief

Washington - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds.

Trump's border wall 'emergency' faces tough legal hurdles

Washington - President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency Friday to build a border wall immediately drew legal challenges that could easily escalate into a landmark test of the balance of power between the White House and Congress.

Trump declares 'emergency' to build wall, Democrats cry foul

Washington - President Donald Trump, citing an "invasion" of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border on Friday to fund construction of his long-sought wall, a move slammed by Democrats as an unlawful "power grab.

Trump to declare 'emergency' to fund his border wall

Washington - President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency Friday to fund his long-sought US-Mexico border wall, after agreeing to a measure that prevents a new government shutdown but excludes the billions he demanded for the barrier.

Spain PM to decide on election Friday after budget rejected

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will announce on Friday whether to call an early general election after right-wing and Catalan separatist lawmakers rejected his draft 2019 budget.

Macron 'yellow vest' concessions harming state finances: auditors

Paris - The 10-billion-euro ($11.4 billion) package of measures for low earners announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try end the "yellow vest" revolt has "weakened" France's finances, state auditors warned Wednesday.

Indian election budget helps farmers, middle class and 'mother cow'

New Delhi - India's government unveiled on Friday a raft of budget sweeteners for farmers, the middle class and also cows, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to shore up support with elections looming.

Canada paid a high price for oil pipeline: budget watchdog

Ottawa - A watchdog said Thursday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid more than he needed to for a controversial oil pipeline to the Pacific -- which could come back to haunt him in October elections.

Trump vows not to 'cave' on 32nd day of government shutdown

Washington - President Donald Trump had a message Tuesday for Democrats hoping he'll relent in the political arm wrestling that has seen funds blocked to parts of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!

Trump offers concessions on immigrants in return for wall funds

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorizes funding for his Mexican border wall -- an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to continue.

EU wants end to member state veto on tax

Strasbourg - The European Commission on Tuesday proposed to end the veto power member states have over EU tax matters, an idea rejected by several smaller countries including low-tax hub Ireland.

UN peacekeeping missions at risk over $2 bln budget gap

New York - The United Nations is struggling with close to $2 billion dollars in unpaid contributions to its peacekeeping budget, with current cash balances covering less than two months of operations, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned.

Germany avoids recession despite 2018 growth slowdown

Frankfurt Am Main - Official data suggested Tuesday that Germany avoided a recession at the end of 2018 but confirmed a sharp slowdown in growth last year as Europe's largest economy cooled off from boom times.Economic growth sank to 1.5 percent in 2018 from 2.

Spanish government approves draft survival budget

Madrid - Spain's Socialist government on Friday approved a draft 2019 budget on which it depends for survival, cozying up to Catalan separatist lawmakers whose support is key to get it through parliament.

Bored and stressed, US workers hit by shutdown head back to school

Washington - Hundreds of US federal workers on unpaid leave since the start of the shutdown found themselves back in college Tuesday where they signed up for a diverse range of classes ranging from "Starting a Podcast" to "Dealing with Change.

'Fat years are over', Germany's Scholz says on tax intake

Frankfurt Am Main - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Sunday warned that the days when the country's tax revenues consistently overshot expectations were over as Europe's top economy loses momentum.

French women reclaim 'yellow vest' protests with peaceful demo

Paris - Hundreds of women on Sunday marched in Paris to reclaim France's "yellow vest" movement from violent activists, a day after protesters smashed their way into a government ministry.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to streets

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to streets

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.

US government shutdown veteran analyzes current crisis

Washington - Patrick Griffin worked in the White House for Democratic president Bill Clinton and participated in negotiations with Republican lawmakers during the 1995 government shutdown -- the longest in recent US history.

US government shutdown extends into next week

Washington - The US government partial shutdown was set to stretch deep into next week after legislators failed Thursday to make a breakthrough in the row over President Donald Trump's demand for a US-Mexico border wall.

Iran presents budget to counter 'cruel' US sanctions

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday unveiled Iran's first annual budget since the return of US sanctions, saying it had been adjusted to take account of Washington's "cruel" measures.

UN fails to reach deal on budget shortfall as US funding dips

New York - United Nations member states failed to come up with a deal Friday to make up for a $220 million budget black hole left by the United States downsizing its contribution to peacekeeping operations, diplomats said.

Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrants

Copenhagen - Denmark's ruling coalition has approved a controversial plan to put some 125 "unwanted" migrants on Lindholm, an uninhabited island, sparking outrage at home and abroad.

Saudi 2019 budget predictions optimistic: analysts

Dubai - Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is on course to post a higher deficit and lower economic growth than budgeted, due to a renewed fall in oil prices, economic experts said.

France boosts pay for police in wake of 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - The French government will give police officers a long-sought raise after a strike called in the wake of the "yellow vest" anti-government protests, which have strained security forces already on high alert after years of jihadist terror attacks.

Italy and EU reach budget truce as Rome backs down

Apo - The EU and Italy on Wednesday called a truce in their bitter row over Rome's disputed 2019 budget, as the populist government agreed to put off signature reforms.

Italy has verbal agreement with EU on 2019 budget: media

Rome - Italy's government has reached a verbal agreement with the EU on the country's disputed 2019 budget following discussions with senior officials in Brussels, according to sources close to the government cited by Italian media Wednesday.

Greek lawmakers adopt first post-crisis budget

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Tuesday adopted the first budget free of foreign assistance in almost 10 years, predicting economic growth of 2.5 percent in 2019, better than the expected eurozone average.The budget includes 900 million euros ($1.
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