Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Mr Trump has postponed Ms Pelosi’s trip a day after she called on him to postpone his address to Congress US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt, citing the government shutdown. “I am sure you would agree that postponing this…

Shutdown, Brexit, Oscars: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. _____ 1. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to reschedule the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the government shutdown. The president’s State of the Union address is one of the…

Trump orders ‘300 burgers’ to White House amid shutdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDo you want fries with that? Trump’s fast food feast US President Donald Trump has put on a fast food feast at the White House, blaming the lack of catering staff on the partial government shutdown. He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the…

Snow covers Washington as US shutdown continues

As a partial government shutdown continues in the US, the longest in its history, residents of the Washington area woke on Sunday to find that heavy snow had fallen overnight. Image copyright Reuters Still more snow is expected to fall, but here are pictures showing the scenes in Washington on Sunday: Image copyright EPA Image…

US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Image copyright PWM ATCT/Facebook Image caption Air traffic control staff in Portland, Maine, with pizza sent in from Moncton, New Brunswick Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of…

President Trump, U.S. Shutdown, Greece: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. President Trump faces tests of his political survival, the U.S. government shutdown has become the country’s longest in history, and the Greek prime minister calls for a confidence vote. Here’s the latest: Perils mount for the Trump presidency. The shift of power in…

US shutdown: Trump urged to temporarily reopen government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Senator Lindsey Graham is known as a close confident of President Trump A senior US Republican has urged President Donald Trump to temporarily reopen parts of the government shut down for more than three weeks. Senator Lindsey Graham, who is close to Mr Trump, said a limited re-opening of a…

Brexit and the U.S. Shutdown: Two Governments in Paralysis

LONDON — In Parliament, lawmakers are mired in gridlock over Britain’s departure from the European Union, with no clear path forward. In Washington, President Trump stormed out of a meeting with congressional leaders who oppose his border wall, hardening a standoff that has shut down much of the government for longer than ever before. Two…

US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

Image copyright Reuters The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, with still no end in sight to the political standoff. On Saturday it reaches its 22nd day, overtaking the previous record – the 21-day shutdown in 1995-96 under then-President Bill Clinton. President Donald Trump is refusing to approve a…