Home / Tag Archives: United States (page 3)

Tag Archives: United States

US government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes

The US government officially shutdown on Saturday, the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, after lawmakers failed to agree a stop-gap spending deal. Senators were still negotiating on the Senate floor as the clock turned midnight, but Trump’s office issued a statement blaming opposition Democrats for the crisis. Spokeswoman …

Read More »

US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government has shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday. That has halted all but the most essential operations and marred the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week …

Read More »

Trump fires up anti-abortion ‘March for Life’

Thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied in the US capital Friday for their annual March for Life, fired up by President Donald Trump, who cheered on their “beautiful cause” in a live address from the White House. Addressing marchers on the National Mall by videolink — the first sitting president to …

Read More »

Haitians protest Trump ‘shithole’ comment

Several dozen Haitians protested outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, recalling their country’s heritage after President Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a “shithole.” The Caribbean island nation was the first country in the world to abolish slavery, when it declared independence from France in 1804. “See how we …

Read More »

South Africa summons US diplomat over Trump remark

South Africa summoned the United States’ senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump’s recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. Trump has been accused of describing African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting with U.S. senators last week. He has denied making the …

Read More »

Nigeria summons US Ambassador over Trump ‘Shithole’ comments

The Nigerian government has summoned the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, over the alleged derogatory remarks by President Donald Trump. Trump reportedly made the remark by referring to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa as people from shithole countries. Spokesman of Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Tope Elias-Fatile, said the US …

Read More »