Trump, Congress leaders reach deal on debt limit, spending caps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and U.S. congressional leaders reached a deal on Monday on a two-year extension of the debt limit and federal spending caps that would avert a feared government default later this year but add to rising budget deficits. “I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

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Transit union, City of Winnipeg come to impasse over contract negotiations

The city is backing out of contract negotiations with Winnipeg bus drivers, warning a strike is likely. The city’s chief corporate services officer said Monday negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505, which represents Winnipeg Transit drivers, have come to an impasse. “While the ATU continues to demand more of taxpayers and passengers, they have not proposed any concessions of […]

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Louisiana police officer on Facebook calls for AOC to be shot

A Louisiana police officer is facing criticism over a comment he made last week suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., be shot. The officer, Charlie Rispoli, a 14-year veteran of the Gretna, Louisiana police force, called Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” who “needs a round, and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve,” alluding to her past job as a […]

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Tory leadership: What will Theresa May do on her final day as Prime Minister?

Theresa May officially resigned as Prime Minister last month on June 7, igniting a bitter leadership race for her replacement. Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are now the final two choices to lead the Conservative Party. The 180,000 strong Tory voter base allegedly favour Mr Johnson, agreeing with the former London Mayor’s tough Brexit stance. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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Boris Johnson is not the only show in town you need to watch

There are not, at first glance, many things that Gordon Brown and Philip Hammond have in common. What they do share is an understanding of how damaging a no deal Brexit would be. The Chancellor announced on the Marr Show yesterday he is resigning  because of Boris Johnson’s insistence his Cabinet will have to support such a policy. Though this […]

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Mexico says United States cites Mexican efforts in stemming migration

MEXICO CITY, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recognized the “significant advances of Mexican operations” in reducing migrant flows to the United States, part of an agreement between the nations, Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Sunday. Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday in Mexico City to discuss migration and trade, amid heightened […]

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Cabinet return? Boris Johnson set to reward Brexiteer Priti Patel with top Government job

Mr Johnson is understood to be considering Ms Patel to replace former leadership rival Sajid Javid as Home Secretary, The Independent reports. Ms Patel previously served on Theresa May’s frontbench as International Development Secretary. The MP for Witham in Essex was forced to resign from her position in 2017, after it emerged she had unofficial meetings with Israeli ministers, businesspeople […]

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