US President Donald Trump announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border.
Democratic and Republican leaders in US Congress are reportedly approaching a deal that would prevent another shutdown by giving President Donald Trump some of the money he has requested to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
With London fuming over whether Gibraltar should still be called a “colony”, residents of the British outpost on the southern tip of Spain said they were more worried about life after Brexit than about which word best explained their status.
The Israeli ministry for military affairs says it has begun the construction of an upgraded barrier along the Gaza Strip amid mounting tensions near the fence separating the impoverished Palestinian enclave from the occupied territories.
The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in US history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
US President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large swaths of the government shuttered for 18 days.
US Vice President Mike Pence has thrown his full support behind President Donald Trump's position on funding a wall on the US-Mexico border, warning congressional Democrats that "if there's no wall, there's no deal" to end the partial government shutdown.