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U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift
8:46pm, 15th February, 2019

U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian bor...
Trump declares U.S.-Mexico emergency for border wall
5:02pm, 15th February, 2019

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico emergency for border wall

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query
4:51pm, 15th February, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the...
U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund
4:08pm, 15th February, 2019

U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.