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US shutdown: Trump angered by Democrats' rejection of 'compromise'

US shutdown: Trump angered by Democrats' rejection of 'compromise'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has attacked Democrats for rejecting his proposals to end the longest government shutdown in US history.He said his plans had been dismissed before he had even presented them.Mr Trump had offered "compromises" in exchange for funding for his security wall along the Mexican border, the issue that has caused the shutdown.But Democrats called the proposals "unacceptable", a "non-starter" and "hostage taking".There were two main offers in an address Mr Trump made on Saturday: Some 700,000 so-called Dreamers, who were young when they entered the US illegally with their parents, would be protected for another three years Some 300,000 people holding visas under Temporary Protectio...
'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

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Donald Trump has offered to extend temporary protection for people brought to the US illegally as children in a bid to end the government shutdown. The US president said he wanted to "break the logjam" but stuck to his demand for $ 5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border.He offered to extend protection for "dreamer" immigrants - who entered the US illegally when they were young with their parents - for another three years, allowing them access to work permits. Democrats were quick to reject the proposal, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling it simply "more hostage-taking".There are about 700,000 "dreamers" who are currently protected from deportation under a programme that allows them to work but not get citizenship - a program...
21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

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A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had drilled into the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Video footage showed dozens of residents near the town of Tlahuelilpan gathered to collect spilled fuel in buckets, garbage cans and other vessels. It appeared an almost festive atmosphere as whole families gathered in a field as a geyser of fuel spouted dozens of feet into the air from the tap. Footage then showed flames shooti...
Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

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A day of mourning is under way in Poland ahead of the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk fatally stabbed at a charity event last Sunday.Large screens have been set up around St Mary's Church in the city to broadcast Saturday's funeral service.Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of Poland's ruling party, had served as the mayor of Gdansk for 20 years.President Andrzej Duda and European Council President Donald Tusk are among those expected to attend the ceremony. Late on Friday, a funeral procession was attended by thousands of people who followed Mr Adamowicz's coffin, which was covered in white flowers and the city's red flag, as it was driven through the city's streets. Who was Pawel Adamowicz? Mayor's murder leaves div...
Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

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US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House says.The announcement came after Mr Trump met top North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol at the White House.He had been expected to deliver a letter from Kim Jong-un to Mr Trump.Little progress has been made on denuclearisation since their historic summit in Singapore last June. No venue has been announced for the new summit.Speculation is mounting that it could be held in Vietnam. North Korea's breakdown of communication Handshake moment explained in pictures Kim Yong-chol's visit to Washington is the first sign of movement in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea for months, BBC state department correspon...