Donald Trump’s shutdown: Sarah Sanders reveals reversal

Donald Trump has been forced into an embarrassing retreat after threatening a government shutdown if he could not get funding for his border wall. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House was willing to work with Congress to avert the partial shutdown, with just days before it is …

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Donald Trump adviser Michael Flynn to be sentenced

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s sentencing for lying to the FBI has been delayed, as prosecutors revealed that he’s still co-operating in the investigation into Russian collusion. Lawyers for Mr Flynn accepted Washington DC, federal Judge Emmet Sullivan’s offer to postpone sentencing until he’s fully finished co-operating …

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Trump shuts charity following allegations of misused funds

US President Donald Trump has agreed to shut down his personal charity following allegations he misused funds and used the organisation for ‘personal and political gain’. The Donald J. Trump Foundation will shut with court supervision after a deal with the New York Attorney-General. The Attorney-General will continue to pursue …

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Penny Marshall, star of Laverne & Shirley, dead at 75

Actress and director Penny Marshall — famed for her sassy character on the TV classic Laverne & Shirley — has died at age 75. According to TMZ, Marshall, who had battled ill-health in recent years, passed away in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night. “Yes she did (die) … …

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Ceasefire takes effect in Western Yemen

Fighting in Western Yemen between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels has reportedly subsided after a ceasefire came into effect overnight. The truce was agreed to following talks in Sweden last week between Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and the Houthi rebels and will be monitored by a team of UN observers. The …

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Pregnant Duchess of Sussex visits retired performers

The Duchess of Sussex said she was ‘feeling very pregnant’ as she met residents at a care home for retired actors, directors and entertainers. The royal, who is expecting her first child next year, was visiting Brinsworth House in Twickenham, southwest London, a residential nursing home run by the Royal …

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