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Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

WASHINGTON: The partial US government shutdown sparked by a standoff over funding for US President Donald Trump’s border wall project became the longest in the country’s history on Saturday, entering its 22nd day.

The shutdown — which began on December 22 — surpassed the previous record of 21 days, set in 1996 when president Bill Clinton was in office.

 

 

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.