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Shutdown: Trump faces all-time high disapproval rating

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NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating is at an all-time high amid a long government shutdown over Congressional Democrats’ rejection of his call for over $5 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico aimed at stopping illegal immigration.
The CBS News poll showed that 66 percent of respondents want Trump to agree to government spending legislation without wall funding, compared to 52 percent who would like to see congressional Democrats accept a measure that includes funding for the structure.
Forty-three percent of respondents support the Democrats’ refusal to fund a border wall, according to the poll, while 31 percent back Trump’s stonewalling of any proposal that does not contain wall funding.
The poll found that 37 percent believe a wall is necessary to secure the U.S.-Mexico border from illegal immigration, while 61 percent indicated the border can be secured without it.
Those responses were split along partisan lines, with 78 percent of Republican respondents saying a wall is needed, and 90 percent of Democratic respondents saying it is not needed. Trump’s demand for funding for his long-promised wall along the southern border triggered a partial government shutdown that has left roughly 25 percent of federal agencies closed for 33 days and counting.
The Senate is set to vote on the president’s proposal to reopen the government, which includes $5.7 billion for wall construction, as well as temporary protection for certain immigrant groups. The Senate will also vote on a measure that would fund the government into February.
The Democrat-held House of Representatives has already passed bills to fund the government. Neither measure is expected to receive the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate, raising the prospect that the shutdown stretches into February.

 

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India divertig attention from Spy’s case?

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has termed the Indian threat to stop the flow of water from eastern rivers to Pakistan a “failed attempt”, just like the Pulwama incident, to divert attention from its failure in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in International Court of Justice (ICJ).
In his reaction over India’s threat to stop Pakistan’s water, he said India could not blame Pakistan for its failure in the International Court of Justice to prove spy Kulbhushan innocent. As per Indus Water Treaty, India could not stop Pakistan’s water, he added, says a press statement here on Friday.
Describing the threat hilarious and void, he said the Indian government was preparing the ground to seek public support in next election by hurling allegation against Pakistan. “India must keep it in mind that it is a New Pakistan,” Vawda said adding that valiant Armed Forces of Pakistan would give a befitting response if India launched any misadventure. He said India would get nothing from its war hysteria except embarrassment among the comity of the nations.

 

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Brexit: 9th MP leaves Labour in a week!

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LONDON: The Labour party contingency of Britain’s parliament lost more blood Friday, with a ninth MP leaving Labour in less than a week, blasting alleged anti-Semitism in the party leadership.
Ian Austin, representing Dudley North in the West Midlands, chose the local paper Express and Star to make his announcement, in a guest op-ed slamming the party as “broken.” Citing the alleged anti-Semitism in the party, Austin said he was “appalled at the offense and distress [leader] Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party have caused to Jewish people.”
“I always tell them the truth and I could never ask local people to make Jeremy Corbyn prime minister,” he said. “It is terrible that a culture of extremism, antisemitism, and intolerance is driving out good MPs and decent people who have committed their life to mainstream politics,” he wrote. He said that he had not spoken to the new Independent Group, now made up of eight Labour MPs and three former Conservative MPs.
“The hard left is now in charge of the party, they’re going to get rid of lots of decent mainstream MPs and I just can’t see how it can return to the mainstream party that won elections and changed the country for the better,” Austin said. He added, “I think the Labour party is broken and clearly things have to change but that’s not what today is about, and I’ve not talked to them about that.”
A Labour spokesman said the party “regrets” Austin quitting, adding, “He was elected as a Labour MP and so the democratic thing is to resign his seat and let the people of Dudley decide who should represent them.” Earlier this week, amid the continuing chaos over Brexit, a group of seven MPs resigned from Labour and said they would stay in parliament as independent lawmakers, followed soon thereafter by an eighth. Three Conservative MPs also resigned their party this week to join the Independent Group.

 

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China, Laos to promote people-to-people ties

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VIENTIANE: A visiting Chinese delegation has reached agreements with its Lao counterpart to promote the people-to-people exchanges during talks.
At the invitation of the Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity, Gao Yunlong, vice chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, visited Laos from Wednesday to Friday.
During his visit, Gao held working-level talks with Somphan Phengkhammy, the deputy president of Lao National Assembly and president of the Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity. Both sides agreed to treasure traditional friendship, to promote people-to-people communication and jointly build a community of shared future.
Gao also met the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) politburo member and National Assembly President Pany Yathotou, LPRP politburo member and President of Lao Front for National Development Saysomphone Phomvihane, and Sounthone Xayachack, head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s Commission for external relations.

 

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