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Trump 2020 budget slashes foreign aid, hikes defense spending: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Trump's 2020 budget seeks 5% cut in non-defense spending: White House

President Donald Trump will propose in his fiscal 2020 budget on Monday that the US Congress cut non-defense spending by 5 per cent
DNA - Published

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Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia [Video]Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower -- and in some vital areas has surpassed it. American victory over..

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These Fast Facts Paint A Picture Of The U.S. Economy Today [Video]These Fast Facts Paint A Picture Of The U.S. Economy Today

It's hard to get a good picture of what's going on with the economy, but these facts and statistics do a good job.

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NATO Ministers Gather for 70th Anniversary [Video]NATO Ministers Gather for 70th Anniversary

On NATO's 70th anniversary, foreign ministers from around the 29 member states still say they're committed to maintaining the alliance.

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NATO Head Jens Stoltenberg Gets a Warm Welcome From Congress [Video]NATO Head Jens Stoltenberg Gets a Warm Welcome From Congress

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made his case for the 70-year-old alliance in front of a very receptive joint session of Congress.

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NATO chief warns of Russia threat, urges unity [Video]NATO chief warns of Russia threat, urges unity

The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization warned the U.S. Congress on Wednesday of the threat posed by "a more assertive Russia," including a massive military buildup and the violation of a..

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NATO Chief Warns Of Russian Threat In Address To Congress [Video]NATO Chief Warns Of Russian Threat In Address To Congress

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the head of NATO warned the United States' Congress of the threat posed by 'a more assertive Russia' to the alliance, including Moscow's alleged..

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Trump bullish on NATO burden-sharing, but wants more [Video]Trump bullish on NATO burden-sharing, but wants more

U.S. President Donald Trump, meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House on Tuesday said that NATO members' cost-sharing burden was much improved, but he would like to see..

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President Trump Sends Congress Record $4.7 Trillion Budget [Video]President Trump Sends Congress Record $4.7 Trillion Budget

The budget boosts defense spending by five percent and includes $8.6 billion for a border wall.

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Trump 2020 Budget Slashes Foreign Aid, Hikes Defense Spending [Video]Trump 2020 Budget Slashes Foreign Aid, Hikes Defense Spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked Congress in his fiscal 2020 budget to slash spending for foreign aid while increasing spending on the military and for the wall he..

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Trump budget boosts military and border wall [Video]Trump budget boosts military and border wall

President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs for the poor in a budget plan that sets the stage for his..

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Trump Administration Unveils 2020 Budget [Video]Trump Administration Unveils 2020 Budget

President Donald Trump released his 2020 budget plan Monday, which includes more than $8 billion in new funding for a border wall.

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New Trump budget hikes defense spending [Video]New Trump budget hikes defense spending

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked Congress in his fiscal 2020 budget to increase spending on the military and for the wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border while slashing..

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Trump's 2020 budget proposal unveiled [Video]Trump's 2020 budget proposal unveiled

President Donald Trump is asking lawmakers to hike spending for the military and the wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border and slash other programs in his 2020 budget, the opening move in..

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Report: Trump's 2020 Budget Includes $8.6B for Border Wall [Video]Report: Trump's 2020 Budget Includes $8.6B for Border Wall

This will be the president's first time sending a budget proposal to a divided Congress.

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China raises defense spending as military builds up [Video]China raises defense spending as military builds up

China's 2019 defence spending will rise 7.5 percent from 2018, according to a budget report issued at the opening of the country's annual meeting of parliament this week, a slower..

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White House to seek big domestic spending cuts; budget will be late

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will propose significant non-defense spending cuts in its 2020 budget proposal, officials said on Tuesday, but it will miss the Monday, Feb. 4..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress: official

U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year, a U.S. official said on Sunday, signaling a Pentagon spending hike at a time of..
Reuters India - Published

US Senator John McCain, ex-prisoner of war and political maverick, dead at 81

US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump,..
DNA - Published

China likely training for strikes on US: Pentagon

The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened US-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China's efforts to increase its global influence, with defense..
IndiaTimes - Published

France will meet NATO defense spending goal by 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France would meet its NATO-agreed goal of spending 2 percent of GDP on defence by 2024, saying cohesion within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •DNA

Trump not satisfied with increased defense spending by NATO allies

[India] July 12 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that although there has been an increase in the defense budgets of several NATO allies after his 'request', the hikes
Sify - Published

On first day, Pompeo charms NATO but warns on Iran, defense spending

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Barely 12 hours after being sworn in as U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo went straight to NATO headquarters on Friday in what European allies saw as strong support for an..
Reuters India - Published

Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China

Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the East China Sea that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to..
Deccan Herald - Published

US Senate passes massive $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert federal shutdown

The US Senate passed a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill in dramatic dark-of-night fashion early today, overcoming hurdles that threatened to send the government into its third shutdown of..
DNA - Published

U.S. Congress approves $1.3-trillion spending bill, sends to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress voted early on Friday to approve a $1.3-trillion government funding bill with large increases in military and non-defense spending, sending it to President..
Reuters India - Published

US lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert govt shutdown

Republican and Democratic leaders in the US Congress late on Wednesday unveiled a $1.3 trillion bill to fund the government through September, which includes an additional $80 billion in national..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. budget deal to boost military, infrastructure spending - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal announced on Wednesday in the Senate would increase military and non-defense spending over two years, boost infrastructure investments and extend a popular..
Reuters India - Published

As clock ticks, US Senate looks to avert govt shutdown

The US Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse. A..
DNA - Published

Denmark will increase defense spending to counter Russia: PM

"Russia’s behavior has created an unpredictable and unstable security environment in the Baltic Sea region," Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said.
IndiaTimes - Published

Spend on defence, Merkel's allies say, widening gap with SPD

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party (CSU) has proposed increasing Germany's defense spending to a level that widens a policy gap with the Social Democrats (SPD) ahead of..
Reuters India - Published

No hike in Argentine defense spending despite sub tragedy: senator

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina will not increase defense spending, despite the loss of a submarine with 44 crew aboard that has sparked criticism of the state of its armed forces, a close ally of..
Reuters India - Published

United States: FY18 NDAA Conference Report Signals Significant Increase In Defense Spending - Dentons

On November 8, 2017, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees released a conference report detailing their compromise FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Mondaq - Published

Japan vows to bolster defense amid N Korea threat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the threat from North Korea is the most serious security concern his country has faced since World War II and has pledged to bolster defense..
Deccan Herald - Published

Defense union applauds House for blocking outsourcing of civilian Defense jobs

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 : Federal civilian employees who provide critical support to our nation's military would be protected from having their jobs outsourced under an amendment to the Defense..
newKerala.com - Published

U.S. House backs massive increase in defense spending

The U. S. House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defense bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing President..
DNA - Published

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to bring up defense on Ottawa trip -U.S. official

U. S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will raise the issue of defense spending during his trip to Ottawa on Friday, a senior U. S. Treasury official said.
DNA - Published

Canada plans major defense spending boost over next decade

By David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr
Sify - Published Also reported by •DNAReuters India

US says China likely to build more overseas bases in Pakistan

The prediction came in a 97-page annual report to Congress that saw advances throughout the Chinese military in 2016, funded by robust defense spending that the Pentagon estimated exceeded $180..
India Today - Published Also reported by •DNA

Trump administration proposes budget cuts for social programs

[USA], May 24 (ANI): The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a budget looking to boost defense spending and seeking cuts in social programs for poor.
Sify - Published Also reported by •ANI News

European Union criticizes US for $640 million cut to UN agencies

Putting money into U.N. agencies, where the Trump administration has just cut U.S. funding by $640 million, is as important to global peace and security as defense spending _ “and sometimes even..
Fab Newz - Published

EU tells US: Funding UN more important than defense spending

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini today urged the United States to maintain funding for UN agencies, saying relief work was sometimes more important for peace than defense..
DNA - Published

EU urges U.S. not to cut UN funds, stay committed to climate deal

The European Union foreign policy chief urged the United States on Tuesday to keep funding U. N. agencies that deal with issues such as food aid, refugees and children, describing their work as..
DNA - Published

As Trump seeks defense-spending boost, watchdogs cite faulty Pentagon accounting


DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Tillerson to press NATO on defense spending -official

U. S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press this week for NATO allies to demonstrate a "clear path" to increase defense spending, a State Department official said on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

3 US soldiers wounded in Afghan insider attack

*Washington:* Three US soldiers were wounded after an Afghan soldier opened fire at them inside an Afghanistan base, the NATO-led Resolute Support said on Sunday. According to local media report, the..
Mid-Day - Published

Trump did not refuse to shake Merkel's hand: spokesman

Donald Trumps spokesman has denied that the US president refused to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they say side-by-side in the White House last week. "I dont think he heard the..
Deccan Herald - Published

Germany owes NATO 'vast sums': Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump accused Germany of owing "vast sums of money" to NATO, and said Berlin should pay Washington more for defense, a day after meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two leaders..
IndiaTimes - Published

Military wins big in Donald Trump's first budget

President Donald Trump's new $1.15 trillion budget proposal, submitted to Congress on Thursday, would boost defense spending by $54 billion, the largest increase since Ronald Reagan's military buildup..
IndiaTimes - Published

WRAPUP 3-Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, aid lose big

President Donald Trump will ask the U. S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more..
DNA - Published

HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on March 16 at 9 A.M. EDT/1300 GMT

Highlights of the day for U. S. President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday: BUDGET Trump will ask Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he presents a budget proposal seeking..
DNA - Published

Donald Trump's first budget proposal generous to military; environment, aid face brunt

President Donald Trump will ask the US Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money..
DNA - Published

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