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February 14, 2018 7:32 PM Trump’s military parade could cost as much as $30 million, Mick Mulvaney says

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s proposal to hold a large-scale military parade in Washington, with marching soldiers and rows of tanks and armoured vehicles, could cost as much as $30 million, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. The cost would depend on how many troops are involved and the types of military equipment 23

February 9, 2018 10:51 AM Virtue and Moir carry Canadian flag as Olympics open with dazzling spectacle

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were all smiles as they carried the Canadian flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday. The beaming figure skaters led Canada’s red-clad contingent into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, one of 92 nations to enter the chilly 35,000-seat facility on a blustery night where 12

February 9, 2018 7:06 AM U.S. House passes government funding bill to end 2nd shutdown in a month

Democratic leaders seeking to protect 'dreamer' immigrants opposed passing the measure The U.S. House of Representatives has narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord to end an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The 240-186 vote sends the $400 billion US spending 28

December 29, 2017 10:49 PM Frustrated U.S. might withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan

Pakistan’s military still views its accommodation of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network as in its security interest. WASHINGTON—When Pakistani forces freed a Canadian-American family this fall held captive by militants, they also captured one of the abductors. U.S. officials saw a potential windfall: He was a member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network 30

November 1, 2017 12:27 PM Trump will not visit Korean Demilitarized Zone during Asia trip, White House says

Every president but one since Ronald Reagan has visited the DMZ, often wearing bomber-style jackets and flanked by military officers. WASHINGTON—It has become something of a ritual for U.S. presidents trying to demonstrate their resolve against North Korea’s ever-escalating aggression. Beginning with Dwight Eisenhower’s visit to the front lines of wartime 37

October 28, 2017 1:09 PM Threat of North Korea nuclear attack 'accelerating'

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike. In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo at his side, Mattis said North 29

October 23, 2017 10:31 PM Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump couldn't remember her husband's name

A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted that the call was "very respectful" and her accusation about her husband's name simply wasn't true. Though 21

October 20, 2017 11:48 AM The Daily 202: Obama and Bush deliver calls to action against Trumpism

RICHMOND — George W. Bush has stayed out of the political fray for nine years now, and Barack Obama has kept his head down for the past nine months. On Thursday, both former presidents used major speeches to repudiate President Trump’s brand of politics and approach to the world. Neither mentioned Trump by name. They didn’t need to. Instead, they preached 193

October 19, 2017 6:17 PM How a slow response hurt Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Before Hurricane Maria tore through the rest of this island, it came to Mayor Jorge Márquez’s home. The storm ripped through improvised plastic shutters, shook the windows and sent his panicked family, including his grandchildren, scurrying to a bathroom to hide. For four hours, as the fiercest of Maria’s winds roared through his mountain town in southeast 33

October 19, 2017 10:54 AM Families of fallen have mixed experiences with Trump, if any

WASHINGTON -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with U.S. President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after their loved one's death. Despite Trump's boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen 36