President Trump demands border wall in speech; Democrats accuse him of sowing fear
HOMELAND SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. DHS RELEASES SOUTHWEST BORDER ENFORCEMENT STATISTICS Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the number of enforcement actions at the southwest border for the month of December.  Due to the lapse in funding, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is unable to publish the enforcement actions for December on its website. Total Enforcement Actions... Read More

Test of steel prototype for border wall showed it could be sawed through – NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Jan. 10, 2019, 12:54 PM GMT / Updated Jan. 10, 2019, 1:00 PM GMTBy Jacob Soboroff and Julia AinsleyPresident Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for his border wall, which he described as "absolutely critical to… Read More

Letter from Africa: Why people keep cash under the mattress in Sudan – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-government demonstrations began in December over a rise in bread prices In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih looks at what is behind the wave of protests in Sudan threatening President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade-long grip on power.Many in Sudan now prefer to keep their money under… Read More

Trump is winning the trade battle with China. But China could still win the war – Business Insider

Donald Trump may be winning the trade battle with China. But China could still end up winning the war. China's economy has taken a beating in recent weeks. Manufacturing is contracting for the first time in two years. There's a real-estate crisis. China just posted the first annual car sales decline in 20 years. There's… Read More

U.S. and China Make Progress on Trade, but Major Hurdles Remain

BEIJING—The U.S. and China wrapped up their first face-to-face trade negotiations since a temporary tariff truce was declared last month, making progress toward an agreement but leaving the thorniest issues to be resolved in higher-level talks, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. During three days of talks between midlevel trade officials from Washington… Read More