National budgets

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson walk from Marine One to board Air Force One at Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Ga., Friday, March 8, 2019, en route Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., after visiting Lee County, Ala., where tornados killed 23 people. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 08, 2019 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said Friday. For the first time, Trump plans...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Ivanka Trump daughter of the US President, addresses at a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women’s fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
March 08, 2019 - 7:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women's fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump. A White House official told The Associated Press that the budget, expected to be released Monday, will include the funding for the Women's...
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Journalists film Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivering the work reports at the opening session of the China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 05, 2019 - 5:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 percent rise in military spending Tuesday as it convened an annual legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington. Seeking to defuse U.S. and European complaints the Chinese system is rigged against...
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March 01, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is taking the first steps to keep the government from exceeding the $22 trillion debt limit which goes back into effect on Saturday, setting off what will likely be months of battle in Congress on finding ways to avoid an unprecedented default on the...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 26, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus is on "very real" threats from China and Russia. Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy,...
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February 25, 2019 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget deal. The military faces cuts too, but White House Budget chief Russ Vought writes in a...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts. Delivering the 2019 budget to parliament, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the loan would help Eskom...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 15, 2019 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Sanchez has called early general elections for late April, the third such ballot in less than four years. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
February 15, 2019 - 11:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's fragile socialist government acknowledged Friday its support had evaporated and called an early general election. Sanchez's eight-month-old administration met its end after failing to...
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FILE- In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo the Washington Monument is visible through a window of the U.S. Capitol building at sunset on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for December. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 13, 2019 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit in December totaled $13.5 billion, helping to push the deficit for the first three months of this budget year up 41.8 percent from the same period the previous year. The Treasury Department says that the budget total from October through December totals...
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