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US Budget Dysfunction Hits Home Because of Grounded Warplanes, Empty Prisons

US Budget Dysfunction Hits Home Because of Grounded Warplanes, Empty Prisons

Across the country, with the 2018 fiscal year well under way, the U.S. government is carrying out duties ranging from nuclear weapons development to homeless assistance, but its spending levels and priorities are four months out of date. That is because Congress, once again, failed last year to approve a new budget on time by Oct. 1. Instead, lawmakers since then have approved three temporary spending measures that have kept the fiscal 2017 budget in place.

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2019 Election: My Agenda for Politics and Politicians – Bola Ahmed Tinubu

2019 Election: My Agenda for Politics and Politicians – Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu: “The past 3 years have captured the essence of our collective challenge. Progress has been made in part. However, advocates of the old ways have rebelled in full against even these partial blossoms of improvement. Yet, I maintain the unshakeable belief that smart, progressive governance can bring prosperity, tranquility and justice.”

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REVEALED! Russia Begins S-400 Missiles Delivery to China

REVEALED! Russia Begins S-400 Missiles Delivery to China

“The implementation of the contract has begun, the first shipment has been sent to China,” Russian media reported Thursday, citing an unnamed official. According to a source, a control station, a radar station, energy and support equipment, spare parts, various tools and other elements of the S-400 system were included in the first shipment.

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US Budget Dysfunction Hits Home Because of Grounded Warplanes, Empty Prisons

US Budget Dysfunction Hits Home Because of Grounded Warplanes, Empty Prisons

Across the country, with the 2018 fiscal year well under way, the U.S. government is carrying out duties ranging from nuclear weapons development to homeless assistance, but its spending levels and priorities are four months out of date. That is because Congress, once again, failed last year to approve a new budget on time by Oct. 1. Instead, lawmakers since then have approved three temporary spending measures that have kept the fiscal 2017 budget in place.

UK Tourism Boom Fades, Retail Sales Slide Because of Brexit

UK Tourism Boom Fades, Retail Sales Slide Because of Brexit

British shop sales slid by much more than expected in December, capping off the weakest year for retail since 2013 as consumers squeezed by the Brexit hit to prices continued to keep a tight grip on spending. Britain’s tourism boom since Brexit vote faded in the three months to September as growth in the number of visitors slid to a one-year low, official data showed on Thursday.