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Trump hits back after aide says wall idea not ‘informed’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that his plan for a wall along the Mexican border has "never changed or evolved," in tweets posted after his chief of staff said he was not "fully informed" when he pledged to build it last year. Retired General John Kelly's remarks, made to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and reported by the New York Times Wednesday, were a rare departure from the president on one of the core issues that defined his upstart run for office. He told the lawmakers he…

VIDEO: Driverless Delhi metro train crashes into wall before launch, draws mockery

NEW DELHI:  A driverless Metro train in Delhi was hit by some glitch and crashed through a wall couple of days ago, just days before its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Christmas. According to reports, no one was hurt in the crash, which allegedly took place because the train's brakes were disengaged. The Delhi Metro has blamed it on "human error and negligence" and has ordered a high-level inquiry. Two coaches were badly damaged after the train, which was empty, went through a wall and barely missed crashing…

Mexicans form ‘human wall’ along US border to protest Trump

CIUDAD JUAREZ: Thousands of Mexicans linked arms Friday to form a "human wall" on their country's border with the United States, protesting President Donald Trump's plan to build a massive barrier between the countries. The protest, organized by local authorities and Mexican advocacy groups, brought together people armed with flowers, including politicians, social leaders and crowds of students to the border town Ciudad Juarez -- which already is separated by extensive fencing from its American neighbor city El Paso.…

Trump stays course on immigrants, undocumented workers

WASHINGTON: The courts may have halted his travel ban but that hasn't caused President Donald Trump to shy away from planning new action on immigration in the name of keeping Americans safe. As thousands of Mexicans protested against Trump's anti-Mexican rhetoric and vow to make the country pay for his "big, beautiful border wall," the White House confirmed the president's plans to weigh a new executive order to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants. His ban now frozen, Trump is "considering and pursuing all…

Trump says he will bring down the price of wall on Mexico’s border

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump pushed back early on Saturday on assertions that the wall he wants built on the U.S. border with Mexico would cost more than anticipated and said he would reduce the price. Trump made his comments in two Twitter posts but did not say how he would bring down the cost of the wall. Reuters on Thursday published details of an internal report by the Department of Homeland Security that estimated the price of a wall along the entire border at $21.6 billion. During his presidential campaign…

German mini-world park builds a wall around US

HAMBURG: A German tourist attraction that features miniature models of various parts of the world has put up a wall around the United States, in a dig at President Donald Trump's plan to build a full-sized one on the border with Mexico. The display at Miniature Wonderland, which Trip Advisor rates as the top destination in the city of Hamburg, is a hit with tourists, including some from the United States, who are usually drawn by its vast model railway. Visitors on Friday could be seen peering over a miniature concrete…

‘Enough talk, time to deliver’ – Trump tells Republican lawmakers

PHILADELPHIA: President Donald Trump pushed Republican lawmakers on Thursday for swift action on a sweeping agenda including his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall, tax cuts and repealing Obamacare, despite tensions over timetables and priorities. Congressional Republicans were in Philadelphia for a three-day retreat to hammer out a legislative agenda, with the party in control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives for the first time in a decade. "This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've…

Trump signs order to start Mexico border wall project

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump took a first step toward fulfilling his pledge to "build a wall" on the Mexican border Wednesday, signing two immigration-related decrees. Trump visited the Department of Homeland Security to sign an order to begin work to "build a large physical barrier on the southern border," according to the White House. The Republican president is also expected to take steps in the coming days to limit legal immigration, including executive orders restricting refugees and blocking the issuing of…