Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned for the weekend, warned of a much lengthier impasse and blamed the Democrats.
The partial government shutdown was on track on Friday to become the longest closure in US history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
The Trump administration recently launched a new Africa policy to counter the ‘predatory’ practices of Russia and China, but many experts in the region say the US is too late to the game.
Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he was expecting lower tax revenues that regularly exceeded expectations and weaker growth in 2019 as headwinds from trade frictions hamper exports.
Alphabet Inc's Google unit won approval from US regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli.
Election official says Bangladesh's ruling alliance led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won Sunday's violence-marred election with 288 seats, enabling it to form a government. The opposition has rejected the result and called for a new vote.
Clashes between supporters of the ruling party and opposition and the use of force by the police resulted in the deaths of at least 18 people on election day.
Israel will have early elections in April due to the dissolving of parliament by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The governing Likud party of Netanyahu seems to be ahead in the polls but Netanyahu isn’t as popular.
Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov warned the US about interfering in the Saudi monarchy as international pressure increases on MBS.
The proposal controversial because to critics it evokes a "mercenary army" rather than a force of loyal citizen-soldiers - is "one option" being looked at, German military chief General Eberhard Zorn says.
While opposition parties have cried foul over transparency concerns, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, seeking a third straight term and a record fourth in all, shrugs off the complaints.
President Erdogan could meet his Russian counterpart Putin depending on the outcome of negotiations between Turkish and Russian officials in Moscow, said AK Party spokesman.
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