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Turkey urges U.S. to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a U.S. consulate employee sharply escalated tension between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey’s currency and stocks lower. Relations between Ankara and Washington have been plagued by disputes …

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Democrats rule out Trump’s request for border wall funding in help for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump’s requests on Sunday that renewed protection for “Dreamers” – people brought illegally to the United States as children – include funding for a border wall and money for thousands more immigration officers. “We told the President at our meeting that we …

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North Korean Leader Hails Nuclear Arsenal as ‘Powerful Deterrent’

When asked by reporters to elaborate later Saturday, he said, “You’ll figure that out pretty soon.” In response to North Korea’s tests of nuclear bombs and intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Trump administration has pushed for punitive economic measures while indicating that military solutions were also on the table. North Korea …

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Erik Prince, Blackwater Founder, Weighs Primary Challenge to Wyoming Republican

Though Mr. Prince carries baggage, Republicans have privately said that a primary challenge against a lawmaker like Mr. Barrasso is the kind they fear most: an out-of-the-blue run by a renegade from the right against a senator whose sin is not a lack of conservative credentials, but an association with …

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Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for ‘Dreamer’ deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to work with Democrats to protect “Dreamers” – young people brought illegally to the United States as children – called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall and thousands more immigration officers to be part of any deal. Trump’s …

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For Deal on ‘Dreamers,’ White House Will Demand Crackdown on Child Border Crossers

Taken together, the proposals amount to a wish list for immigration hard-liners inside the White House, including Stephen Miller, the president’s top policy adviser, who has long advocated extremely aggressive efforts to prevent illegal entry into the country and crack down on undocumented immigrants already here. The White House immigration …

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