The government shutdown is now a day away from tying for the longest on record
Friday, 11 January 2019 11:44 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

At 20 days in length as of Thursday, the current partial government shutdown has become one for the record books.

It ranks as the second-longest shutdown in records that go back more than 40 years, topped only by a 21-day closure during the Clinton administration that began in December 1995. If it continues, it will match the length of the Clinton-era shutdown on Friday, and it will become the longest one on record on Saturday.

The current shutdown has topped one during the Carter presidency that lasted 17 days and began in the fall of 1978, and it has exceeded one during the Obama administration that lasted 16 days and began in the fall of 2013.

Analysts have noted the impact of the current shutdown is somewhat limited, because it™s only affecting agencies that represent about 25% of total government spending.

The ongoing shutdown has been sparked by a dispute over money for President Donald Trump's proposed wall at the southern border. The president on Wednesday left a negotiating session after clashing with Democrats, and Trump stated Thursday that he could declare a national emergency in order to build his wall, saying œprobably I will do it. I would almost say definitely.

Source: Marketwatch


Russian Court Denies Bail to Former US Marine Accused of Spying
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:27 WIB

Sebuah pengadilan di Rusia telah menolak permohonan pembebasan dengan jaminan yang diajukan seorang lelaki Amerika, yang ditahan atas dakwaan spionase. Paul Whelan, yang berkewarganegaraan Amerika dan Inggris dan juga mantan anggota Marinir Amerika, ditangkap pada 28 Desember lalu karena apa yang d...

Taliban, US Open Afghan Peace Talks in Qatar
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:59 WIB

Taliban Afghanistan hari Senin (21/1) membuka perundingan perdamaian putaran baru bersama Amerika di Qatar. Juru bicara Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, mengatakan pertemuan dua hari di Doha itu akan dilanjutkan hari Selasa (22/1). Utusan Khusus Amerika untuk Rekonsiliasi Politik Afghanistan Zalmay Kh...

IMF cuts world economic forecast for 2019, citing trade tensions
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 20:21 WIB

Dana Moneter Internasional telah memangkas perkiraan untuk pertumbuhan ekonomi dunia tahun ini, mengutip meningkatnya ketegangan perdagangan dan kenaikan suku bunga AS sebagai alasannya. IMF mengatakan pada hari Senin bahwa mereka memperkirakan pertumbuhan global tahun ini sebesar 3,5%, turun dari ...

France Fines Google $57M for Data Privacy Violation
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:23 WIB

Badan pengawas data di Perancis (CNIL) hari Senin (21/1) menjatuhkan denda hampir 57 juta dolar kepada Google. Mesin pencari internet raksasa itu gagal memberikan informasi yang transparan kepada para penggunanya tentang kebijakan-kebijakan data konsumen dan bagaimana informasi pribadi mereka diguna...

Russian Media Watchdog Moves Against Facebook, Twitter
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 05:18 WIB

Badan pengawas komunikasi Rusia, Roskomnadzor, Senin (21/1) membuka œproses administrasi terhadap Facebook dan Twitter karena tuduhan ketidakpatuhan terhadap undang-undang data negara. Demikian seperti dilaporkan oleh kantor berita Interfax. Kepala Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, mengatakan ba...

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