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News Daily: IS teen’s return ‘could be blocked’, and Trump’s wall emergency

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here IS teen’s future Image copyright Met Police Home Secretary Sajid Javid says a British woman who fled to Syria aged 15 to join Islamic State could be stopped from returning if he decides she poses a threat to the UK. One option, Mr Javid told the Times, was to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship. But under international law, it’s not possible to render a person stateless, so she would have to become a national of another…

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Donald Trump’s wall: How tech guards the US-Mexico border

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Nick Kwek toured the border dividing the US state of Arizona and Mexico’s Sonora “We gotta get outta here!” cries Agent Daniel Hernandez of US Border Patrol. Moments earlier a hurled rock from over the fence whacked the tin roof next to us with an almighty thud. Its target: Agent Hernandez, my camerawoman and yours truly. “You gotta limit your exposure when you’re there by the International Fence, you know,” says Agent Hernandez, once we’re safely back in his truck. I…

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Who is Trump’s World Bank president pick David Malpass?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Malpass was part of President Trump’s 2016 election team US President Donald Trump has nominated David Malpass as his pick for the next World Bank president. So who is David Malpass, and what opinions does he hold? Mr Malpass, a Trump loyalist, was a senior economic adviser to the US president during his 2016 election campaign. The 62-year-old has criticised the World Bank in the past, along with other institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, for being “intrusive” and “entrenched”. After senior…

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News Daily: Trump’s delay and UK’s fight against superbugs

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Shutdown: Trump delays State of the Union address With the partial US government shutdown almost into its sixth week, Republican President Donald Trump has said his annual State of the Union address to Congress is being postponed. This follows Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withdrawing his invitation to speak until services fully re-open. The shutdown’s been caused by a row over funding for Mr Trump’s planned wall on the border with Mexico. We look at…

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Art of the Deal: How Trump’s own book explains his battle for the border wall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump inspects an early prototype of the border wall – it’s now more likely to be a type of fence If he ever pulls it off, Donald Trump’s deal to build his long-promised wall on the Mexico border will be the biggest deal of his life. Building it would require a feat of negotiation and compromise with his political opponents that right now looks difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. It’s a good job, then, that the US president authored a 1987 book…

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News Daily: Trump’s wall address and Brexit debate restarts

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Reuters Trump demands funds for wall The US government has been partially shut down for more than two weeks in a row over President Donald Trump’s plan for a steel barrier – or wall – on the border with Mexico. Mr Trump, in his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, attempted to put pressure on his Democratic rivals – who have voted not to fund the $5.7bn (£4.5bn) project – by describing the…

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Why did Trump’s love affair with US generals turn sour?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s initial picks for his administration heavily relied on high-profile military men Apparently, among President Trump’s favourite movies is the Second World War epic Patton: Lust for Glory. General George Patton was a charismatic, no nonsense and hard-fighting kind of officer. He got results but he was also self-absorbed and controversial – he once struck a soldier suffering from combat stress. Is Patton perhaps, in the president’s mind, the archetypal general? If so, then he will have been deeply disappointed by the raft…

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Trump’s wall: How much has been built so far?

Image copyright AFP Claim: Much of the wall has already been fully renovated or built. Mexico is paying for the wall through the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Verdict: The border authorities say work has begun on building improved border security infrastructure. The money made available so far is largely tied to barrier designs that already exist. The trade agreement with Mexico and Canada is not yet in place and it’s not clear how this would directly lead to revenue from Mexico to pay for the wall. US President Donald Trump…

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The missing – consequences of Trump’s immigration crackdown

In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends deported and schoolmates disappear. Now a community is coming to terms with the economic and emotional consequences. The Trump team insists the actions of the deportation force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is simply a matter of applying the law and delivering a key election pledge. Video by the BBC’s Franz Strasser. This story is part of the BBC’s coverage of President Trump’s first year, with reporting from across the US and perspectives from all sides.…

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US shutdown impasse over Trump’s wall drags on

Image copyright AFP Image caption The National Archives building in Washington has been shut down by the dispute A partial US government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for President Trump’s proposed Mexico border wall. Both Congress chambers met for just a few minutes on Thursday but took no steps to end the closure. The House and Senate will now meet again on Monday. Many lawmakers did not return to Washington for the sessions. Whether or not to fund the wall is the…

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