US government shuts down over border wall funding
23 December 2018 | 9:04 am
Hundreds of thousands of US public servants will be affected by a partial government shutdown. Lawmakers are at loggerheads over including funding for a border wall in a general spending bill.
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Ethiopia has agreed a reconstruction and recovery grant with the World Bank, to be used to rebuild basic services in conflict-hit regions of the country.
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