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Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, aid lose big

By Roberta Rampton
WASHINGTON, Mar 16 (Reuters) President Donald Trump will ask the US Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants.
In a federal budget proposal with many losers, the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department stand out as targets for the biggest spending reductions. Funding would disappear altogether for 19 independent bodies that count on federal money for public broadcasting, the arts and regional issues from Alaska to Appalachia.
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Yemen's army thwarts Houthi attack on Taiz

02 Feb 2023 | 8:27 PM

Aden, Yemen, Feb. 2 (UNI) Yemen's government army announced on Thursday thwarting an attack by the Houthi militia against the country's southwestern province of Taiz.

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ECB raises rates by 50 bps

02 Feb 2023 | 8:24 PM

Frankfurt, Feb. 2 (UNI) As expected, the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday increased interest rates by 50 basis points (bps) and sent out a dovish message about the outlook for future rate hikes.

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Türkiye summons Norwegian envoy over planned Quran protest

02 Feb 2023 | 7:43 PM

Ankara, Feb. 2 (UNI) Türkiye's Foreign Ministry summoned Norway's ambassador to Ankara on Thursday and urged the Norwegian authorities to prevent a planned Quran protest.

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Sri Lanka to release over 100 acres of land under security forces to civilians

02 Feb 2023 | 7:17 PM

Colombo, Feb. 2 (UNI) A total of 108 acres of land under security forces in northern Sri Lanka will be released and distributed among 197 families on Friday, the President's Media Division (PMD) said on Thursday.

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Pakistan received unprecedented response from donor conference in Geneva: Minister

Pakistan received unprecedented response from donor conference in Geneva: Minister

02 Feb 2023 | 6:06 PM

Islamabad, Feb. 2 (UNI) Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan received an unprecedented response from a donor conference in Geneva for the reconstruction of flood-hit areas.

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