Pentagon defers 127 building projects to fund border wall

World Sep 4, 2019

Pentagon defers 127 building projects to fund border wall

Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles (282 kilometers) of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected but said details ...

Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2018

North Korea releases South Korean man detained in July

North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South's Unification Ministry said Tuesday. The prisoner was a 34-year-old man surnamed Seo who was detained after "illegally" entering North Korea last month, the ministry said. South Korean ...

World May 1, 2018

U.S. stalls over Canadian request to rewrite asylum seeker agreement

Canada wants to change a bilateral agreement to allow it to turn back thousands of asylum seekers walking across the border but the United States is not cooperating, according to a Canadian official with knowledge of the discussions. Under the Safe Third Country Agreement, or ...