Sunday, 05 April 2020
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Trump Will Use US $ 3.8 Billion Military Funds For Border Walls
Friday, 14 February 2020 11:23 WIB | GLOBAL |GlobalAmerika

President Donald Trump's government transferred US $ 3.8 billion in military funds that were recently approved to finance the construction of the American-Mexican wall that he had been trying for a long time.

The transfer of funds not only angered Democrats, but also Republicans.

The Pentagon, Thursday (02/13/2020), will transfer the money from the National Guard unit, procuring aircraft and shipbuilding to anti-drug accounts to finance the construction of a new wall.

The move, which was published in a "reprogramming" document submitted to members of Congress, drew severe criticism of Mack Thornberry, chairman of the Republican faction's Commission of the Armed Forces Commission. Transferring Democrats also condemned it, but Trump did not ask for a compilation of possible transfers last year.

Trump's action was carried out less than two months after he moved a large allocation package into law. He paid no attention to members of Congress from the faction last year compiling funds from projects that were popular on military bases.

Trump's 2021 fiscal budget, which was just released on Monday (2/10/2020) yesterday, contains a request of US $ 2 billion for the border wall, less than the amount that bound Trump last year.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
Global Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 50,000...
Friday, 3 April 2020 23:52 WIB

The coronavirus pandemic has hit a grim milestone of 1 million confirmed cases. The count by Johns Hopkins University says more than one-fourth, or 236,000 of the cases, are in the United States. Th...

German FM Warns NATO of 'Disinformation' During Coronavirus Crisis...
Friday, 3 April 2020 17:11 WIB

Germany™s foreign minister Thursday warned NATO members against taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to spread œdisinformation, œpropaganda and œfake news. Speaking ahead of ...

Philippine President Says Those Violating Anti-Virus Measures Could be Shot...
Friday, 3 April 2020 11:34 WIB

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says anyone who violates the government™s lockdown measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak could be shot by police. Duterte issued the warning during a tele...

Trump Considers Halting Airline Flights Between Coronavirus Hot Spots...
Friday, 3 April 2020 00:02 WIB

A national stay-at-home directive was rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but he said he might order airlines to stop flying between coronavirus hot spots. "It's very tough. You hav...

UN Chief: Coronavirus Is Biggest Global Crisis Since WWII...
Thursday, 2 April 2020 17:17 WIB

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging global crisis since World War II. "It is a combination, on one hand, of a disease that represents a threa...

LATEST NEWS
Hong Kong Stocks Head Into Weekend With a Loss (Review)

Hong Kong shares finished Friday with losses, in line with an Asia-wide sell-off, after data showed a massive 6.7 million Americans last week applied for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus shatters the global economy. The Hang Seng Index...

Dow closes more than 350 points lower as job losses hit an 11 year high

U.S. stocks closed lower Friday as investors assessed the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus epidemic, after the Labor Department reported the U.S. economy lost more than 700,000 jobs in March, and that the unemployment rate rose to a near...

U.S. oil prices climb by nearly 32% for the week

Oil futures climbed on Friday, with U.S. prices tallying a weekly gain of almost 32%. Prices extended their Thursday rally on growing expectations that major oil producers will reach an agreement to significantly cut production levels as efforts to...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold Futures End Higher as Weekly Jobless Claims Climb to Record
Friday, 3 April 2020 01:29 WIB

Gold futures ended higher on Thursday, with the haven metal getting a boost on the heels of a climb in U.S. weekly jobless claims to a record 6.6...

Gold Extends Rise After Another Surge In Jobless Claims
Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:21 WIB

Gold futures gained ground Thursday, adding to an advance after another large jump in first-time jobless claims. Gold for June delivery on Comex...

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 50,000
Friday, 3 April 2020 23:52 WIB

The coronavirus pandemic has hit a grim milestone of 1 million confirmed cases. The count by Johns Hopkins University says more than one-fourth, or...

Gold slips on firm dollar, poor U.S. data limits losses
Friday, 3 April 2020 09:44 WIB

Gold inched down on Friday after rising 1.4% in the previous session as the U.S. dollar firmed, but record high weekly U.S. jobless claims filings...