Trump signs spending bill for veterans, but shutdown threat remains

President Trump on Friday signed a package of spending bills funding veterans, military construction and Energy Department programs for 2019, taking a first step toward keeping the federal government running when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The three-bill legislative package ensures programs for veterans, military construction projects, energy and water spending and legislative…

Mexico’s next president could be on a collision course with Trump over immi…

Mexico’s incoming president, a relentless critic of the ruling elite, has voiced no objection to the free-trade deal its current government brokered with the United States. On security matters, President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s team says it wants a productive relationship with the Trump administration and will continue partnering in the fight against drug cartels.…

Report: China cancels trade talks with U.S.

China officially canceled plans for upcoming trade negotiations with the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reports. Why it matters: There were previous reports that Beijing would skip out on negotiations, but the most recent round of tariffs escalated tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. Report: China cancels trade talks with U.S. The most recent…