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21 Mar 2017 – Trump signs NASA bill, authorizing $19.5 billion in spending for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The measure amends current law to add human exploration of the red planet as a goal for the agency. It supports use of the International Space Station through at least 2024, along with private sector companies partnering with NASA to deliver cargo and experiments, among other steps. After signing the bill, Trump invited several lawmakers

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21 Mar 2017 – White House issues gag order to officials on budget details

The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts beyond what was in a relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo late last week that until the full budget release in May,

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18 Feb 2017 – Angela Merkel and European leaders resist Donald Trump’s ultimatum to increase defense spending or risk losing US commitment to Nato

European leaders have pushed back at Donald Trump’s ultimatum that they increase defence spending or risk America scaling back its commitment to Transatlantic protection. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said her country would not accelerate existing, long-term plans to ramp up the military budget by 2024 despite a demand by the US this week that

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