US President Donald Trump holds a video call with US military service members in the Oval Office on Christmas morning in Washington, US Tuesday. "But other than that, I wish everybody a very Merry Christmas".
The stock market malaise comes with Trump refusing to sign a budget bill to keep the government funded as he demands $5 billion for a US-Mexico border wall - a pillar of his election platform.
The House and Senate had agreed on a deal last week to fund the government through February 8, when Trump reversed course and said he would veto any funding bill that didn't include wall funding.
"Many of those workers have said to me and communicated, stay out until you get the funding for the wall".
However, the Democrats - and some Republicans - have made clear they will not vote for Trump's cherished border wall. "I thought it would be wrong for me to be with my family, my family is in Florida, Palm Beach, and I just didn't want to go down and be there when other people are hurting", Trump explained on Tuesday - speaking presumably about his adult children, since first lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Monday to spend the holiday with him. On Christmas Eve, Trump tweeted he was alone in the White House as he waited for Democrats to cave and give him his wall. In one call, Trump questioned a 7-year-old boy named Coleman's belief in Santa Claus.
The downturn has caused great uncertainty in the White House as Trump has sought someone to blame, and he has lashed out publicly at Powell. "We can't do it without a wall", he told reporters.
Mr Trump argued that Democrats oppose a wall only because he is for one.
Colorado police arrest fiance of woman who disappeared
Her mother previously said financial struggles delayed them from moving in together, but her daughter was excited to get married. Police later received data indicating Berreth's phone was near Gooding, Idaho that same day, almost 800 miles from her home.
"I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security", he tweeted Monday.
In retaliation, Trump refused to sign a broader spending bill, triggering the stand-off that has left swathes of the United States government temporarily without funding.
Monday night, on Christmas Eve, the President complained, feeling sorry for himself perhaps, isolated and under pressure from critics and allies alike over what has been a specially tumultuous past few days, even by his standard - Syria withdrawal and resignation by defense secretary James Mattis. "They want border security".
Mulvaney said Trump was "willing to discuss a larger immigration solution", but he seemed cool to the possibility of offering citizenship to the "Dreamers", saying it was not a popular idea among many Republicans.
Trump chimed in from the White House, where he has relentlessly tweeted on a variety of issues while being cooped up in the mansion since Saturday, when the shutdown began.
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said a counteroffer was presented over the weekend to Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY, according to the Associated Press. Opponents have also noted previous efforts to strengthen the border that have been cheaper than building a wall. In some areas we have it as high as 30 feet.
Americans were split sharply along party lines both on the Trump's performance regarding immigration as well as who'd be to blame for the shutdown-while Democrats mostly laid the blame on Trump, Republicans would generally blame the Democratic lawmakers or "everyone equally", according to a December 16-18 YouGov poll (pdf).
The October 2013 shutdown, which lasted 16 days, happened after the House and Senate deadlocked over the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump is not going to be in Mar-a-Lago this Christmas and he really wants everyone to know it.
The possibility of a government shutdown fed investor anxieties and contributed to another down day for USA stocks on Friday. Republican Senators Lamar Alexander and Marco Rubio expressed frustration with what they said was Trump's shifting position.
The case in Germany is on the matter of infringing certain patents that cover the functioning of envelope tracking (ET). Apple said: "Qualcomm's campaign is a desperate attempt to distract from the real issues between our companies".
But the extremists are largely confined to a remote desert enclave hundreds of miles (kilometres) to the southeast of Manbij. Russian president Vladimir Putin said in a news conference Thursday that he agreed with the U.S.'s decision.
That's tradition, that's history and that's how we play. "Winning trophies makes you improve as a person as well and that's it". But the team were very good [against Cardiff], very quick getting the ball forwards and I think we were more clinical.
Amazon sent recordings made by its Alexa virtual assistant to the wrong user-a man who reportedly had never used the product. In May, a couple in OR found that their Amazon Echo sent a conversation to the husband's employee.
The father and son were not identified, and the agency statement said it will release more details "as available and appropriate". CBP announced new notification procedures in response to Jakelin's death, which was not revealed until several days later.
The detainee, Sarah McIver from Alberta, Canada , is under administrative detention by Chinese police due to working illegally. The US also expressed deep concern for the Chinese Government's detention of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig .
I cried in fear. "There is no tsunami shelter at Rakata that I know of, but I'm not sure a normal shelter would be of great use". Dramatic video posted online showed the tsunami hurling members of the band from the stage and slamming into the audience.
Another reason behind the disaster could be a spewing of molten lava that come off the volcano after an eruption, experts said. Among the victims were members of the Indonesian rock band called Seventeen, who were performing on stage as the tsunami hit.
It is still to be seen how angry the U.S.'s European allies and other stakeholders are going to be with this decision. His decision was made public a mere few hours after he abruptly announced the US was withdrawing troops from Syria .
The Turkish buildup comes even though Turkey said it would delay a promised offensive in eastern Syria in the wake of U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Command seeking comment outside of normal business hours went unanswered.
Veteran draws millions in donations for Trump's border wall
He said he's mirroring this effort off of the $7.5 million donation that was forked over to fix the Washington Monument. The triple amputee and military veteran launched the campaign on December 16, setting an initial goal of $200 million.
Congress, White House talking, but no quick end to shutdown
Asked whether he's willing to increase the price tag as long as the money is not spent on a wall, Durbin responded: "Absolutely". Following the Saturday meeting, a Schumer spokesman said, "The Vice President came in for a discussion and made an offer".
Santa Goes Dapper This Christmas
Santa took a walk down memory lane to Christmases of years past and recalled how much children's requests have changed. I remember running around like a headless chicken, looking for that special doll she wanted from her Santa .
Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn rearrested on new charge
The maximum penalty for violating the financial law is up to 10 years in prison, a 10 million yen (£70,000) fine, or both. Saikawa was asked by reporters on the day Ghosn and Kelly were arrested whether a coup was underway at Nissan.