Both Sides Confident on Deficit Talks Despite Impasse

Democrats and Republicans continued to squabble over the details of competing proposals, offering little evidence that a deal was at hand.

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    President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 5/11/2015 - The White House
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  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 5/6/2015 - The White House
    ... a -- we continue to be extremely confident of ... believe that it’s time for all sides to pursue ... when the next round of U.S.-Cuba talks ...
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  • PM for strategic partnership with Kyrgyzstan
    He was confident ... He said the two sides also agreed to cooperate in disaster management and added that Kyrgyzstan wanted to strengthen bilateral ties with Pakistan in all areas. Earlier, during the one-on-one and delegation level talks, the two leaders ...
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  • Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan agree to strengthen economic ties
    tourism and energy," Prime Minister Sharif told a joint press stakeout with his Kyrgyz counterpart Temir Sariyev here after holding one-to-one and delegation level talks. The two sides also signed an agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MoU ...
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  • Nawaz visions trade corridors with CARs
    He was confident ... He said the two sides also agreed to cooperate in disaster management, adding that Kyrgyzstan wants to strengthen bilateral ties with Pakistan in all areas. Earlier, during the one-on-one and delegation level talks, the two leaders ...
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  • Taliban, govt trying to bridge ‘trust deficit’
    ISLAMABAD: A negotiator for the Pakistani Taliban said Thursday the two sides were trying ... s session said he was “confident” the militants would extend their month-long ceasefire, following a first round of direct talks with the government.
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