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Donald Trump and China's Xi Won't Talk Before Trade Deadline

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not plan to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline set by the two countries to achieve a trade deal, Reuters writes.

Asked during an event in the Oval Office whether there would be a meeting before the deadline, Trump said: "No."

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

In this file photo taken on Dec. 11, 2018, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (2L) listens while Democratic U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (L), U.S. President Donald Trump (2R) and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer argue about the impending government shutdown during a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC.

Exchange of non-papers between Turkey and US aims to set political framework for post-US pullout: Diplomat

Turkey's response to a non-paper, delivered by a top White House aide during talks in Ankara on Jan. 8, mainly outlines how Ankara perceives Turkey's role in a deal reached between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the post-U.S. pullout period, a Turkish diplomatic source has told Hürriyet Daily News.

Bulgaria Pushes Forward With US Jet Purchase

The Bulgarian government has asked parliament for a mandate to negotiate with the United States on buying new fighter jets, Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Wednesday after ministers met in Sofia. 

It means that Bulgaria plans to move ahead with the purchase of Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 70 Viper jets to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-era Mig-29 planes.

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