26 March 2019 Current Affairs:
Acting US defence (Pentagon) secretary Patrick Shanahan authorised $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.
The amount will go towards building 92 km of 18-foot fencing, improving roads and other measures along the border.
Earlier, Trump had declared national emergency over the border wall demand.
Trump had sought $5.7 billion for the wall. He believes the wall will help curb crime and drug trade in the US.
The wall was one of the main promises of the Trump election campaign in 2016.