Washington, Talks between President Donald

Trump and congressional Democrats aimed at ending the partial

government shutdown collapsed, with the president walking out of the

meeting held in the White House and calling it a total waste of time

after Democrats rejected his demand for border-wall funding.

Democrats said President Trump ignored their pleas to reopen

the federal government as they continue to negotiate over his border

wall demands. With the shutdown nearing the three-week mark, some

800,000 workers are about to miss their first paycheck.

Source: Oman News Agency