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Trump budget: Military wins, environment, aid lose big

Donald Trump will ask US Congress for drastic cuts to many federal programmes

as he seeks to increase defence spending and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. In a plan designed to translate campaign promises into dollar and cent commitments, the Republican president proposed a 28 percent cut in state department funding. That could be a signal for steep reductions in foreign aid and funding to UN agencies, with knock-on effects around the world. The Pentagon will be the major winner with a nearly 10 percent boost - shovelling more cash towards a defence budget already greater than that of the next seven nations combined. Separately, about $4bn will be earmarked this year and next to start building a wall on the US southern border.