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World 09 Oct 2013 | 5:00 AM

Boehner insists that Obama will negotiate over U.S. debt limit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday that it was "unsustainable" for President Barack Obama to keep rebuffing Republican demands to negotiate deficit reduction in exchange for raising the debt limit and restoring government funding.

World 09 Oct 2013 | 3:15 AM

Obama to Boehner: hold vote on budget, debt limit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged House Speaker John Boehner to hold a simple vote to end the government shutdown and raise the nation's debt limit, saying international creditors look to Congress for reassurance about U.S. creditworthiness.

Nation 09 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

‘My twins were sodomised’

A MOTHER is crying foul after finding out that her seven-year-old son may have been sodomised just months after his twin brother suffered the same fate at a welfare home in Negri Sembilan.

Business 08 Oct 2013 | 2:18 PM

US debt ceiling showdown laced with danger

Surely, America's bickering politicians are not so crazed by partisan fervour that they would let the still recovering economy plunge into the catastrophic unknown of the country's first-ever debt default?

Economy 08 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM

US still in fiscal deadlock, but there are glimmers of hope

A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the US fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default.

World 08 Oct 2013 | 10:45 AM

U.S. still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the U.S. fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default.

Business 08 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM

U.S. still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge

WASHINGTON: A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the U.S. fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default.

Business 08 Oct 2013 | 6:57 AM

Stocks US$ slide as US impasse frays nerves

LONDON: A lack of progress by U.S. lawmakers in budget and debt ceiling talks rattled investors on Monday, sending European shares to a four-month low and pushing the dollar and oil down.

World 08 Oct 2013 | 3:30 AM

U.S. Senator Portman floats ideas to solve budget impasse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Rob Portman on Monday was circulating a plan to cut federal spending and reform the U.S. tax code as part of a broader plan to reopen shuttered government agencies and provide the Treasury Department with more borrowing authority in order to avoid a default.

World 08 Oct 2013 | 2:56 AM

U.S. Democrats stumped by flurry of Republican demands - Hoyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even if Democrats were willing to negotiate over reopening the government and lifting the debt ceiling, they wouldn't know where to start because of confusing signals from Republicans, the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives said on Monday.