There is still no major breakthrough in the US budget impasse. Finance ministers taking part in the IMF's annual meeting urged the Americans to quickly reach a compromise.
It's a positive sign that the US Congress finally managed to pass a budget and end a brief shutdown. But the deal leaves the "Dreamers" hanging once again and shatters the myth that deficits matter, says Michael Knigge.
The US Congress reaching a bipartisan deal shielding hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamers from deportation and averting a looming government shutdown promised to be tough, but doable. Then two things happened.
To tackle America's crumbling bridges, roads and airports, the US president prioritizes infrastructure spending. Critics say Trump's plan is just one-tenth of what is needed to address the problem.
The US president has said he's "looking forward" to being questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia investigation. Mueller is also looking into whether Trump tried to obstruct the probe.
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