If the US government fails to raise the debt ceiling, the country could default on its bills - something it has never done. But the threat hasn't affected the country's top-notch credit rating - so far.
The US ratings agency has warned that failure to raise the country's debt limit by the end of September could have worse consequences than the collapse of Lehman Brothers during the financial crisis.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has intervened successfully in North Korea in the past and could prove acceptable to the isolated nation’s dictator Kim Jong Un as a peace negotiator. Julian Ryall reports.
In the midst of one of its worst humanitarian crisis, the island of Puerto Rico was at the mercy of American aid funding until Sonnen and Tesla came in to help.
Relations between Russia and the US are on a downward spiral of sanctions and accusations. But on the 50th anniversary of the first US exchange program to the Soviet Union, its alumni have a different take on ties.
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