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.
Deputy premier Matteo Salvini has suggested EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had "ruined Europe and our country." Disputes over Italy's budget with the EU come ahead of next year's EU elections.
Under a new economic program, Turkey wants to cut its growth sharply and promised to curb public spending, as it seeks to avoid a full-blown economic crisis fueled by massive inflation and a plunging currency.
As Mozambique's hidden debt scandal continues, groups are pushing for the secret loans that triggered the financial crisis to be declared illegal.
For a long-suffering community in Kentucky, the White House's claim that the war on poverty was won sounds like a cruel joke. But some refuse to give up – and are keen to shatter stereotypes, as Michael Knigge reports.
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