Obama to meet politicians and big banks over 'shutdown'

US President Obama delivers speech after the first federal government shutdown in 17 years Credit: PA Wire

President Obama has invited congressional leaders and heads of big banks to the White House to "urge" politicians to reopen the government and raise the US debt ceiling, an official has said.

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US military protest shutdown

Hundreds of US military veterans gathered in Washington, DC, to demand that the country's war memorials are reopened. The memorials have been temporarily closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.