Emerging US budget deal kicks the can down the road

A US budget deal now seems very close.

The Government would reopen, the debt ceiling would be raised, but only for three months.

So the can is kicked down the road.


Senate agree US debt bill

The US Senate has passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potential default. It will now be sent to the House of Representatives for a final vote. President Obama has said he will sign the bill "immediately" after the House vote.