In Washington, the House of Representatives passed a compromise budget deal that preserves tax cuts for most Americans. The deal prevented drastic automatic spending cuts and tax increases going into effect.
President Barack Obama has made a very special declaration of love to Cuba. It's as revolutionary as the Cuban revolution, and as peaceful as the biblical Sermon on the Mount, says DW's Astrid Prange.
After an all-day session, the US Senate finally passed a spending bill amid bitter negotiations. Obama's controversial immigration plan survived the deal despite several challenges.
US President Barack Obama is planning to sign a bill allowing tighter sanctions against Moscow as the Russian ruble continues to slide on financial markets. But there is room for maneuver, the White House said.
US House Speaker John Boehner has accused Barack Obama of "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration. The changes would ease the threat of deportation for almost 5 million US residents.
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