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.
The US Congress has released new figures on the country's budget, showing a massive drop in the deficit. The figure represents the least amount of red ink on the US balance sheet during Barack Obama's time in office.
High debt, zero growth and weak support at home - France's leaders have their work cut out for them trying to implement much-needed reforms. DW takes a look at the state of the eurozone's second-largest economy.
The White House has denied a media report that it's planning to close Guantanamo Bay by circumventing Congress. Opposition Republicans have warned the president against unilaterally closing the prison.
Politicians in Washington have voted in favor of plans for the US military to arm and train moderate rebels in Syria, as it plans attacks on "Islamic State" fighters also opposing President Bashar al-Assad.
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