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# us shutdown

1st October 2023
EU’s top diplomat urges US to reconsider dropping Ukrainian aid from budget bill
European officials were surprised by the last-minute agreement in Washington, Borrell said.
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US Senate to vote later today in bid to avert government shutdown
The coming days are expected to be the most critical yet for Biden’s presidency.
Separate Republican and Democrat bills aimed at ending the US shutdown failed overnight
Meanwhile, The White House has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for US President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Donald Trump delays State of the Union speech until government shutdown is over
Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has effectively blocked Trump from giving his State of the Union address.
Pelosi tells Trump that his State of the Union should be postponed for safety reasons
Pelosi says that the shutdown has meant that the Secret Service cannot plan properly.
Christmas shutdown for the US government with Trump painted as the 'Grinch who stole the deal'
Around 800,000 federal employees may be forced to ditch work or work without pay ahead of Christmas.
Markets wobble as US debt talks falter
Fitch has placed the US credit rating on a Negative Watch, as the stock market fell today.
Obama names Janet Yellen as new chairman of US Federal Reserve
If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen would be the first woman to head a major central bank anywhere in the world.
Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.