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McCarthy lauds U.S. debt ceiling deal, House conservatives divided

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday lauded the debt ceiling deal he negotiated with Democratic President Joe Biden, but a prominent House conservative warned that McCarthy has "credibility issues" that may prompt some Republicans to seek his ouster as the top Republican in Congress.

Fighting escalates in Sudan's capital after ceasefire expires

DUBAI (Reuters) -Fighting intensified in several areas of Khartoum on Sunday after a ceasefire deal expired, residents of Sudan's capital reported, and activists said a new outburst of violence in North Darfur state had left at least 40 people dead.

Mexican president's party poised to capture key state in election

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexicans were voting in a state election on Sunday that looks poised to bolster President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ahead of the race to succeed him, with his party forecast to capture the chief remaining bastion of the country's old rulers.

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Biden signs debt limit bill, avoiding U.S. default

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a bill that suspends the U.S. government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, averting what would have been a first-ever default with just two days to spare.