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Maduro and Lula hit out at US sanctions on Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Brazilian leader Luis Inacio Lula de Silva on Monday assailed U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Maduro said he hopes a regional South American summit in Brasilia will call for their removal.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian officer in clashes

JENIN/HOMESH, West Bank (Reuters) -Israeli forces killed a Palestinian security officer during clashes in the occupied West Bank flashpoint city of Jenin on Monday, the Palestinian Fatah faction said in a statement.

Russia hits military base in Ukraine in new wave of strikes

KYIV (Reuters) -Russia said on Monday its military hit Ukrainian air bases in overnight strikes and Ukrainian forces shelled industrial facilities inside Russia as both sides sought the upper hand ahead of what Kyiv hopes will be a decisive counter-offensive.

Investors react to tentative US debt ceiling deal

U.S. President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy have reached a tentative deal to suspend the federal government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, ending a months-long stalemate.

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Biden and McCarthy's bumpy journey to a debt ceiling deal

When Kevin McCarthy was struggling early this year to get enough votes from his own Republicans to become Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democratic President Joe Biden called the prolonged saga a national embarrassment, then had a little fun.