July 20, 2011 | 08:47
US President Barack Obama urged polarized lawmakers to find an "11th hour" deal to avert a calamitous early August debt default and heaped praise on a newly unveiled bipartisan budget plan.
July 19, 2011 | 10:47
Defying a White House veto threat, US lawmakers vote Tuesday on a "Tea Party"-backed plan requiring draconian cuts in government spending as the price to avert a ruinous early August debt default.
July 12, 2011 | 15:21
President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents headed Tuesday into a third straight day of talks seeking an elusive deal to avert a potentially ruinous early August default on US debt payments.
July 10, 2011 | 14:05
US President Barack Obama meets Sunday with top Republicans in a high-stakes effort to reach a crucial budget deal before an early-August deadline amidst a thicket of angry politics.
June 29, 2011 | 14:05
The White House and top lawmakers have finally reached a deal to allow long-stalled trade pacts with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to move ahead in Congress, officials have said.
June 24, 2011 | 11:19
Crucial high-level talks on raising the US borrowing limit collapsed after Republicans walked out, accusing the White House of provoking an impasse with demands to raise spending and taxes.
September 15, 2010 | 14:24
Extreme weather is challenging many Vietnamese ordinary people. Many have no choice but to take their own adaptive measures to respond to such challenges.
May 05, 2008 | 18:20
Nguyen Van Hung’s dream of a bigger house for his family came true recently. The 50-year-old resident of Ha Tay province’s Phu Vinh village, replaced the dilapidated shell which was his house, with a spanking-new three-storey building, complete with television, fridge and wardrobes.
October 20, 2004 | 18:34
Nguyen My Ha has always dreamed that one day she would own an apartment or house in Hanoi, but with current property prices so high and her salary relatively low, this dream seems an impossible one.