US Senate in intense debt debate
The Democrat-led US Senate is holding an intense debate on its plan to raise the nation's $14.3tn (£8.7tn) debt limit, which could determine whether a deal to avoid default is possible.
Senate leaders say the bill is the country's best hope of a deal but Republicans say only direct talks with President Obama can resolve the crisis. The House of Representatives rejected the bill on Saturday afternoon.
Paul Adams reports.
30 Jul 2011
- From the section US & Canada