US government reaches two-year budget deal
The agreement was reached by the leaders of both the Republican and Democrat parties.
The agreement was reached by the leaders of both the Republican and Democrat parties. US budget hawks have labelled a plan to hike defence and domestic spending by up to $300bn as a debt-ballooning "monstrosity". Also: The autonomous republic of Somaliland has banned the most severe forms of female genital mutilation, and we meet the Syrian refugee-turned-chef serving traditional Syrian food in Colombia's capital city, Bogota.