World Summary: House passes spending bill

House passes spending bill by a whisker after Democrats revolt

  • $1.1 trillion bill passed by 219 votes to 206; 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voted in favour, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi broke with the White House to oppose provisions in the bill that rolled back Dodd-Frank financial reforms. 

Cameron and Kenny leave Northern Ireland without a deal

  • Two leaders failed to reach agreement with NI parties over a £1 billion financial package.

Widespread disruption as general strike gets underway in Italy 

  • Unions protesting against government's plan to reform Italian labour laws. 

Final day of Lima climate change talks; no deal in sight

  • UN talks to wrap up today, developed and developing nations struggling to reach an accord framework.