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    Obama warns Republicans against "extortion" over US shutdown

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    President Obama has held a news conference about the US government shutdown.

    He said he would be willing to talk about any issues once Congress voted to reopen government and then to raise the debt ceiling.

    “I will sit down and work with anyone of any party not only to talk about the budget, I’ll talk about ways to improve the healthcare system, “ Obama declared.