US President Joe Biden will reportedly cut short a trip to Asia to focus on debt ceiling negotiations back home.
Reports say President Biden was due to fly to the G7 in Japan today before heading to Papua New Guinea and Australia. He is now expected to return after the summit ends to meet congressional leaders in Washington
According to report after the 19-21 May summit in Hiroshima, Biden had been expected to travel to Papua New Guinea for talks on regional security before heading to Australia for a meeting of the Quad alongside leaders from India, Japan and Australia.
The decision follows a brief meeting in the White House between Biden and congressional leaders, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who told newsmen a deal was possible by the end of the week.