Russia urges US budget fix 'as quickly as possible'

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov called on the US on Friday to quickly resolve the political stalemate over the US budget and debt ceiling.

Speaking in a meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers, Mr Siluanov said: "I would like to express our wish that our US counterparts will find a solution to this as quickly as possible... Otherwise we can't move ahead."