April 26, 2015
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  • 24/03/2015 | Argentina

    New York Appeals Court delays decision on contempt ruling

    The New York Court of Appeals has decided to push back its decision on Argentina for another week, as the nation seeks to overturn the contempt ruling imposed by judge Thomas Griesa in the ongoing conflict against holdout investors.

  • 08/04/2015 | Argentina

    Gov't files action to have Citi-vulture funds 'pact' declared void

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof held a press conference and announced the government was starting judicial actions to have the “pact” signed between the Citigroup and vulture funds back in March declared void.

  • 23/12/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina loses appeal against Griesa’s Discovery orders

    The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan has rejected Argentina’s appeal against US Judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to allow holdout bondholders to subpoena Argentine banks for information on state assets.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina asks US appeals court to reverse Griesa's contempt ruling

    Argentina asked the federal appeals court in New York to reverse Judge Thomas Griesa's ruling which said Argentina was in civil contempt of his orders for working on a plan to shift control over payments of its restructured debt to Buenos Aires.

  • 16/11/2014 | Argentina

    Timerman to go to NY to discuss debt restructuring legal framework

    After attending the G20 summit in Brisbane, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman will travel to New York tomorrow to resume talks on the development of a legal framework to regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt, a project that was suggested by Argentina with the support of the G77+China and approved by the UN General Assembly in September.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK back home after UN address

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner landed minutes after 10 am in Buenos Aires City Aeroparque airport back from New York, where she addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Security Council yesterday.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    Griesa enables Citi to process one-off payment on US dollar-denominated bonds

    US District Judge Thomas Griesa has enabled Citibank to process a one-off payment on US dollar-denominated bonds issued under Argentine law, during a hearing held at Manhattan federal court. Citibank had to meet a deadline on a US$5 million "Par" bond payment on September 30.

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa delays court hearing over Citi

    A US judge has delayed by a week a December hearing to consider whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Citibank must honour its obligations’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich urged Citibank to “honour its obligations to transfer funds to (Argentina’s) bondholders" following the New York's Second Circuit Appeals Court dismissal of an appeal by Citigroup and Argentina that sought to overturn US Judge Thomas Griesa’s order blocking payment.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Citibank has no gun pointed to its head, but Argentine law'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof responded to Citibank’s lawyer Karen Wagner comments that the bank had “a gun to its head” which would “probably go off” if the US Judiciary did not allow payment of funds blocked by US Judge Thomas Griesa. “The Citibank has no gun to its head, but the Argentine law,” Kicillof stated.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with Pope Francis on Sept. 20

    Secretary to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli announced that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will have a private lunch with Pope Francis in Santa Marta residence at the Vatican before travelling to New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Griesa holds off on Citi subpoena in vulture case

    US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.

  • 21/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK in NY ahead of UN General Assembly address

    Following her meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in New York, where she is expected to deliver a speech at the UN’s 69th General Assembly on Wednesday.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    YPF stocks plummet during Kicillof conference

    New York futures stocks in petroleum company YPF dropped 3.6 percent during Economy minister Axel Kicillof's press conference this evening, as the politician announced that there was no agreement with holdout investors in order to avoid default.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof urges Congress not to become 'judge Griesa’s clerk office'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke before the Budget and Foreign Affairs Committees of the Senate as a new round of talks began over a bill that if approved would allow for the voluntary payment of the country’s creditors in Buenos Aires.

  • 29/08/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa sets new hearing in Argentina bond case

    US judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing to assess whether Citigroup Inc (C.N) should be forced to comply with a subpoena.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Banks' offer involves 'private agents only, not public sector'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the u$s 250-million payment offer made by national private banks as a last-minute proposal to holdout hedge funds to prevent Argentina from plunging into a technical default.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina-VF hold 'face-to-face' talks for first time

    Face-to-face talks between representatives of Argentina and so called vulture funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds took place for the first time on Tuesday since negotiations were kicked off in New York earlier this month to settle a 1.3 billion dollar dispute threatening Argentina with the ghost of default for the second time in a decade.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: 'We offer holdouts to enter swap under same conditions of 2005, 2010'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said Argentina will not sign an agreement that “compromises the country’s future,” as he confirmed no deal with holdouts was reached after today’s meeting with court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack over the so called “vulture funds” case.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't publishes legal notice to inform about payment to swap bondholders

    The government today published a legal notice on leading media outlets of Argentina, to inform about the 539 million deposit the government made yesterday in the Bank of New York to pay swap bondholders, as it was announced by Economy Minister Axel Kicillof.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Duhalde says gov't did ok to pay, questions US justices' independence

    Usually a fierce critic of the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration, former president Eduardo Duhalde praised the government’s decision to pay bondholders and questioned the judicial system of the United States. Justices there, he said, may be “independent” from the White House “but not from financial sectors.”

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    US Pollack confirms meeting with Argentine delegation tomorrow, without holdouts

    An Argentine delegation will travel to New York tonight to meet with US court-appointed Special Master Daniel Pollack in its debt dispute with "holdout" investors. The meeting is scheduled for 12 pm (Argentine time), and without the presence of holdouts' representatives.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Griesa considers CFK's speech a 'problem'

    US Judge Tomas Griesa today considered "a problem" the televised speech delivered by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday after the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Argentina in its battle against the holdouts.

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says no US mission scheduled to negotiate with vulture funds

    Following Argentina’s offer to negotiate with bondholders, the cabinet chief affirmed the ruling ordering to pay vulture funds “strikes” the country’s debt restructuring process. Ratifying Argentina’s “payment will,”  Jorge Capitanich said the government had no mission scheduled to the United States.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof addresses UN: 'Argentina wants to pay, but they won't let us'

    Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was adressing the United Nations today over the nation's "vulture funds" dispute. "We want to pay but they won't let us," he said in reference to US courts' rulings.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    Lavagna thinks gov't should 'negotiate' with NY judge Griesa

    Ex Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna called for “calm” and “seriousness” to rethink Argentina’s legal strategy following the setback the country suffered on Monday when the US Supreme Court decided not to hear its appeal against vulture funds.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina's lawyers head new negotiation attempt with NY Judge Griesa

    Lawyers representing Argentina in the United States in a 1.5 billion dollar dispute that risks sending the South American country into a sovereign debt default, were expected to meet New York appeals Judge Thomas Griesa this morning in a new negotiation attempt.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina offers to open 'vulture fund' negotiations; Griesa warns against changing payment jurisdiction

    Argentina's attorneys today informed US Judge Thomas Griesa that government officials plan to travel to New York next week to negotiate with holdouts to solve the situation, while the magistrate warned that reopening swaps to change the debt's jurisdiction to Argentina would be considered a breach of the ruling.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: ‘We want to persuade investors to come to our country’

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli said today that his administration’s aim is to persuade businessmen to invest in Argentina during his speech at the Council of the Americas, held in New York City.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'There were attempts to seed uncertainty'

    The governor of the Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli today affirmed it is “important” to give foreign investors “predictability and confidence” and stated Argentina offers a future of opportunities, because it is making progress on several pending issues.

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    Debt swap participants appeal before US Supreme Court

    A group of bondholders that entered the restructuring of Argentine debt in 2005 and 2010 have presented their own appeal before the US Supreme Court, in the case involving the so-called 'vulture funds'.

  • 23/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK assures that creditors outside debt swap will be repaid

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has confirmed that Argentina will honour its obligations to so-called 'vulture funds' and pay debts, if the United States Supreme Court rules against the country in the ongoing legal struggle.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Griesa accuses Argentina of 'evading' court orders

    New York judge Thomas Griesa has once more ruled against Argentina in the nation's battle with the vulture funds, determining that the jurisdiction of the bonds that entered the debt swaps of 2005 and 2010 cannot be changed.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Bondholders lose bid to lift stay in Argentina litigation

    A US appeals court today said it would leave a freeze in place on an order requiring Argentina to pay $1.33 billion in favor of bondholders suing for repayment in the wake of the country's 2002 default.

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite governors defend debt swap

    Debt swap announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has received strong support from provincial governors. First to ratify the official move was BA province head Daniel Scioli: “If the government does well, the country goes well.”

  • 28/08/2013 | Argentina

    'Debt swap is not a way to dodge justice' - Lorenzino

    The debt swap announced earlier this week landed in the Senate today with Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and his second-in-command Axel Kicillof defending a move that seeks to win over a 1.3 billion dollar dispute against vulture funds.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    Senate debates debt swap

    The Senate was addressing today the debt swap announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner following the recent New York judicial setback in Argentina’s long-standing dispute against US-based vulture funds.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Vulture Funds: Current bond holders will be paid in Argentina according to new proposal

    Businesses and individuals who currently hold bonds obtained in Argentina's debt swaps face the prospect of their payment sites being changed, if a new project announced by president Cristina Kirchner passes through Congress.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK slams court ruling in favour of creditors

    President Cristina Kirchner has strongly criticised the decision of the New York Appeals Court to rule in favour of the group of creditors known as Vulture Funds, stating that the judgement "ignores the agreement we have reached with 93 percent of bond-holders."

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Pignanelli: Debt swap opponents are 'traitors'

    Former Central Bank president Aldo Pignanelli has criticised opponents of a third debt swap proposed by head of state Cristina Kirchner, pointing out that it was a subject that "transcended" politics and dismissing those against the plan as "traitors against the nation".

  • 29/03/2013 | Argentina

    NY: Argentina presents reopening of debt swap offer

    The national government will be making today’s afternoon a presentation before the New York appeals court to reopen Argentina’s debt swap in a move that seeks vulture funds to accept the debt restructuring offer.

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    Bondholder fight: Argentina loses US appeal; SC appeal resolution pending

    Argentina today lost its appeal of a US judge's order requiring that it pay $1.33 billion to bondholders that did not participate in two restructurings following the country's historic $100 billion default more than a decade ago. The 2nd Circuit said enforcement of the injunctions would be stayed, pending resolution of an appeal of an earlier decision last year to the US Supreme Court, and avoiding a technical default by Argentina.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Congress to debate new debt swap

    President Cristina de Kirchner has announced that a new law will be sent to Congress in order to reopen debt swaps for a third time, in the hope of convincing the 7 percent of creditors who refused in 2005 and 2010 to restructure their bond holdings.

  • 24/09/2012 | Argentina

    Before her speech at the UN, CFK meets George Soros

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with billionaire investor George Soros at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York, a day before her speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

  • 22/10/2012 | Argentina

    UN agrees to open talks with Ghana over Libertad frigate

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met today with top officials at the United Nations in New York to initiate talks over the illegal detention of the navy training frigate Libertad in Ghana.

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina urges 'workable' solution to bondholder fight

    Argentina's defence urged a US appeals court today to come up with a "workable" solution to its long-running fight with so-called holdout bondholders, and assured the country will not pay an amount exceeding the one set in the debt-swaps.

  • 10/02/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argentina denounces UK before UN

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman filed a complaint against the militarization of South Atlantic by the UK before the UN, as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged both countries to avoid an escalade in the conflict and said the organization would intervene if both nations agree to it.

  • 14/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK urges UK to 'leave history of colonialism behind'

    While speaking before the UN’s Decolonization Committee in New York, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged the United Kingdom to “leave this history of colonialism behind and start building a new history based on dialogue."

  • 22/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK flies to NY for UN General Assembly

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner flew to New York today, where she is to part of the annual United Nations General Assembly.

  • 04/03/2011 | Argentina

    ‘It’s important that G-77 and China let themselves be heard,’ Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in New York City today where he led the G-77 meeting. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was also present. He mentioned the 'importance that G-77 and China let themselves be heard.'

  • 19/09/2011 | Argentina

    'We've always focused on promoting scientific research,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the new building for Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute, which belongs to the State-run Conicet scientific think-tank, and met with local entrepreneurs in Rosario, Santa Fe province.

  • 21/09/2011 | Argentina

    President meets Piñera in last day in NY

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was invited to visit Chile during a meeting she held in New York City with her Chilean counterpart Sebastián Piñera, and said she will after the October 23 elections and before the end of her administration, according to Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.

  • 27/01/2015 | World

    Blizzard in northeast shuts schools, business, transport

    A blizzard dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States today, falling short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close schools and order travel bans.

  • 21/12/2014 | World

    Gunman kills NY police officers in possible revenge shooting

    A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt.

  • 05/12/2014 | World

    Protests against death at hands of police spread in New York and other cities

    People swarmed the streets of New York and other cities for a second night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

  • 11/11/2014 | World

    New York doctor now free of Ebola discharged from hospital

    A New York doctor who has recovered from Ebola has left the hospital and urged support for US health workers treating patients in West Africa so they do not face "stigma and threats" when they return home.

  • 27/10/2014 | World

    New York City hospital says boy tests negative for Ebola virus

    A 5-year-boy who recently visited West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus, said the New York City Health Department and the city hospital where he underwent screening.

  • 03/11/2014 | World

    Fashion world bids farewell to designer Oscar de la Renta

    The fashion world mourned the loss of one of its greatest designers at the private funeral of Oscar de la Renta, who died last month at 82 after battling cancer.

  • 10/11/2014 | World

    New York doctor infected with Ebola to be released from hospital

    A New York doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola after working with patients in West Africa will be released from a hospital where he has been treated for the disease, the institution confirmed.

  • 24/10/2014 | World

    NY doctor with Ebola put in isolation unit

    Dr. Craig Spencer has been placed in a quarantined unit at Bellevue Hospital, six days after returning from Guinea, renewing public jitters about transmission of the disease and rattling financial markets.

  • 24/10/2014 | World

    Police officer critically wounded in NY hatchet attack

    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said.

  • 26/10/2014 | World

    Designer Oscar de la Renta's funeral to be private New York affair

    Oscar de la Renta, the renowned fashion designer who died on Monday at the age of 82, will be buried at a private funeral in New York early next month.

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    Climate change protesters arrested in march on Wall Street

    Dozens of protesters were arrested during a demonstration in New York City to denounce what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change.

  • 24/09/2014 | World

    Brazil’s Rousseff calls for Security Council reform in UN speech

    Following the opening remarks by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff was the first head of state to address the General Assembly today. She called for a “relaunching of global economy” and a “true reform” of the UN Security Council.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Hilton to sell NY's Waldorf Astoria hotel for $1.95 bln

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said it would sell the landmark Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd for about $1.95 billion.

  • 29/08/2014 | World

    NY faces alarming rise in fatal heroin overdoses

    The number of deaths from accidental overdoses of opioid drugs has steadily risen in New York City since 2010, in part because of an apparent resurgence in heroin use, according to data released by the city's health department this week.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Obama, victims' relatives remember 9/11 attacks

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  • 21/09/2014 | World

    New York climate march draws massive crowds

    An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Teen mocks security, makes it to the top of World Trade Center

    A 16-year-old boy managed to evade security in the middle of the night and climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, where he apparently took pictures, police said today.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted on terrorism by US court jury

    Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was found guilty of terrorism-related charges following a three-week trial that offered unusually vivid details of the former al Qaeda leader's actions in the days after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Chinese philanthropist tycoon invites NY homeless to lunch

    A wealthy Chinese businessman who tried to buy the New York Times planned to serve a free lunch to 1,000 homeless people in New York's Central Park today with 250 of them dining in the park's Loeb Boathouse restaurant.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    Fashion Week kicks off in snowy New York with anoraks, sweaters

    A gala week of designer fashion shows kicked off in New York, where insiders said to expect everything from fringe and shearling to pared-down monochrome on styles coming down the runways.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    At least three dead in NY building collapse

    Two New York buildings have collapsed in an explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak, killing three people, injuring at least 22, and setting off a search for more feared trapped in the debris.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    NY building collapse claims 7 lives

    The death toll from an explosion that collapsed two New York apartment buildings after an apparent gas leak rose to seven, and the number of injured is close to 60, police said.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    Heavy snowstorm pounds US Northeast

    A major snowstorm producing blizzard-like conditions has hammered the northeastern United States, causing more than 1,000 US flight delays and cancellations, paralyzing road travel, and closing schools and government offices.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Indian envoy indicted, US embassy in New Delhi urged to withdraw diplomat

    India has asked the United States to withdraw a diplomat from its embassy in New Delhi in the latest retaliatory action over the arrest of an Indian consular official in New York on charges of visa fraud.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Envoys say first talks on long-term Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in February

    The first round of talks between Iran and six world powers on a long-term deal for Tehran to curb parts of its nuclear program in exchange for a gradual lifting of sanctions is expected to take place next month in New York, Western officials said today.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    Driver in fatal New York train crash 'lost focus'

    The driver of a New York commuter rail train that derailed on Sunday, killing four people, told investigators he "lost focus" shortly before the crash, according to a law enforcement source.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    New York City Council mulls adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

    The New York City Council today will vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city's strict smoking ban, in the latest of many anti-tobacco measures signed by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

  • 01/01/2014 | World

    De Blasio sworn in as New York mayor

    Bill de Blasio, an unabashed liberal Democrat who campaigned to reduce the gap between New York City's rich and poor, was formally inaugurated as the city's 109th mayor at a City Hall ceremony.

  • 29/11/2013 | World

    Black Friday shopers began holiday bargain-hunting in the US

    Jill McCormack didn't mind waiting in the cold for five hours. She was frozen, but first in line when the Macy's Inc flagship store in New York opened for the first time ever on Thanksgiving Day.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    As New York votes for mayor, de Blasio poised for landslide

    Democrat Bill de Blasio faces the challenge of high expectations as he goes into today's New York City mayoral election with a 40-point lead on Republican Joe Lhota in public opinion polls.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    Liberal Democrat de Blasio wins New York mayor's race

    Liberal Democrat Bill de Blasio cruised to victory in the race to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, marking the first time a Democrat has captured City Hall in two decades, local media reported.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Four dead, one wounded in Brooklyn shooting

    A man shot dead three people and wounded a fourth before killing himself in a shooting spree in Brooklyn, New York police said today.

  • 13/09/2013 | World

    US, Russia: 'We are committed to trying to work together' to end Syrian conflict

    Russia and the United States agreed today to push again for an international conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war as talks on removing chemical weapons raised hopes for broader negotiations.

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Iran's part of diplomatic opening in New York 'not proper, ' Khamenei

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he supported moderate President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic opening at the UN General Assembly but that some of what occurred there was "not proper."

  • 18/10/2013 | World

    NY man arrested, charged with al Qaeda ties

    US officials arrested a 25-year-old man from suburban New York and charged him in a five-count indictment with attempting to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

  • 05/09/2013 | World

    Expect simple, modern looks at New York's Fashion Week

    Designers from around the world began unveiling their latest looks at New York Fashion Week, as fashion buyers and editors assembled to see what will be au courant for spring with trend watchers expecting a season of simple silhouettes.

  • 11/09/2013 | World

    US, Russia, other big powers to meet on Syria in New York

    Envoys from the five permanent UN Security Council member states will meet in New York today to discuss plans to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, diplomats said.

  • 12/09/2013 | World

    'Syria is placing its chemical weapons under international control because of Russia'

    Syria's decision to cede control of its chemical weapons was the result of a Russian proposal, not the threat of US military intervention, Interfax news agency quoted President Bashar al-Assad as saying in a Russian television interview.

  • 25/07/2013 | World

    Quinn overtakes scandal hit Weiner in NY

    New disclosures of explicitly sexual online chats have cost former Congressman Anthony Weiner the lead in the New York City mayor's race and helped City Council Speaker Christine Quinn pull ahead among Democratic voters, according to a recent poll released. 

  • 04/06/2013 | World

    Explosion on New York college campus injures seven faculty members

    A possible natural gas explosion blew out windows of a historic building at Nyack College near New York City today, injuring seven faculty members, a Rockland County sheriff's spokesman said.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Remains of New York woman missing for 28 years found in wall

    The remains of a New York schoolteacher who disappeared nearly 28 years ago have been discovered hidden in a false basement wall in the house where she lived with her husband, police have revealed.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    New York City building explosion hurts six, fire department reports

    At least six people were injured when part of a five-story building in lower Manhattan collapsed following a reported explosion, fire officials said today.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    At least four shot dead in neighboring New York towns

    At least four people were killed in two shootings in nearby towns in upstate New York today and police were searching for a single gunman, according to local media reports.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    Authorities kill upstate New York gunman

    Authorities today killed a man suspected of shooting dead four people a day earlier in separate incidents at a barbershop and a car wash in neighboring upstate New York towns, police said.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    US plans to reopen Statue of Liberty on July 4

    The US National Park Service plans to reopen the Statue of Liberty to tourists on the US Independence Day of July 4 after a $59 million job to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, officials said today.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    US Senate approves $50.5 B Sandy aid package

    The US Senate today approved a $50.5 billion disaster aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy, three months after the storm destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in coastal New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • 09/02/2013 | World

    New York fashion shows carry on, unruffled by deep snow

    Designers took fashion traveling through time in New York today, displaying looks evoking the past and future to crowds undeterred by deep snow that covered the city.

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    Judge invalidates New York City's plan to ban sales of large sodas

    A judge today invalidated New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments, one day before the new law was to take effect.

  • 28/12/2012 | World

    Tale of two cities: Chicago murder rate spikes, New York falls

    In a sharp contrast between two of the nation's largest cities, Chicago recorded its 499th murder of 2012 while New York reported 414 murders as of today even though it has more than three times the population, according to police.

  • 09/01/2013 | World

    Commuter ferry crash in New York injures 57, 1 critical

    A commuter ferry crashed into a pier in lower Manhattan, injuring 57 people, one critically, the New York City Police Department said.

  • 15/01/2013 | World

    NY enacts gun-control law, first since Newtown attack

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed into law one of the nation's toughest gun-control measures and the first to be enacted since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in neighboring Connecticut.

  • 07/12/2012 | World

    Obama seeks $60.4 bln for Sandy storm repairs

    US President Barack Obama asked Congress today to approve a $60.4 billion aid package to help East Coast states rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, well short of their initial requests.

  • 10/12/2012 | World

    DSK, NYC hotel maid settle civil lawsuit over alleged assault

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief of sexually assaulting her agreed today to settle her civil lawsuit against him for an undisclosed sum, ending one chapter of a scandal that cost him his job and derailed his political career in France.

  • 24/12/2012 | World

    Two New York firefighters shot dead at scene of fire

    At least two upstate New York firefighters were shot and killed and two wounded today at the scene of an early morning house fire in a suburb of Rochester, according to local news reports.

  • 22/11/2012 | World

    US celebrates Thanksgiving Day

  • 26/11/2012 | World

    Bond-holders appeal US court ruling too

    Investors holding US$1 billion worth of restructured Argentine debt appealed to US Distrct Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling that they fear would trigger another default and prevent them from being paid principal and interest due on their bonds next month.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    Violent crime takes a holiday in New York City

    New York City passed a day without a single report of a person being shot, stabbed or subject to other sorts of violent crime for the first time in recent memory, police said on Wednesday.

  • 09/11/2012 | World

    New York rations gasoline; storm victims still in the dark

    New York City began rationing gasoline today for the first time since the energy shortages of the 1970s, seeking to ease a fuel crisis brought on by Superstorm Sandy.

  • 11/11/2012 | World

    New Yorkers clean up Sandy's debris, death toll rises

    New Yorkers took to the streets to help in the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, volunteering to clean up devastated areas and using an annual Veterans Day parade to collect donations for victims struggling without homes or power.

  • 16/11/2012 | World

    Surrealist, Mexican works poised to lead NY Latin American art auctions

    A rare, life-size, anonymous portrait of Aztec emperor Moctezuma II and a ground-breaking surrealist painting by Chilean artist Roberto Matta are among the top lots in Latin American art auctions next week in New York.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    Wintry storm hits Northeast, slowing Sandy recovery

    A winter storm brought snow, rain and dangerous winds to the US Northeast, plunging many residents of the most populous region of the country back into darkness just as they were recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    New York lights up blue after Obama win

    By Adrian Bono, special correspondent in New York.- Marked by the rythm of U2's "City of blinding lights," President Barack Obama's campaign theme, New York City celebrated the "Four more years" to come.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    Griesa summons new hearing over Argentina, vulture funds

    US Judge Thomas Griesa summoned a new hearing at New York Court over the case of vulture funds against Argentina.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    New York braces itself for another storm

    New York City's parks and beaches will be closed at noon on Wednesday for at least 24 hours as a new storm system approaches just over a week after superstorm Sandy devastated the region with widespread flooding and wind damage, the mayor said on election day.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Despite low temps, New Yorkers stood in line for hours to vote

    By Adrián Bono, Special Correspondent in NY.

  • 03/11/2012 | World

    Power begins to return to New York boroughs

    The lower Manhattan skyline lit up early today for the first time since superstorm Sandy slammed into the US Northeast while thousands of storm victims in New Jersey and elsewhere remained in the dark and awaiting disaster relief.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    New York region struggles to move on a week after Sandy

    Commuters battled unruly crowds and snarled traffic to return to work Monday, a week after superstorm Sandy devastated the US Northeast, as authorities scrambled to clear debris ahead of more bad weather and put special measures in place to ensure residents could vote in tomorrow's presidential election.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Former FEMA official to head NYC housing recovery effort

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg named a former Federal Emergency Management Agency official to lead the city's housing recovery effort after superstorm Sandy left tens of thousands of local residents homeless from flood damage or placed in shelters due to lack of power, water and heat.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    New York after Sandy: a tale of two cities

    By Adrian Bono, Special Correspondent in NY.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    Storm Sandy to cost New York state economy up to $18 bln

    Temporary losses to New York state's economy from super storm Sandy could reach $18 billion, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    New York cancels Sunday marathon in wake of deadly storm

    New York City canceled its annual marathon, reversing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's earlier decision to go forward with Sunday's race, as it had become a lightning rod for residents frustrated by the disastrous aftermath of megastorm Sandy.

  • 01/11/2012 | World

    Obama, Romney go back on attack as campaign hits final stretch

    US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney went back on the attack, breaking a storm-induced campaign truce to hit the road and pound home their closing messages in the final stretch of a tight battle for the White House.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    Anger grows over fuel shortage in storm-hit Northeast

    A third day of gasoline "panic buying" among storm-stricken motorists in the New York area and New Jersey prompted authorities to tap emergency oil reserves and ordered the military to dispatch fuel, while limited deliveries from pipelines and oil barges offered a glimmer of relief.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    Con Ed-570,000 customers still without power after Sandy in NY

    New Yorkers are still suffering the aftermath of moster storm Sandy. Power company Consolidated Edison Inc said today about 570,000 homes and businesses in the City and Westchester County were still without power.

  • 17/10/2012 | World

    FBI arrests man in Federal Reserve bomb plot

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man on charges he attempted to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank with what he believed was a 1,000-pound (453-kg) bomb, a plot thwarted by an undercover sting operation, federal authorities said.

  • 29/10/2012 | World

    Partial crane collapse in NY prompts evacuations nearby

    New York City evacuated neighbours of a partially built, 90-story apartment building after the top of a construction crane collapsed in high winds, prompting fears the entire rig could crash to the ground.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    Bloomberg: Fire destroyed 80 houses in Queens

    A fire destroyed 80 houses in Queens during the night, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters during a press conference earlier.

  • 17/09/2012 | World

    Occupy Wall Street marks anniversary, dozens arrested

    New York police today arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street activists who gathered in the city's financial district, where they sought to disrupt traffic and surround the New York Stock Exchange as part of a day of protests to mark the movement's first anniversary.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    Protesters demonstrate in front of CFK's hotel in NY

    Over a hundred protesters demonstrated in front of the hotel where President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is staying at in New York, holding similar signs to the ones seen at the September 13 pot-banging protest.

  • 16/10/2012 | World

    Obama gets tough on Romney in debate rematch

    US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate, with Obama moving aggressively to challenge his opponent.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    London tops New York as global fashion capital

    London topped New York as the global fashion capital for the second consecutive year, according to a new ranking released on Thursday, the start of New York Fashion Week.

  • 08/09/2012 | World

    Tornadoes blare through New York, Virginia

    A rare tornado struck New York City today, blowing out the windows of at least one building, and a separate twister hit the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., as a line of fierce thunderstorms swept the region, knocking out power to thousands of homes.

  • 10/09/2012 | World

    Feminine looks, old Hollywood style feature at NY fashion week

    Soft, flowing dresses with mid-calf hemlines in pastel shades of blue, sea foam and grays dominated the runway as designer Carolina Herrera showed her Spring 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week.

  • 18/07/2012 | World

    Visitors to get first up-close look at space shuttle in New York

    The Enterprise has landed in New York City, where starting on Thursday the public will be allowed a close-up look at the first, prototype space shuttle created by NASA in 1976.

  • 30/07/2012 | World

    New York's Plaza Hotel sold to Sahara for $570 mln

    India's Sahara Group has agreed to sell a controlling stake in New York's landmark Plaza Hotel for $570 million, Elad Properties, an Israeli-owned real estate owned company, said.

  • 20/08/2012 | World

    US Court rejects Argentina's sovereign-immunity argument

    A US Federal Appeals Court in New York rejected Argentina’s argument that its sovereign immunity was affected by a lower-court ruling compelling compliance with subpoenas sought by NML Capital Ltd. for collection of five money judgments.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    Painting of Christ fetches $4.6 mln at NY auction

    A 16th-century painting of Christ set a record for Italian artist Girolamo Romanino at Christie's Old Masters auction when it sold for $4.6 million.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    New York City official defends 'supersize' drink ban

    New York City's top health official shot back at critics who have blasted the city's plan to limit the sale of oversized sugary drinks such as soda, calling beverage industry opposition ridiculous.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Malvinas islanders travel to NY to address CFK

    A group of young Malvinas Islanders has travelled to New York City in order to pass a firm message to Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the United Nations summit that they want to remain British subjects and continue their current way of life.

  • 16/05/2012 | World

    Wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. found dead at NY home

    Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, was found dead on Wednesday at her home in a New York City suburb, an officer at the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office said. She was 52.

  • 30/05/2012 | World

    French court lifts gagging order on Strauss-Kahn

    A French appeals court lifted a gagging order that prevented former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn from speaking to the media during a judicial investigation into his links with a suspected prostitution ring.

  • 06/06/2012 | World

    Space shuttle Enterprise docks at New York museum home

    The space shuttle Enterprise - named after the spaceship in Star Trek - floated past the Statue of Liberty on a barge and docked near its new home at a museum on New York's Hudson River.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    Judge to rule Tuesday on Strauss-Kahn suit's fate

    A New York judge is expected to rule next Tuesday whether to toss out a civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn brought by the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her.

  • 01/05/2012 | World

    New York man convicted in subway suicide bomb plot

    A federal jury found a Bosnian-born US citizen guilty of planning a coordinated suicide bomb attack on New York City subways in 2009 at the behest of senior al Qaeda operatives.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Up on the roof of NY's Met museum in 'Cloud City'

    Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno combines art, architecture and science in a striking installation on the rooftop garden of The Metropolitan Museum of Art that gives visitors a different perspective of the sky, clouds and the city around them.

  • 21/03/2012 | World

    Truman Capote's New York home sold for US$12.5 M

    The Brooklyn Heights mansion belonging to writer Truman Capote was sold in US$12.5 million to the creator of the successful “Grand Theft Auto” videogame, according to the New York Observer.

  • 05/04/2012 | World

    Russian arms dealer sentenced to 25 years in prison

    Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer caught in an undercover sting by US agents posing as Colombian guerrillas seeking weapons, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a US judge in New York.

  • 24/04/2012 | World

    Empire State Building about to lose status as tallest in NYC

    One World Trade Center, being built at the site of the fallen twin towers, could surpass the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York as soon as next week, a city official said.

  • 21/02/2012 | World

    iPads to replace TVs in NYC taxis?

    New York City authorities are analyzing whether to change the current TV sets in cabs for iPad or Galaxy tablets. The classic yellow cabs feature small television sets which broadcast news shows and advertisements, which have become trademark staples.

  • 09/03/2012 | World

    Occupy Wall Street in New York running out of cash

    New York's Occupy Wall Street group is warning it could run out of money by the end of the month, raising questions about the future of the movement that sparked nationwide protests against economic injustice last year.

  • 19/03/2012 | World

    New York City police tighten security at Jewish sites

    New York police ramped up security at synagogues and other Jewish institutions citywide following the deadly attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

  • 30/12/2011 | World

    Financial dispute delays 9/11 museum opening

    A dispute over construction costs is delaying the planned opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on the 11th anniversary of the attacks next year, officials said.

  • 01/01/2012 | World

    New York police arrest dozens of anti-Wall Street protesters

    New York police arrested 68 people overnight after anti-Wall Street protesters streamed back into Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and toppled security barricades on New Year's Eve, police said.

  • 21/02/2012 | World

    Sotheby's to sell Munch's "The Scream", eyes US$80 mln

    Sotheby's will offer the only privately owned version of Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" at an auction in New York on May 2, and expects it to fetch more than US$80 million.

  • 15/11/2011 | World

    Judge upholds eviction of Wall Street protesters

    A judge upheld New York City's legal justification for evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park after police in riot gear broke up a two-month-old demonstration against economic inequality.

  • 18/11/2011 | World

    Latam art sales in US have best year since 2008

    Latin American art sales, which totalled nearly $90 million in New York in 2011, scored their best year since the 2008 financial crisis, aided by a boom in Brazilian art and demand from Asia.

  • 13/12/2011 | World

    Anti-Wall Street activists march on West Coast ports

    Anti-Wall Street activists trying to shut down West Coast ports late last evening managed to close several terminals and scuffled with police, but fell short of mounting the full-scale cargo blockade they had promised.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    NY artist can paint nude models only after dark

    An artist arrested for applying body paint to a nude model in New York's Times Square will have charges against him dropped if his models strip naked only after dark, according to a court agreement reached.

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    Rain, raid fears raise tension at NY Occupy Wall St

    Cold, wind, rain and fear of a police raid put New York's Occupy Wall Street protesters on edge, sparking conflicts at the 6-week-old camp over even the most mundane points of park life.

  • 28/10/2011 | World

    US marks anniversary of Statue of Liberty

    Hundreds of people took ferries across New York Harbor on a cold but sunny to mark the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of the Liberty.

  • 11/09/2011 | World

    New Yorkers: United they stand

    By Adrián Royo Caldiz -From NYC-

    “This is the new sound of freedom,” a man said to his girlfriend as they stood in line, listening to the many beeps coming out from the several metal detectors being used on civilians by the New York police in order to look for any concealed weapons.

  • 12/09/2011 | World

    New York remains on alert after 9/11 anniversary

    By Adrián Royo Caldiz, from NYC.-
    The ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks have come and gone, but for New Yorkers that doesn’t mean the terror threat is going away any time soon.

  • 14/09/2011 | World

    New York life slowly going back to normal

    By Adrián Royo Caldiz, from NYC.-
    New Yorkers gave a sigh of relief as many of the checkpoints put in place by the police in order to check for suspicious vehicles had been lifted. As the high threat level slowly moves away, security measures were gradually scaled back and would continue to decrease.

  • 28/08/2011 | World

    Irene floods US northeast, Manhattan spared the worst

    Hurricane Irene swept through Manhattan but reserved the worst of its fury for towns and suburbs up and down the northeastern United States where driving rain and flood tides inundated homes and cut power to millions.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Clinton: al Qaeda behind unconfirmed threat to US

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that al Qaeda was behind a specific, credible but unconfirmed report of a threat to harm Americans, notably in New York and Washington.

  • 11/08/2011 | World

    Statue of Liberty interior to close for renovation

    The Statue of Liberty will undergo a year-long safety overhaul, temporarily closing its interior to visitors at the end of October on the 125th anniversary of its dedication.

  • 22/08/2011 | World

    Prosecutors ask NY judge to drop Strauss-Kahn case

    New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France.-

  • 26/07/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn rape case hearing delayed again

    The court date in the attempted rape case of former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been postponed to Aug. 23, his lawyers said, adding they hope charges will be dismissed by that date.

  • 30/07/2011 | World

    New York's Met to return 19 artifacts to Egypt

    New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return 19 artifacts to Cairo, dating back to the time of ancient Egypt's teenage king Tutankhamen, the state news agency MENA said today.

  • 08/08/2011 | World

    New York maid hits Strauss-Kahn with civil lawsuit

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed alleges.

  • 25/06/2011 | World

    NYC marriage bill paves way for same-sex divorce

    As New York's same-sex couples head to the altar to celebrate their newly won right to marry, they can take comfort in the fact that, if it doesn't work out, their right to get divorced in the state just got a lot easier as well.

  • 22/07/2011 | World

    Heatwave causes brownouts in NYC as power use spikes

    A brutal heatwave is causing brownouts as homes and businesses in New York City and Westchester County crank up their air conditioners and could push power usage to a new all-time record today, said power provider Consolidated Edison.

  • 25/07/2011 | World

    Part of New York's JFK airport evacuated

    A busy terminal in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was partly evacuated after an unattended bag was found, according to a spokesman for American Airlines.

  • 03/06/2011 | World

    New York neighborhood first to go wireless

    A waterfront area in the New York borough of Brooklyn has become the first city neighborhood to feature free wireless service on streets and in parks and plazas.

  • 14/06/2011 | World

    NY lawmakers set to vote on legalizing gay marriage

    New York could become the sixth US state to allow same-sex marriage next week after Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a bill today that he hopes will be approved by lawmakers.

  • 24/06/2011 | World

    New York state lawmakers approve gay marriage

    New York will become the sixth and most populous US state to allow gay marriage after senators voted 33-29 on Friday night to approve the move.

  • 12/05/2011 | World

    Main tower at NY World Trade Centre to be re-designed

    New York and New Jersey’s Port Authorities have been forced to change the design of the main tower of New York’s World Trade Centre (WTC) due to technical problems which involved draping the base with prismatic glass panels, according to the New York Times.

  • 14/05/2011 | World

    IMF head arrested in New York accused of sexual attack

    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody at JFK airport in New York and was being questioned in regard to a sexual assault, a New York police spokesman told reporters.

  • 24/05/2011 | World

    Beaches, parks off limits to New York smokers

    New York City took its smoking prohibition outdoors, adding the city's parks and beaches to the list of places where smoking is banned as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign to promote healthy habits.

  • 05/04/2011 | World

    NY's rat problem damaging tourism, city official

    Absolutely no one likes a rat, a city official said, demanding $1.5 million be restored to the budget to be help control what he called Manhattan's horrific rat problem.

  • 19/04/2011 | World

    Some New York cab drivers to wear bulletproof vests

    New York City livery cab drivers, often called to crime-ridden neighbourhoods that yellow taxis tend to ignore, are being armed with bulletproof vests, an advocacy group said.

  • 10/05/2011 | World

    US warns Broadway theaters on security threats

    US safety regulators have told Broadway theaters to update their emergency plans, a reminder that the aging buildings near New York's Times Square may need to evacuate as some did during a failed bomb plot a year ago.

  • 12/03/2011 | World

    Tour bus crash in US, 14 dead

    A tour bus that was returning from a casino scraped along a guard rail and slammed into a pole, leaving a jumble of bodies and twisted metal along Interstate 95. Fourteen passengers were killed.

  • 15/03/2011 | World

    New York mosque project site faces legal challenge

    A New York building set to be demolished for an Islamic cultural center and mosque should be preserved as a monument of the Sept. 11 al Qaeda attacks, opponents of the mosque project said in court.

  • 29/03/2011 | World

    Rare Gauguin sculpture to be sold in New York

    An intricate wooden bust carved by Paul Gauguin is expected to sell for as much as USD$15 million when it is auctioned on May 3, according to Sotheby's.

  • 07/01/2011 | World

    Egypt threatens to take back New York obelisk

    The Egyptian government official charged with protecting his country's ancient monuments is threatening to take back an iconic obelisk in Central Park unless New York City takes steps to restore it.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Bloomberg says NYSE deal 'very good' for New York

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he supports advanced talks that would place the iconic New York Stock Exchange into the hands of Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG.

  • 12/02/2011 | World

    Reactions from New York to London, Egyptians celebrate

    From New York to London, Egyptian expatriates joined their countrymen in celebrating the fall of President Hosni Mubarak. Hundreds gathered for a global solidarity demonstration in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate Egypt's victory.

  • 08/12/2014 | Latin America

    Petrobras faces class-action lawsuit in New York court over graft

    State-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and its top executives face a class-action lawsuit in a federal court in New York over an alleged contract fixing, bribery and kickback scheme that lawyers say inflated the value of the company's assets.

  • 10/11/2012 | Sports

    Knicks grind down Mavericks, maintain perfect start

    The New York Knicks remain the only unbeaten team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after an impressive 104-94 win over the in-form Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden last night.

  • 02/11/2014 | Sports

    Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win tight NYC Marathon

    Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of exciting men's and women's races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon.

  • 20/02/2012 | Sports

    Lin leads Knicks to victory over NBA champion Mavs

    The New York Knicks rained down a torrent of three-pointers in the fourth quarter to gain the upper hand and beat the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks 104-97 before a raucous crowd at Madison Square Garden.

  • 05/05/2012 | Sports

    Capitals beat Rangers to level series 2-2

    The Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 3-2 today to tie their best-of-seven National Hockey League Eastern Conference semi-finals series at 2-2.

  • 11/07/2012 | Sports

    Prigioni with one foot on the Big Apple

    According to New York media, the Knickerbockers are trying to sign 35-year-old point guard Pablo Prigioni out of the Spanish League. The Argentine is expected to take the offer and come to the Big Apple for his shot in the NBA.

  • 28/08/2011 | Sports

    US Open to start on schedule after hurricane escape

    The US Open will start as planned after the National Tennis Center escaped serious damage from Hurricane Irene, officials said.

  • 08/09/2011 | Sports

    Flooding evacuations ordered in 3 eastern US states

    Relentless rain spawned by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee caused major flooding in the eastern United States, forcing the evacuation of about 130,000 people in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland and swamping homes and businesses all the way up to New England.

  • 15/02/2012 | Sports

    'Linsanity' touches down in star-struck Canada

    'Linsanity' slammed into hockey-mad Canada with the force of a winter storm as Jeremy Lin, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) newest sensation, set hearts aflutter with a Valentine's Day visit to the league's most northern outpost.

  • 19/10/2014 | Arts and Media

    Met Opera braces for 'Death of Klinghoffer' protests

    New York's Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades as protesters get ready to picket "The Death of Klinghoffer," the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerillas.

  • 14/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    'The Godfather' mansion up for sale

    A New York City mansion that featured in the 1972 American movie classic "The Godfather" is up for grabs for fans of the blockbuster or just anyone willing to pay the $2.89 million price tag.

  • 30/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Prize-winning American poet Mark Strand dies in New York

    Poet Mark Strand, a former poet laureate of the United States and a Pulitzer Prize winner, has died at the age of 80, according to the Academy of American Poets.

  • 07/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Family, friends remember Joan Rivers in private ceremony

    Family and friends bid farewell to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral in Manhattan.

  • 11/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Joan Rivers' death: NY clinic denies biopsy procedure claims

    The New York clinic where comedian Joan Rivers stopped breathing a week before her death has denied ever administering general anesthesia or conducting a vocal cord biopsy as has been alleged in media reports as contributing to her demise.

  • 16/10/2014 | Arts and Media

    Post-mortem states Joan Rivers died of complications during medical procedure

    Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure that caused oxygen deprivation to the brain, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said.

  • 24/07/2014 | Arts and Media

    NY Met Opera threatens to lock out musicians in labour dispute

    New York's Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its musicians and other unionized employees next week if a new contract agreement is not reached, in an escalation of a labor dispute that threatens to derail an entire opera season.

  • 30/08/2014 | Arts and Media

    Comedian Joan Rivers remains in serious condition at NY hospital

    Comedian Joan Rivers was in serious condition at a New York hospital after she was admitted suffering cardiac arrest when her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure, her family and hospital officials said.

  • 05/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Sheer fabrics, draped pants, take center stage at NY Fashion Week

    Sheer fabrics, backless dresses, draped pants, slit skirts and pastel gowns were the dominant look as designers presented their spring 2015 collections in New York.

  • 10/06/2013 | Arts and Media

    'Kinky Boots' wins six Tony awards including best musical

    "Kinky Boots" won six Tony awards last night including the top award of best musical and a prize for its composer, pop queen Cyndi Lauper, as Broadway presented its top honors.

  • 14/10/2013 | Arts and Media

    Banksy sells works at NY pop-up stall for bargain prices

    Art collectors and tourists in New York got a bargain during the weekend when British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work is expected to fetch upwards of $150,000 at an auction later this year, sold paintings at a pop-up stall in Central Park for $60.

  • 27/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    French tourist mistakes actor Richard Gere for a beggar

    A French tourist in New York ran into a man munching a burger from a trash can and offered him a slice of pizza. Little did she know at the time that far from feeding a homeless man, she was talking to actor Richard Gere, in character for his upcoming movie “Time out of Mind”.

  • 03/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    New York critics pick 'Zero Dark Thirty' as best film

    The New York Film Critics Circle today picked action thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" as best film and gave its top acting honours to Daniel Day-Lewis and Rachel Weisz in the first major movie awards leading up to Hollywood's Oscars.

  • 18/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    NYC's Met can keep Cezanne painting seized in Russian revolution

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art can keep a famed painting by Paul Cezanne that an art collector's great-grandson had argued was improperly acquired after being confiscated by the Russian Bolshevik regime a century ago, a US appeals court ruled today.

  • 07/05/2013 | Arts and Media

    New York's Met Museum celebrates punk's influence on fashion

    With their black leather, studded jackets, ripped jeans, bondage trousers and messages of rebellion and anarchy, punks from the 1970s probably never envisioned that a major museum would be celebrating their influence on fashion 40 years later.

  • 15/10/2012 | Arts and Media

    Rolling Stones to play four gigs, Jagger hints at more

    The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in London and two near New York as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, the band announced, and lead singer Mick Jagger hinted there could be more gigs to come.

  • 13/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    New York auctions feature trophy works by top artists

    More than US$1 billion worth of fine art, from Picassos and Monets to Rothkos and Richters, will be auctioned at Christie's and Sotheby's starting this Wednesday in sales that officials say are shaping up to be some of the biggest in years.

  • 29/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    Lindsay Lohan risks jail return after double trouble

    Lindsay Lohan faced the possibility of being sent back to jail after a tumultuous 24 hours in which she was arrested in New York for assault, and charged in California with reckless driving and lying to police over a June car crash.

  • 18/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    John Lennon's killer to get seventh parole hearing this week

    Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon 32 years ago, will have his seventh parole hearing this week, New York state's Department of Corrections said today.

  • 20/09/2012 | Arts and Media

    Basquiat poised to set record at New York art auction

    An early work by Jean-Michel Basquiat could set an artist's record in November when it is expected to sell for some US$20 million, auction house Christie's said.

  • 04/10/2012 | Arts and Media

    Julianne Moore robbed US$127,000 worth of jewellery

    New York City police said they are investigating the theft of 10 pieces of jewelry worth $127,000 that were taken from actress Julianne Moore's Manhattan apartment several months ago.

  • 19/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Alec Baldwin, photographer clash in New York

    A photographer with New York tabloid newspaper Daily News accused actor Alec Baldwin of attacking him on Tuesday, but the actor's representative told a different story.

  • 30/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Stolen Dali painting mailed back to NY gallery

    A Salvador Dali painting stolen last week from a New York City gallery was mailed back in pristine condition, police said yesterday.

  • 14/07/2012 | Arts and Media

    Pianist for Uruguayan band 'No Te Va Gustar' dies

    Marcel Curuchet, pianist for the Uruguayan band ‘No Te Va Gustar,’ died this afternoon in the United States after being hospitalized overnight in New Jersey. The musician was involved in a road accident yesterday, sources from the band disclosed.

  • 27/04/2012 | Arts and Media

    'La suerte en tus manos' bags Tribeca award in NYC

    Argentine romcom flick ‘La suerte en tus manos,’ (or 'All In' as it's labelled in English) a film written and directed by Daniel Burman about a professional poker player, bagged the award for ‘Best Screenplay’ at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.  

  • 28/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    Cynthia Nixon marries her girlfriend

    Former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon married her longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni, international media reported.

  • 05/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Daughter of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore arrested in New York

    Scout Willis, the 20-year-old daughter of Hollywood actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, was arrested in New York City and jailed overnight for drinking a beer and giving police a fake identification card, court papers showed.

  • 06/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Models form rights group ahead of New York Fashion Week

    Fashion models in the United States launched a rights group ahead of New York Fashion Week to seek workplace standards including backstage privacy to stop unauthorized nude photos and a program to provide confidential advice on dealing with sexual harassment.

  • 06/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Tribeca expands world view in film fest lineup

    Films about the treatment of women in India and a gay man in Israel will open the competitions at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival that will also screen movies starring James Franco, Abbie Cornish, Kate Bosworth and other stars.

  • 05/04/2012 | Arts and Media

    'CSI' actor Gary Sinise cancels gigs after car accident

    "CSI:NY" star Gary Sinise has pulled out of several musical concerts with his band, and other appearances, after being injured in a car accident last week, his spokeswoman said.

  • 16/06/2011 | Arts and Media

    NY police to investigate Tupac robbery confession

    New York police are investigating an online posting from a man who claims to have shot the late rapper Tupac Shakur during a robbery attempt in 1994, a police spokesman said.

  • 28/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    NY museum extends hours of McQueen exhibit

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is extending the hours of its wildly popular Costume Institute exhibition featuring the work of late designer Alexander McQueen.

  • 22/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Alec Baldwin 'lost appetite' to be NYC mayor

    Actor Alec Baldwin said in his weekly New York radio podcast that he no longer has the appetite to run for New York City mayor, criticizing current candidates and expressing doubts the job was powerful enough to cause change.

  • 04/03/2011 | Arts and Media

    Eric Clapton's guitars to be auctioned in New York

    More than 70 guitars belonging to legendary British music icon Eric Clapton will go on the auction block in New York next week to raise money for his drug and alcohol treatment centre in the Caribbean.

  • 09/04/2011 | Arts and Media

    Classic film director, Sidney Lumet dies

    Sidney Lumet, the American film director known for inspiring top-notch performances from actors in a stream of classic films including "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Network" and "Fail-Safe," died on Saturday at age 86, the New York Times said.

  • 06/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    'West Side Story' playwright Arthur Laurents dies at 93

    The Tony Award winning playwright Arthur Laurents died in New York City yesterday, due to complications of the pneumonia he suffered, his agent stated. He was 93 years old. Laurents became famous for writing the musical “West Side Story,” in 1957.

  • 03/11/2014 | Multimedia

    New WTC 'Freedom Tower' opens its doors in Manhattan

    The "Freedom Tower", the main skyscraper of the new World Trade Center in New York City has opened its doors to welcome its first tenants, with the transfer of part of the Conde Nast offices to the building.

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