November 27, 2014
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  • 28/05/2014 | Latin America

    US House passes bill seeking Venezuela sanctions

    The US House of Representatives passed legislation today, to impose sanctions on Venezuelans responsible for human rights abuses during anti-government protests, despite Obama administration worries that they could threaten talks seeking to ease the unrest.

  • 28/05/2014 | Latin America

    US House passes bill seeking Venezuela sanctions

    The US House of Representatives passed legislation today, to impose sanctions on Venezuelans responsible for human rights abuses during anti-government protests, despite Obama administration worries that they could threaten talks seeking to ease the unrest.

  • 26/07/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela ex general Caravajal awaits US extradition bid

    A retired Venezuelan general wanted in the United States over drug-trafficking accusations remained in jail on the Caribbean island of Aruba over the weekend awaiting a formal extradition request, his lawyer said on Saturday.

  • 07/05/2014 | Latin America

    Cuba arrests Miami-based exiles suspected of attack plot

    Cuba has arrested four Miami-based Cuban exiles suspected of planning attacks on military installations with the goal of promoting anti-government violence on the island, the interior ministry said.

  • 08/05/2014 | Latin America

    Mexico shaked by quake, no damage reported

    The US Geological Survey put the quake epicenter in the western Mexican state of Guerrero at a depth of 14.9 miles just inland from the Pacific Coast. No tsunami alert was triggered.

  • 12/05/2014 | Latin America

    At White House, Uruguay president urges US to become bilingual

    Uruguay President Jose Mujica, meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, today urged the United States to become bilingual, joking that immigrants from Latin America would fill the country with Spanish speakers.

  • 28/02/2014 | Latin America

    Kerry says working with others on possible Venezuela mediation

    The United States is working with Colombia and other countries to see if mediation can bring opposing sides in Venezuela together for talks on ending unrest there, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today.

  • 20/03/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica agrees to take Guantanamo inmates after US request

    Uruguay has agreed with the United States to accept some prisoners held in the much-criticized detention center at the US military base of Guantanamo Bay, President Jose Mujica said.

  • 23/04/2014 | Latin America

    Rousseff praises US for relaxing grip on Internet

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has praised the US for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the NSA spying scandal.

  • 20/02/2014 | Latin America

    Maduro: If CNN do not correct reports, they are out of Venezuela

    "CNN has the objective of forcing a civil war in order to provoke the 'gringo' [USA] army against our fatherland. Alert the entire country, alert," the head of state warned, in a live television appearance this evening.

  • 23/02/2014 | Latin America

    US to seek extradition of accused Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

    US federal prosecutors in New York plan to seek the extradition of Mexico's most wanted man, drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, to the United States, the US Attorney's office said today.

  • 27/02/2014 | Latin America

    US State Department report warns human right violations in Venezuela

    An executive summary published today by the US State Department describes Venezuela’s political power as “concentrated in a single party with an authoritarian executive”, and reported human rights abuses, including corruption, freedom of speech restrictions, and political persecutions amid others.

  • 04/12/2013 | Latin America

    Mexico finds stolen radioactive material amid dirty bomb fear

    Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said.

  • 23/01/2014 | Latin America

    Mexican president displeased by Tamayo execution in US

    The execution of Mexican citizen Edgar Tamayo by lethal injection in Texas sets a bad precedent for upholding international law, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has said.

  • 17/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela expels 3 US diplomats after protests

    Venezuela has ordered three US diplomats to leave the country, accusing them of recruiting students to lead protests that were the OPEC nation's most serious violence since President Nicolas Maduro's April election and in which three people were killed.

  • 24/09/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's Rousseff renews criticism of US for spying

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today criticized the United States for spying and said Brazil would adopt legislation and technology to protect it from illegal interception of communications.

  • 30/09/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela expels top US diplomat for encouraging 'acts of sabotage'

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said today he was expelling the top US diplomat in the South American nation and two others, accusing them of meeting with opposition leaders and encouraging "acts of sabotage" against his country.

  • 26/11/2013 | Latin America

    Cuba suspends consular services in US, blames embargo

    Cuba is shutting down nearly all of its consular services in the United States until further notice after it said no bank would handle its business, the government announced, blaming the situation on the longstanding US economic embargo.

  • 13/08/2013 | Latin America

    Mexico to fight release of drug lord behind US agent's murder

    Mexico said it would seek to void a court decision that freed a Mexican drug boss imprisoned for ordering the 1985 torture and murder of a US drug enforcement agent, a ruling that has angered the United States.

  • 06/09/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's Rousseff: Obama took responsibility for NSA spying

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, angered by a recent report that the US government spied on her communications, said today that President Barack Obama had taken responsibility for what happened and that she may proceed with a planned visit to Washington next month.

  • 17/09/2013 | Latin America

    Rousseff calls off state visit to US over spying

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off plans for a state visit to Washington because of revelations that the US spied on her personal communications and those of other Brazilians.

  • 11/07/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela says Snowden has still not formally responded to asylum offer

    Venezuela has still not received a formal response to its offer of asylum to former US spy contractor Edward Snowden, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told a news agency today.

  • 12/07/2013 | Latin America

    Mercosur condemns 'attack' on Evo Morales, US on spying

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was attending today’s Mercosur Summit in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city. US illegal spying programmes in regional countries and a statement condemning the Evo Morales’ plane spat, on the presidents’ agenda.

  • 12/08/2013 | Latin America

    Kerry backs peace talks during visit to Colombia

    Secretary of State John Kerry promised strong US backing for peace talks aimed at ending Colombia's half century of conflict, calling the country a success story in a world where many states have failed or are failing.

  • 08/07/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil to probe local telecom operators over alleged spying

    Brazil's telecommunications agency said it would investigate whether local operators had violated customer privacy rules in alleged surveillance of Brazilian telecommunications data by US spy agencies.

  • 10/07/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia demands explanation on NSA spying allegations

    Colombia expressed concern early today after revelations the United States had spied on the Andean nation, its closest military ally in Latin America, and called for an explanation.

  • 29/05/2013 | Latin America

    US Biden begins three-day visit to Brazil

    US Vice President Joe Biden began a three-day visit to Brazil today to meet government and business leaders as Washington gears up for a planned state visit by President Dilma Rousseff later this year.

  • 02/07/2013 | Latin America

    Snowden needs 'world's protection', says Maduro

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that Edward Snowden, the former US spy agency contractor, deserved the "world's protection" for divulging details of Washington's spy program.

  • 04/07/2013 | Latin America

    Evo Morales back in Bolivia after plane drama over Snowden

    Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived home to a hero's welcome late yesterday, saying some European countries' refusal to let his plane enter their airspace because of suspicion it carried fugitive US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was a provocation aimed at all of South America.

  • 25/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela detains US citizen accused of financing opposition

    Venezuela has detained an American citizen it says was financing opposition student demonstrations after this month's disputed presidential election, the latest in a flurry of accusations over last week's post-vote violence.

  • 01/05/2013 | Latin America

    Bolivia expels US aid agency after Kerry 'backyard' comment

    Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled a US development agency from his country, marking the latest confrontation between Washington and a bloc of left-wing governments in Latin America.

  • 02/05/2013 | Latin America

    Maduro: opposition seeks 'totalitarian project' in Venezuela

    Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro asked the US to “respect” his country, and warned about the raise of an extreme right in the Caribbean nation but said he’ll do everything possible “in order to stop the appearance of a new Pinochet.”

  • 09/03/2013 | Latin America

    Evo 'almost certain' Chávez 'poisoned'

    The President of Bolivia Evo Morales affirmed that he is “almost certain” that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez died because the “Empire” (the United States) poisoned him ratifying the plot theory held by Venezuela’s acting president Nicolás Maduro.

  • 11/04/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's Rousseff to make rare state visit to US

    President Dilma Rousseff will make the first formal state visit by a Brazilian leader to the United States in nearly two decades, a diplomatic breakthrough for an emerging power that has clashed with Washington but is hungry for closer ties and recognition of its growing prestige.

  • 19/04/2013 | Latin America

    Mantega chastises US, Europe over delays in IMF reform

    Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega harshly criticized the US and Europe over their decision to stall a reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), currently being demanded by many developing countries.

  • 13/11/2012 | Latin America

    LatAm asks to address drug policy no later than 2015, aims to US

    Illegal drug use globally is still rising despite a decades-long battle against organized crime, and producer and consumer nations need to come up with new strategies, Mexico and four Central American countries said.

  • 23/11/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico arrests suspected murderer on FBI most wanted list

    Mexican federal police have captured suspected murderer, rapist and drug gang member Joe Luis Saenz, one of the 10 most wanted fugitives on the FBI's list, the government said today.

  • 05/01/2013 | Latin America

    Honduras removes its ambassador to Colombia amid party scandal

    Honduras has removed its ambassador to Colombia amid reports his personal aide was involved in a wild party held at the embassy of Honduras in Bogota which, according to media, was attended by prostitutes and where cell phones and computers were stolen.

  • 24/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican police shoot two US Embassy staff in botched chase

    Two US Embassy employees were shot at and wounded by Mexican police after they were caught up in a police chase on the outskirts of the capital, Mexico's Navy said.

  • 15/09/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela blasts US criticism over drugs

    Venezuela today rejected as unsubstantiated a new US report that accused President Hugo Chavez's government of failing to fight the drugs trade.

  • 12/10/2012 | Latin America

    Tropical Storm Rafael forms over eastern Caribbean Sea

    Tropical Storm Rafael formed over the eastern Caribbean Sea, triggering storm warnings for Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and several other islands, the US National Hurricane Center said.

  • 28/07/2012 | Latin America

    Bodies of two US mountaineers found in Peru's Andes

    The bodies of two US climbers were located today after they apparently suffered a fall on the peak of Mount Palcaraju, high in Peru's Andes, local media reported.

  • 30/07/2012 | Latin America

    Ecuador, Brazil to help set up Haiti new military

    Brazil and Ecuador have agreed to help Haiti set up a new army that will eventually replace the UN peacekeeping force that has protected the impoverished Caribbean nation on and off since 1994, officials say.

  • 10/08/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez says US detainee was Marine

    A US citizen arrested in Venezuela while entering illegally from Colombia is a former US Marine and is refusing to explain himself under interrogation, President Hugo Chávez said.

  • 04/05/2012 | Latin America

    Bodies of 23 found dumped near US border in Mexico drug war

    The bodies of 23 people were found hanging from a bridge or dismembered in ice boxes and garbage bags in northeastern Mexico, in an escalation of brutal violence involving rivel drug gangs on the US border.

  • 16/05/2012 | Latin America

    Daughter of Cuban leader Raúl Castro to visit US

    Cuban President Raúl Castro's daughter is scheduled to visit California next week to speak at a conference of experts on Latin America during a rare US trip by a member of Cuba's ruling family.

  • 04/06/2012 | Latin America

    Peru says Van der Sloot can be extradited to US

    Peru's top court has ruled Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot can be extradited to the United States in connection with the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, but only after serving a Peruvian prison sentence for murder.

  • 08/03/2012 | Latin America

    Cuba calls exclusion from regional summit 'unacceptable'

    Cuba said it was "unacceptable" that it will not be invited to an upcoming hemispheric summit in Colombia and blamed the United States for insisting that Cuba be excluded.

  • 26/03/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian troops kill 35 rebels in new blow to FARC

    Colombian troops killed 35 leftist FARC rebels in a remote jungle region, President Juan Manuel Santos said, the second blow to the drug-funded group in less than a week.

  • 15/04/2012 | Latin America

    US says Colombia trade deal kicks off in May

    The US-Colombia free trade agreement will enter into force next month, far earlier than expected, as a result of what the Obama administration called "historic" progress for Colombian worker protections and human rights.

  • 07/10/2011 | Latin America

    Convicted Cuban agent released from Florida jail

    A Cuban spy convicted of infiltrating a Cuban exile organization in Florida was released from a US jail after serving 13 years of his 15-year-sentence, his lawyer said.

  • 21/10/2011 | Latin America

    Philip Morris closes factory in Uruguay due to anti-tobacco laws

    US tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) announced today through a communiqué, the closure of their factory in Uruguay, due to the pressing demand placed on them by Uruguay’s anti-tobacco laws. The company announced that they will transfer the local production to neighbouring country, Argentina.

  • 28/11/2011 | Latin America

    Venezuela, Colombia hail drug kingpin capture

    The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia announced the capture of one of the region's most-wanted drug traffickers and touted it as evidence that their ideologically opposed governments were united against crime.

  • 27/09/2011 | Latin America

    Obama nominates Jacobson to be ratified as US - Latin American liaison

    US President Barack Obama suggested that acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, be ratified in office, the White House announced.

  • 28/09/2011 | Latin America

    Obama: Cuba must reform before US eases stance

    The United States is ready to change its stern policy toward Cuba but has not seen steps from Havana that would justify lifting its embargo, President Barack Obama said today.

  • 29/09/2011 | Latin America

    Fidel Castro: 'Many things will change in Cuba in spite of the US'

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro lashed out at US President Barack Obama today for suggesting bilateral relations could improve if Cuba became more democratic, and he said the communist nation would not bow to US pressure.

  • 20/07/2011 | Latin America

    Cuba-US relations at stake in American contractor’s trial

    Future prospects for improving US-Cuba ties will be at stake when Cuba's highest court hears an appeal on Friday from jailed US aid contractor Alan Gross against his 15-year sentence for crimes against the state.

  • 17/08/2011 | Latin America

    Peru suspends coca eradication; US concerned

    Peru has temporarily halted the eradication of coca plants used to make cocaine as it works to redesign its anti-drug programs, the country's interior ministry said.

  • 25/08/2011 | Latin America

    New York considers possible hurricane evacuations

    New York City prepared to evacuate coastal areas and rescue stranded New Yorkers with a fleet of police boats in case the city gets socked by Hurricane Irene this weekend.

  • 22/04/2011 | Latin America

    US backs peaceful settlement of Honduran conflicts

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed strong support for efforts to resolve political and safety challenges in Honduras, divided by the aftermath of a coup in 2009.

  • 29/04/2011 | Latin America

    Mexico extradites once-powerful drug lord to US

    Mexico extradited the once-powerful drug lord Benjamin Arellano Felix to the United States in a renewed sign of US-Mexican cooperation in the drug fight.

  • 13/06/2011 | Latin America

    Colombia takes labor actions, eyes US pact approval

    Colombia took another step toward US approval of a long-delayed free trade agreement with the completion of several labor and judicial reforms aimed at reducing opposition to the pact.

  • 17/03/2011 | Latin America

    'Brazil could be an important partner for the US,' Rousseff says

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said that Barak Obama's visit this weekend strongly consolidates the perception that Brazil “could be an important partner” for the United States, during a press interview.

  • 28/03/2011 | Latin America

    Jimmy Carter starts Cuba visit, to discuss ties

    Former President Jimmy Carter, returning to Cuba for the first time since a groundbreaking 2002 trip, began a three-day visit on Monday to discuss troubled US-Cuba relations and is likely to talk about the fate of imprisoned US aid contractor Alan Gross.

  • 08/04/2011 | Latin America

    US: respect for human rights improves in Colombia, deteriorates in Nicaragua

    Human rights saw a significant improvement in Colombia in 2010 after Juan Manuel Santos took office, according to the annual report on the subject from the US Department of State.

  • 25/01/2011 | Latin America

    Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties

    US President Barack Obama plans to visit Brazil in March in a sign that ties between the two countries are substantially improving after a year of tension over Iran, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reports.

  • 07/02/2011 | Latin America

    US, Brazil agree to pressure China on undervalued currency

    The United States and Brazil will work together to pressure China on its undervalued currency, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner indicated after meeting with President Dilma Rousseff, in comments that reinforced an emerging alliance between the Western Hemisphere's two biggest economies.

  • 24/02/2011 | Latin America

    Mexico captures suspects in US agent's killing

    Mexican officials have presented several captured suspects in line with the murder of US customs agent Jaime Zapata, and injuring of agent Victor Avila after gunmen mistook him for rivals last week in a shoot out.

  • 02/11/2014 | Sports

    Ten in Texas for Hamilton as Mercedes equal Formula 1 record

    Lewis Hamilton took a big step towards a second Formula One world championship with his 10th win of the season in a US Grand Prix that saw Mercedes equal the record for one-two finishes.

  • 12/09/2014 | Sports

    Mayer gives Argentina lead over Israel

    Leonardo Mayer has beat Israeli Bar Bozter in 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and 6-1 and gave Argentina the first point in the Davis Cup match for World Group permanence held in the Florida city of Sunrise.

  • 12/09/2014 | Sports

    Serbia beat France to join US in World Cup final

    Serbia has continued their remarkable run in the basketball World Cup knockout rounds after a 90-85 win over European champions France steered them into Sunday's final against holders United States.

  • 13/09/2014 | Sports

    Israel beats Argentina in Davis Cup doubles, leads series 2-1

    Doubles pair Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos could not take Israeli doubles Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, who beat the Argentine couple 3 sets to 2 in a Davis Cup World Group permanence match held in Sunrise City, Florida, in the US. Israel now leads the series 2-1.

  • 09/09/2014 | Sports

    USA destroy Slovenia to make World Cup semis

    The United States basketball team has qualified easily for the semi-finals of the World Cup, coasting past Slovenia 119-76 to book a last-four clash with Lithuania on Thursday.

  • 11/09/2014 | Sports

    US ease past Lithuania into World Cup final

    The US has breezed into the basketball World Cup final after a commanding performance by the holders who beat Lithuania 96-68 in a one-sided contest.

  • 01/02/2014 | Sports

    Silver takes over as commissioner from Stern

    A new era began for the National Basketball Association (NBA) when David Stern's 30-year run as commissioner ended with his deputy, Adam Silver, taking over the helm.

  • 15/02/2014 | Sports

    US men edge Russians in ice hockey thriller, but skaters fail again

    The United States edged out host nation Russia in a thrilling men's ice hockey game at the Winter Olympics, but a last-minute switch of high-tech suits failed to propel American speed skaters to their first medal of the Sochi Games.

  • 21/04/2014 | Sports

    Boston Marathon breaks records a year after bombings

    A year after the deadly bombing attack, Meb Keflezighi became the first US male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades, in a race among 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the Marathon's 118-year history.

  • 07/03/2013 | Sports

    Los Angeles interested in 2024 Olympic bid

    The mayor of Los Angeles has notified the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) that the city is interested in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

  • 13/03/2013 | Sports

    US, Dominicans open second round with wins

    Favorites United States and the Dominican Republic upheld their status in contrasting fashion with wins that opened the double-elimination, second round of the World Baseball Classic in Miami.

  • 02/09/2013 | Sports

    US swimmer fulfills dream in record-breaking Cuba-to-Florida swim

    A 64-year-old American long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad, completed a 35-year-long quest to cross the Florida Straits today, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba without a shark cage.

  • 22/02/2013 | Sports

    US sues Lance Armstrong for sponsor money

    The US Justice Department said today it has joined a civil lawsuit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, accusing him of defrauding the US Postal Service by using banned substances in international races when the post was his sponsor.

  • 01/03/2013 | Sports

    Former US basketball star Rodman calls N.Korean leader 'awesome kid'

    Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman emerged from four days in North Korea today, calling the leader of the reclusive country "an awesome kid."

  • 06/03/2013 | Sports

    US, Mexico to compete for FIFA executive spot

    The United States and Mexico, who meet in a crucial World Cup qualifier later this month, are also going head-to-head in the election for a place on FIFA's powerful executive committee.

  • 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.

  • 04/02/2013 | Sports

    Paul Gascoigne travels to US treatment center

    Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne, who has lapsed in his battle with alcoholism, will receive treatment in the United States after "willingly" travelling there, his management company said today.

  • 06/02/2013 | Sports

    USADA extends deadline for Armstrong to cooperate

    The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has given disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong two more weeks to cooperate fully in an investigation into cycling's darkest episode in return for a possible reduction of his life ban.

  • 30/09/2012 | Sports

    US and Europe target fast starts to end Cup

    Going into Sunday's concluding singles matches at the Ryder Cup, the heavily favoured United States team hope to continue their free-wheeling style of play while Europe have been left banking on a miracle comeback.

  • 10/10/2012 | Sports

    Japan's Nishikori bows out in Shanghai

    Kei Nishikori's dream run that took him to the Japan Open tennis title last week was cut short in China when he lost 6-2 1-6 4-6 to Sam Querrey of the US in the second round of the Shanghai Masters.

  • 17/10/2012 | Sports

    Dempsey double secures World Cup progress for US

    Clint Dempsey scored twice as the United States booked their place in the final qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup finals with a convincing 3-1 win over Guatemala in Kansas City.

  • 04/09/2012 | Sports

    Play abandoned for the day at US Open because of rain

    The game between Juan Martín Del Potro and US' Andy Roddick will be completed on Wednesday after the US Open organization decided to call it off due to the persistent rains.

  • 25/09/2012 | Sports

    US hoping no place like home at Ryder Cup

    US captain Davis Love III has struggled for years to come up with a way of getting a real 'home field advantage' over Europe at this week's Ryder Cup and he hopes a freewheeling, birdie-laden shootout is his team's best shot at the trophy.

  • 27/09/2012 | Sports

    NFL referees agree deal with league to end lockout

    The National Football League (NFL) reached an agreement to end a labour dispute with its regular game officials last night, ending three weeks of questionable calls that had threatened the integrity of the sport.

  • 02/09/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro beats Mayer, moves ahead at US Open

    After an exhausting match, Juan Martin Del Potro run at the US Open continues after he managed to beat Leonardo Mayer 6-3 7-5 7-6(9) in Flushing Meadows on Sunday.

  • 04/09/2012 | Sports

    Spain look to Ferrer to lead Davis Cup team against US

    With Rafa Nadal still out recovering from a knee complaint, David Ferrer will lead holders Spain in their Davis Cup semi-final at home to the United States, captain Alex Corretja said.

  • 04/09/2012 | Sports

    Johnson makes last-ditch push for US Ryder Cup spot

    American Dustin Johnson may not have won the Deutsche Bank Championship but the long bomber put in an 11th hour bid for Ryder Cup selection by tying for fourth place at the TPC Boston.

  • 11/08/2012 | Sports

    Brilliant Farah surges to golden double

    Britain's Mo Farah won the 5,000 metres title and his second Olympic gold medal with a sensational late charge today amid deafening roars from a crowd witnessing another contender for the greatest moment of the Games.

  • 16/08/2012 | Sports

    United States end drought on Mexican soil

    Michael Orozco scored a late winner as the United States upset Mexico 1-0 in a stirring soccer friendly on Wednesday to register their first win away to their arch-rivals.

  • 28/08/2012 | Sports

    Europe's Ryder Cup team is perfect says Gallacher

    Europe captain José Maréa Olazabal was right to ignore triple major winner Padraig Harrington's claims for a wildcard pick and his 12-man team is just about perfect, said former skipper Bernard Gallacher.

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    US judoka expelled from Games for eating marijuana

    US competitor Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the London Olympic Games after testing positive for marijuana and apologised to organisers, fans and fellow athletes for unwittingly eating a brownie that had been baked with the drug.

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    'Golden Generation' not able to stop 'Dream Team'

    The US men's basketball team pulled away in the second half of a bad-tempered game against Argentina and claimed a 126-97 victory to claim a top seeding in the Olympic tournament's quarter-finals.

  • 29/07/2012 | Sports

    USA men in joyful romp over France

    The US men's basketball team launched their Olympic title defence with a joyful display of high-flying skill fuelled by camaraderie, soaring past France 98-71.

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Chinese deny Ye doping as Phelps seeks medal record

    China has vehemently rejected suggestions by a US coach that doping might be behind the astonishing performance of a Chinese swimmer as Michael Phelps, himself a former teen pool prodigy, bids to become the most decorated Olympian of all time.

  • 02/08/2012 | Sports

    US rowing women storm to flagship gold

    The United States powered to gold in the flagship women's Olympic eight after fighting off fierce rivals Canada to maintain their stunning six-year winning streak and cap a thrilling day of racing on Dorney Lake.

  • 18/06/2012 | Sports

    Simpson triumphs at U.S. Open

    US golfer Webb Simpson clinched his first major title with a nerve-jangling one-shot victory at the 112th US Open after overhauling overnight leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell.

  • 21/07/2012 | Sports

    Woods waits in vain for touch of magic

    Tiger Woods is a patient man but he waited in vain for the touch of magic he needed to climb up the leaderboard in benign conditions in the British Open third round.

  • 28/07/2012 | Sports

    China leads Olympic medal standings at end of day one

    China lead the Olympic medal standings after winning four gold and two bronze on day two of the London Games on Saturday.

  • 23/04/2012 | Sports

    Former US Olympic coach Walker dies at 93

    LeRoy Walker, the first black US Olympic team coach and president of the US Olympic Committee (USOC), has died at the age of 93, the USOC said.

  • 30/04/2012 | Sports

    Olympics: Argentina's basket team rivals defined

    Argentina's national basketball team will face the US in the groups' round at the London 2012 Olympics, while Spain will play against Brazil, according to the draw held in Río de Janeiro.

  • 14/06/2012 | Sports

    Woods makes solid start to US Open

    The fist pumps were back and there was even a hint of a smile as Tiger Woods looked like he was enjoying himself at a major championship for the first time in a long while.

    The fist pumps were back and there was even a hint of a smile as Tiger Woods looked like he was enjoying himself at a major championship for the first time in a long while.

  • 02/04/2012 | Sports

    Simpson to seal Augusta love affair with Masters debut

    Fourteen years after playing Augusta National for the first time as a wide-eyed kid, Webb Simpson is back at the venue this week feeling the same excitement as he prepares to make his Masters debut.

  • 05/04/2012 | Sports

    Obama, Romney agree: Admit women to Augusta golf club

    US President Barack Obama believes women should be allowed to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club, the White House said, adding pressure on the exclusive 80-year-old organization to drop its restrictive policy.

  • 08/04/2012 | Sports

    Spain, US to meet in Davis Cup semi-finals

    Holders Spain clinched a Davis Cup semi-final berth at home to the United States when David Ferrer cruised to a 7-5 6-3 6-3 victory over Austria's Juergen Melzer to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead.

  • 20/11/2011 | Sports

    Tiger Woods seals Presidents Cup for US

    Tiger Woods found his putting groove to clinch the Presidents Cup for the United States, who held off a stiff challenge by the Internationals at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

  • 05/12/2011 | Sports

    Tiger ends two-year title drought with Chevron win

    Tiger Woods ended a frustrating victory drought of just over two years when he clinched the Chevron World Challenge which he hosts by one shot, holing a six-foot birdie putt at the last.

  • 31/03/2012 | Sports

    Wade leads Heat with heavy heart after Chicago shooting

    Dwyane Wade led the Miami Heat to a 113-101 win over the Toronto Raptors yesterday but admitted he played with a "heavy heart" after learning his adult nephew had been among those injured in a Chicago shooting spree.

  • 05/02/2011 | Sports

    Snowy Texas offers unlikely backdrop for classic Super Bowl

    A rare snow storm deep in the heart of Texas has added another unusual twist to Sunday's Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.

  • 25/08/2011 | Sports

    Mónaco loses to Roddick in Winston Salem quarter-finals

    Juan Mónaco was defeated by US tennis player Andy Roddick in the quarter-finals of the Winston Salem tournament.

  • 17/10/2011 | Sports

    Argentina dominate first day of Pan-Am rowing

    Argentina won three of the four rowing gold medals and Colombia was joined by Venezuela atop the cycling podiums on a good day for South America at the Pan-American Games.

  • 13/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Christie's holds record-setting art auction

    Christie's held the biggest art auction in history today, selling $853 million worth of contemporary and post-war art, led by a pair of Andy Warhol works featuring multiple images of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando.

  • 16/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Bill Cosby declines to talk about sex assault accusations

    Comedian Bill Cosby, declined to answer questions by a National Public Radio journalist about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks.

  • 20/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    The Graduate director Mike Nichols dies at 83

    Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," died yesterday at age 83, ABC News said.

  • 26/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Ray Bradbury's estate auction nets nearly $500,000

    A portion of late science fiction author Ray Bradbury's estate, including George Bernard Shaw's garden spade and artworks both comedic and surreal, sold for $493,408 in California, the auctioneer said.

  • 26/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Comic book legend Jack Kirby's heirs settle with Marvel Entertainment

    The legal war between comic book art great Jack Kirby's heirs and Marvel Entertainment over the rights to Iron Man, Captain America and other superhero icons has ended, not with a climactic final battle but with a settlement announced today by both sides.

  • 11/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Randy Jackson exits 'American Idol' after 13 seasons

    "American Idol" judge and mentor Randy Jackson is leaving the Fox TV singing competition after 13 seasons, the network said today, after the show suffered a decline in ratings in recent years.

  • 05/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Comedians, fans, royalty mourn death of Joan Rivers

    Comedians, friends and fans on Friday paid tribute and mourned the loss of Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharp-tongued, brutally honest comedy legend who died a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure.

  • 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.

  • 12/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Rare flawless 'Blue Moon Diamond' goes on display in Los Angeles

    A rare blue flawless 12-carat diamond, one of the world's rarest gems, was the newest attraction at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles today, adding a vibrant sparkle to the museum's gem collection.

  • 27/08/2014 | Arts and Media

    Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. comedy show 'Baskets' picked up by FX

    "Baskets," a new comedy series created by comedians Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K., has been picked up by FX for a 2016 debut, the basic cable network said.

  • 28/08/2014 | Arts and Media

    Joan Rivers rushed to New York hospital

    Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords.

  • 02/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Joan Rivers on life support, daughter says

    Comedian Joan Rivers remained on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition from cardiac arrest, her daughter Melissa said in a statement.

  • 04/08/2014 | Arts and Media

    Sandra Bullock is Hollywood's top-earning actress

    Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $51 million over 12 months, followed by Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston, Forbes magazine said.

  • 06/08/2014 | Arts and Media

    Superhero 'Turtles' swing back onto big screen in new mutation

    The teenage mutant heroes in a half shell are battling their way back to movie screens with teen crushes, insecurity, rage and a hankering for pizza in a franchise reboot for a new generation.

  • 21/08/2014 | Arts and Media

    Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County.

  • 02/07/2014 | Arts and Media

    Veteran US actor Bob Hastings dies

    Veteran Hollywood actor Bob Hastings, best-remembered as a bootlicking lieutenant in the 1960s television World War Two comedy "McHale's Navy," has died at the age of 89. Hastings died at his home in Burbank, California, on Monday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, granddaughter Allison Knowles said.

  • 08/07/2014 | Arts and Media

    'Clinton: The Musical' makes its Broadway debut

    "Clinton: The Musical," a bawdy, raucous farce parodying the sex scandal that rocked the White House, with two actors portraying the dual sides of Bill Clinton, makes its US debut this month during the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

  • 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.

  • 28/05/2014 | Arts and Media

    Poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

    American author and poet Maya Angelou, an eloquent commentator on race and gender best known for her groundbreaking autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died at age 86 in North Carolina.

  • 07/06/2014 | Arts and Media

    Comedian Tracy Morgan in intensive care after road accident

    Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," was critically injured when his limo bus overturned in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey today, police said.

  • 16/06/2014 | Arts and Media

    US court rules Sherlock Holmes belongs to public

    Fifty Sherlock Holmes works published before 1923 by Arthur Conan Doyle are in the public domain, a US appeals court said today, and others may refer to them freely without paying licensing fees to the Scottish writer's estate.

  • 26/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    New Mexico dig uncovers 'E.T.' video games buried after 1980s flop

    Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill unearthed hundreds of "E.T the Extra-Terrestrial" cartridges, considered by some the worst video game ever made and blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry in the 1980s.

  • 18/05/2014 | Arts and Media

    Godzilla crushes its competitors in theaters

    Monster movie remake "Godzilla" crushed its competitors at US and Canadian theaters over the weekend, stomping its way to the top of box office charts with an estimated $93.2 million in ticket sales for the year's second-biggest debut.

  • 19/05/2014 | Arts and Media

    Novelist Philip Roth announces his retirement

    US writer Philip Roth, one of the world's most revered novelists, confirmed he will retire from writing and public appearances.

  • 07/03/2014 | Arts and Media

    Ted Turner rushed to clinic in Argentina with appendicitis

    Philanthropist and former media tycoon Ted Turner was rushed to a hospital early today in Argentina's Patagonia region before flying to Buenos Aires for surgery for appendicitis.

  • 19/03/2014 | Arts and Media

    L'Wren Scott committed suicide by hanging

    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who was found dead in her upscale high-rise Manhattan apartment on Monday, died by hanging, the New York City medical examiner's office said.

  • 07/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

  • 14/11/2013 | Arts and Media

    Fans pay tribute to rocker Lou Reed at NY memorial

    Hundreds of fans gathered at a public memorial in New York for rocker Lou Reed, the frontman of the 1960s band The Velvet Underground who died last month of liver disease at the age of 71.

  • 07/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Family, actors mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman at private funeral

    Family and close friends bid their final farewells at a private funeral for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose tragic death of an apparent overdose at the age of 46 robbed the entertainment world of one of its finest talents.

  • 20/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87

    American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearly 50 novels, died today at age 87, according to his website, weeks after a stroke.

  • 02/10/2013 | Arts and Media

    Best-selling US author Tom Clancy dies at 66

    Best-selling US author Tom Clancy, whose military thrillers inspired movies and video games, has died at the age of 66, the New York Times reported today, citing publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons.

  • 14/11/2013 | Arts and Media

    Google prevails over authors in book-scanning US lawsuit

    Google Inc today won dismissal of a lawsuit by authors who accused the Web search and media group of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission.

  • 08/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    Cowell, Stern highest paid personalities on US TV

    Simon Cowell, the acerbic judge on "The X Factor" talent show, tied for first place as the highest-paid personality on US television with "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern, said.

  • 09/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    US actress Karen Black dies at age 74

    US actress Karen Black, who played leading roles in 1970s films "Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," died in Los Angeles yesterday, her representatives said. She was 74.

  • 15/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    Hit-and-run charge against R&B singer Chris Brown dismissed

    A judge in Los Angeles dismissed a hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown after the R&B singer and the other motorist resolved to have the case dropped, a court spokeswoman said, but Brown still might face jail time.

  • 19/03/2013 | Arts and Media

    Benjamin Alire Sáenz wins 2013 Faulkner Award for fiction

    Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction for his collection of stories, "Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club," the PEN/Faulkner Foundation said today.

  • 20/03/2013 | Arts and Media

    Bon Jovi edges out David Bowie to top Billboard album chart

    US rock band Bon Jovi beat British singer David Bowie to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart today.

  • 21/06/2013 | Arts and Media

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West name baby daughter North West

    Reality television star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have named their baby daughter North West, according to a copy of the birth certificate released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today.

  • 27/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Stone Temple Pilots fire singer Scott Weiland

    Rock band Stone Temple Pilots today said they had fired singer Scott Weiland - a decision which appeared to have surprised the band's founding member and the voice behind the its biggest hits of the 1990s.

  • 01/03/2013 | Arts and Media

    Final movie in 'Hobbit' trilogy moves to December 2014

    The final installment of "The Hobbit" film trilogy will be released on Dec. 17, 2014, five months later than planned, Warner Bros. said.

  • 15/03/2013 | Arts and Media

    Reports conflict over health of rapper Lil Wayne

    The health of US rapper Lil Wayne was the subject of conflicting reports today, with celebrity website saying he was in a medically induced coma and a fellow rapper saying Wayne was alive and well and watching a basketball game.

  • 30/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    US porn star Ron Jeremy hospitalized with aneurysm

    Veteran pornography actor Ron Jeremy, one of the industry's biggest stars, was in intensive care and undergoing surgery for an aneurysm near his heart in Los Angeles, his manager said today.

  • 04/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Berlin film festival looks east, hot topics in frame

    The Berlin film festival looks east this year with six of 19 competition entries either made or based behind the old Iron Curtain, while two star-studded US movies tackle big business - energy and pharmaceuticals.

  • 18/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Lichtenstein show in UK goes beyond cartoon classics

    For Roy Lichtenstein, it was better that the public was over-familiar with his work than not familiar at all, a point never lost on the US artist best known for his giant cartoon strip adaptations.

  • 10/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Academy announces this year's Oscar nominations

    US presidential drama "Lincoln" led the pack of Oscar nominees today with 12 nominations including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world's top film honours.

  • 17/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Tarantino: 'Everyone has the right to own a gun'

    US film director Quentin Tarantino admitted he was against the use of automatic weapons, but defended a citizen’s right to own a gun, in an interview published in German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau.

  • 25/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Singer Tina Turner on path to Swiss citizenship

    Soul music legend Tina Turner has taken the first steps toward giving up her US passport and becoming a citizen of Switzerland, the country she has called home for nearly 20 years.

  • 19/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' 'Dirty Harry' among US film treasures

    The US National Film Registry named 25 films to be preserved as cultural treasures, ranging from Audrey Hepburn's 1961 classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" and the sci-fi action movie "The Matrix."

  • 30/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    'The Hobbit' keeps US box office crown for 3rd week

    The dwarfs and elves of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" prevailed at the North American box office again over the weekend, as its $32.9 million in ticket sales topped both the star-packed musical "Les Miserables" and the western "Django Unchained."

  • 05/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Model Naomi Campbell mugged in Paris in November

    British supermodel Naomi Campbell was mugged by two assailants who tried to steal her handbag in Paris in late November, the prosecutor's office and police said today.

  • 14/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    'Hobbit' debut reaps $13 mln in US, Canada, a December record

    The first of three "Hobbit" movies kicked off its box office quest with an estimated $13 million in ticket sales from showings at US and Canadian theaters just after midnight today, a record for a December debut.

  • 15/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Adele's '21' is top-selling US iTunes album of 2012

    British singer Adele notched another accolade as iTunes announced that her Grammy-winning album "21" was the top-selling record of 2012 in its US store, extending the disc's successful run almost two years after it was released.

  • 17/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Martin Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary

    Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will get up close and personal with Bill Clinton in a documentary about the former US president, cable channel HBO said today.

  • 02/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    "Twilight" shines in third box office win over Bond

    The "Twilight" teen vampire movie shined again at US and Canadian box offices, earning US$17.4 million and its third consecutive No. 1 ranking as James Bond held strong and Brad Pitt's new movie struggled.

  • 13/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Singer-songwriter Carole King to receive US Gershwin prize

    US singer-songwriter Carole King will be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US national library said today.

  • 13/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Rare 'Metropolis' poster fetches high price in auction

    A film memorabilia collector paid $1.2 million for nine rare and early film posters, including the world's highest-valued poster of the 1927 film "Metropolis," in a bankruptcy auction in Los Angeles today, the trustee in the bankruptcy case said.

  • 08/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    US movie companies eye trade deal for digital era

    US movie companies who depend on exports for more than half their revenue hope a proposed trade agreement will eliminate customs difficulties as the industry abandons film in favor of digital formats, an industry official said.

  • 11/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    James Bond soars to box office record with 'Skyfall'

    James Bond can don the tuxedo and break out the Dom Perignon after the super spy returned to theatres in record fashion at the weekend, blowing away box office rivals with $87.8 million in ticket sales for the US and Canadian debut of new movie "Skyfall" for the biggest opening in the franchise's history.

  • 19/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    Robert Redford lends name to US college environmental body

    Hollywood star and environmentalist Robert Redford lent his name today to a new nature conservancy at a Southern California college, saying he hoped the research institute could help the environmentally abused region.

  • 09/09/2012 | Arts and Media

    Movies suffer worst US box-office slump in a decade

    The North American box office hit a slump at the weekend, with top earner "The Possession" taking in less than $10 million and what could be the gloomiest overall haul since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

  • 13/10/2012 | Arts and Media

    Brad Pitt blasts US "War on Drugs," calls for policy rethink

    Brad Pitt has thrown his weight behind a documentary that blasts America's 40-year war on drugs as a failure, calling policies that imprison huge numbers of drug-users a "charade" in urgent need of a rethink.

  • 14/10/2012 | Arts and Media

    Thriller 'Taken 2' earns second US box office win

    Liam Neeson thriller "Taken 2" won a battle between two hostage movies over the weekend, holding on to its top box office rankings for a second week with $22.5 million from ticket sales at US and Canadian theaters.

  • 09/07/2012 | Arts and Media

    Quidditch nerds target Games to promote their sport

    Quidditch players riding broomsticks tagged on to the Olympics, acknowledging the game adapted from the Harry Potter series was for nerds but arguing that it was a legitimate sport worthy of being in the Olympics.

  • 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.

  • 16/07/2012 | Arts and Media

    Charlie Sheen pledges $1 mln to US military support group

    His rants under control and his life seemingly on the mend, "Anger Management" actor Charlie Sheen has pledged $1 million to the USO, a US military support organization, and the donation could go higher if his new TV show becomes a hit.

  • 22/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    US, Canada 2011 box office slumps, global sales up

    Ticket sales at US and Canadian theaters suffered a 4 percent slump in 2011 to $10.2 billion, its lowest level in a decade, despite a slew of big studio-funded hits that helped boost the global box office, a Hollywood industry group said.

  • 25/04/2012 | Arts and Media

    Pixar to make film based on Mexico's 'Day of the Dead'

    Pixar Animation Studios, the US-based film studio that made the likes of “Toy Story” and “Cars,” among other cinema successes, announced that in 2015 they’re to release an animated film based on the Mexican holiday: “The Day of the Dead” (Día de los Muertos), the entertainment magazine Variety reported today.

  • 06/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    'Avengers' muscles to record $200 million in US debut

    "The Avengers" proved that five superheroes are better than one by bursting into Hollywood's record books with a massive $200.3 million in ticket sales over its opening weekend in US and Canadian theaters, kicking off Hollywood's summer movie season with a bang.

  • 09/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    Russell Brand gets late night US comedy show

    Irreverent British comedian Russell Brand has signed up for a new late night TV comedy show on the FX network, starting later this year, FX said.

  • 06/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Simpsons join Barbie in Iran ban

    The Simpsons are corroding the morals of Iranian youth, an official said, as dolls based on Bart, Homer and the rest of the US cartoon family joined the shapely Barbie among Western toys targeted by a new crackdown in Tehran.

  • 17/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    UK spies: Charlie Chaplin's real name a mystery

    The real name and birthplace of legendary silent-film star Charlie Chaplin is shrouded in mystery, Britain's domestic spy agency concluded after a probe into US claims he was a communist sympathiser, documents released revealed.

  • 19/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    Bob Hope's wife Dolores dies at age 102

    Dolores Hope, the wife of late entertainer Bob Hope, died of natural causes at the age of 102, a family spokesman said.

  • 26/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    3D 'Lion King' rules box office for second week

    Walt Disney Co's 3D re-release of the animated classic rang up an estimated $22.1 million in US and Canadian ticket sales over three days as families turned out to see lion cub Simba's return to theaters.

  • 21/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    Bruce Springsteen announces 2012 world tour

    Bruce Springsteen will go on tour next year for the first time in three years, starting with European dates in May and the United States and others to follow, according to the rock star's website.

  • 10/06/2011 | Arts and Media

    Tracy Morgan apologizes for anti-gay jokes

    Comedian and "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan apologized for making a series of anti-gay remarks, including a reported joke that he would stab his own son to death if he spoke in a "gay voice."

  • 21/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    Auction of teen's Beatles photos soars over US$360,000

    A trove of unpublished photographs of The Beatles' first US concerts taken by a Washington teenager in 1964 took in more than US$360,000 (220,913 pounds) at auction, selling for many times their estimates.

  • 03/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    Lost Alfred Hitchcock film found in New Zealand

    A lost 1920s Alfred Hitchcock film that provides clues into the legendary director's early working style has been discovered in New Zealand, archivists said.

  • 21/01/2011 | Arts and Media

    After a long hiatus, Peter Weir finds 'The Way Back'

    Australian director Peter Weir is back in US movie theaters with his first film in seven years -- the drama "The Way Back."

  • 22/04/2011 | Arts and Media

    Stefano Langone never wanted to win ‘American Idol’

    Eliminated "American Idol" contestant Stefano Langone said he never wanted to win the talent show, but saw it as a way to launch his own musical career.

  • 27/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    'Hangover' sequel takes in US$31 million on first day

    Raunchy comedy sequel "The Hangover Part II" got off to a roaring start at the North American box office taking in about US$31.7 million on its opening day, according to estimates by movie studio Warner Bros today.

  • 26/11/2014 | Multimedia

    Second day of Ferguson protests nationwide

  • 03/09/2014 | Multimedia

    Islamic State issues video of beheading of second US journalist

    The Islamic State militant group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over US air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

  • 23/09/2014 | Multimedia

    IS posts second video of UK hostage criticizing war buildup

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video that appears to show British journalist John Cantlie criticizing preparations for US-led attacks on the militant group.

  • 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.

  • 06/01/2014 | Multimedia

    Polar 'vortex' bites US, temperatures plunge 30-50 degrees below normal - video

    A blast of Arctic air gripped the mid-section of the United States, bringing the coldest temperatures in two decades, forcing businesses and schools to close and causing widespread airline delays and hazardous driving conditions. Meteorologists said temperatures were dangerously cold and life-threatening in some places, with 0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 18 Celsius) recorded in Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis.

  • 13/03/2014 | Multimedia

    Washington 'won't side with Argentina in court,' Kerry affirms on vulture funds dispute

    The Barack Obama administration will not support Argentina in its long-standing dispute with vulture funds suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago, US State Secretary John Kerry has warned. Still, the American official praised what he considered some “positive steps” the Kirchnerite government has taken.

  • 09/04/2014 | Multimedia

    At least 22 students stabbed in attack at Pennsylvania high school

    A 16-year-old student wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school early injuring at least 22 people, about half of them seriously, officials have said.

  • 05/07/2013 | Multimedia

    July 4 fireworks accident injures 28 in California

    Fireworks from an Independence Day celebration in Simi Valley, California, accidentally flew into a crowd of thousands of onlookers, injuring 28 people.

  • 21/10/2013 | Multimedia

    Video: Obama speaks out on website malfunctions

    The head of state stated that "nobody was madder" than he about Obamacare glitches that have frustrated web users looking for information on the system, which was at the centre of inter-party wranglings that caused this month's government shutdown.

  • 10/12/2013 | Multimedia

    Obama shakes hand of Cuba's Raul Castro at Mandela memorial

    US President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial to Nelson Mandela today, an unprecedented gesture between the leaders of two nations which have been at loggerheads for more than half a century.

  • 29/08/2012 | Multimedia

    ‘Romney Girl’ video shocks Republican headquarters

    Parodying the '90s hit "Barbie Girl," a new music video titled "Romney Girl" has hit the internet mocking Mitt Romney's offshore accounts and undisclosed tax returns, while making clear that the conservative candidate's wealth makes him out of touch with the average US citizen.

  • 31/10/2012 | Multimedia

    What Sandy left after hard hit

    The US Northeast region began crawling back to normal after monster storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 50 people in the US and 69 in the Caribbean.

  • 31/05/2013 | Multimedia

    Small plane crashes into apartment in Virginia

    A small plane crashed into an apartment in Hernord, Virginia, resulting in three people injured. First versions allege the aircraft - heading from the Philadelphia area to Manassas Regional Airport-, run out of fuel nosediving into the unit’s living room.

  • 28/05/2013 | Latin America

    Biden pleased security now takes back seat in US-Colombian agenda

    In his first visit to Colombia in more than a decade, US Vice-President Joe Biden said he’s pleased security concerns can now take a back seat to trade and economic issues in talks with Washington’s longtime ally.

  • 14/05/2013 | World

    ‘Everything on the table’ in US-Europe trade talks

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and United States should cover all sectors and industry, drawing a stark contrast with France, which wants to leave out sensitive cultural industries.

  • 14/05/2013 | World

    US, UK pledge support for Syrian opposition

    US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron found common ground yesterday in the White House, pledging their countries’ support for the moderate opposition in Syria.

  • 01/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Extra-time goals send Belgium through

    Belgium finally found a way past inspired goalkeeper Tim Howard as extra-time goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku gave them a 2-1 victory over the United States today and set up a World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.

  • 02/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Belgium match draws more US viewers than World Series

    More people in the United States tuned in to the US-Belgium World Cup soccer match on yesterday than they did for the World Series of baseball - the top championship game for the sport also known as the national pastime.

  • 03/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Obama to Dempsey: ‘The country is proud of you’

    US President Barak Obama today called US Soccer team captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard to congratulate them on their Brazil World Cup performance.

  • 22/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Last-minute goal gives Portugal faint World Cup hope

    A disappointing Cristiano Ronaldo came up with a brilliant cross in the final minute to allow Silvestre Varela to grab a 2-2 draw for Portugal against United States, but Paulo Bento's men need a miracle to qualify for the World Cup last-16 in their final match.

  • 23/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    US Embassy stokes World Cup fever through Twitter

    By Soledad Ytuarte
    The United States' representatives in Buenos Aires made a surprising move which had its more than 16 thousand followers active the whole weekend, responding to and re-tweeting football comments and strangely informal remarks.

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    Germany beat US 1-0 but both go through

    A 55th minute Thomas Mueller goal gave Germany a 1-0 win over the United States today but the result allowed both teams to progress to the second round of the World Cup.

  • 01/03/2012 | World

    At least 12 killed as tornadoes strike US Midwest

    At least 12 killed as tornadoes strike US Midwest powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the US Midwest today, killing at least 12 people, including six in Illinois who were crushed when a house was lifted up and fell on them, authorities said.

  • 02/03/2012 | World

    Obama says he's not bluffing on Iran military option

    US President Barack Obama issued his most direct threat yet of US military action against Iran if it builds a nuclear weapon, but in a message to Israel's leader ahead of White House talks he also cautioned against a pre-emptive Israeli strike.

  • 04/03/2012 | World

    Calm weather offers respite after deadly US storms

    Calm weather gave dazed residents of storm-wracked US towns a respite early on Sunday as they dug out from a chain of tornadoes that cut a swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, killing at least 37 people.

  • 05/03/2012 | Argentina

    US trade official: Argentina closer to losing trade benefits

    The United States could soon suspend trade benefits for Argentina. The United States accuses Argentina of not paying awards in two long-running investment disputes with US companies, a US trade official said on Monday.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Romney falls short of Super Tuesday knockout

    Mitt Romney notched early wins as he fought to establish his dominance in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination but looked unlikely to score a knockout blow that would force any of his rivals from the contest.

  • 07/03/2012 | Argentina

    US: Money laundering activities in Argentina increased in 2011

    Argentina became an important destination for money laundering activities in 2011 and is now part of a list including 66 nations that the US State Department says are “jurisdictions of primary concern.”

  • 09/03/2012 | World

    US payrolls up solidly, unemployment rate at 8.3%

    US employment grew solidly for a third straight month in February, a sign the economic recovery was broadening and in less need of further monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

  • 12/03/2012 | World

    Clinton accuses al-Assad of 'cynically' launching assaults while meeting UN envoy

    "How cynical that, even as Assad was receiving former (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Syrian Army was conducting a fresh assault on Idlib and continuing its aggression in Hama, Homs, and Rastan," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the UN Security Council.

  • 12/03/2012 | World

    Pre-orders for new iPad sold out

    There's no shortage of demand for Apple's new iPad. According to reports by USA Today, pre-orders for the popular tablet have sold out.

  • 12/03/2012 | World

    Panetta: Death penalty possible in Afghan massacre

    Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said that the death penalty could be sought over the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan, which US officials said they believe was the work of a rogue US soldier.

  • 13/03/2012 | World

    Obama, Cameron vow partnership; urge Iran to 'meet its obligations or face the consequences'

    In a joint article for yesterday's Washington Post, United States President Barack Obama and United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron stressed the two countries’ historical partnership and vowed to extend the relationship as the two work together on key international issues.

  • 14/03/2012 | World

    Obama, Cameron: Window for diplomatic solution with Iran is shrinking

    In a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama enouraged Iran to seize the opportunity of talks with world leaders to avert "even worse consequences."

  • 14/03/2012 | World

    Santorum to Puerto Rico: Speak English if you want statehood

    US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told Puerto Ricans they would have to make English their primary language if they want to pursue US statehood, a statement at odds with the US Constitution.

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    Wall Street: S&P 500 ends above 1,400 for first time since 2008

    The S&P 500 closed above 1,400 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis today as stocks resumed the upward climb that has yielded a steady stream of gains this year.

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    Obama, Cameron discussed tapping oil reserves, sources

    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the possibility of releasing emergency oil reserves during a meeting hold yesterday, two sources familiar with the talks said, the first sign that Obama is starting to test global support for an effort to knock back near-record fuel prices.

  • 15/03/2012 | Argentina

    US-Korea free trade pact takes effect amid controversy

    A long-delayed US-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) that has stirred controversy in both countries took effect, although the opposition in Seoul has vowed to renegotiate it if it wins elections this year.

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    Charges against Afghan massacre suspect may be weeks away

    The unidentified US soldier at the centre of the massacre in which 16 Afghans, mostly women and children, were killed over the weekend may not be charged by US authorities for weeks, his defense lawyer said.

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    Karzai calls for NATO to leave villages

    Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai called for NATO troops to leave Afghan villages after 16 civilians died in a shooting rampage by a US soldier, underscoring Afghan fury over the massacre and clouding US exit plans.

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    US jobless claims fall, manufacturing holds up

    US economic growth showed signs of becoming more self-sustaining as the number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits fell back to a four-year low last week and manufacturing activity in the Northeast picked up this month.

  • 16/03/2012 | World

    Cameron: Obama backs UK’s rule over Malvinas

    US President Barack Obama supports the British rule over the Malvinas Islands, UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron said at the end of a three-day visit to the United States, British newspaper ‘The Telegraph’ reported today.

  • 16/03/2012 | World

    US officials question if accused leaker helped Al Qaeda

    US national security officials are questioning a decision by military prosecutors to allege that Army Private Bradley Manning aided Al Qaeda's Yemen-based affiliate by leaking documents to the WikiLeaks website.

  • 18/03/2012 | World

    US soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre to meet with lawyers

    A lawyer representing the US soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan said he and other members of the defense team would spend several days with him in the week ahead.

  • 19/03/2012 | World

    US court: Tobacco health labels constitutional

    A federal law requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco companies, a federal appeals court ruled today.

  • 21/03/2012 | World

    China to increase soybeans import by 25%

    The Chinese State of Administration of Grains revealed that the world's top buyer of soybeans is on course to import 25 percent more in the first half of this year than the first six months of 2011, which will benefit major producers Argentina, Brazil and US.

  • 23/03/2012 | World

    French intelligence under fire over al Qaeda shooter

    The French government was forced to reject accusations that intelligence lapses allowed a young Muslim with a violent criminal record, spotted twice in Afghanistan, to become the first al Qaeda-inspired killer to strike on its soil.

  • 23/03/2012 | World

    US soldier charged with 17 murders in Afghan killings

    A US Army sergeant was formally charged with 17 counts of murder for killing eight adults and nine children in a pre-dawn shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan that further eroded US-Afghan relations already frayed by a decade of war.

  • 24/03/2012 | World

    Former US vice president Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplant

    Former US vice president Dick Cheney is recovering in a Virginia hospital after undergoing a heart transplant today, a spokeswoman for Cheney said in an email. Cheney, 71, who served as vice president in the George W. Bush administration, has had a long history of heart trouble.

  • 24/03/2012 | World

    Obama visits tense Korean border ahead of nuclear summit

    President Barack Obama visited South Korea's tense border with the North on Sunday in a show of solidarity with US ally Seoul and a message of resolve to Pyongyang's new young ruler in his country's nuclear standoff with the West.

  • 25/03/2012 | World

    Obama urges China to rein in North Korea in nuclear standoff

    US President Barack Obama urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behavior" in a nuclear standoff with the West and hinted at tougher sanctions if the reclusive state goes ahead with a rocket launch next month.

  • 25/03/2012 | World

    Santorum wins Louisiana, flexing Southern muscle

    Rick Santorum cruised to victory in the Louisiana Republican presidential primary but still trails Mitt Romney by a wide margin in the national delegate count for the party nomination.

  • 25/03/2012 | World

    US World Bank pick to win broad support: Geithner

    Jim Yong Kim, the US nominee to lead the World Bank, will win broad international support despite an unprecedented challenge by candidates from emerging economies, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in an interview.

  • 25/03/2012 | World

    Tea Party activists defy rain to rip Obama health care law

    Several hundred rain-soaked Tea Party activists rallied to call for the US Supreme Court to repeal President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law after arguments next week.

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Bernanke says US economy needs faster growth to dent joblessness

    The economy needs to grow more quickly if it is to produce enough jobs to bring down the unemployment rate further, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today.

  • 26/03/2012 | Argentina

    'We can't even manage to send a lemon to the US,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner questioned US president Barack Obama’s recent decision to suspend trade benefits for Argentina, while complaining that “we can’t even manage to get one of our lemons to enter the US market.”

  • 27/03/2012 | World

    UK, Argentina clash over nuclear submarine comment

    Britain has officially denied sending a nuclear-armed submarine to the South Atlantic region today. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg dismissed what he called ''baseless insinuations'' during a speech at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea.

  • 27/03/2012 | World

    US says sanction against Argentina is 'a serious bump in the road'

    The US government said on Tuesday that their recent decision to suspend Argentina from the Generalized System of Preferences programme, which waives import duties on thousands of goods from developing countries, “should not come as much of a surprise.”

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    'No reason to worry about US-Argentine relations,' says Argüello

    The Argentine Ambassador to the US, Jorge Argüello, assured today that despite reactions to trade barriers put up this week by the US to Argentina, there was “nothing to worry about” regarding the relationship between the countries.

  • 29/03/2012 | World

    US fourth-quarter GDP unrevised at 3%

    The US economy expanded as expected in the fourth quarter while personal income grew at a much faster pace than previously thought, which should help underpin spending this quarter.

  • 31/03/2012 | World

    Three winners of record US$656 million US lottery jackpot

    Three winners who could share a US$656 million windfall from the largest lottery jackpot in US history bought their lucky tickets at a 7-Eleven store in Maryland, a Motomart convenience story in Illinois and somewhere in northeast Kansas, lottery officials said today.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    Romney eyes primary knockout, Obama fight looms

    As Mitt Romney sought to land a knockout blow against Rick Santorum in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination, the difficulty of a general election matchup against US Democratic President Barack Obama became clearer.

  • 03/04/2012 | World

    Iran says could hit US if it came under attack

    The United States would not be safe from Iran's retaliation if the Islamic state came under attack from Washington, Iran newspaper quoted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander as saying.

  • 03/04/2012 | World

    IMF Lagarde: ‘We should not delude ourselves into a false sense of security’

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said today the world economy is still in recession and the recovery remains fragile as she warned that, although some progress has been made, the global economic situation is not ideal yet.

  • 05/04/2012 | World

    Obama signs bill to boost business startups

    US President Barack Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill to kickstart small business growth and he promised rigorous oversight to make sure the measure does not harm investors, as critics have warned.

  • 06/04/2012 | World

    US employment gains slow, jobless rate drops

    US payrolls rose far less than expected in March, keeping the door open for further monetary policy support from the Federal Reserve, even as the unemployment rate fell to a three-year low of 8.2 percent.

  • 06/04/2012 | World

    US backs Argentina in fight against vulture funds

    The US government requested a Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling of Judge Thomas Griesa in favour of a vulture fund, which forced Argentina to pay the interest on the debt of bonds exchanges carried out 2005 and 2010, sources said.

  • 08/04/2012 | World

    Talks in Istanbul to target Iran's purer atom fuel

    The US and its allies are pressing for an end to Iran's high-level uranium enrichment and the closure of a facility built deep under a mountain as talks on Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West resume this week.

  • 10/04/2012 | World

    White House warns North Korea over missile launch

    The White House warned North Korea that its planned long-range missile launch would be a flagrant breach of the impoverished country's international obligations and would jeopardize food aid from Washington.

  • 10/04/2012 | World

    Global recession more severe now than when it started, IMF says

    Housing busts and recessions are more severe and last for at least five years when they follow a big run-up in household debt, according to a study released today by the International Monetary Fund. For that matter, the IMF has urged governments to consider “bold” interventions to reduce household debt levels and stimulate growth.

  • 11/04/2012 | World

    Defiant North Korea begins injecting fuel into rocket

    Impoverished North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said today that it was injecting fuel "as we speak", meaning it could blast off as early as tomorrow.

  • 12/04/2012 | World

    US jobless claims unexpectedly rise last week

    New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week in the US to their highest level since January, a development that could raise fears the labor market recovery was stalling after job creation slowed in March.

  • 13/04/2012 | World

    UN Ban Ki-moon says North Korea missile ‘deplorable’

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said North Korea's long-range rocket test today was deplorable, in direct violation of U Security Council Resolution 1874, and threatened regional stability.

  • 13/04/2012 | World

    Ocampo ends World Bank bid, backs Nigerian

    Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo ended his bid to become World Bank president, leaving two candidates in an unprecedented challenge to US control of the global development institution.

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    US makes plea to overcome 'Cold War diplomacy'

    US President Barack Obama called for the possibility of overcoming “the diplomacy of the Cold War,” today in reference to the dispute with Cuba, whilst participating in the CEO summit given prior to the inauguration of the VI Summit of the Americas taking place in Cartagena, Colombia.

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    Five US military accused of misconduct in Colombia

    Five members of the US military assigned to support the Secret Service during President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia violated curfew and may have been involved in "inappropriate conduct," the US Southern Command said on Saturday.

  • 15/04/2012 | World

    Scandal mars Obama's wooing of Latin America

    A prostitution scandal involving US security personnel in Colombia and an unprecedented regional push to end the isolation of Cuba threatened to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America.

  • 16/04/2012 | World

    US retail sales beat expectations in March

    US retail sales rose more than expected in March as Americans shrugged off high gasoline prices and bought a range of goods, suggesting that economic growth in the first quarter did not slow as much as many had feared.

  • 16/04/2012 | World

    Death toll from Oklahoma tornado rises to six

    The death toll rose to six from a tornado that ripped through an Oklahoma town during a weekend outbreak of dozens of twisters across the Great Plains, officials said.

  • 18/04/2012 | World

    Obama wants probe of photos of troops with dead Afghans; Panetta apologizes

    President Barack Obama wants an investigation into photographs that have surfaced of US soldiers posing with the bodies of dead Afghan insurgents and that those responsible be held accountable, the White House said today.

  • 18/04/2012 | World

    US: YPF plans have 'negative development against foreign investors'

    The US government finally broke silence regarding the YPF controversy and expressed “concern’ over the expropriation plans. A State Department spokesman said the plans “could have an adverse effect on the Argentine economy.”

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    Abraham Lincoln's opera glasses up for auction

    The opera glasses carried by US president Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated in 1865 will be auctioned later this month, expecting to fetch between $500,000 and $700,000.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    US: Bernanke says Fed prepared to do more for economy

    US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today said the US central bank "would not hesitate" to launch another round of bond purchases to drive borrowing costs lower if it looked like the economy needed it.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    US: Bilateral relationship with Argentina 'difficult'

    US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson asked Argentina to go back to having a “positive” relationship with the international financial community and its creditors.

  • 26/04/2012 | World

    Ex-president George H.W. Bush opens up for HBO film

    Former US President George H.W. Bush, who has never written a memoir, has told his story in his own words for an HBO documentary to be broadcast on television in June.

  • 27/04/2012 | World

    US economic growth cools in the first quarter

    US gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said today in its advance estimate, moderating from the fourth quarter's 3 percent rate.

  • 29/04/2012 | World

    Obama jabs at Romney at White House Correspondents' dinner

    President Barack Obama poked fun at his likely presidential rival Mitt Romney and Republican opponents in Congress, including a dig at Romney's treatment of a pet dog, at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

  • 29/04/2012 | World

    US troops synch hi-tech and nomad intel in Kony hunt

    In a bare concrete room in a far-flung corner of Central African Republic, US special forces and Ugandan soldiers map out the hunt for one of Africa's most wanted rebel leaders hiding in an area the size of California.

  • 30/04/2012 | World

    China wants 'drastic' US, Russia nuclear arms cuts

    China called on the United States and Russia to make further "drastic" cuts in their nuclear arsenals and said all states with atomic arms should undertake not to be the first to use them.

  • 01/05/2012 | World

    Occupy takes May Day protests to US streets

    Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside banks, meditated in public parks and staged anti-corporate song-and-dance routines in a May Day bid around the United States to revive a movement that triggered nationwide protests last year against economic injustice.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    US private employers add fewer-than-expected jobs in April

    US private employers added a far fewer than expected 119,000 jobs in April, the smallest gain since September 2011, a report by a payrolls processor showed today.

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Clinton urges China to help on Iran, North Korea

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China to help defuse tension over Iran, North Korea and other global flashpoints, seeking to salvage talks that have been overwhelmed by negotiations over a dissident.

  • 04/05/2012 | World

    US April hiring slows, jobless rate falls to 8.1%

    US employers cut back on hiring in April and the jobless rate fell as people gave up the hunt for work, according to the Labor Department. Employers added just 115,000 workers to their payrolls last month.

  • 05/05/2012 | World

    Obama kicks off campaigning in must-win states

    President Barack Obama held his first political rallies of the 2012 presidential race today, targeting two swing states that could be critical to his bid to retain the White House.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    US wants 'urgent' Iranian steps in nuclear talks

    The United States called on Iran today to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during nuclear talks with world powers, and the European Union said Tehran must suspend sensitive atomic activities.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    US officials: Apparent airline bomb plot thwarted

    The FBI is investigating an explosive device that could have been used by a suicide bomber on an airliner, and which was seized when the United States and its partners thwarted a plot believed linked to al Qaeda, US officials said on Monday.

  • 10/05/2012 | World

    US jobless claims fall, trade gap widens

    The number of Americans submitting new applications for jobless benefits edged down last week, easing concerns the labor market was deteriorating after April's weak employment growth.

  • 11/05/2012 | World

    Gay marriage moves closer to US Supreme Court

    Two big cases addressing marriage rights for gays and lesbians are on track to reach the US Supreme Court as soon as this year, keeping the focus on an issue President Barack Obama reignited with his endorsement this week.

  • 12/05/2012 | World

    Romney seeks evangelical votes; opposes gay marriage

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought on Saturday to calm fears that his Mormon faith would be an obstacle to evangelical Christian voters, stressing shared conservative values while acknowledging religious differences.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Ron Paul stops campaigning for White House

    US Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul effectively ended his White House bid, saying he would no longer campaign actively in states that have yet to hold primary elections.

  • 15/05/2012 | World

    Reports say DOJ opened inquiry into JPMorgan trading loss

    The US Justice Department has opened an inquiry into JPMorgan's multibillion-dollar trading loss, the Wall Street Journal reported today, citing a person familiar with the matter.

  • 17/05/2012 | World

    US: jobless claims hold steady at 370,000

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits in the US held steady at a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the Labor Department said.

  • 22/05/2012 | World

    North Korea to boost nuclear deterrent after US pressure

    Isolated North Korea stepped up its war of words against the United States, vowing to boost its nuclear deterrent after Washington warned Pyongyang of further sanctions if it did not abandon its atomic programme.

  • 22/05/2012 | World

    White House said to give inside access for bin Laden film

    The Obama administration arranged for two Hollywood filmmakers to get special access to government officials involved in the commando operation that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a conservative legal group that posted internal government documents on its website.

  • 23/05/2012 | World

    Pakistan jails doctor for helping CIA find Bin Laden

    A Pakistani doctor accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been jailed for 33 years for treason, television channels and a local government official said.

  • 23/05/2012 | World

    Romney wins Kentucky primary, leads in Arkansas

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney won his party's primary in Kentucky and took a commanding lead in Arkansas, as he got closer to clinching the GOP nomination, official tallies showed.

  • 28/05/2012 | World

    Obama pledges no more wars unless 'absolutely necessary'

    President Barack Obama honored veterans today by noting "the light of a new day" of having US troops home from Iraq and returning soon from Afghanistan, while promising not to send soldiers back to war without a clear need.

  • 29/05/2012 | World

    Obama honors Dylan, Morrison for 'incredible impact'

    US President Barack Obama gave the United States' top civilian honor to musician Bob Dylan, novelist Toni Morrison and 11 other people he said have had an "incredible impact" on society through their words and actions.

  • 30/05/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't hopes for 'a more balanced trade' with US

    Argentine ambassador to the US Jorge Argüello stated that "the best way to reach a more balanced trade with the United States would be by increasing Argentine exports to that country" and clarified that the Government has no intentions of buying less but selling more goods.

  • 31/05/2012 | World

    Edwards found not guilty on one count; mistrial on others

    Jurors acquitted US Senator John Edwards on one count of taking illegal campaign contributions on Thursday and the judge declared a mistrial on the remaining five counts.

  • 31/05/2012 | World

    Syria on brink of sectarian civil war, West says

    Syria is nearing full-blown sectarian civil war that would be catastrophic for the entire Middle East, Western nations said, urging Russia to end its support for President Bashar al-Assad and put pressure on him to stop the bloodshed.

  • 01/06/2012 | World

    US job growth weakest in a year

    Job growth in May was the weakest in a year and employers added far fewer jobs in the prior two months than previously reported, suggesting the economic recovery was faltering.

  • 02/06/2012 | World

    Iran threatens to target US bases if attacked

    Iran has warned the United States not to resort to military action a gainst it, saying US bases in the region were vulnerable to the Islamic Republic's missiles, state media reported.

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    US ambassador marks D-Day with Normandy parachute jump

    US ambassador to France Charles Rivkin took part in a mass parachute jump over the coast of Normandy on Sunday to mark the 68th anniversary of the Allied invasion of mainland Europe in World War Two.

  • 05/06/2012 | World

    Al Qaeda No. 2 killed in drone strike, US official says

    Abu Yahya al Libi, a Libyan-born top al Qaeda leader, was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan earlier this week, a US official said.

  • 05/06/2012 | World

    Iran hopeful on atomic talks if 'rights' respected

    If the world recognises Iran's "nuclear rights," negotiations aimed at easing a standoff with the West later this month could have a positive outcome, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader was quoted as saying.

  • 06/06/2012 | World

    US Geithner warns nations will seek 'maximum financial pressure' on Syria's Assad

    The US Treasury today warned Syria that more than 55 countries would seek to impose "maximum financial pressure" on President Bashar al-Assad's government in an effort to stop his regime's violence against Syrian people.

  • 06/06/2012 | World

    White House: Obama still opposes extending Bush-era tax cuts for rich

    President Barack Obama continues to oppose extending Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier US citizens, the White House said today, shrugging off calls from some Democrats for a temporary extension to make more time for a deal on deficits.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    US losing patience with Pakistan, says Panetta

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today the United States was reaching the limits of its patience with Pakistan because of the safe havens the country offered to insurgents in neighbouring Afghanistan.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    Clinton: 'We'll always maintain our right to use force'

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implicitly defended Washington's use of drone strikes to kill suspected militants, just days after one of the aircraft killed one of al Qaeda's most powerful figures in Pakistan.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    'Fed is monitoring significant risks for the US from Europe crisis'

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today the central bank was ready to shield the economy if financial troubles mount, but offered few hints that further monetary stimulus was imminent.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    Wall Street climbs as European shares snap rally on global growth concerns

    US equities ended on a high note, with the benchmark S&P 500 index registering its best week of the year as investors returned to stocks on expectations Spain was closer to getting aid for its troubled banks. Meanwhile, European equities snapped a four-day rally.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    Obama urges Europe to act quickly on crisis

    President Barack Obama said that European leaders face an "urgent need to act" to resolve the region's financial crisis as the threat of a renewed recession there spells dangers for an anemic US recovery five months before elections.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    US Commerce Secretary to take medical leave

    Commerce Secretary John Bryson, under investigation for his role in two car crashes in California over the weekend that aides linked to a seizure, said he will take an immediate medical leave of absence.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Obama, after tough week, defends record on economy

    US President Barack Obama stoutly defended his economic record after a stream of bad news - and an uncharacteristic verbal misstep of his own - rallied Republican hopes that they can defeat him in November.

  • 12/06/2012 | Argentina

    US 'remains neutral' in Malvinas sovereignty dispute

    The US has stated that it will remain neutral in the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom, said the spokesperson of the US State Department’s Victoria Nuland after the recent announcement that the islanders will hold a referendum in 2013 to decided whether they want to remain British or not.

  • 13/06/2012 | World

    US will not seek new trial of John Edwards

    The Justice Department said it would not retry former US Senator John Edwards on five campaign finance charges that stemmed from his failed 2008 White House bid.

  • 15/06/2012 | World

    US relaxes deportation rules for young people

    The Obama administration announced it would relax enforcement of deportation rules for young people brought to the United States without legal status, a shift in immigration policy that could be designed to appeal to Hispanics in an election year.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    Romney accuses Obama of political motivation on immigration

    Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama in an interview aired today of political motivation ahead of the November 6 election by offering work permits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.

  • 18/06/2012 | World

    G20 ramps up pressure on Europe over debt crisis

    World leaders pressured Europe to take ambitious new steps to resolve its debt crisis after a victory for pro-bailout parties in a Greek election failed to calm markets or ease worries that wider turmoil could derail the global economy.

  • 18/06/2012 | World

    Romney says US can 'learn a lot' from Wisconsin governor

    Mitt Romney made a campaign stop with Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin and said Americans can "learn a lot" from the Republican who survived a Democratic recall effort two weeks ago.

  • 22/06/2012 | World

    US criticizes Argentina import curbs at WTO

    The United States today demanded that Argentina "immediately" end an import licensing regime and other curbs that have frustrated foreign suppliers while also expressing concerns about a "sweeping new import restriction" that Indonesia has imposed.

  • 23/06/2012 | World

    Ex-Penn State assistant coach guilty of 45 sex abuse charges

    A jury found former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 child sex abuse charges yesterday, ending a trial that rocked US college football and renewed attention on pedophilia in America.

  • 25/06/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court upholds key part of Arizona immigration law

    The US Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants today, rejecting the Obama administration's stance that only the U.S. government should enforce immigration laws in the United States.

  • 25/06/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court confirms lift on US$100M embargo against Argentina

    The US Supreme Court rejected today an appeal presented by two vulture funds and confirmed a ruling of a New York’s Appeal court revoking a 100 million dollars embargo ordered by US Judge Thomas Griesa on Argentina’s Central Bank funds deposited at the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York.

  • 28/06/2012 | World

    US top court upholds key Obama healthcare law

    A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.

  • 28/06/2012 | World

    US House finds Attorney General Holder in contempt

    US Attorney General Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress today as the Republican-controlled House of Representatives sanctioned the nation's top law enforcement official for withholding some documents related to a failed gun-running probe

  • 30/06/2012 | World

    Storms leave 3.5 million without power in US

    About 3.5 million customers were without power in the eastern United States amid a record heat wave after deadly thunderstorms knocked down trees and power lines from Indiana to New Jersey.

  • 02/07/2012 | World

    Storms leave 2.1 million people in the US without power

    More than 2.1 million people from Illinois to Virginia remained without power this morning after violent storms struck over the weekend, and a heat wave continued to blanket much of the region.

  • 03/07/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at AR$4.54

    The US dollar today traded at AR4.49/AR$4.54 today, unchanged compared with the previous closing price.

  • 03/07/2012 | World

    IMF: 'US recovery remains tepid and subject to elevated downside risks'

    An IMF report revealed that the German economy’s performance has been remarkable despite facing considerable headwinds and that the US recovery “remains tepid and subject to elevated downside risks."

  • 03/07/2012 | World

    Scorching heat roasts eastern United States

    About 1.3 million homes and businesses in the eastern United States remained without power amid a heat wave, and storm damage and high temperatures forced many Fourth of July celebrations to be canceled.

  • 04/07/2012 | World

    Iran says can destroy US bases 'minutes after attack'

    Iran has threatened to destroy US military bases across the Middle East and target Israel within minutes of being attacked, Iranian media reported, as Revolutionary Guards extended test-firing of ballistic missiles into a third day.

  • 06/07/2012 | World

    US hiring stuck in low gear in June

    US employers hired at a dismal pace in June, raising pressure on the Federal Reserve to do more to boost the economy and further imperiling President Barack Obama's chances of reelection in November.

  • 10/07/2012 | World

    Apartment in Watergate complex sells for record price

    An apartment in the Watergate office complex in Washington, a flat which was at the centre of the political scandal which pushed President Richard Nixon to resign in 1974, has been sold for the record price of US$3.1 million dollars, local real estate sources informed. 

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina reports US, Japan over 'trade barriers'

    Through a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, Argentina has formally reported the United States and Japan before the World Trade Organization for the constant barriers set to Argentina's meat and lemon exports to the afore mentioned markets.

  • 11/07/2012 | World

    US House vote to repeal Obama healthcare law

    The Republican-led US House of Representatives, on a near party-line vote of 2 44- 1 85, passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul of the US healthcare system.

  • 12/07/2012 | World

    Major tunnel linking US and Canada shut by bomb threat

    One of the busiest border crossings between the US and Canada, the tunnel connecting Detroit with Windsor, Canada, was shut down after a bomb threat was phoned in to Canadian police, authorities said.

  • 13/07/2012 | World

    Romney demands Obama apology over Bain attacks

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney demanded President Barack Obama apologize for his campaign's assault over Romney's time at a private equity firm that outsourced US jobs, as he tried to recover from a week-long pounding on the issue.

  • 14/07/2012 | World

    US President Obama rallies supporters in Virginia

    President Barack Obama, soaked to the skin as he rallied supporters during a downpour in the election battleground state of Virginia today, kept up his attack on Republican Mitt Romney as the rhetoric hardened on both sides.

  • 18/07/2012 | World

    'We'll need US$1 trillion in savings if tax cuts for rich were extended,' US Geithner says

    US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gave grasping remarks today at a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council celebrated in Washington DC, including that “a balance mix of reforms are needed for dig out of fiscal hole.”

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at AR$4.58

    The US dollar was trading at AR4.535/AR$4.58 today, unchanged compared with the previous closing price. 

  • 20/07/2012 | World

    Obama: Colorado shooting reminds us of how we are united

    President Barack Obama, in a short but moving speech in which he spoke as the parent of two young daughters, said he was putting aside his re-election campaign today to focus on the tragedy of a deadly shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

  • 22/07/2012 | World

    Chávez says election rival and Romney want to subjugate Venezuela

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez compared his election rival to "far-right" US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, saying both men wanted to subjugate the country under capitalism and crush his socialist "revolution."

  • 24/07/2012 | World

    Romney accuses Obama of weakness abroad, leaks

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of weakness in the face of US adversaries and promised he would be firm against Iran and China as he prepares to head overseas to boost his foreign policy credentials.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    US gov't asks Argentina to improve investment opportunities

    By Pablo Jiménez - As some dark rain-laden clouds have risen on top of the Argentine-US diplomatic relationship within the past months, the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs of the US Department of State Mike Hammer, came on stage during a video-conference in Washington DC to urge the Argentine Government to normalize its relations with the international financial community, among other requisitions.

  • 26/07/2012 | World

    Romney high-profile trip abroad off to rocky start

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's high-profile overseas trip got off to a rocky start when he was forced to clarify a comment seen as criticizing London's handling of the Summer Olympics that he came to celebrate.

  • 27/07/2012 | World

    White House lowers growth forecasts, brightens jobs picture

    The White House cut its outlook for US growth in 2012 and 2013, hours after data showed the economy grew at a tepid pace in the second quarter, raising concerns about a slowdown that could mar President Barack Obama's re-election chances.

  • 30/07/2012 | World

    Palestinians accuse Romney of undermining peace prospects

    Palestinians accused US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of undermining peace prospects by calling Jerusalem "the capital of Israel", ignoring their own claims to the city and most world opinion.

  • 31/07/2012 | World

    Obama tightens sanctions on Iran energy, finance

    President Barack Obama announced new US sanctions against Iran's energy, petrochemical and financial sectors today that he said would further pressure the country for failing to meet international nuclear obligations.

  • 01/08/2012 | World

    US targets five leaders of Naples Mafia

    The United States took steps to freeze the US assets of five key members of the Italian-based Camorra, also known as the Naples Mafia, and one of Europe's largest criminal groups involved in kidnapping, money laundering and extortion.

  • 05/08/2012 | World

    Romney says more Fed stimulus would not help US economy

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that a fresh round of monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve would not help the fragile US economy.

  • 05/08/2012 | World

    Seven dead, including gunman, in shooting at Wisconsin Sikh temple

    A shooting during Sunday services at a Sikh temple left at least seven people dead, including a gunman, and at least three critically wounded, and police said they were still searching for other assailants.

  • 06/08/2012 | World

    Bernanke: despite recovery, many facing tough times

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that although broad measurements of the economy point to recovery, many people and businesses are facing tough times.

  • 06/08/2012 | World

    Obama urges 'soul searching' on ways to reduce gun violence

    US President Barack Obama said that mass killings like the weekend shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were happening with "too much regularity" and should prompt soul searching by all Americans on ways to reduce gun violence.

  • 08/08/2012 | World

    Obama's lead over Romney grows despite voters' pessimism

    US citizens are increasingly pessimistic about the future but voters do not seem to be holding it against Democratic President Barack Obama, who slightly expanded his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney this month, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll says.

  • 13/08/2012 | World

    First woman to moderate US presidential debate in 20 years

    CNN's Candy Crowley will become the first woman in 20 years to moderate a US presidential debate when she questions US President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney in October.

  • 15/08/2012 | World

    'Obama's campaign is all about division and hatred,' Romney

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama again for running a campaign that was "all about division and attack and hatred."

  • 16/08/2012 | World

    Bloody day of blasts in Iraq kills more than 70

    A series of bombings and shootings killed more than 70 people across Iraq in a bloody day of attacks underscoring the country's struggle with a stubborn insurgency more than half a year after the US military withdrew.

  • 19/08/2012 | World

    Magnitude 5.6 quake hits off US West Coast

    A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck off the coast of the US West Coast state of Washington today, the United States Geological Survey 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.

  • 21/08/2012 | World

    Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats

    Russia warned the West against unilateral action on Syria, a day after US President Barack Obama threatened "enormous consequences" if his Syrian counterpart used chemical or biological arms or even moved them in a menacing way.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    US, Japan follow EU into WTO litigation against Argentina

    The United States and Japan have launched complaints at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Argentina's import licensing rules, which they say discriminate against foreign goods, the trade body said.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    US slam Argentine 'protectionism'

    "Argentina's protectionist measures adversely affect a broad segment of US industry, which exports billions of dollars in goods each year to Argentina. These exports support jobs and businesses here at home," US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in an emailed statement.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina hits back at US over import restrictions

    The Argentine Foreign Ministry hit back at the United States amid various trade barrier complaints and allegations of illegality saying that it would report the country for violating the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules for stopping imports of Argentine meat and citrus fruits to the country.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    US Budget Office sees worse economic wreckage from 'fiscal cliff'

    Massive spending cuts and tax hikes due next year will cause even worse economic damage than previously thought if Washington fails to come up with a solution, US Congress' budget office said.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    Fed ready to ease 'fairly soon,' minutes show

    The Federal Reserve is likely to deliver another round of monetary stimulus "fairly soon" unless the economy improves considerably, minutes from the central bank's August meeting show.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    US defends restrictions on Argentine lemons, beef

    The United States today defended its restrictions on imports of beef and lemons from Argentina after the South American country said it planned to challenge the measures at the World Trade Organization.

  • 23/08/2012 | World

    US jobless claims rise to highest level in five weeks

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, suggesting the labor market is healing too slowly to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate.

  • 23/08/2012 | World

    Fed official says economy data has improved in recent weeks

    A Federal Reserve official today leaned against the impression that the US central bank was locked into easing monetary policy at its meeting next month, noting that economic data had improved in recent weeks.

  • 23/08/2012 | World

    China escalates US trade dispute, requests WTO decision

    In a move that escalates a trade row with the United States, China said it would ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to adjudicate a dispute over US punitive import duties on 22 Chinese exports, including solar panels and steel products.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina complains again over US' 'inconsistent and protectionist policies'

    The national government today complaint again against the “trade restrictions in place on Argentine products” by the United States, summed up to form “part of their inconsistent and protectionist policies” with international trade regulations.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks were higher today, as the Merval benchmark index climbed 0.3 percent to 2,442.52 points.

  • 24/08/2012 | World

    Bernanke says Fed has scope to provide more stimulus

    The Federal Reserve has room to deliver additional monetary stimulus to boost the US economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Congressional oversight panel in a letter.

  • 31/08/2012 | World

    WTO notified by Argentina over US beef import restrictions

    Argentina has officially lodged a dispute against US restrictions on imports of Argentinean beef and other meat products, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today.

  • 01/09/2012 | World

    Obama says Republican ideas from 'last century'

    President Barack Obama tried to bolster his re-election campaign today with a fierce critique of the Republicans' convention and a plea to supporters to cast their ballots as early as possible.

  • 04/09/2012 | World

    China warns US not to take sides in sea disputes

    China warned the United States not to get involved in South China Sea territorial disputes as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Beijing pledging to pass on a strong message on the need to calm regional tension.

  • 04/09/2012 | World

    US lays out examples of 'gross negligence' by BP

    The US Justice Department is ramping up its rhetoric against BP PLC for the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, describing in new court papers examples of what it calls "gross negligence and willful misconduct."

  • 05/09/2012 | World

    Iran says it treats Israeli military threats as American

    Iran makes no distinction between US and Israeli interests and will retaliate against both countries if attacked, an Iranian military commander said.

  • 05/09/2012 | World

    Airlines must stand trial over 9/11 negligence claims, says US judge

    A US judge ruled that AMR Corp's American Airlines and United Continental Holdings Inc must face trial over claims relating to the Sept. 11 attacks that destroyed the landmark towers of the World Trade Center in New York almost 11 years ago, court documents showed.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    US urges Iraq to inspect Iran supply flights to Syria

    US officials are questioning Iraq about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose conflict with rebels threatens to drag his neighbors into a regional struggle.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    Obama unites hope with realism in pitch for re-election

    US President Barack Obama asked US citizens for patience in rebuilding the weak economy as he appealed for a new term in office and defiantly rejected Republican Mitt Romney's proposals to restore growth.

  • 07/09/2012 | World

    US jobs growth cools in August

    US jobs growth slowed sharply in August, setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to pump additional money into the sluggish economy next week and dealing a blow to President Obama as he seeks reelection in November.

  • 07/09/2012 | World

    Obama: ‘We need to create more jobs faster’

    US President Barack Obama said today the labor market is not hiring workers fast enough, following the release of a government report that showed weaker-than-expected employment figures.

  • 09/09/2012 | World

    After Russia talks, Clinton sees divisions on Syria

    Sharp divisions remain with Moscow over the Syria crisis, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, as she wrapped up an Asia tour in which she also made little headway with China on easing tensions in the South China Sea.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    Germany says US debt levels 'much too high'

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioned how the United States could deal with its high levels of government debt after November's presidential election.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    US may lose triple-A debt rating

    The United States may lose its triple-A debt rating if next year's budget negotiations do not produce policies that over time decrease the country's debt, Moody's Investors Service said.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    US Cairo, Libya missions attacked

    Protesters in Egypt and Libya attacked US diplomatic missions in a spasm of violence that led to the death of a State Department officer at the consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi after fierce clashes at the compound.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    Whistleblower in UBS tax case gets record $104 million

    The whistleblower in a breakthrough tax fraud case against Swiss bank UBS AG has won a record-setting $104 million reward from the US Internal Revenue Service, a handsome payout that could entice more informants to come forward.

  • 12/09/2012 | World

    United Nations condemns attack on US diplomats in Libya

    The United Nations strongly condemned an assault that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff and said the "horrific and tragic attack" further spotlighted the security challenges facing Libyan authorities.

  • 13/09/2012 | World

    US embassies attacked in Yemen, Egypt after Libya envoy killed

    Demonstrators attacked the US embassies in Yemen and Egypt today in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam and American warships headed to Libya following the death of the US ambassador there in related violence earlier in the week.

  • 13/09/2012 | World

    Fed launches big stimulus, to buy bonds until jobs rebound

    The Federal Reserve launched another aggressive stimulus program, saying it will buy US$40 billion of mortgage debt per month and continue to purchase assets until the outlook for jobs improves substantially.

  • 13/09/2012 | World

    Romney says US seems 'at the mercy of events' in world

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy after four Americans were killed in Libya, saying the United States seems at the mercy of world events.

  • 15/09/2012 | World

    Fury over Mohammad video simmers on in Muslim world

    A wave of furious anti-Western protests against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad abated a little on Saturday, but US policy in the Muslim world remained overshadowed by 13 minutes of amateurish video on the Internet.

  • 17/09/2012 | World

    Apple's iPhone 5 pre-orders shatter previous record

    Demand for Apple Inc's new smartphone, the iPhone 5, has exceeded initial supply, making it the fastest-selling iPhone ever and pushing the delivery date for some pre-orders to next month.

  • 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.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as European shares drop

    US stocks ended flat to slightly lower after bellwether FedEx cut its profit forecast and investors pulled back after last week's rally on central bank stimulus. Meanwhile, European shares fell on Spain.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    Al Qaeda in North Africa urges killing of more US envoys

    Al Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa urged Muslims to kill representatives of the US government in the region in retaliation for a film that mocks the Prophet Mohammad, saying it welcomed last week's revenge killing of the US ambassador in Libya.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    Iran launches submarine as US navy drills in Gulf

    Iran launched a submarine and a destroyer into the Gulf from Bandar Abbas port at the same time as US and allied navies held exercises in the same waters to practice keeping oil shipping lanes open.

  • 19/09/2012 | World

    China seeks better military ties with US

    China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping held his first talks with a foreign official since vanishing from the public eye nearly two weeks ago, telling US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta he wanted to advance ties with the United States.

  • 20/09/2012 | World

    Arab nuclear 'goodwill gesture' fails to impress Israel, US

    Arab states said they had decided as a "goodwill gesture" to refrain from targeting Israel with a resolution over its assumed nuclear arsenal at the UN atomic agency's annual assembly this week.

  • 21/09/2012 | World

    Grumbles over maps as Apple's iPhone 5 hits stores

    IPhone aficionados queued around city blocks today to get their hands on Apple Inc's new iPhone 5 - but complaints about inaccurate maps and the lack of a mobile wallet feature were voiced amid the excitement.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Apple sells out of iPhone 5; sales top 5 million

    Apple Inc sold out of its latest smartphone, with more than 5 million iPhone 5 sold in the three days since it hit stores, the company said today.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Libyan govt puts army in charge of Benghazi militias

    Libya's government, seeking to assert its authority over private militias following the killing of US diplomats in Benghazi, placed two powerful freelance units in the city under the command of full-time army officers.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina-US relations best in 200 years,' Argüello

    Argentine ambassador in the United States Jorge Argüello assured that Argentina and the US “are having the best trade relationship in almost 200 years of bilateral relations” and said that “they’ve never had a trade volume similar to the one reached this year, which left a 13 billion dollar surplus.”

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    'Iran is under military threat by uncivilized Zionists,' Ahmadinejad

    Iran is under threat of military action from "uncivilized Zionists," a clear reference to Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today, saying that such threats are designed to force nations into submission.

  • 28/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Buenos Aires following US visit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived mid-afternoon today to Jorge Newbery Metropolitan airport in Buenos Aires, following a five-day visit to the United States.

  • 29/09/2012 | World

    US vice presidential candidates seek votes

    Vice President Joe Biden and Republican rival Paul Ryan sought votes in political battleground states today while their running mates took a day off the campaign trail ahead of a potentially make-or-break debate next week.

  • 01/10/2012 | Argentina

    Voting Day at US Embassy on October 4

    A Voting-Day “special event” will be held at the US Embassy on Thursday, October 4. All registered US voters in Argentina are invited to cast their votes from 9am to noon.

  • 03/10/2012 | World

    Obama and Romney battle over economy at debate

    Mitt Romney accused US President Barack Obama on Wednesday of promoting "trickle-down government" policies that are burdening the US economy, as the Republican candidate sought to use a high-stakes debate to right his struggling campaign before the Nov. 6 presidential election.

  • 04/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at AR$4.72, 'blue' at AR$6.19

    The US dollar was trading at AR4.68/AR$4.72 today, it remained unchanged compared with the previous closing price.

  • 04/10/2012 | World

    Romney goes on offensive in first debate with Obama

    Mitt Romney battled back in his uphill drive to oust President Barack Obama with an aggressive debate performance that put his campaign on a more positive footing after weeks of stumbles and knocked Obama off-stride.

  • 05/10/2012 | World

    US jobless rate drops to lowest point in 4 years

    The Labor Department said today the unemployment rate, a key focus in the race for the White House, dropped by 0.3 percentage point to its lowest point since January 2009.

  • 05/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar gains half a cent; 'blue' drops one cent

    The US dollar was trading at AR4.68/AR$4.725 today, unchanged compared with the previous closing price.

  • 06/10/2012 | World

    Deadly meningitis outbreak spreads to eighth US state

    A widening outbreak of fungal meningitis has spread to Minnesota, which reported two cases to become the eighth US state affected, officials said.

  • 07/10/2012 | In Depth - Elections in Venezuela

    Venezuelan expats in US flock to New Orleans to vote

    Thousands of Venezuelans who live in the United States crowded outside a New Orleans convention center to cast ballots in Venezuela's presidential election, with many hoping their vote will help drive President Hugo Chavez from power.

  • 08/10/2012 | World

    Romney casts Obama's foreign policy as weak, dangerous

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a sweeping critique of US President Barack Obama's handling of threats in the Middle East, saying Obama's lack of leadership had made the volatile region more dangerous.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    IMF: Global financial confidence 'very fragile,' euro crisis key threat

    The International Monetary Fund urged European policymakers to deepen the financial and fiscal ties within the euro area with some urgency to restore sagging confidence in the global financial system.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    US meningitis deaths rise, prompting call for tighter drug rules

    A rare US outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida the latest state to report at least one death linked to the illness in a widening health scare, authorities said.

  • 10/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at AR$4.73, 'blue' moves up to AR$6.21

    The US dollar traded at AR4.69/AR$4.73 today, unchanged compared with the previous closing price.

  • 11/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar gains half a cent, 'blue' trades at AR$6.21

    The US dollar traded at AR4.695/AR$4.735 today, it has gained half a cent compared with the previous closing price.

  • 11/10/2012 | World

    USDA raises cotton stock estimate again; prices fall

    The US Department of Agriculture has raised its 2012/13 global ending stock forecast for cotton to record highs for a third consecutive month, sending prices down and reinforcing concerns about weakening demand from China, the world's largest textile market.

  • 12/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to AR$4.74, 'blue' down to AR$6.20

    The US dollar traded at AR4.70/AR$4.74 today, it has gained half a cent compared with the previous closing price.

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    'Million Muppet March' planned to defend US backing for PBS

    Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on US public television's "Sesame Street," from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the "Million Muppet March."

  • 13/10/2012 | World

    Finance leaders back EU, US to-do list to shield growth

    World finance leaders endorsed a checklist of policy reforms aimed at pressuring Europe and the United States to tackle debt troubles that threaten to choke off global growth.

  • 15/10/2012 | World

    Meningitis outbreak expands to 15 states with Pennsylvania case

    A fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections expanded to 15 states as Pennsylvania reported its first case of the disease that has killed 15 people nationwide.

  • 16/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to AR$4.745, 'blue' to AR$6.22

    The US dollar traded at AR4.705/AR$4.745 today, it has gained half a cent compared with the previous closing price.

  • 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.

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady, 'Blue' climbs 11 cents

    The US dollar traded at AR4.705/AR$4.745 today, remaining unchanged compared with the previous closing price. Meanwhile, it has climbed 11 cents at the black market, reaching AR$6.3.

  • 18/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar trades at AR$4.75, 'blue' drops to AR$6.32

    The US dollar traded at AR4.71/AR$4.75 today, it has gained half a cent compared with the previous closing price. The black market price dropped to AR$6.32.

  • 19/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at AR$4.75, 'blue' AR$6.31

    The US dollar traded at AR4.71/AR$4.75 today, unchanged compared with the previous closing price.

  • 20/10/2012 | World

    US says death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak

    The US death toll from fungal meningitis linked to potentially contaminated steroid injections has risen by two to 23, with North Carolina reporting its first death, health officials said today.

  • 21/10/2012 | World

    Iran denies report of plans for nuclear talks with US

    Iran denied a report in a US newspaper that it had plans for direct talks with the United States over its disputed nuclear program.

  • 22/10/2012 | World

    Obama, Romney clash over foreign policy in last debate

    US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over US military strength and how to deal with crises in the Middle East in a third and final debate as polls showed them in deadlock two weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

  • 23/10/2012 | World

    Obama takes final debate, poll

    President Obama scored a clear two-to-one victory against Mitt Romney during the final presidential debate, according to an instant poll of uncommitted voters.

  • 24/10/2012 | World

    Wall Street slips, as European shares halt slide on China data

    US stocks ended lower for a second day, as investors soured on another round of underwhelming corporate results and the Federal Reserve said it would stick to its stimulus plan. Meanwhile, European shares halted a three-day slide.

  • 24/10/2012 | World

    Fed sticks to stimulus plan, says economy a bit firmer

    The Federal Reserve stuck to its plan to keep stimulating US growth until the job market improves even as it acknowledged some parts of the economy were looking a bit better.

  • 25/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to AR$4.765, 'Blue' rate stable at AR$6.37

    The US dollar traded at AR4.725/AR$4.765 today, it has gained half a cent compared with the previous closing price.

  • 25/10/2012 | World

    US CEOs call for action to reduce federal deficit

    Chief executives of more than 80 big US corporations, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Boeing, joined forces today to pressure Congress to reduce the federal deficit with tax reform and spending cuts.

  • 25/10/2012 | World

    Hurricane Sandy threatens US after hammering Cuba

    Hurricane Sandy swelled into a serious threat to much of the US East Coast on Thursday after hammering Cuba's second-largest city and taking aim at the Bahamas, US forecasters said.

  • 26/10/2012 | World

    US economy grows 2%

    The US Commerce Department announced today gross domestic product expanded at a 2.0 percent annual rate, accelerating from the second quarter's 1.3 percent pace.

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar opens unchanged at $4.765

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    US court rules against Argentina over debt fix

    A US appeals court said Argentina discriminated against bondholders who refused to take part in massive debt restructurings in 2005 and 2010 by deciding to pay them later than bondholders who agreed to participate.

  • 28/10/2012 | World

    Hurricane Sandy threatens havoc on US East Coast

    Authorities shut transit systems and ordered some evacuations as tens of millions of people on the US East Coast braced on Sunday for Hurricane Sandy, a gigantic storm forecast to deliver battering winds, dangerous flooding and even heavy snowfall.

  • 29/10/2012 | World

    US markets shut on Tuesday, focus shifts to Wednesday

    Hurricane Sandy will close US stock markets for a second day on Tuesday, as Wall Street turned its attention to whether markets would be able to resume functioning on the month's final trading day on Wednesday.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    US nuclear plant declares 'alert' after Sandy storm surge

    Exelon Corp declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country's oldest working plant to use emergency water supplies to cool spent uranium fuel rods.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    NYSE to test new plan; trading floor undamaged by storm

    NYSE Euronext said it plans to test a new contingency plan to help resume stalled US equity trading, and added that its famed trading floor is not yet damaged by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    Sandy leaves US East crippled

    Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy.

  • 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.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Dollar climbs to AR$4.78; 'Blue' trades at AR$6.34

    The US dollar traded at AR$4.735/AR$4.78 today, thus climbing half cent compared with the previous closing price. In the black market, the US currency drop two cents and traded at AR$6.34 (selling price).

  • 31/10/2012 | World

    Obama will return to campaign trail tomorrow

    US President Barack Obama will return to active campaigning tomorrow with a trip to the battleground state of Nevada, the White House said in a statement.

  • 01/11/2012 | World

    Frazzled New Yorkers fret about long road back to normalcy

    New York authorities have made a big push for normalcy after megastorm Sandy, but for many residents dealing with water-logged homes, power outages, gasoline shortages and painfully slow commutes, things are far from that.

  • 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.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    US payrolls rise sharply in October

    Employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said today. The government also said 84,000 more jobs were created in August and September than initially estimated.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    New York after Sandy: a tale of two cities

    By Adrian Bono, Special Correspondent in NY.

  • 03/11/2012 | World

    Romney, Obama make final push

    Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama hopscotched across the country on Saturday in a final push to squeeze out victory from the handful of states that will decide Tuesday's presidential election.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    US storm victims face housing crisis as cold snap hits

    A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled without heat in near-freezing temperatures on Sunday and nearly 1 million people in neighboring New Jersey shivered in the dark without power.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    Obama, Romney approach photo-finish election day

    The race for the White House remained in essentially a dead heat ahead of Tuesday's election but US President Barack Obama holds a slim edge over Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the key state of Ohio, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released today.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    G20 seeks more wiggle room on austerity pledges

    The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Emotional Obama ends campaign in Iowa with call for change

    An emotional President Barack Obama ended his final campaign in Iowa, the place that launched his first White House bid and that could hold the key to his political future.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Sandy: Hard-hit Staten Island tries to recover

    By Adrián Bono, Special Correspondent in NY.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    US election: How the Electoral College works

    The US Electoral College was established in the Constitution as a compromise between electing a president by a vote in Congress and by popular vote of citizens. Here are some facts about it.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Ryan ends US campaign with a blessing and visit home

    Eighty-six days after Paul Ryan was introduced as Mitt Romney's running mate aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, the Republican vice presidential candidate returned to his home state of Wisconsin, putting an end to a marathon stretch of campaigning with one final rally.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    On election day, Obama plays basketball while Romney still campaigning

    On election day and in the last hours of voting, President Barack Obama followed an old tradition while his rival Mitt Romney was still campaigning.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

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

    By Adrián Bono, Special Correspondent in NY.

  • 06/11/2012 | Argentina

    US Ambassador: 'Joint work between both countries will continue'

    US Ambassador to Argentina Vilma Martínez assured today that “whoever is elected president will acknowledge the common interests we share with Argentina in many issues.”

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    US election intensely followed via Twitter

    The US presidential election votes counts had an intense aftermath in Twitter, as the social network registered more than 11 million tweets over the election a few hours after the polls closed in the East Coast.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    US House stays in Republican control, Democrats retain Senate

    The US House of Representatives was left pretty much unchanged by voters with control firmly in Republican hands while Democrats held the majority in the Senate, according to projections.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    World leaders respond to Obama election victory

    After President Barack Obama's re-election, world leaders expressed hope for stronger cooperation with the United States on issues ranging from the struggle against Islamic extremism to international trade.

  • 07/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK's letter to Obama: 'We'll always be together to build a fairer, less violent world'

    The government today revealed a hand-signed letter by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to US President Barack Obama, who last night was re-elected for a second term.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    Fitch threatens to downgrade Obama's US

    In the midst of the honeymoon of the reelection of US President Barack Obama, Fitch Ratings agency called the newly appointed head of state to quickly "secure agreement on avoiding the 'fiscal cliff' and raising the debt ceiling," to retain its "AAA" status.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    Wintry storm brings new woe to hard-hit US Northeast

    A wintry storm dropped snow and rain on the US Northeast  bringing dangerous winds and knocking out power in a region where hundreds of thousands were still in the dark after Superstorm Sandy.

  • 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.

  • 09/11/2012 | World

    Obama plans 'fiscal cliff' statement

    President Barack Obama will join the battle over the US "fiscal cliff" today for the first time since voters gave him a second term in office.

  • 09/11/2012 | World

    Iran, UN nuclear agency to resume talks in December

    Iran will return to talks with the UN nuclear agency next month, both sides said today, the latest push to seek a peaceful end to a dispute that has raised fears of a new Middle East war.

  • 10/11/2012 | World

    Vatican vows to fight gay marriage after gains in US, Europe

    The Vatican, reacting to strong gains for gay marriage in the United States and Europe, today pledged never to stop fighting attempts to "erase" the privileged role of heterosexual marriage, which it called it "an achievement of civilisation".

  • 12/11/2012 | World

    US Congress comes back to confront 'fiscal cliff'

    Amid a global fright over Washington's political brinkmanship, US lawmakers return to the capital tomorrow with a seven-week deadline to reach agreement on scheduled tax hikes and budget cuts that threaten to trigger another recession.

  • 13/11/2012 | World

    US warns against kicking fiscal crisis down the road

    US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned against extending all the US tax breaks to give Washington additional time to broker a deficit reduction deal, saying it would create more uncertainty in the markets.

  • 14/11/2012 | World

    Obama calls for rich to pay more, keep middle-class cuts

    President Barack Obama today pushed for his proposal to have the wealthy pay more in taxes as a way to tame the federal deficit, taking a hard line in his opening bid before he begins fiscal talks with US lawmakers later in the week.

  • 15/11/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to AR$4.80

  • 15/11/2012 | World

    BP agrees to record criminal penalties for US oil spill

    BP Plc will pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which caused the worst US offshore oil spill ever. The settlement includes a $1.256 billion criminal fine, the largest such levy in US history, the oil company said today.

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina asks US judge to wait for bond dispute appeal

    Argentina asked a US judge late last night to maintain his order blocking payment on defaulted sovereign bonds to holdout investors until lingering questions are settled in a higher court's appeals process.

  • 18/11/2012 | World

    Obama in Thailand on first post-election trip abroad

    President Barack Obama kicked off a three-country Asian tour with a visit to Thailand, using his first post-election trek overseas to try to show he is serious about shifting the US strategic focus eastwards.

  • 18/11/2012 | Argentina

    'US already criticized Griesa's ruling in favour of vulture funds,' Argüello

    Argentine ambassador to the US Jorge Argüello repeated that the Obama administration has already rejected one of judge Thomas Griesa’s interpretations of the clause involving equal treatment to creditors for considering it “a potential conflict for the world’s financial markets.”

  • 19/11/2012 | World

    Obama offers praise, pressure on historic Myanmar trip

    Barack Obama became the first American president to visit Myanmar, using a six-hour trip to balance US praise for the government's progress in shaking off military rule with pressure to complete the process of democratic reform.

  • 20/11/2012 | World

    World pressure for Gaza truce intensifies as Clinton heads to Israel

    The UN chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip today and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the conflict was in nobody's interest.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady as some exchange houses operate normally

    The US dollar traded at AR$4.77/AR$4.82 today, unchanged compared with the previous closing price.

  • 20/11/2012 | World

    Budget fight threatens US recession, Bernanke says

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today that 2013 could be a "very good year" for the US economy if politicians can strike a quick deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    US court orders Argentina to pay bond holders in 'vultures' row

    Argentina suffered a stinging blow late last night, when New York federal judge Thomas Griesa, citing threats by the country's leaders to defy his rulings in a decade-old dispute over defaulted sovereign bonds, ordered immediate payment.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Lower House Kirchnerite leader says ruling is ‘reprehensible’

    The leader of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Lower House, Agustín Rossi, referred to the recent ruling signed by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina saying it is “reprehensible”.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina says Judge Griesa's ruling 'unfair,' to request revision on Monday

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino assured during a press conference that "paying off the vulture funds is illegal," and said that the ruling by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina is "unfair." The minister also warned that Griesa's ruling might affect the international financial system, and the country as well.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    US tourist shot in Florida street

    A US tourist was shot as he was robbed by two men in Florida street in downtown Buenos Aires, according to police sources.

  • 23/11/2012 | World

    US shoppers welcome early start to 'Black Friday'

    US retailers declared their experiment with earlier store openings to kick off the holiday shopping season a success on Friday, with those new hours expected to be a Thanksgiving night staple for more retailers next year.

  • 26/11/2012 | Argentina

    'We won't tolerate NML's blackmailing,' Argentina's Ambassador to US

    Argentina’s Ambassador to the US, Jorge Argüello, assured today that “Argentina will not pay the price for the financial irrationality of the North", and under no circumstances "will tolerate the vulture funds’ blackmailing.”

  • 27/11/2012 | World

    Mexico's Peña Nieto backs Obama immigration reform push

    Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto backed President Barack Obama's planned push for US immigration reform, pledged cooperation on border security and promised efforts to reduce violence in his own country.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    US Appeals Court grants emergency halt on Argentine bond payment

    A US appeals court yesterday granted an emergency stay order that gives Argentina more time to argue against making a $1.33 billion payment to investors who rejected two debt restructurings in the nation's 2002 sovereign debt default.

  • 28/11/2012 | Argentina

    US Appeals Court's ruling

  • 29/11/2012 | World

    US gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA

    The United States set a March deadline today for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a UN nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the UN Security Council.

  • 30/11/2012 | World

    US consumer spending falls after superstorm Sandy

    Consumer spending fell in October for the first time in five months as superstorm Sandy choked off car sales, suggesting slower economic growth in the fourth quarter.

  • 02/12/2012 | World

    Suicide bombers attack US base in Afghanistan

    Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major US base in Afghanistan today, killing five people in a brazen operation that highlighted the country's security challenges ahead of the 2014 NATO combat troop pullout.

  • 03/12/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at AR$4.855

  • 03/12/2012 | World

    US high court delays action on same-sex marriage cases

    The US Supreme Court today put off deciding whether to enter the legal fray over same-sex marriage - at least until Friday when it could agree to hear one of several pending appeals on the issue.

  • 04/12/2012 | World

    US denies Iran's reports of captured drone

    Iran said it had captured a US intelligence drone in its airspace over the Gulf in the last few days, but the US military quickly denied having lost any unmanned aircraft in the Middle East.

  • 05/12/2012 | World

    World's oldest person dies in the US at 116

    A 116-year-old woman listed by Guinness World Records as the oldest living person anywhere around the globe died yesterday in a nursing home in the US state of Georgia soon after having her hair done.

  • 05/12/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina complains to WTO over US, European trade curbs

    Argentina has filed complaints with the World Trade Organization against the United States over limits on beef and lemon shipments, and against the European Union for curbs on biodiesel, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said.

  • 06/12/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina regrets US, EU 'untimely' accusations before WTO

    In a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry, the local Government said that the accusations made by the US and the EU against Argentina before the WTO are “untimely.”

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    With focus on opposition, US races against time on Syria

    The United States is racing to finalize elements of its Syria strategy, planning new steps to shape and strengthen the still-fragmented opposition as signs build that the country is nearing a tipping point in the 20-month rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    Media Law: US 'watching the process closely'

    The US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner spoke about Argentina during a news conference and referred to the media law and the dispute between the executive and the judiciary powers.

  • 07/12/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court to review same-sex marriage cases

    The US Supreme Court seized center stage in a historic social policy debate over same-sex marriage on Friday by agreeing to review the validity under the US.Constitution of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

  • 10/12/2012 | World

    US 'fiscal cliff' talks fail to reach common ground

    The White House and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's office held more negotiations today on ways to break the "fiscal cliff" stalemate, although neither side showed any public signs that they were ready to give ground.

  • 11/12/2012 | World

    Michigan passes public sector 'right-to-work' law amid protests

    US Republican-majority Michigan legislature gave final approval to "right-to-work" restrictions on public sector unions in a state considered a stronghold of organized labour, as protesters chanted in the gallery and thousands rallied outside.

  • 12/12/2012 | World

    Gunman kills two at Oregon mall before taking own life

    A gunman opened fire inside a shopping centre yesterday afternoon in Oregon, US, killing at least two people, critically wounding a young woman and terrorizing holiday shoppers before shooting himself to death, police said.

  • 12/12/2012 | World

    Fed ramps up stimulus in new approach to support growth

    The Federal Reserve ramped up its stimulus to the economy yesterday, expressing disappointment with the pace of recovery in employment as contentious US budget talks heighten uncertainty about the outlook.

  • 13/12/2012 | World

    Attack near Afghan base after Panetta visit

    A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car near a NATO base in southern Afghanistan today soon after a visit by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, killing two people and wounding 16, Afghan and NATO officials said.

  • 13/12/2012 | World

    Susan Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate

    Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidante of US President Barack Obama, withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state today in the face of what promised to be a contentious Senate confirmation battle.

  • 14/12/2012 | World

    'Obama remains committed to trying to renew a ban on assault weapons'

    President Barack Obama has been notified about the "tragic" shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut and will receive regular updates throughout the day, the White House said.

  • 15/12/2012 | World

    US Secretary of State Clinton recovering from concussion

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who cancelled a planned overseas trip last weekend because of illness, is recovering at home after fainting due to dehydration and sustaining a concussion, a State Department spokesman said today.

  • 16/12/2012 | World

    Boehner opens door to tax hikes, shifts US fiscal cliff talks

    US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's offer to accept a tax rate increase for the wealthiest Americans knocks down a key Republican road block to a deal resolving the year-end "fiscal cliff."

  • 17/12/2012 | World

    Boehner and Obama conclude latest fiscal talks, no word of progress

    US President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner met at White House for about 45 minutes today, but there was no word of any progress in their bid to avert the looming "fiscal cliff," an aide said.

  • 17/12/2012 | World

    Schools in two other Connecticut towns in lockdown

    Schools in two Connecticut towns were in lockdown today, the first day children returned to class since Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

  • 18/12/2012 | World

    NRA breaks silence, pledges to help stop US massacres

    The National Rifle Association said today it wanted to contribute meaningfully to prevent another massacre like the Connecticut shooting, suggesting a sharp change in tone for the largest US gun rights group.

  • 19/12/2012 | Argentina

    Senate approves new Ambassador to US

    The Senate closed activities for 2012 yesterday with an extraordinary session in which it passed the appointment of María Cecilia Nahón as Argentine ambassador to the US and established January 31 as an “extraordinary national holiday” to commemorate the Assembly of the Year 1813.

  • 19/12/2012 | World

    'US fungal meningitis outbreak could have been much worse'

    As bad as the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been, so far infecting 620 people in 19 states and killing 39 of them, it could have been a lot worse, US health officials said today.

  • 20/12/2012 | World

    Boehner abandons fiscal cliff plan as Republicans defect

    US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner faced an embarrassing setback today when he failed to unite his Republican lawmakers behind an effort designed to extract concessions from President Barack Obama in year-end "fiscal cliff" talks.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    Four dead, 3 police injured in Pennsylvania shooting, media reports

    Four people were killed today during a shooting in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania, including the gunman, while three Pennsylvania state troopers were injured, the Altoona Mirror reported, citing the county prosecutor.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    Obama announces John Kerry nomination for secretary of state

    President Barack Obama on Friday nominated US Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, marking his first major step in the overhaul of his national security team on the cusp of his second term.

  • 23/12/2012 | World

    North Korea could have US within missile range

    This month's rocket launch by reclusive North Korea shows it has likely developed the technology, long suspected in the West, to fire a warhead more than 10,000 km, South Korean officials said, putting the US West Coast in range.

  • 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.

  • 25/12/2012 | World

    Storm brings white Christmas, tornado threat to central US

    A major winter storm brought a rare white Christmas to the southern US plains today, contributing to a 21-vehicle pile-up that shut down a major highway in Oklahoma and the death of a Texas man.

  • 26/12/2012 | World

    Washington stirs to prevent 'fiscal cliff' as Obama heads home

    Efforts to prevent the US economy from going over a "fiscal cliff" stirred back to life today with less than a week to go before potentially disastrous tax hikes and spending cuts kick in at the New Year.

  • 27/12/2012 | World

    Global shares drop on US budget worries

    US stocks fell for a fourth day today, but recovered most of their losses after the House of Representatives, in the barest sign of progress, said it would come back to work on avoiding the "fiscal cliff" this weekend. Meanwhile, European shares ended flat.

  • 27/12/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to AR$4.92

  • 27/12/2012 | World

    US lawmakers, Obama in last chance talks on 'fiscal cliff'

    US President Barack Obama and lawmakers are launching a last chance round of budget talks just days before a New Year's deadline to reach a deal or watch the economy go off a "fiscal cliff."

  • 28/12/2012 | World

    Putin signs ban on US adoptions of Russian children

    President Vladimir Putin signed a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian children and imposes other measures in retaliation for new US legislation meant to punish Russian human rights abusers.

  • 28/12/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar stable at AR$4.92

  • 28/12/2012 | World

    Maine gets set to ring wedding bells for same-sex couples

    Same-sex couples in Maine were counting down the hours today until the first wedding bells were due to ring, less than two months after state residents approved gay marriage in a historic vote.

  • 29/12/2012 | World

    US Senate leaders work to avoid New Year's 'fiscal cliff'

    Congressional negotiators burrowed into their Capitol offices to see if they can stop the US economy from falling off of a "fiscal cliff" in just three days when the biggest tax increases ever to hit Americans in one shot are scheduled to begi

  • 29/12/2012 | World

    Former President George H.W. Bush moved out of intensive care

    Former President George H.W. Bush's condition has improved enough for him to be moved out of the intensive care unit and into a regular room at the Houston hospital where he was admitted more than a month ago, a spokesman said.

  • 30/12/2012 | World

    Washington pushes United States to edge of 'fiscal cliff'

    US lawmakers pushed the country to the edge of the "fiscal cliff" as they struggled to reach a last-minute deal that could protect the world's largest economy from a politically induced recession.

  • 01/01/2013 | World

    US Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, crisis eased

    The Senate moved the US economy back from the edge of a "fiscal cliff" , voting to avoid imminent tax hikes and spending cuts in a bipartisan deal that could still face stiff challenges in the House of Representatives.

  • 01/01/2013 | World

    Maryland ushers in New Year with its first gay weddings

    Seven gay couples in Maryland rang in the New Year with wedding bells early today, the first wave of nuptials since voters in the state backed the legalization of same-sex marriage.

  • 01/01/2013 | World

    US 'fiscal cliff' crisis heads to resolution in Congress

    A months-long battle over the US "fiscal cliff" headed to a close today as the House of Representatives moved toward final approval of a bipartisan deal meant to prevent Washington from pushing the world's biggest economy into recession.

  • 01/01/2013 | Argentina

    US climber dies at Aconcagua

    A US climber was found dead at the Aconcagua mountain, being the second member of the expedition that died trying to reach the top of the highest mountain in América, authorities reported.

  • 01/01/2013 | World

    FDA new drug approvals hit 16-year high in 2012

    US regulators approved 39 new drugs in 2012, the most in 16 years, suggesting that pharmaceutical makers are poised for growth after losing billions of dollars in recent years to generic drug makers because of patent expirations.

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    US House passes 'fiscal cliff' deal

    The United States averted economic calamity when lawmakers approved a deal to prevent huge tax hikes and spending cuts that would have pushed the world's largest economy off a "fiscal cliff" and into recession.

  • 02/01/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar up at AR$4.93

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    FBI: Gun purchasers set new record in December

    The number of FBI background checks for US gun purchases set a record in December, as the Connecticut school massacre prompted renewed talk of limits on firearms, according to new FBI data.

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    Hillary Clinton discharged from NY hospital

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital today after being treated for a blood clot near her brain and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, the State Department said.

  • 03/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar jumps to AR$7.07, official price one cent higher

    The US dollar reached a record rate today on the black market hitting AR$7.05/ AR$7.07 due to a higher demand of dollars amid the beginning of the summer holidays and the end-of-year bonus payment.

  • 03/01/2013 | World

    Clinton resting, plans to return to the office next week

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is resting at home in New York after being treated for a blood clot and plans to return to her office next week, the US State Department said today.

  • 04/01/2013 | Argentina

    After steep increase, 'blue' dollar slides to AR$7.04

    The 'blue' price of the US dollar lowered to AR$7.04 today, after reaching a record high of AR$7.07 yesterday at Buenos Aires exchange houses.

  • 04/01/2013 | World

    US House passes Sandy insurance bill amid anger over delay

    The US House of Representatives today approved $9.7 billion in initial federal funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy, with New York and New Jersey lawmakers still seething over delays in voting on the rest of a $60 billion aid package.

  • 04/01/2013 | World

    Mediocre job growth points to slow grind for US economy

    US employers kept their pace of hiring steady in December, falling short of the levels needed to bring down a still lofty unemployment rate and pointing to lackluster economic growth in 2013.

  • 05/01/2013 | World

    Obama says US can't afford more showdowns over debt, deficits

    Fresh from the long legislative fight to prevent a "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts, President Barack Obama warned on Saturday that the United States could not afford further budget showdowns this year or in the future.

  • 06/01/2013 | World

    US drone attack kills 10 in Pakistan

    A US drone strike killed at least 10 people suspected to be Taliban fighters in Pakistan's northern tribal areas, intelligence sources said, days after another drone strike killed a top militant leader in the area.

  • 07/01/2013 | World

    Tanker hits San Francisco Bay Bridge

    An empty oil tanker struck a tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge today but did not appear to spill any oil into the bay, the US Coast Guard and California state officials said.

  • 08/01/2013 | Argentina

    US approves Nahón's designation as new ambassador

    US government approved the designation of Cecilia Nahón as the Argentine Ambassador to the US, leading to her official appointment in the post, according to the Foreign Ministry.

  • 08/01/2013 | World

    US does not rule out complete pullout from Afghanistan after 2014

    The Obama administration does not rule out a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan after 2014, the White House said today, just days before President Barack Obama is due to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

  • 08/01/2013 | World

    NRA, video game makers to meet with Biden gun task force this week

    The powerful US gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, is slated to meet with US Vice-President Joe Biden as he considers recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House said today.

  • 08/01/2013 | World

    Republican senator threatens to block Obama's CIA nominee

    A Republican US senator threatened today to block the confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA until the administration provides more information to Congress about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

  • 09/01/2013 | World

    Latina pioneer Solis resigning as US labour secretary

    Labour Secretary Hilda Solis, the first Latina to head a major US federal agency, announced plans to resign today, just as President Barack Obama faces questions about a lack of women in his second-term leadership team.

  • 10/01/2013 | World

    Rare Panda cub makes public debut at San Diego Zoo

    Xiao Liwu, the newest surviving giant panda born in captivity in the United States, made his public debut today at the San Diego Zoo by shunning the media but shining for the public.

  • 11/01/2013 | World

    Flu reaches epidemic level in US, says CDC

    Influenza has officially reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

  • 14/01/2013 | World

    Obama says refusal to lift debt ceiling would trigger economic chaos

    Obama, at a news conference, said the US economy was poised for a good year as long as Washington politics did not interfere.

  • 14/01/2013 | World

    Former President George H.W. Bush leaves hospital

    Former US President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital today after more than seven weeks of treatment for bronchitis and related ailments, according to a statement issued by a family spokesman.

  • 14/01/2013 | World

    Bernanke says raising the US debt ceiling is critical

    US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged US lawmakers to lift the country's borrowing limit to avoid a potentially disastrous debt default, warning that the economy was still at risk from political gridlock over the deficit.

  • 15/01/2013 | World

    Global shares slip, bonds gain on US debt ceiling fears

    World equity markets slipped and safe-haven US Treasury debt rose today as a looming battle in Washington over the government's borrowing limit and a recovery in the yen weakened demand for riskier assets.

  • 15/01/2013 | World

    Fitch warns on US, Spain ratings

    The United States faces a "material risk" of losing its triple-A status if there is a repeat of the wrangling seen in 2011 over raising the country's self-imposed debt ceiling, credit ratings firm Fitch said today.

  • 15/01/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at $4.96, 'Blue' rises to AR$7.36

    The US dollar closed higher today at AR$4.91/AR$4.96, compared to the last closing price. On the black market, the US currency was eleven cents higher at AR$7.34 and AR$7.36.

  • 16/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar shoots up by 30 cents this week, trades at AR$7.50

    The ‘blue’ dollar, the price of the US currency on the black market, shot up by a total of thirty cents this week, and was trading today at a higher rate of AR$7.47 and AR$7.50.

  • 16/01/2013 | World

    Obama unveils biggest gun-control push in decades

    US President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers today as he tried to channel national outrage over the Newtown school massacre into the biggest US gun-control push in decades.

  • 17/01/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at AR$4.96; 'Blue' climbs to AR$7.51

    The ‘blue’ dollar, the price of the US currency on the black market, shot up by a total of 31 cents this week, and closed atAR $7.51  for sellers and AR$7.49 for buyers.

  • 18/01/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at AR$4.96,'Blue' moves down to AR$7.48

    The US dollar traded steady today at exchange houses and banks in the banking district of the capital city, at a rate of AR$4.91 and AR$4.96.

  • 18/01/2013 | World

    Flu in US still widespread, but starting to ease, CDC says

    Flu remains widespread in the United States and 29 children have died of complications from it, but there are signs the epidemic is easing, US health officials said today.

  • 18/01/2013 | World

    US Fed missed warning signs in 2007 as crisis gathered steam

    Top policymakers at the US Federal Reserve felt for most of 2007 that problems in housing and banking were isolated and unlikely to tear down the economy as they ultimately did.

  • 20/01/2013 | World

    Obama starts second term in low-key White House ceremony

    President Barack Obama took the official oath for his second term at the White House in a small, private ceremony that set a more subdued tone compared to the historic start of his presidency four years ago.

  • 21/01/2013 | World

    US House Republicans seek vote to extend debt limit to May 19

    Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives have scheduled a vote on Wednesday on a nearly four-month extension of US borrowing capacity, but the bill does not specify a dollar amount.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    US begins transporting French troops, equipment to Mali

    The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a US official said.

  • 22/01/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at AR$4.965, 'Blue' slips

    The US dollar traded steady today at exchange house and banks in the banking district of the capital city, at a rate of AR$4.915 and AR$4.965. The informal 'blue' rate slipped one cent to AR$7.41 and AR$7.43.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    Protests mark anniversary of landmark US abortion ruling

    Americans marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, even as battles over the contentious issue have largely shifted from the federal courts to statehouses.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    UN Security Council rebukes N.Korea, tightens sanctions

    The UN Security Council today unanimously condemned North Korea's December rocket launch and expanded existing UN sanctions thanks to a deal secured by the United States and Pyongyang's ally China.

  • 23/01/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at AR$4.965, 'Blue' moves up to $7.52

    The US dollar traded steady today at exchange house and banks in the banking district of the capital city, at a rate of AR$4.915 and AR$4.965. The 'blue' rate moved up nine cents to AR$7.50 and AR$7.52.

  • 23/01/2013 | World

    Clinton angrily defends handling of Benghazi attack

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton angrily defended her handling of the Sept. 11 attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi and denied any effort to mislead people.

  • 23/01/2013 | World

    US Congress passes Republican plan to extend debt limit

    The US House of Representatives today passed an extension of borrowing authority under the federal debt limit to May 19, putting the Republican plan on a fast track to enactment after top Senate Democrats endorsed it.

  • 24/01/2013 | World

    North Korea to target US with nuclear, rocket tests

    North Korea said today it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "sworn enemy".

  • 24/01/2013 | World

    Obama taps former federal prosecutor to head SEC

    US President Barack Obama today nominated former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, picking a tough enforcement hand who more recently has defended Wall Street figures.

  • 24/01/2013 | World

    US Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

    The decision by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, with the support of President Barack Obama, sets into motion a process that will open thousands of jobs to women in America's armed forces and an expand opportunities for career advancement.

  • 24/01/2013 | World

    'Arabian al Qaeda's number two is dead,' Yemeni official

    A Saudi who was freed by US authorities from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, only to become second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has died after being wounded by Yemeni security forces, a Yemeni security official said today.

  • 25/01/2013 | World

    North Korea threatens war with South over UN sanctions

    North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened UN sanctions.

  • 25/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar shoots up six cents to AR$7.62

    The price of the 'blue' dollar (black market price) shot up by six cents today, trading at AR$7.60and AR$7.62. The official rate remained steady, trading at AR$4.92 and AR$4.97.

  • 25/01/2013 | World

    Obama to launch immigration push in Nevada next week

    US President Barack Obama plans to launch his second-term push for a US immigration overhaul during a visit to Nevada next week and will make it a high priority to win congressional approval of a reform package this year, the White House 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.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    US Boy Scouts may end ban on gays

    US Boy Scouts is considering ending a longstanding national ban on gay youth and adult members and leaving policies on sexual orientation to its local organizations, a spokesman said today.

  • 29/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar hits new record, jumps 14 cents to AR$7.80

    The price of the "blue" dollar jumped up by fourteen cents compared with yesterday's closing price, and was trading at AR$7.77 and AR$7.80.

  • 29/01/2013 | World

    US Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state

    John Kerry's nomination as US President Barack Obama's new secretary of state sailed through the US Senate today, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat.

  • 29/01/2013 | World

    Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges

    US President Barack Obama pushed Congress today to overhaul the country's immigration system but disagreement with Republicans over securing the border with Mexico has already begun to sour bipartisan efforts.

  • 30/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar shoots up 12 cents to AR$7.92

    The price of the ‘blue’ dollar (black market price) moved up to AR$7.89 and AR$7.92, after it surged by two percent yesterday. The official rate of the US currency moved up by half a cent to AR$4.935 and AR$4.985.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    Fed keeps stimulus in place as economy 'paused'

    The US Federal Reserve today left in place its monthly $85 billion bond-buying stimulus plan, saying economic growth had stalled but indicating the pullback was likely temporary.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    Blast at US embassy in Turkey kills at least two

    An explosion at a side entrance to the US embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara killed at least two people today in what some Turkish media said may have been an attack by a suicide bomber.

  • 01/02/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar down after hitting AR$8, official price close to AR$5

    The price of the ‘blue’ dollar (black market price) lowered to AR$7.90 (buying price) and AR$7.92 (selling price) after shooting up to a new record price of $8 pesos today.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    US jobs data point to steady economic growth

    US Employment grew modestly in January and factory activity touched a nine-month high, supporting views the economy's mild recovery remained on track.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    Despite weak Senate performance, Hagel may yet win Pentagon post

    Chuck Hagel's cautious testimony may not have won converts during his contentious nomination hearing for US defence secretary, but it appeared today not to have cost support he will need to be confirmed as the new Pentagon chief.

  • 02/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina aims at bond 'holdouts' ahead of court showdown

    Argentina has made its final written arguments ahead of a February 27 US courtroom showdown against "holdout" bondholders demanding 100 cents on the dollar for debt that the South American country defaulted on more than a decade ago.

  • 03/02/2013 | Argentina

    CGT: 'Gov't leaving us no choice' but to approach Moyano

    The head of the power workers’ union Oscar Lescano, who represents the official CGT umbrella union, assured that his organization and the dissident CGT, led by Hugo Moyano “are getting closer to each other”, assuring that the Government “is leaving us no choice” as they keep making decisions “without asking for their opinion.”

  • 06/02/2013 | World

    US Senate committee delays vote on Hagel confirmation

    The US Senate Armed Services committee will not vote this week on Chuck Hagel's confirmation as President Barack Obama's next secretary of defence, the panel's chairman said today.

  • 07/02/2013 | World

    Iran's Khamenei rejects offer of direct talks with US

    Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, today rejected an offer of direct talks made by US Vice President Joe Biden this week, saying they would not solve the problems between them, Iranian media reported.

  • 08/02/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar moves up to AR$5.005, 'blue' moves down to AR$7.67

    The US dollar edged up today at exchange house and banks in the banking district of the capital city, trading at a rate of AR$4.95 and AR$5.005. The price of the ‘blue’ dollar (black market price) moved down, trading at AR$7.59 and AR$7.67.

  • 12/02/2013 | World

    S&P parent McGraw-Hill says US government's fraud case flawed

    The parent of credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's Corp, which was hit with a $5 billion fraud lawsuit by the US government last week, fired back today, saying it doesn't believe the government has a case.

  • 12/02/2013 | World

    US Senate panel approves Hagel nomination as Pentagon chief

    A US Senate panel approved Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, setting the stage for a vote on his confirmation by the full Senate, possibly this week.

  • 13/02/2013 | World

    EU, US agree to launch free trade talks

    The United States and the European Union agreed today to push for the launch by the end of June of talks to create a free trade alliance that could be a benchmark for global partners to follow.

  • 13/02/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar moves up to AR$5.010, 'blue' trades at AR$7.65

    The US dollar traded steady today at exchange house and banks in the financial district of the capital city, at a rate of AR$4.96 and AR$5.010.

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar moves up to AR$5.015; 'blue' climbs a cent to AR$7.66

    The US dollar moved up compared to yesterday's closing price after opening unchanged, trading at AR$4.965 (buying price) and AR$5.015 (selling price). In the informal market, the so-called "blue" dollar closed at  AR$7.63/AR$7.66, moving up from this morning's price.

  • 15/02/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to AR$5.015, 'blue' moves up to AR$7.71

    The US dollar was trading steady today at exchange house and banks in the capital city, at a rate of AR$4.955 and AR$5.020.

  • 17/02/2013 | World

    Iranian dissident group is viable opposition, US congressmen say

    Four US congressmen met an Iranian dissident leader and urged President Barack Obama to treat her group as an alternative to Tehran's government, four months after its removal from a list of terrorist organisations.

  • 18/02/2013 | Argentina

    US currency trades steadily at $5.02

  • 18/02/2013 | World

    'Meteorite rush' begins as Russian scientists find fragments

    A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece.

  • 19/02/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at AR$5.02

    The US dollar was trading steady today at exchange house and banks in the capital city, at a rate of AR$4.955 and AR$5.025.

  • 24/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, hedge funds set for US appeals court battle

    A long-awaited showdown in a US appeals court next week pits Argentina against a group of investors who refused to swap their debt after the country's historic 2002 default.

  • 24/02/2013 | World

    Kerry makes first foreign trip as top US diplomat

    John Kerry views his first trip as US secretary of state as a listening tour, but the leaders he meets will want to hear whether he has any new ideas on Syria, Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    BP execs go on trial for biggest US oil spill

    People, businesses and governments harmed in the biggest oil spill in US history got their day in court today, blaming BP executives for the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 rig workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

  • 26/02/2013 | World

    Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, downplays risks

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the US central bank's monetary stimulus before Congress today, easing financial market worries over a possible early retreat from bond buys.

  • 27/02/2013 | World

    US leaders honour civil rights activist Rosa Parks with statue

    US leaders unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks today, briefly setting aside political differences to honour the civil rights heroine, who became the first black woman to have a monument inside the US Capitol.

  • 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.

  • 28/02/2013 | World

    US to give Syrian rebels medical, food aid, not arms

    The United States will send non-lethal aid directly to Syrian rebels for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry said, disappointing opponents of President Bashar al-Assad who are clamoring for Western weapons.

  • 28/02/2013 | World

    Syria's Assad deluded by his inner circle, UN envoy Brahimi says

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been convinced by his inner circle that his country is the victim of a broad conspiracy led by terrorists, UN/Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said.

  • 01/03/2013 | World

    Big cuts spur calls to US Congress from irate constituents

    The US Congress is getting an earful about the big spending cuts beginning to hit government services from worried and irate constituents, including one senator's own spouse.

  • 01/03/2013 | World

    US Court asks Argentina for payment plan

    A US appeals court ordered Argentina to provide “in precise terms” any alternative form of payment in which it commits to settle a current dispute with holdout bond investors asking for 1.3 billion dollars.

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at AR$5.055; 'Blue' steady at AR$7.84

    The US currency traded higher today as its buying price rate is at AR$5,005 pesos, while the selling price is AR$5.055 pesos at exchange houses.

  • 05/03/2013 | World

    US, China agree UN sanctions draft; N.Korea renews threats

    The United States and China reached a deal that "significantly expands" UN sanctions on North Korea for its third nuclear test, eliciting a renewed threat by Pyongyang to scrap an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.

  • 05/03/2013 | World

    After Chávez, Obama says seeks 'constructive relationship' with Venezuela

    President Barack Obama today said the United States is interested in starting a new relationship with Venezuela after the death of its socialist president, Hugo Chávez.

  • 06/03/2013 | World

    US rejects Venezuela's 'cancer plot'

    The United States considered "absurd" the recent accusations made by Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolás Maduro, who denounced that late president Hugo Chávez was infected with cancer by “imperialist enemies."

  • 06/03/2013 | World

    Golden Gate's grey stepsister dresses up in lights

    The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge moved out of the shadow of its more famous sibling, the Golden Gate, to dazzle when a high-tech artist turned it into a sculpture of moving lights.

  • 07/03/2013 | World

    North Korea warns US of preemptive nuclear strike

    North Korea threatened the United States with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric while the UN Security Council considers new sanctions against the reclusive country.

  • 08/03/2013 | World

    Global shares rise on strong US jobs report

    World equity markets rallied today after an unexpectedly sharp jump in US employment in February reinforced the view that the world's biggest economy is gaining traction.

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    'A US default would have had delicate consequences on global economies,' Gov't says

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou referred to the US debt deal, which was agreed upon late on Sunday to avoid the country entering default. He also ratified that the Government will pay US$ 2.20 billion corresponding to Boden 2012 bond payments.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    US June consumer spending in first fall in nearly 2 years

    US consumer spending unexpectedly fell in June to post the first decline in nearly two years as incomes barely rose, a government report showed, suggesting economic growth could remain subdued in the third quarter.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Geithner unsure if US debt to be downgraded, but debt battle damaged confidence

    In an interview with ABC News aired today, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he is not sure whether the bitterly fought debt agreement to be considered by the US Senate will avoid a downgrade of the U.S. top-tier credit rating.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    US Senate to vote on debt deal

    Just hours before the Treasury's authority to borrow funds runs out - risking a damaging US debt default - the Senate and President Barack Obama are expected to approve a deal to cut a bulging deficit and lift the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling enough to last beyond the November 2012 elections.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    US Congress averts default, downgrade fears haunt

    The United States stepped back from the brink of default but congressional approval of a last-gasp deficit-cutting plan failed to dispel fears of a credit downgrade and future feuds over taxes and spending.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Obama says more needed to boost US economy

    President Barack Obama said a just-passed bill to raise the US debt ceiling and cut spending was a first step toward ensuring the United States lives within its means but that more was needed to rebuild the world's largest economy.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Fitch keeps US AAA rating, review ongoing

    Fitch Ratings said the agreement to raise the borrowing capacity of the United States means the risk of a sovereign default is "extremely low" and commensurate with a AAA rating.

  • 03/08/2011 | World

    US private sector added 114,000 jobs in July

    US private employers added more jobs than expected in July, though less than in June, but planned layoffs rose to a 16-month high, according to separate surveys released today.

  • 05/08/2011 | World

    US July payrolls rise may soothe recession fears

    US job growth accelerated more than expected in July as private employers stepped up hiring, a development that could ease fears the economy was sliding into a fresh recession.

  • 05/08/2011 | World

    Disapproval of US Congress hits new high after bipartisan battles over debt ceiling

    Disapproval of Congress rose to an all-time high after weeks of rancorous partisan battles over raising the US debt ceiling took the country to the brink of default, according a New York Times/CBS News public opinion poll published today.

  • 05/08/2011 | World

    White House: 'We still have a long way to go'

    It is encouraging that US job growth accelerated more than expected in July, but the country still has a long way to go to recovery, a top White House adviser said.

  • 06/08/2011 | World

    China bluntly critizes US credit rating reduction

    China bluntly criticized the United States today one day after the superpower's credit rating was downgraded, saying the "good old days" of borrowing were over.

  • 08/08/2011 | World

    Moody's warns the US it could be downgraded again before 2013

    Ratings agency Moody's repeated a warning today it could downgrade the United States before 2013 if the fiscal or economic outlook weakens significantly, but said it saw the potential for a new debt agreement in Washington to cut the budget deficit before then.

  • 08/08/2011 | World

    US to press on in Afghanistan

    The loss of 30 US troops in Saturday's helicopter crash in Afghanistan will not deter the United States from its mission in the country, President Barack Obama said on today during a television announcement aired today from The White House .

  • 10/08/2011 | World

    Poll says 73% of US citizens believe country is on wrong track

    US citizens by a large majority believe the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half think the worst is yet to come in the economy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said today.

  • 10/08/2011 | World

    Obama, Bernanke discuss economy recovery

    President Barack Obama met with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and discussed the "perspectives to recover the economy," a day after the Fed announced it would keep rates near zero for two years.

  • 11/08/2011 | World

    US jobless claims fall to 4-month low

    New US claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a four-month low last week, government data showed today, a rare dose of good news for an economy that has been battered by a credit rating downgrade and falling share prices.

  • 11/08/2011 | World

    Obama vows new growth proposals 'week by week'

    President Barack Obama vowed to put out new proposals "week by week" for boosting economic growth and job creation and said Congress needs to complete work on a deficit-reduction plan.

  • 12/08/2011 | World

    Firm US retail sales tamp recession worries

    US retail sales in July posted their biggest gain since March, tempering fears that the world's largest economy might be slipping back into recession.

  • 13/08/2011 | World

    Obama says political divide is hurting economy

    US President Barack Obama said that bitter fights between Democrats and Republicans in Washington were hurting the economy and he urged lawmakers to embrace compromise in order to boost job growth.

  • 13/08/2011 | World

    'Governments failed to anticipate the crisis,' UK Economics professor says

    The spoke with economics professor Dr Renatas Kizys, who currently teaches Economics at the University of Portsmouth in the UK, to get an expert outlook on the current global economic market.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'These results bring us hope for what's about to come,' Binner says

    Frente Amplio Progresista presidential candidate Hermes Binner considered the primary election results to be “unheard of” and assured there was “hope” for him.

  • 15/08/2011 | World

    US encouraged by Libya rebel push, embassy open

    The United States believes Libyan rebel advances are choking off Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the capital Tripoli and significantly increasing pressure on the Libyan leader, the US State Department said.

  • 16/08/2011 | World

    Fitch confirms United States as triple A country, stable outlook

    Fitch Ratings said today it affirmed the United States' top-notch credit rating at AAA, giving the world's largest economy a reprieve after it was downgraded by Standard & Poor's little more than a week ago.

  • 17/08/2011 | World

    Obama to unveil growth plan in speech

    US President Barack Obama next month will unveil a new jobs and economic growth plan and a detailed deficit-cutting package surpassing the mandate of the "super committee" in Congress, officials said today.

  • 18/08/2011 | World

    US, Europe dangerously close to recession, Morgan Stanley reports

    The United States and euro zone are "dangerously close to recession," Morgan Stanley said today, criticizing policymakers and predicting the European Central Bank will have to reverse its rates policy.

  • 18/08/2011 | Argentina

    US warns about Argentina's 'lack of progress' in fighting money laundering activities

    The US Department of State released it’s 2010 Country Reports on Terrorism, in which it praised Argentina for “cooperating well” with the US in analyzing possible terrorist threat information,” but warned about the country’s “virtually no progress toward addressing anti-money laundering and counterterrorist finance activities.

  • 19/08/2011 | World

    Fed: It will take years to lower unemployment

    The economy is growing so slowly that it will take years to wrench lofty unemployment rates back to normal levels, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Sandra Pianalto said.

  • 20/08/2011 | World

    Obama accuses Congress of holding back US recovery

    A vacationing US President Barack Obama accused Congress today of holding back the US economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs and help growth.

  • 20/08/2011 | World

    Obama summer reading list leans toward fiction

    President Barack Obama, perhaps seeking a break from harsh reality after a tough summer battling the US economy and Republicans in Congress, has picked a summer reading list that is long on fiction.

  • 20/08/2011 | World

    Chicago youth center offers refuge from violence

    On a sweltering summer day on the South Side of Chicago, a group of teenage boys hauled rocks and pulled weeds in a vacant lot. They were working for free -- and being hollered at by a woman they call "Ms. Diane."

  • 22/08/2011 | World

    Obama promises US aid for post-Gaddafi Libya

    US President Barack Obama called for Muammar Gaddafi to end the bloodshed in Libya as pockets of his loyalist forces continued to fight.

  • 23/08/2011 | World

    S&P replaces president with Citibank exec after US downgrade

    The chief of Standard & Poor's will step down next month, to be replaced by a senior Citibank executive, in a move announced a few weeks after the credit rating agency downgraded US government debt and sparked a row with Washington.

  • 23/08/2011 | World

    US alerts East Coast to Hurricane Irene threat

    The United States put its eastern seaboard on alert for Hurricane Irene on Tuesday, as the powerful storm barreled up from the Caribbean on a path that could hit the US coast on the weekend.

  • 24/08/2011 | World

    Rebels hunt Gaddafi relatives, loyalist in Tripoli

    Rebels fought gun battles in Tripoli with loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi as they hunted for his relatives and supporters, witnesses and an Arab television station said.

  • 26/08/2011 | World

    Bernanke: Fed prepared to use tools to spur growth

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stopped short of signaling further action to boost growth, but said it was critical for the economy's health to reduce long-term joblessness.

  • 27/08/2011 | World

    Obesity to worsen, weigh heavily on healthcare costs

    Obesity is most widespread in Britain and the United States among the world's leading economies and if present trends continue, about half of both men and women in the United States will be obese by 2030, health experts warned yesterday.

  • 29/08/2011 | World

    White House to nominate Krueger as top economist

    US President Barack Obama today will announced he has chosen Princeton University labor economist Alan Krueger to become the top White House economist, a White House official said.

  • 31/08/2011 | World

    US private sector adds 91,000 jobs in August

    The pace of US private sector job growth slowed in August for the second month in a row with employers adding 91,000 positions, a report by a payrolls processor showed today.

  • 31/08/2011 | World

    After conflict, Obama to address Congress on September 8

    President Barack Obama agreed to unveil new jobs proposals in an address to Congress on September 8, bowing to pressure from Republicans, who objected to the original date set for his high-profile speech.

  • 01/09/2011 | World

    US has 'enormous' debt problem: ECB's Stark

    A debt crisis is still gripping the developed world, European Central Bank policymaker Juergen Stark said, adding there was no alternative but for countries to take painful steps to consolidate their public finances.

  • 01/09/2011 | World

    White House sharply cuts growth forecast

    President Barack Obama sharply cut estimates for US economic growth today, underscoring the difficult challenge he faces in spurring a stronger recovery and creating more jobs.

  • 02/09/2011 | World

    US job growth grinds to a halt in August

    US employment growth ground to a halt in August as sagging consumer confidence discouraged already skittish US businesses from hiring, keeping pressure on the Federal Reserve to provide more monetary stimulus to aid the economy.

  • 02/09/2011 | World

    US regulator to sue major banks over mortgages

    A US regulator is filing lawsuits against major banks, accusing them of bundling subprime home loans into bonds that should have never been sold to investors, and causing billions of losses for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a source said.

  • 04/09/2011 | Argentina

    Del Potro defeated by Simon at US Open

    Juan Martín Del Potro fell to French Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 and 7-6 (3) in a US Open game that lasted almost four hours.

  • 06/09/2011 | World

    FT reports US banks offered deal over lawsuits

    Big US banks in talks with state prosecutors to settle claims of improper mortgage practices have been offered a deal that may limit their legal liabilities in return for a multibillion-dollar payment, the Financial Times reported today.

  • 06/09/2011 | World

    World Bank's Zoellick says double-dip recession unlikely

    "I don't believe that the United States or the world will go into a double-dip but there's high degrees of uncertainty," Zoellick told reporters in Singapore.

  • 06/09/2011 | World

    Petraeus sworn in as new CIA chief

    Newly retired General David Petraeus was sworn in as CIA director today, taking over at a time when the line between the US spy agency and the military has become increasingly blurred in the fight against Islamist militancy.

  • 06/09/2011 | World

    At least two dead in Nevada mass shooting

    A gunman opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nevada today, killing one person and wounding some 10 others before taking his own life, authorities said.

  • 07/09/2011 | World

    US military hikes alert level ahead of September 11

    The Pentagon raised its alert level at US military bases, most of them domestic, ahead of the 10th anniversary commemorations of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Sunday.

  • 08/09/2011 | World

    Geithner urges global action to boost growth

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today called on global finance chiefs to boost growth, but said a repeat of the massive coordinated fiscal stimulus efforts of 2009 was no longer possible.

  • 08/09/2011 | World

    Bernanke: Fed to help restore strong growth

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US central bank would spare no effort to boost disappointingly weak growth and lower unemployment, and he downplayed concerns about inflation.

  • 08/09/2011 | World

    Boehner says Obama plan merits consideration

    John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Thursday President Barack Obama's jobs proposals "merit consideration" and expressed hope both parties could work together.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Lagarde: 'Policymakers should take more action to support recovery'

    Policymakers in advanced economies should use all available tools to boost growth, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said today, calling for bold action to weather a "dangerous new phase" of recovery.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    US demands action from Europe's strongest at G7

    The United States pressed Europe's strongest economies today to give "unequivocal" financial support to weaker euro zone states to overcome a debt crisis that threatens the world economy.

  • 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.

  • 10/09/2011 | World

    Obama: US stronger 10 years after Sept 11 attacks

    US President Barack Obama said the United States was stronger 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and Americans would "carry on" despite continued threats against their safety

  • 12/09/2011 | World

    Obama urges no 'political games' on jobs plan

    President Barack Obama called on Republicans not to play "political games" with his jobs plan as he pressed for swift passage of a $447 billion package he hopes will revive the US economy and boost his re-election prospects.

  • 12/09/2011 | World

    Pro-Gaddafi forces kill 15 at Libya oil refinery

    Muammar Gaddafi loyalists killed 15 guards in an attack on an oil refinery in an apparent attempt to disrupt a drive by Libya's new rulers to seize the ousted leader's last bastions and revive the oil-based economy.

  • 13/09/2011 | World

    US Congress budget agency lowers economic outlook

    The US economy will grow slower than anticipated and joblessness will stay high as the fallout of the deepest recession since the Great Depression takes its toll, the Congressional Budget Office said today.

  • 15/09/2011 | World

    US jobless claims post surprise increase last week

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week in a sign concerns about a weak economy were sapping an already beleaguered labor market, data showed.

  • 16/09/2011 | World

    Pakistan PM cancels US visit due to floods

    Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has cancelled a visit to the US to attend the UN General Assembly session to direct relief efforts as floods devastate southern Pakistan, his office said.

  • 16/09/2011 | World

    Plane crashes at Nevada air race, many injured

    A vintage World War Two fighter plane crashed near the grandstand at the Reno Air Races in Nevada, killing the elderly pilot of the P-51 Mustang and injuring scores of people, officials said.

  • 17/09/2011 | World

    Greek PM cancels US trip as debt crisis deepens

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou cancelled a planned visit to the United States today, to deal with a deepening crisis at home, days before international inspectors arrive to go over fiscal shortfalls.

  • 19/09/2011 | World

    Obama offers US$3 trillion debt plan, tax hikes on rich

    President Barack Obama called on US lawmakers to pass his jobs proposal and take up his plan to slash up to US$3 trillion from the deficit over a decade.

  • 19/09/2011 | World

    US urges Turkey to keep door open with Israel

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Turkey to "keep the door open" to better ties with Israel, a US official said, seeking to prevent relations between two US allies from deteriorating further.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    IMF warns US, Europe could slip into recession

    Europe and the United States could slip back into recession next year unless they quickly tackle economic problems that could infect the rest of the world, the International Monetary Fund said today.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    IMF: 'Global recovery is in a dangerous phase'

    The global economic recovery is slowing, with world growth projected at 4 percent in both 2011 and 2012, down from over 5 percent in 2010, the IMF said in its latest forecast.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    Obama urges Gaddafi forces to give up, vows Libya aid

    President Barack Obama called for the last of Muammar Gaddafi's loyalist forces to lay down their arms as he announced the return of the US ambassador to Tripoli and pledged to help Libya rebuild.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Obama to meet Palestinian leader amid UN crisis

    President Barack Obama will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today to urge him to drop plans to ask the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state despite US and Israeli objections.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Fed ramps up aid to economy with $400 billion 'twist'

    The Federal Reserve dialed up its aid to the beleaguered US economy, launching an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates over time and help the battered housing sector.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Largest pinball museum in US to open

    Decades after he slept under a pinball machine wedged into his cramped apartment, David Silverman will open the US' largest museum dedicated to speeding silver balls and fast-motion flippers.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    US House unexpectedly defeats spending bill

    The US House of Representatives unexpectedly defeated a bill that would fund the federal government past Sept. 30 as dozens of Republicans broke with their party to push for deeper spending cuts.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Pakistan warns the US against military presence

    Pakistan would not tolerate any incursion on its territory by US forces targeting militant groups, the country's interior minister said today, calling for Washington to provide the intelligence Islamabad needs to take them out itself.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Geithner: EU crisis, US politics, biggest threats to economy

    US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that the European debt crisis and the political divisions in the United States were the biggest threats to the global economy.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Obama urges Europe leaders to be forceful on economy

    US President Barack Obama urged European leaders this week to take "forceful and decisive" action to confront current eurozone debt problems, White House spokesman Jay Carney said today.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    Moody's: Obama budget unlikely to be implemented

    President Barack Obama's deficit reduction plan would be positive for US ratings, but chances of its implementation are "extremely low," Moody's Investors Service said.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    US new home sales in August hit 6-month low

    New single-family home sales in the United States fell in August to a 6-month low in a sign the crippled housing market will not provide much support for the flagging economy anytime soon.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    Obama says eurozone crisis is 'scaring the world'

    US President Barack Obama said the debt crisis in Europe was "scaring the world" and that European leaders were dealing with the issue but not as quickly as needed.

  • 27/09/2011 | World

    Pakistan PM warns US against 'negative messaging'

    Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani complained of negative messages from Washington and warned that any US raid across the Afghan border to target Haqqani group insurgents would be a violation of his country's sovereignty.

  • 28/09/2011 | World

    US Immigration Services in the midst of child pornography and alien hunt scandal

    The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today the results of a seven-day national "Cross Check" enforcement operation. Meanwhile, the suspended chief of ICE Miami Anthony Mangione is formally accused today for child pornography offenses after agents said they had found sexually explicit images on his computer.

  • 28/09/2011 | Argentina

    US doubles down on Argentina, urges country to cancel debt

    Argentina must go back to being in good terms with its creditors, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says, only a week after a US Treasury Official announced her country will oppose granting any credits to the country in international organizations.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    US second-quarter growth revised up to 1.3%

    The US economy grew slightly more than previously reported in the second quarter, helped by consumer spending and export growth that was stronger than earlier estimated, according to a government report that pointed to slow growth rather than a recession.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    Fed says twist will do little for growth

    The Federal Reserve's move last week to further lower borrowing costs was risky and won't significantly speed up a "painfully protracted" recovery, one of the officials who dissented against the decision said today.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    White House says US supports European actions on debt problems

    The White House said that it supports actions that European leaders have taken on their debt problems and urged them to continue.

  • 30/09/2011 | World

    Al Qaeda-linked cleric killed in Yemen planned attacks against US, Washington says

    Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, has been killed, Yemen's Defense Ministry said. According to a US official, Anwar al-Awlaki planned and directed attacks on US interests as "chief of external operations" for al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, a senior US official said.

  • 30/09/2011 | World

    Weak income curbs US consumer spending in August

    Consumer spending adjusted for inflation was flat in August as income fell for the first time in nearly two years amid a weak labor market, according to a government report.

  • 03/10/2011 | World

    Panetta urges Israel, Palestinians to negotiate

    US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called for "bold action" today from Israeli and Palestinian leaders to achieve peace after cautioning that Israel was becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East.

  • 03/10/2011 | World

    US Supreme Court won't review gun rights

    The Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that gun rights applied not just to federal laws, but to state and city laws as well. The court's rulings in the gun cases have been closely divided, by 5-4 votes and split along conservative and liberal lines.

  • 06/10/2011 | World

    Obama and Congress tensions rise, as gridlock remains

    President Barack Obama today said his legislation intended to create jobs would provide the jolt the economy needs right now and called for an end to political gridlock in Congress.

  • 06/10/2011 | World

    US Geithner: European crisis poses risk to global recovery

    Europe's worsening debt crisis could significantly damage the US economy, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned today as he urged Europe to shore up its bailout fund.

  • 07/10/2011 | World

    US nonfarm payrolls rise in September, jobless rate steady

    Employment grew more than expected in September and job gains for the prior months were revised higher, according to a government report that could ease fears the economy was heading into recession.

  • 10/10/2011 | World

    Wall St extends rally on euro-zone hopes

    US stocks jumped 3 percent, extending gains into a second week as a pledge by German and French leaders boosted hopes that the euro-zone debt crisis may be resolved.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Iran rejects US allegations of Saudi envoy plot

    Iran rejected US allegations that two Iranians planned to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington, calling it a "untrue and baseless", the country's English language Press TV reported.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Russia's Putin says little role for BRICS in euro crisis

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the crisis-hit euro zone had enough resources to resolve its own troubles without support from Russia and fellow BRICs countries.

  • 11/10/2011 | Argentina

    FBI, DEA say they foiled terrorist attacks in US, Buenos Aires

    US officials announced that FBI and DEA agents had managed to foil a plot to commit significant terrorist attacks in the United States and quite possibly in Buenos Aires against the Jewish and Saudi embassies.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    US Senate approves China yuan bill, House fate unclear

    The US Senate approved a controversial bill to punish China over its currency in an effort to save US jobs, sending it to the House of Representatives where its fate is uncertain.

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    Fed's Plosser: Weak jobs market a serious challenge

    The September jobs report was "a bit of positive news", but the pace of jobs growth is still too slow to make a significant dent in the unemployment rate, a Federal Reserve policymaker said today.

  • 12/10/2011 | Argentina

    US calls Argentine authorities over alleged plan to attack BA

    US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns called the Argentine authorities on Wednesday in order to provide them with details regarding the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Department of State Victoria Nuland confirmed.

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    Obama speaks to Saudi King on alleged Iran plot

    US President Barack Obama spoke to Saudi King Abdullah about the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, according to the White House.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    US August trade gap narrows slightly

    The US trade deficit narrowed marginally in August, but the trade gap with China widened to a record high, the Commerce Department said.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    Obama: alleged Iran plot will worsen isolation

    An alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States will prompt Washington to apply the toughest possible sanctions to further isolate Iran, US President Barack Obama said.

  • 14/10/2011 | World

    Alleged plot: Iranian official denies direct contact with US

    An official at Iran's United Nations mission denied that Tehran had been in direct contact with the United States over an allegation it was behind a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador on US soil, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported

  • 14/10/2011 | World

    US appeals court blocks parts of Alabama immigration law

    A US appeals court temporarily blocked Alabama from enforcing part of its tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants but allowed some disputed portions to remain in effect.

  • 14/10/2011 | Argentina

    'We have to try bring Argentina and the US closer,' Martínez

    By Liliana Franco, from Mar del Plata
    Very discreet and rather elusive with press, US Ambassador in Argentina Vilma Martínez spoke briefly with during a break in IDEA 47th annual colloquium. “We have to try and bring the US and Argentina closer, because we have several topics to work with jointly,” she said.

  • 15/10/2011 | World

    Iran's supreme leader calls US accusations meaningless

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said US accusations that two Iranians planned to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington were "meaningless", state TV reported.

  • 16/10/2011 | World

    Iran demands access to accused US plotter

    Iran demanded consular access to a man held in the United States over a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador and vowed to respond robustly to any "inappropriate measure" by the West.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Iran to examine 'seriously and patiently' US plot allegations

    Iran said today it would examine "seriously and patiently" US allegations it planned to assassinate a Saudi ambassador and called on Washington to send evidence of the plot it has dismissed as baseless propaganda.

  • 18/10/2011 | World

    UK freezes assets of five for alleged Iranian plot

    Britain has frozen the assets of five men, including two key suspects in an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in the United States, matching sanctions taken by US authorities.

  • 19/10/2011 | World

    Clinton arrives in Kabul for peace talks

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss possible peace talks and the handover of security to Afghan forces when she meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other key leaders in Kabul tomorrow.

  • 21/10/2011 | World

    EU takes steps against five over Saudi envoy plot

    European Union governments agreed today to impose sanctions on five people linked to an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador to the United States, they said.

  • 23/10/2011 | World

    US rating likely to be downgraded again, Merrill report

    The United States will likely suffer the loss of its triple-A credit rating from another major rating agency by the end of this year due to concerns over the deficit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecasts.

  • 24/10/2011 | World

    US pulls ambassador out of Syria

    The US State Department said today it pulled its ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, out of the country because of threats to his personal safety.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    US congratulates CFK after reelection

    The US Government congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner after being reelected and assured that it will continue to work with the Argentine government to strengthen bilateral ties, State Department spokesman for Latin America William Ostick said.

  • 24/10/2011 | World

    Obama tests go-it-alone steps for US economy

    President Barack Obama launched the first in a series of executive actions aimed at bypassing Republicans in Congress to show American voters he is serious about tackling a jobs and housing crisis that endangers his re-election.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    Ahmadinejad: 'Show me one Western president who has not signed an agreement with Gaddafi'

    Western countries supported Muammar Gaddafi when it suited them but bombed the Libyan leader when he no longer served their purpose in order to "plunder" the north African country's oil wealth, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    US dismantling its most powerful nuclear bomb

    The last of the United States' most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times more destructive than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly fifty years after it was put into service, informed today the newspaper Texas Star-Telegram.

  • 25/10/2011 | Argentina

    Obama, CFK to hold bilateral meeting during G20 summit

    US President Barack Obama has requested to meet with recently reelected President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the next G20 summit to be held on the 3rd and 4th of November in Cannes, France.

  • 25/10/2011 | Argentina

    US, Argentina sign bilateral space research agreement

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with US authorities to sign a bilateral space cooperation agreement that will be developed jointly by NASA and the National Committee for Space Activities (CONAE).

  • 26/10/2011 | World

    Ex-Goldman director Gupta charged in insider case

    Rajat Gupta, who sat on the boards of some of US' most prestigious companies, was arrested and charged with being the "illegal eyes and ears" for his friend Raj Rajaratnam, the central figure in a broad US crackdown on insider trading at hedge funds.

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    US: consumers, businesses pump up Q3 growth

    The economy grew at its fastest pace in a year in the third quarter as consumers and businesses stepped up spending, creating momentum that could carry into the final three months of the year.

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    Panetta wins a 1870 wine in Bin Laden bet

    US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta received a 1870 bottle of wine after winning a bet with a friend who challenged him to capture Osama Bin Laden, Pentagon sources said.

  • 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.

  • 29/10/2011 | World

    Kabul suicide bomb kills 13 US troops

    A suicide car bomber killed 13 American troops in the Afghan capital Kabul, the deadliest single ground attack against the NATO-led force in 10 years of war in Afghanistan.

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    US cuts off UNESCO funding after Palestinian vote

    The United States said it had stopped funding UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

  • 02/11/2011 | World

    US, EU deeply concerned with Israel on settlements

    The United States is expected to voice deep disappointment at Israel's speeding up settlement building following UNESCO's decision to grant full membership to the Palestinians, a US official said today. The European Union had already expressed deep concern about Israel's decision today.

  • 02/11/2011 | World

    Fed lowers GDP forecast, holds policy steady

    The US Federal Reserve left monetary policy on hold and offered a moderately brighter economic outlook, but flagged risks to growth that appeared to leave open the door for further easing.

  • 02/11/2011 | World

    Obama tops Forbes most powerful list, Putin No. 2

    Barack Obama topped Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people in 2011, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel remained the most powerful woman at No. 4 on the list.

  • 03/11/2011 | World

    Tehran warns US against entering 'collision course' with Iran

    Iran warned the United States today that it should think twice before it enters a "collision course" with the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme.

  • 03/11/2011 | World

    Obama in Cannes: 'Our task is to resolve the financial crisis in Europe'

    US President Barack Obama said today during the Group of 20 Summit in Cannes, France, that "the most important aspect of our task over the next two days is to resolve the financial crisis here in Europe."

  • 04/11/2011 | World

    US jobless rate drops to 6-month low

    US employment rose less than expected in October, but a drop in the jobless rate to a six-month low of 9.0 percent and upward revisions to prior months' job gains pointed to underlying strength in the labor market.

  • 06/11/2011 | World

    Iran's Ahmadinejad defiant as US raises heat

    The United States fears Iran's growing military power because it is now able to compete with Israel and the West, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in comments carried by an Egyptian newspaper.

  • 07/11/2011 | World

    US judge blocks graphic cigarette warnings

    A federal judge blocked a US rule requiring tobacco companies to display graphic images on cigarette packs, such as a man exhaling cigarette smoke through a hole in his throat.

  • 08/11/2011 | World

    No consensus on Palestinian bid, UN report

    A draft report by a key UN Security Council committee, obtained by an international news agency today, declared that members could not reach consensus on whether Palestine should be accepted as a UN member state.

  • 08/11/2011 | World

    White House says Quartet to meet Israelis, Palestinians next Monday

    Envoys of the "Quartet" of Middle East peace mediators will meet separately with Israeli and Palestinian officials on November 14 in Jerusalem, their latest effort to jump-start the stalled peace process, the US State Department said today.

  • 09/11/2011 | World

    White House tries to limit Netanyahu 'liar' damage

    The White House sought to limit damage to US-Israel relations following revelations that French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel "a liar" in a private conversation with President Barack Obama.

  • 09/11/2011 | Argentina

    US: Obama-CFK meeting 'warm,' but Argentina must cancel debt

    The US referred to last week’s meeting between Barack Obama and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as “warm,” but once again “encouraged” Argentina to pay off the debt it holds with American bondholders and US companies.

  • 16/11/2011 | World

    France, Germany clash over ECB crisis role

    France and Germany, Europe's two central powers, clashed over whether the European Central Bank should intervene more forcefully to halt the euro zone's accelerating debt crisis after modest bond purchases failed to calm markets.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    US jobless claims at 7-month low

    New US claims for jobless benefits hit a seven-month low last week, while permits for future home construction rebounded strongly last month, bolstering views the economy was gaining traction.

  • 19/11/2011 | World

    South China Sea discussion was constructive, US

    US President Barack Obama was encouraged by the constructive tone of a discussion about the South China Sea issue at an East Asia leaders' meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a senior US official said.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    US to name Iran area of 'money laundering concern'

    The Treasury Department plans to designate Iran as an area of "primary money laundering concern" today, a US official said, a move allowing it to take steps to further isolate the Iranian financial sector.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    Disgraced US cardinal leaves Rome job

    Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex-abuse scandal, has left his prestigious post in the Italian Church after turning 80, the Vatican announced today.

  • 22/11/2011 | World

    Obama pushes payroll tax cut after debt panel fails

    President Barack Obama will challenge the Congress to preserve an expiring payroll tax cut as he travels to New Hampshire to seize the initiative in the wake of a collapsed effort to reduce the nation's budget deficit.

  • 25/11/2011 | World

    Crowds hit stores for 'Black Friday' deals

    Retailers were hoping for more shoppers like Shawn Elzia as the annual Black Friday bargain stampede marked the unofficial start of what is widely expected to be a middling holiday shopping season.

  • 29/11/2011 | World

    Europe struggles with rescue fund, may turn to IMF

    Euro zone ministers struggled to ramp up the firepower of their rescue fund and raised the possibility of asking the IMF for more help after Italy's borrowing costs hit a euro lifetime high of nearly 8 percent.

  • 29/11/2011 | World

    Biden makes surprise visit to Iraq

    US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad today to visit US troops nearing completion of their withdrawal from Iraq by year-end.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    US private sector adds 206,000 jobs in November

    The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in November, with US employers adding 206,000 jobs, a report by a payrolls processor showed today.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    US denies NATO attack on Pakistani troops deliberate

    The top US military officer denied allegations by a senior army official in Islamabad that a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers was a deliberate act of aggression.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    US jobless rate drops to 8.6%, hiring picks up

    The US unemployment rate fell to a 2-1/2 year low of 8.6 percent in November and companies stepped up hiring, further evidence the economic recovery was gaining momentum.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    Fisher: Fiscal deficits hurt Fed's efforts on economy

    Federal deficits are complicating efforts by the US Federal Reserve to help the economy, but using the central bank as a printing press to solve the problem "is not an option," a top Fed official said.

  • 04/12/2011 | World

    US official says no sign Iran shot down drone

    Iranian media reported that their country's military had shot down a US reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a US official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.

  • 05/12/2011 | World

    United States ready to help Greece, says Biden

    The United States will support Greece during these difficult times, US Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Athens today, in remarks that offered reassurance rather than concrete aid.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Biological weapons threat is growing, US warns

    The United States called today for closer international cooperation to prevent terrorist groups from developing or using biological weapons, a threat it said was growing.

  • 07/12/2011 | Argentina

    US backs IDB loan for Argentina

    Argentina will receive a loan worth US$400 million, or 1.7 billion pesos, from the Inter-American Development Bank to carry out infrastructure improvements in poor neighbourhoods, the government said yesterday. The decision follows an about-turn made by the US to approve credits to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government after several refusals to do so.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Former Illinois governor sentenced to 14 years

    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for political corruption including attempting to sell the US Senate seat vacated by then President-elect Barack Obama.

  • 13/12/2011 | World

    Fed sees risks from Europe, some improvement in US

    The Federal Reserve pointed to turmoil in Europe as a big risk to the US economy, leaving the door open to a further easing of monetary policy even as it noted some improvement in the US labor market.

  • 13/12/2011 | World

    US Defense Secretary on surprise visit to Afghanistan

    US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Kabul today for an unannounced visit, as the United States and its Western allies reduce troop levels in Afghanistan despite persistent violence.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Pentagon chief: 'West and allies are winning in Afghanistan'

    The United States and its allies are winning in Afghanistan, the US defense chief said, despite spreading violence, a resilient insurgency and uncertain prospects for a peace deal the West had hoped might end a decade of war.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Obama: US troops leaving Iraq with heads held high

    President Barack Obama welcomed home some of the last US troops from Iraq, marking a symbolic end to the nearly nine-year war that strained America's armed forces and damaged its standing worldwide.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    China says will hit US auto imports with duties

    China will impose punitive duties of up to 22 percent on large cars and SUVs exported from the United States, China's Commerce Ministry said, the latest in a series of trade disputes between the world's two largest economies.

  • 16/12/2011 | World

    US consumer prices flat in November, core up 0.2%

    US consumer prices were flat in November as Americans paid less for cars and gasoline, while the 12-month inflation reading fell for the second straight month, which could give the Federal Reserve more room to help a still-weak economy.

  • 16/12/2011 | World

    US lifts sanctions on post-Gaddafi Libya

    The United States lifted most of the economic sanctions it had in place against Libya before the fall of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

  • 17/12/2011 | World

    Iran says arrests another CIA spy

    Iranian authorities said  they had arrested an Iranian caught spying for the United States, the Islamic Republic's latest claim of success in a spying war with Washington.

  • 17/12/2011 | World

    Panetta says Libya faces long, difficult transition

    US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Libya's leaders they faced a long, hard road in moving on from 42 years of one-man rule and uniting rival militias that still hold the streets in the oil-producing North African state.

  • 17/12/2011 | World

    US Congress passes spending bill to keep gov't running

    The US Senate passed a US$915 billion bill to fund most federal agency activities through next September and avert a government shutdown.

  • 21/12/2011 | World

    US House Speaker Boehner stands firm in payroll tax cut fight

    US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in a telephone conversation with President Barack Obama, reiterated his chamber's opposition to a Senate-passed two-month extension of a payroll tax cut, a Boehner aide said.

  • 22/12/2011 | World

    US Speaker Boehner bows to pressure on tax deal

    US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner caved in to a growing chorus of criticism from both within and outside his Republican party and agreed to a short-term deal to extend a payroll tax cut for 160 million US citizens.

  • 23/12/2011 | World

    US condemns Syria blasts, says must not hinder Arab League

    The United States strongly condemned two blasts that hit Syria's capital, saying they should not be allowed to impede an Arab League plan aimed at ending a bloody nine-month crackdown against anti-government protests.

  • 26/12/2011 | World

    Gunman in Santa suit kills six, self in Texas

    A man suspected of opening fire on a family Christmas celebration outside Dallas was dressed in a Santa Claus suit when he killed six people and then himself, police said.

  • 27/12/2011 | World

    Egypt court ends virginity tests on female detainees

    An Egyptian civilian court ordered the army to end forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons, and the woman who won the legal victory urged other victims to press charges against the army.

  • 29/12/2011 | Argentina

    Argüello begins term as Argentine Ambassador in US

    Jorge Argüello arrived in Washington DC today, where he will start his mission as Argentine ambassador to the US. He will present his credential letters to US President Barack Obama in the White House on January 18th.

  • 01/01/2012 | World

    Iran reports nuclear progress as sanctions loom

    Iran announced a nuclear fuel breakthrough and test-fired a new radar-evading medium-range missile in the Gulf, moves that could further antagonise the West at a time when Tehran is trying to avert harsh new sanctions on its oil industry.

  • 02/01/2012 | World

    US Army expert arrested with explosives at Texas airport

    A man arrested on New Years Eve at a Texas airport with explosives is an Army-trained demolitions expert and member of the elite Green Berets who served in Afghanistan, US military officials said.

  • 03/01/2012 | World

    Iran threatens US Navy as sanctions hit economy

    Iran threatened today to take action if the US Navy moves an aircraft carrier into the Gulf, Tehran's most aggressive statement yet after weeks of sabre-rattling as new US and EU financial sanctions take a toll on its economy.

  • 06/01/2012 | World

    Iran plans more war games in strait

    Iran announced plans today for new military exercises in the world's most important oil shipping lane, the latest in weeks of bellicose gestures towards the West as new sanctions threaten Tehran's oil exports.

  • 06/01/2012 | World

    US job growth quickens; unemployment near 3-year low

    US employment growth accelerated last month and the jobless rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5%, offering the strongest evidence yet the economic recovery was gaining steam.

  • 07/01/2012 | World

    Obama urges businesses to bring US jobs home

    President Barack Obama kicked off an effort to encourage US businesses to keep jobs at home instead of outsourcing them overseas, as he rolled out a new election-year theme today aimed at courting middle-class voters.

  • 07/01/2012 | World

    Iran denies central bank resignation rumour

    A senior Central Bank of Iran official has denied rumours that the bank's governor has resigned, the ISNA news agency reported today, in a week when the currency hit a record low amid rising inflation and concerns about tighter economic sanctions.

  • 09/01/2012 | World

    Iran sentences US-Iranian man to death for spying

    Iran's Revolutionary Court has sentenced an Iranian-American man to death for spying for the CIA, a news agency quoted a judiciary official as saying, a move likely to aggravate US-Iranian tension already high because of Tehran's nuclear work.

  • 15/01/2012 | World

    Iran says received US letter on Hormuz Strait

    Iran said on Sunday it had received a letter from the US government about the Strait of Hormuz, the crucial oil shipping lane that Tehran has threatened to close if sanctions prevent it exporting oil.

  • 17/01/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court to hear Argentine debt default case

    The US Supreme Court asked Barack Obama's administration for its views of a ruling that unfroze US$105 million of Argentina's central bank deposits in a setback for two US investment funds that sought to seize the money to satisfy their claims from the country's debt default a decade ago.

  • 19/01/2012 | World

    US jobless claims drop near four-year low

    New US applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a near four-year low last week, a government report today showed, pointing to continued improvement in the labour market.

  • 19/01/2012 | World

    Bank of America profit boosted by one-time gains

    Signs of improvement in the economy and gains from asset sales helped Bank of America Corp post a quarterly profit, sending its shares higher, but the second-largest US bank still needs more capital and with little left to sell, it is becoming creative.

  • 20/01/2012 | World

    US Congress puts brakes on anti-piracy bills

    US lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills

  • 21/01/2012 | Argentina

    Timerman praises US stance on Malvinas

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman praised the US stance on the conflict between Argentina and UK over the Malvinas islands sovereignty, after it called for both countries to solve the dispute "via bilateral dialogue."

  • 22/01/2012 | World

    US aircraft carrier enters Gulf without incident

    A US aircraft carrier sailed through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Gulf without incident on Sunday, a day after Iran backed away from an earlier threat to take action if an American carrier returned to the strategic waterway. 

  • 25/01/2012 | World

    Fed extends low-rate vow in bid to help economy

    The Federal Reserve pushed back the likely timing of an eventual interest rate hike until late 2014, much later than it had previously said, as it nurses a still-sluggish economic recovery.

  • 27/01/2012 | World

    Geithner: US economy is growing but still faces challenges

    The US economy is growing at 2-3 percent but still faces big challenges to repair damage wrought by the financial crisis, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said.

  • 27/01/2012 | World

    US growth quickens in Q4, but speed-bumps ahead

    The US economy grew at its fastest pace in 1-1/2 years in the fourth quarter of 2011, but a strong rebuilding of stocks by businesses and a slower pace of spending on capital goods hinted at softer growth early this year.

  • 27/01/2012 | World

    Iran hits back at EU with own oil embargo threat

    Fighting sanctions with sanctions in a trial of strength with the West over its nuclear ambitions, Iran warned it may halt oil exports to Europe next week in a move calculated to hurt ailing European economies.

  • 28/01/2012 | World

    Yemeni president arrives to US for medical treatment

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in the United States for medical treatment today, a week after leaving Yemen for Oman under a plan for him to step down to end a year of protests against his rule.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Bernanke: Fed will protect US from Europe fallout

    Europe's financial crisis still threatens the US recovery, and the Federal Reserve will do everything it can to prevent it from damaging the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Romney plays Trump card in Las Vegas

    Real estate mogul Donald Trump re-injected himself and his wealth into the Republican presidential race by endorsing Mitt Romney, a day after the front-runner stumbled with remarks suggesting he was indifferent to US' poor.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    US job growth surges, jobless rate drops to 8.3%

    The US economy created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.3 percent, indicating last quarter's growth carried into early 2012.

  • 05/02/2012 | World

    US police clear DC Occupy site, protesters look to a new day

    US police officers cleared tents from an "Occupy" protest site in downtown Washington, but demonstrators said even without the camp they would continue to fight for economic equality and other issues.

  • 06/02/2012 | World

    US closes embassy in Damascus due to Syria violence

    The United States announced it was closing its embassy in Syria due to the worsening security situation, further isolating Damascus over its bloody crackdown on anti-government protests.

  • 06/02/2012 | World

    With economy improving, Obama would beat Romney, poll shows

    President Barack Obama, bolstered by a stronger economic outlook and recent job growth, would win in a match-up against the two leading Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, a poll today showed.

  • 08/02/2012 | World

    Iran says can hit US interests worldwide if attacked

    Iran is capable of carrying out military strikes on US interests all around the world if the Islamic Republic is attacked by the United States, Iran's ambassador to Moscow said today.

  • 08/02/2012 | World

    US ratifies support for finding diplomatic exit to Malvinas spat

    The US Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, ratified the Obama administration’s standing on the Malvinas sovereignty issue, which urges Argentina and the United Kingdom to find a diplomatic exit to the matter.

  • 09/02/2012 | Argentina

    Timerman, US envoy highlight efforts to 'safeguard democracy'

    The US Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, met with Foreign and Education ministers Héctor Timerman and Alberto Sileoni this morning, and is scheduled to meet with Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina on Friday.

  • 13/02/2012 | Argentina

    'The world can't tolerate anymore ridiculous colonialism,' Sean Penn says after meeting CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met US actor Sean Penn, who came as representative of the Haitian survivors of the earthquake that bashed the Caribbean nation in 2011, at the Government House, and backed Argentina's claim of sovereignty over Malvinas Islands.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Washington state's governor signs gay marriage law, opponents vow repeal

    Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation to make Washington state the seventh in the United States to legalize gay marriage, but opponents vowed to try to prevent the law from taking effect.

  • 14/02/2012 | World

    Geithner says Obama's plan will axe dozens of corporate tax breaks

    US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today said the Obama Administration's plan to revamp the corporate tax system will cut "dozens and dozens" of tax breaks enjoyed by business, while keeping a limited number that focus on keeping jobs in the United States.

  • 17/02/2012 | World

    US State Dept warns drug trafficking to Europe, Brazil, Argentina on the rise

    US Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield warned that drug trafficking to Europe, Argentina and Brazil was on the rise.

  • 17/02/2012 | World

    Obama campaign, Democrats raise US$29.1 million in January

    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and its Democratic allies raised a combined $29.1 million in January, accelerating their fundraising pace as the White House race draws closer.

  • 19/02/2012 | World

    US congressman to visit Malvinas, express support for UK's claim

    A Republican congressman from the US will visit the Malvinas Islands on Monday to have a meeting with the local government, in another demonstration of his party’s support for the islanders’ position on the sovereignty controversy.

  • 20/02/2012 | World

    Obama to meet Netanyahu at White House on March 5

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in Washington to address the annual policy conference of the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, which will be held on March 4-6.

  • 21/02/2012 | World

    White House: still time for Iran diplomacy to work

    The White House said today there is still enough time for diplomacy with Iran to work and prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Syria: US, French journalists killed

    US correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs today when rockets fired by government forces hit the house they were staying in, opposition activists and witnesses said.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    US chides Iran over failure of IAEA mission

    The White House today criticized Iran over the failure of the UN nuclear watchdog's latest mission, saying it again showed Tehran's refusal to abide by its international obligations over its nuclear program.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    Spanish treasure lands after 200 years

    Coins worth nearly half a billion dollars finally arrived in Spain on Saturday after lying in a sunken warship for more than 200 years and following a five-year legal battle between the Spanish government and a salvage company.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    US democracy activists to go on trial in Egypt

    Dozens of democracy activists including 16 Americans go on trial in Egypt Sunday in a politically charged case which has set off a crisis in relations between Cairo and Washington and threatened US$1.3 billion in annual US military aid.

  • 28/02/2012 | World

    UN: Syria civilian death toll 'well over 7,500'

    Syrian forces have killed more than 7,500 civilians since a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began, a UN official said, and Hillary Clinton, the top US diplomat, suggested the Syrian leader may be a war criminal.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    US fourth-quarter GDP revised up

    The US economy grew a bit faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter on slightly firmer consumer and business spending, which could help to allay fears of a sharp slowdown in growth in early 2012.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    North Korea agrees to halt nuclear tests, missile launches, reports say

    North Korea has agreed to a moratorium on nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and enrichment of uranium at its Yongbyon nuclear facility, the North's KCNA news agency said today.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    UN nuclear agency ‘ready to return’ to North Korea

    The UN nuclear watchdog stands ready to return to North Korea, its chief said, after the reclusive state agreed to stop nuclear tests and uranium enrichment and let inspectors visit its Yongbyon site to verify the moratorium.

  • 12/11/2014 | World

    Republican claims victory in Alaska US Senate race

    Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory in a tight race for the US Senate in Alaska, a week after elections gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives.

  • 13/11/2014 | World

    Dow at record but S&P flat as energy weighs

    The Dow industrials closed at a record high today, boosted by gains in Wal-Mart, but the S&P 500 was little changed as energy shares tracked crude futures prices lower.

  • 13/11/2014 | World

    Kerry: Israel, Palestine agree to steps to calm Jerusalem tensions

    Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to take concrete steps to calm tensions around Jerusalem's holiest site, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today after talks in the Jordanian capital.

  • 14/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street posts gains for 4th week

    US stocks posted a fourth straight week of increases but ended today little changed as losses in healthcare shares offset gains in energy.

  • 14/11/2014 | World

    US-led strikes hit Islamic State, al Qaeda-linked group in Syria

    US-led air strikes hit 10 units of Islamic State fighters in Syria in recent days, as well as militants with the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan Group, US Central Command said in a statement today.

  • 15/11/2014 | World

    US military chief says battle with Islamic State starting to turn

    The United States' top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn", but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years.

  • 15/11/2014 | World

    US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Crimea

    The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia, vowing to oppose Russian incursions into Crimea during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane.

  • 16/11/2014 | World

    US hostage Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

    Islamic State militants have beheaded another American hostage, Peter Kassig, issuing a video claiming the killing today and warning the United States they would kill other US citizens "on your streets."

  • 16/11/2014 | World

    Obama: Beheading 'an act of pure evil'

    US aid worker and Indiana native Peter Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war.

  • 17/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record high; mergers offset Japan recession

    The S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high today as deal activity worth US$100 billion offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan's economy slipped into recession.

  • 17/11/2014 | World

    Pope Francis to visit the US in 2015

    The Pontiff announced that he would visit the United States next year, his first trip there as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.

  • 17/11/2014 | World

    British, French citizens seen in IS video of beheadings

    A British medical student and a Frenchman who went to Syria last year are believed to have appeared in a video showing a squad of Islamic State jihadists beheading Syrian soldiers and displaying the severed head of American aid worker Peter Kassig.

  • 17/11/2014 | World

    US State Department's unclassified email system hacked

    The US State Department's unclassified email systems were the victim of a cyberattack in recent weeks, around the same time as White House systems were breached, a senior US official said.

  • 18/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Dow hit records, boosted by healthcare

    US stocks climbed in afternoon trading, lifting both the Dow and S&P 500 to record highs as healthcare shares extended this week's gains.

  • 19/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges lower as Fed minutes offer few clues on rates

    US stocks edged lower as minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting gave investors few new clues as to when US interest rates may rise.

  • 21/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends at records after China's central bank action

    US stocks closed higher, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases.

  • 22/11/2014 | World

    Iran nuclear talks may be extended

  • 24/11/2014 | World

    Hagel resigns as US defense secretary

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job after a bruising mid-term election that undermined President Barack Obama's Democrats in Congress.

  • 25/11/2014 | World

    Unrest spreads to other cities

  • 26/11/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa denies payment to European creditors

    US Judge Thomas Griesa has rejected a request by European investors seeking payment on Argentine titles currently blocked in New York, despite an ongoing debt court battle in London.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    UN warns US pro-vulture funds rulings 'erode sovereign immunity'

    United Nations trade agency UNCTAD said today that the recent US court ruling on Argentina's debt erodes sovereign immunity and is not in compliance with the country's own US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof asks for ‘equal conditions’ in negotiations with vulture funds in UN meeting

    Economy Minister, Axel Kicillof addressed today before a United Nations panel in New York, and explained the consequences of Judge Thomas Griesa ruling, while warning the country “could face a technical default” next Monday, if the sentence remains firm.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Mediator Pollack: ‘No agreement yet’ with vulture funds

    Special Master Daniel Pollack, the person appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa to mediate in negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds, affirmed that “no agreement has been achieved yet.”

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture dispute: Gov't celebrates ‘categorical, broad’ international support for Argentina

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the “clear, categorical and broad” support for Argentina’s stance in its dispute with vulture funds from 133 countries and specialized international media. “Argentina has reason on its side,” he stated.

  • 26/06/2014 | World

    Obama seeks $500 mn from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels

    President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers to provide more help to Syria's opposition, asked the US Congress today to approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 27/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 edge up with tech shares; DuPont drags

    US stocks ended modestly higher today, led by technology shares, though a downbeat second-quarter forecast from DuPont Co kept a lid on gains.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't acusses US Judge Griesa of ‘abuse of authority’ and ‘attempt to provoke a default’

    In an official press release, the federal government stated US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa attempted to “block the payment for bondholders” and committed an abuse of authority, after cancelling the deposit made to bondholders in a Bank of New York account.

  • 27/06/2014 | World

    Armed US aircraft now flying over Iraq, defense officials

    The Obama administration is flying armed aircraft over Iraq, defense officials said today, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence and ensuring the safety of US personnel on the ground rather than conducting strikes.

  • 28/06/2014 | World

    Bum parachute mars NASA 'saucer' test flight

    A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, today to test landing systems for future missions to Mars.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street little changed, Nasdaq, S&P score quarter gains

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite indexes wrapped up a sixth straight quarter of gains today, a streak not seen in more than 14 years. The three major US stock indexes, however, closed little changed for the day, following a set of mixed economic data.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t reiterates willingness to negotiate, rejects ‘technical default’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the use of the term “technical default” in Argentina’s legal battle against the so-called vulture funds, saying the country “regularly meets its obligations”. He described Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling as “unprecedented” since it prevented bondholder from being paid.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Nobel laureate Pérez Esquivel urges Griesa to 'reflect on the debt'

    Argentine Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel said he has sent a letter to US Judge Thomas Griesa who ruled against Argentina in its case against “holdout” creditors, urging him to “reflect on the debt”.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    US Court revives Abu Ghraib torture case

    A federal appeals court today revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc in which the defense contractor's employees were accused of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    US Supreme Court rules business owners can refuse healthcare law contraceptive mandate

    The US Supreme Court ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Eurobonds holders ask Griesa for an exemption on funds block

    Holders of Argentina Eurobonds asked US Judge Thomas Griesa for an emergency ruling to help them recover the funds deposited in the Bank of New York Mellon by the government last Thursday that the judge ordered to be returned to the country.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street Dow, S&P end at records in fireworks before the Fourth

    The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs today as manufacturing activity picked up in the United States and Asia and increased optimism about the global economy's health.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    JPMorgan's Dimon has throat cancer, to begin treatment shortly

    JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he has been diagnosed with throat cancer but that the ailment is curable and he plans to remain actively involved in the largest US bank's business.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat ahead of payrolls; S&P index at record

    US stocks ended one of their flattest sessions in years today as a positive read on private sector employment wasn't enough to interest buyers ahead of the highly anticipated June payrolls report.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    American woman arrested in Denver accused of supporting militant group ISIS

    Federal authorities in Denver arrested a woman today accused of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, designated as a foreign terrorist organization, court documents showed.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Jobs drive Dow, S&P 500 to records in short session

    Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records today, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Washington seeks sharp reduction of Iran's enrichment capacity

    Iran must drastically reduce its capacity to enrich uranium if it wants to reach a nuclear deal with six world powers that would lead to a gradual lifting of the crippling international sanctions on Tehran, a senior US official revealed today.

  • 04/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'US judiciary is not independent from vulture funds'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to say that “considering a technical default is a manoeuvre from the New York judge but not from the Argentine Republic.”

  • 04/07/2014 | World

    Hurricane Arthur scythes through Outer Banks of North Carolina

    The first hurricane of the Atlantic season has hit the North Carolina coast, a wet and windy spoiler of the July Fourth holiday for thousands of Americans as authorities ordered them to evacuate exposed areas.

  • 05/07/2014 | World

    Israel investigating police beating of Palestinian

    The United States called for speedy investigation of an incident in which it said a US citizen of Palestinian descent appeared to have been badly beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem this week.

  • 06/07/2014 | World

    Germany demands US 'clarification' on double agent case

    The German government wants a quick and clear explanation from Washington for US intelligence's apparent contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent.

  • 06/07/2014 | World

    US tightens airport security, focus on electronic devices

    The US Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on US-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops as cyclicals weigh; small-caps lag

    US stocks dipped today, retreating from last week's record levels as investors hesitated to make big bets before the start of earnings season.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof requests 'stay' reinstatement during Pollack meeting

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today held a meeting that lasted almost four hours with the Special Master appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa, Daniel Pollack, and requested that an injunction allowing Argentina to pay bondholders be reinstated while negotiations with holdouts developed.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    White House: Children crossing border cannot stay in US

    The White House has announced that most unaccompanied minors flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay as the Obama administration prepares to ask Congress for $2 billion to address the border crisis.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Khamenei: US, Israel playing 'good cop, bad cop' with Iran

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States and Israel were playing "good cop, bad cop" to intimidate his country into making concessions on the nuclear dispute with the West.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops on earnings caution; Dow below 17,000

    US stocks fell in a broad selloff today, dropping for a second straight session and driving the Dow below 17,000 as investors turned cautious before the start of earnings season.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    Luxembourg's Clearstream Clearing House asks Griesa to allow eurobonds payment

    Holders of Argentine bonds held through Luxembourg’s Clearstream Clearing House joined Belgian bondholders in their demand to US Judge Thomas Griesa for an emergency ruling to help them recover the funds deposited in the Bank of New York Mellon by Argentina, blocked by the Judge.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Moscow accuses the US of kidnapping Russian hacker

    Russia accused the United States of violating a bilateral treaty and "kidnapping" a Russian accused of hacking into US retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    US Kerry congratulates Argentina on Independence Day, wishes good luck in WC

    US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Argentina on the country’s Independence Day on July 9 and wished the national team good luck in Brazil’s World Cup.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street rises after Federal Reserve minutes on 'easy money' exit

    US stocks finished higher today, rebounding from a sharp two-day selloff, after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers have started to detail how the central bank will end its easy monetary policy.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    Snowden asks Russia to extend asylum

    Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has asked Moscow to extend his asylum in Russia, his lawyer said. Russia granted Snowden a one-year visa in August 2013 despite the United States wanting Moscow to send him home to face criminal charges.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    Federal Reserve mulls policy exit, eyes October end of asset purchases

    The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the US economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, indicating it will end its asset purchases in October and appearing near agreement on a plan to manage interest rates in the future, according to minutes of the last Fed policy meeting.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Negotiations are on right track’, Foreign minister Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today “negotiations with ‘vulture funds’ are on the right track,” in his first reaction since the meeting between Argentina’s representatives and mediator Daniel Pollack, appointed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to lead the talks in New York.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    Shooting leaves several dead in Texas

    Several people were shot to death today in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said, with local media reporting five people killed.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower on angst over Portugal's bank woes

    US stocks dropped today as concerns about the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank gave investors a reason to cash in recent gains.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Germany asks intelligence official at US embassy to leave country

    Germany has asked a US intelligence official at the embassy in Berlin to leave the country in connection with investigations into suspected spying in Germany, a German government spokesman said.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Smuggled dinosaur fossils headed home to Mongolia from New York

    US authorities today agreed to ship the remains of 18 dinosaurs back to Mongolia after finding the smuggled fossils during a criminal investigation.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Obama tells Israel US ready to help end hostilities

    President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today about the risk of an escalation of hostilities in the region and said the United States was ready to help bring them to an end, the White House said.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    JP Morgan writes letter to US Judge Griesa, asks for payment to Japanese bondholders

    JP Morgan bank, the entity responsible for the payment to Argentina's Japanese bondholders has sent a letter to US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, requesting “a clarification” in order to deliver the funds to its creditors.

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Federal Reserve fears risks posed by exit tools; plan almost done

    US Federal Reserve officials are cautiously nearing completion of a new plan for managing interest rates, concerned that some of the new tools they are likely to rely on could pose unintended risks in a crisis.

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Gaza death toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets 'with all power'

    An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants.

  • 12/07/2014 | World

    US encourages Ukraine President Poroshenko

    Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today, to pursue talks that could lead to a ceasefire with rebels and said Washington continued to pursue efforts to raise pressure on Russia, the White House said.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Israeli commandos clash with Hamas, Gaza death toll rises to 149

    Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip today, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Major disputes persist in Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran's nuclear programme, remarks echoed by Tehran, with a July 20 deadline for a deal approaching.

  • 14/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street closes higher on Citi earnings, healthcare M&A

    US stocks ended higher today, with the Dow Jones industrial average hitting an intraday record, lifted by Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings and more deals in the healthcare space.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street stocks edge lower, bank stocks rise

    US stocks closed mostly lower today, after the Federal Reserve, in an unusual statement, singled out the valuation of social media and biotechnology shares as "substantially stretched."

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Fed's Yellen says US recovery incomplete, defends loose policy

    The US economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee today.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Immigration activist José Antonio Vargas detained in Texas

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant and prominent immigration activist, was detained at an airport in McAllen, Texas, on Tuesday as he was passing through a security checkpoint, rights groups said.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Kim Jong Un supervises rocket launches near South Korea border

    North Korea has showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbours.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    US says deportation of children a warning to illegal migrants

    The White House said Central Americans trying to cross the US border should know "they will not be welcome," a day after the United States deported a planeload of women and children to Honduras.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Henry Kissinger undergoes heart surgery in New York

    Former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital today and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher; Dow at record close

    US stocks rose today, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at a record high, boosted by the latest merger news and some strong corporate earnings.

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Argentina has not defaulted, it will not default, Argentina pays”

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bluntly rejected once again any possibility of Argentina falling into default and reiterated the government’s willingness to negotiate, in response to a new ad published in local newspapers.

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa calls for new hearing over Argentine debt case

    US District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York today said he would hear arguments on July 22 related to the banks and payment agents caught up in the Argentine sovereign debt case.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    US imposes toughest sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

    The United States today imposed its most wide-ranging sanctions yet on Russia's economy, including Gazprombank and the Rosneft Oil Co, and other major banks and energy and defense companies.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Shelling kills four boys on Gaza beach; Israel, Hamas set five-hour truce

    Israeli shelling killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach today, an incident the military called tragic, and Israel and Hamas said they would cease attacks for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested by the United Nations.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street inches lower on Russia sanctions; earnings curb drop

    US stocks edged lower today in the wake of fresh US and European Union sanctions on Russia, but some stronger-than-expected earnings reports helped keep declines in check.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Obama: US to help investigate what happened with crashed Malaysia plane

    US President Barack Obama said today the crash of a Malaysian jetliner on the border of Ukraine was a "terrible tragedy" and the United States would offer any assistance necessary to help determine what happened and why.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    US shares rebound, euro briefly dips after Malaysian airliner crash

    US stocks rebounded and European markets recovered a bit today but the euro dipped below $1.35 for first time since February after a Malaysian airliner was downed in eastern Ukraine and Israel stepped up a ground assault in Gaza.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    UN chief to travel to Middle East in bid to end fighting

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior UN official.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Iran, six powers agree to 4-month extension of nuclear talks

    Iran and six world powers today agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme, diplomats close to the talks said.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Israel steps up Gaza offensive as Hamas fires more rockets

    Israeli forces on Saturday pressed ahead with a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian militants kept firing rockets deep into Israel's heartland, pushing the death toll past 300 in almost two weeks of conflict.

  • 19/07/2014 | World

    Gaza fighting enters 13th day; no solution in sight

    Israel fired shells into the Gaza Strip and militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state on Sunday with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Hamas in two years.

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    US jury awards $23.6 billion to smoker's widow

    A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker.

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    Kerry makes US case against Russia over MH17 downing

    Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he said was overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine as he made the US case against Moscow in the most emphatic and explicit terms yet.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends slightly lower; Chipotle rises late

    US stocks slipped today as investors remained cautious about instability in Ukraine and Gaza, though the three major indexes ended well off their lows, a sign that some appetite for riskier assets remained.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    UN Ban Ki-moon requests 'immediate' Gaza ceasefire

    United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate end to hostilities between Israeli troops and Hamas in Gaza, adding that events of the past days in the Palestinian territory were unacceptable as he spoke from Egypt.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Data, earnings lift Wall Street; conflicts eyed

    US stocks rose today as some positive earnings and economic data pointed to a market that still had room to rise despite the S&P 500 hitting an intraday record.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Kerry urges Hamas to accept Egyptian peace proposal

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Hamas to seek peace negotiations based on an Egyptian truce proposal that the Islamist militant group has rejected.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Obama vows US will seek justice in downing of Malaysian jet

    The United States will not rest until justice is done in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama vowed in a condolence book for the nearly 300 victims today.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Apple pushes S&P 500 to record close as Boeing hits Dow

    US stocks ended mostly higher today, with the S&P 500 closing at a record on Apple's bullish results, though Boeing weighed on the Dow and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept the broader market's gains in check.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    Wall St finishes flat on mixed earnings; S&P at record

    US stocks ended a quiet session today as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    US, Europe lift ban on flights to Israel

    Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war today with the lifting of a US and European ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    US says Russia firing across border at Ukraine

    The United States has claimed that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists, charges denied by representatives of the country.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street closes lower on Amazon, Visa; S&P's weekly gain erased

    US stocks closed lower today in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    No resolution in NY meeting, Argentine delegation returns to Buenos Aires

    In a brief, closed-door meeting, US mediator Daniel Pollack met with representatives of Argentina. "The dialogue process opened with the mediator will continue within the next days," a statement released by the Economy Ministry confirmed.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

    Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a UN requested 12 hour humanitarian truce to begin on Saturday morning, and efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire moved ahead.

  • 26/07/2014 | World

    Moscow warns EU sanctions will hamper cooperation, raps US over Ukraine role

    Russia reacted angrily today to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

  • 26/07/2014 | World

    US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

    The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya today, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

  • 28/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street near flat as deal news offsets data

    US stocks ended nearly flat today as the latest deal news offset losses following discouraging data on the housing market and some signs of weakness in the services sector.

  • 28/07/2014 | World

    White House: US reconstruction aid to go to parts of east Ukraine

    Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk that the United States would provide almost US$7 million in reconstruction aid to parts of eastern Ukraine, including US$1 million in new support, the White House said.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends down; Twitter rallies after hours

    US stocks fell today, dropping in a broad selloff as a weak outlook from courier company UPS weighed on sentiment and pressured transportation stocks.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina continues last-minute debt talks with US mediator Pollack in New York

    Today's meeting between an Argentine delegation and mediator Daniel Pollack in New York continue, with Economy minister Axel Kicillof flying in at the last minute to witness talks while the parties attempt to avoid possible default as a result of the ongoing dispute with holdout investors ahead of tomorrow's deadline.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Euro bondholders request ‘temporary stay’ from Griesa

    A group of bondholders urged US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to apply a “temporary stay” from January 1st until January 15, 2015, or at least a 90 day measure in order to resolve current negotiations and prevent a new default.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine banks to deposit guarantee to prevent default

    Summoned through an emergency meeting, the Argentine private banks association (Adeba) held a reunion today in their Buenos Aires City HQ, where they agreed to offer the Government a 250 million dollar guarantee as a preventive measure to avoid a default.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    US Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

    Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced legislation to ban the US government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    UN says more rockets found at one of its Gaza schools

    The United Nations agency that looks after Palestinian refugees said it had found a cache of rockets at one of its schools in the Gaza Strip and deplored those who had put them there.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Mediator Pollack after meeting with Kicillof and vultures: ‘The issues that divide the parties remain unresolved’

    Daniel Pollack, the mediator appointed by US judge Griesa to resolve the dispute between Argentina and the so called vulture funds, affirmed the parts talked “face to face” for the first time and assured a new meeting will be confirmed during the day.

  • 30/07/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq end up as Fed in no rush to raise rates

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher today after the Federal Reserve gave a rosier assessment of the US economy while reaffirming that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops, S&P on track for worst daily decline since April

    US stocks fell more than 1 percent today, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst daily decline since April and first monthly drop since January, as concerns mounted over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing tensions with Russia.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Delays in issuing US visas due to technical problems

    Sources in the US Consulate in Buenos Aires said they are not taking any interviews for visa applications as requested by the US Department of State, but expressed optimism that the problem, which is global, will be solved soon.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Italian bondholders say banks deal would trigger RUFO clause

    The Italian bondholders' legal representative Tullio Zembo said that the agreement private banks and holdouts are currently working on would trigger the Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO) clause.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    US issues travel warning for Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in an effort to curb the spread of the ebola outbreak in West Africa that has so far claimed more than 700 lives.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Israel, Hamas agree to 3 day Gaza truce

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    US interim ambassador in Argentina urges for ‘practical solutions’ with vulture funds

    Kevin Sullivan, US interim ambassador in Argentina affirmed today the country must seek “practical solutions” with the so called vulture funds over defaulted bonds.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 posts biggest weekly decline since 2012

    US stocks ended lower for a second day and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly decline since 2012 today as concerns over Argentina's default continued to dog sentiment.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Ukrainian forces advance in east as Russia

    Government forces tightened the noose around the main stronghold of pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine and, with diplomacy stalled, Moscow and the West stepped up their war of words.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Israel PM Netanyahu says Hamas will pay heavy price for more attacks

    Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Toxin leaves 500,000 without drinking water in Ohio town

    Some 500,000 residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were without safe drinking water for a second day today while local water supplies were being tested following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Ebola-stricken US doctor improving

    An American doctor stricken with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia and brought to the United States for treatment in a special isolation ward is improving, the top US health official said.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Late surge lifts Wall Street, utilities sag

    US stocks closed higher today, lifted in a late rally driven by earnings from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and broad gains across most sectors that helped the S&P 500 rebound from its largest weekly drop since 2012.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Security alert prompts US authorities to shut White House entrances

    The US Secret Service cleared Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House today and closed one of its gates because of an unattended package in the area, witnesses said.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Ex Finance Secretary says govt's vulture fund strategy will isolate the country

    Former Finance Secretary Guillermo Nielsen today referred to the government's strategy towards vulture funds and said "the strategy of blasting the judge and the mediator has not been thought enough and will isolate the country."

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    James Brady, former White House press secretary, dies at 73

    James Brady, a former presidential press secretary critically wounded in the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan, has died, a family spokeswoman said today. He was 73.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumble on Ukraine tensions; Time Warner skids after-hours

    US stocks ended down today, nose-diving in the afternoon as concerns mounted over escalating tensions in Ukraine.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    US general killed, German general wounded in Afghan attack

    A US general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, US, German and Afghan officials said.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends near flat as Russia concerns linger

    Major US stock indexes ended little changed today, as tensions in Ukraine and Russia and a failed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile offset gains in consumer staples shares.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Obama: no need yet for more US military aid to Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama said Ukraine did not need additional military assistance to help fight insurgents in the eastern part of the country but a Russian invasion would raise "a different set of questions."

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends down on heightened Russia concerns

    US stocks ended lower today, continuing a recent streak of weakness as Russia's surprisingly harsh retaliatory measures in response to Western sanctions raised concerns about global growth.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Snowden granted three-year Russian residence permit

    Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programmes, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia, his Russian lawyer said.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Obama orders air strikes in Iraq

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street rebounds, erases week's losses with Russia news

    The S&P and Dow both posted their best day since March today, with the market buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border, while investors overlooked US air strikes in Iraq.

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    US rejects to grant jurisdiction in The Hague over Argentine debt case

    A US State Department spokeswoman told that the US would not agree to grant jurisdiction in the International Court of Justice, following Argentina's intention to sue the US over its sovereign debt dispute.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    Hillary Clinton distances herself from Obama's foreign policy

    Distancing herself from President Barack Obama's foreign policy, potential 2016 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in an interview that the US decision not to intervene early in the Syrian civil war was a "failure."

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up for second day on hopes for Russia relief

    US stocks ended higher today, extending the rally from Friday as investors hoped that Russia's move to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine would ease tensions between the two countries.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t insists it is not involved in talks between banks, holdouts

    The cabinet chief reiterated that any ongoing negotiations between Argentinean private agents and holdouts “are not the state’s concern or responsibility.”

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Iraq president names new PM but Maliki hangs tough

    Iraq's president named a new prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki today, urging him to form a broad government that can stem communal bloodshed, but it was unclear whether Maliki would bow to US and Iranian pressure to step aside.

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Power struggle rages in Iraq as Maliki refuses to step down

    Iraq's president has named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Gunshots, tear gas in riots over shooting of black Missouri teen

    Gunshots rang out and police fired tear gas at rock-throwing rioters late last night in a second night of violence over the death of a black teenager shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Iraq's new PM backed by US, Iran

    Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies, led by biotechs; retailers weak

    US stocks ended higher as surging biotech shares helped investors shrug off disappointing retail sales data.

  • 14/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after Ukraine concerns

    US stocks advanced after conciliatory comments from Russia helped ease concerns about escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and offset some uninspiring earnings.

  • 14/08/2014 | World

    Iraq's Maliki steps aside, backs new PM

    Facing enormous pressure at home and abroad to step aside, Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister of Iraq and pledged support for his replacement, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed, recovers from Ukraine driven slide

    US stocks ended mixed, paring an earlier selloff sparked by reports of Ukraine shelling a Russian armored column.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Iraqi Sunnis willing to join unity government under conditions

    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland said today they would be willing under certain conditions to join a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens Baghdad.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Russian armor in Ukraine destroyed, Kiev says

    Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armored column that entered its territory overnight and said its forces came under shellfire from Russia today in what appeared to be a major military escalation between the ex-Soviet states.

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    Holders of Argentina eurobonds appeal US Judge Griesa ruling

    Holders of euro-denominated Argentine bonds have appealed judge Thomas Griesa's ruling blocking the country from making payments on their debt, according to a court filing.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Texas Governor Perry indicted for abuse of power

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury in Texas on two counts of abuse of power and coercion over threats he made last year where he was seen as trying to force a local prosecutor to resign, news reports said.

  • 16/08/2014 | World

    Missouri governor declares emergency, sets curfew in Ferguson

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

  • 17/08/2014 | World

    One shot, seven arrested after curfew in Ferguson

    One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed following days of unrest over a black teenager being shot dead by a white police officer.

  • 17/08/2014 | World

    Federal autopsy ordered for teen shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri

    US Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a federal autopsy of a teenager shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, seeking to assure the family and community there will be a thorough investigation into a death that has sparked days of protests.

  • 17/08/2014 | World

    Obama authorizes US air strikes on Mosul Dam

    US President Barack Obama has informed Congress he authorized US air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting US citizens.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street jump takes stock index to 14-year peak on fading Ukraine worries

    US stocks surged today, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14-year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia gave investors reasons to make bigger bets on the equity market.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    National Guard deployed to Ferguson

    Missouri's governor said he would send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a crowd protesting last week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Unarmed Ferguson black teen shot six times, autopsy shows

    The black teenager whose killing by a white police officer has set off a week of protests and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, was struck by at least six bullets, a lawyer for the deceased's family said.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam from Islamic State

    Iraqi Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State warns US: We will drown all of you in blood

    The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first US air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack its citizens "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street extends rally, lifted by Apple and Home Depot

    US stocks ended higher for the second straight session, as robust housing data and strong earnings from Dow component Home Depot overshadowed lingering concerns about the conflict in Ukraine.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says the US has not confirmed whether it accepts ICJ's jurisdiction

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legal Adviser Susana Ruiz Cerrutti were addressing reporters this morning to discuss Argentina’s legal action against the US at the Hague over its dispute with holdout hedge funds.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    31 arrested in Ferguson 'heavy gunfire'

    Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State says beheads US journalist

    Islamic State insurgents released a video purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    US Attorney General visits Ferguson after protests

    US Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Missouri, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Obama: US will do what it must to protect its citizens

    US President Barack Obama has affirmed that the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants "shocked the conscience of the entire world" and he vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    US Supreme Court blocks gay marriage in Virginia

    The US Supreme Court has stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given US jobs gains

    The US Federal Reserve hinted that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 sets record close on signs of healthier economy

    US stocks ended higher today, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 billion

    Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with US regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen', Pentagon

    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, US military leaders said.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    European creditors seek removal of RUFO clause

    European investors holding 5.2 billion dollars of restructured Argentine bonds are negotiating the removal of the Rights Upon Future Options (RUFO) clause that the country claims prevents them from negotiating with vulture funds, sources close to the meetings informed today.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Dow end lower after Ukraine tension escalates

    Stocks ended mostly lower as Ukraine-Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors more clues on interest rate hikes.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    Washington Post editorial board no longer using word 'Redskins'

    The Washington Post editorial board will generally avoid using the word "Redskins" when referring to Washington's football team, it announced, saying the term denigrates Native Americans.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    Fed's Yellen calls for caution on rates; Draghi says ECB ready to act

    The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the US labor market remains bruised from the Great Recession, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said amid calls from policy hawks for a near-term rate hike.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    National Guard starts to pull out of embattled Missouri town

    National Guard troops began departing Ferguson, Missouri, in a sign authorities are increasingly confident they have quelled the worst of the violence that erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    Obama orders review of US police use of military hardware

    US President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    Largest quake in 25 years hits San Francisco, injures dozens

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early today, injuring dozens of people, two of them seriously, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa.

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    US hostage missing since 2012 freed in Syria

    Kidnappers in Syria today freed a US journalist missing since 2012 following Qatari efforts to win his release.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 sets record high but fails to hold 2,000 mark

    The S&P 500 was unable to hold the 2,000 mark after moving above the milestone level for the first time today, but still managed to close at a record high, buoyed by financials and biotechnology stocks.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    US journalist missing since 2012 freed in Syria

    Al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria freed an American writer missing since 2012 following what officials said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state of Qatar to win his release.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    US Army's Fort Lee clears reported 'active shooter incident'

    Following a report of an “active shooter incident” earlier today in US Fort Lee Army base in King George County, Virginia, the authorities cleared the incident through its Facebook verified account saying a female soldier "turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself."

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 scores first close above 2,000; data helps

    US stocks edged higher to lift the S&P 500 just a hair above the 2,000 mark, its first close above that milestone, after data that pointed to a brighter future for the economy.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street drifts to another record in light trading

    US stocks were little changed, with the S&P 500 creeping up to another record closing high in a lethargic session, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.

  • 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.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

    Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    Syria chemical arms team to disband Sept. 30

    A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept. 30 though a successor unit will continue investigating, the UN chief said.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    US seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

    The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry; data curbs losses

    US stocks edged lower after the latest tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region, but US economic data helped curb losses.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    US second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 4.2%

    The US economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter and details of a report today pointed to sustainable underlying strength.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Obama stops short of calling Russia actions in Ukraine an invasion

    President Barack Obama said the United States and its allies would look for ways to expand economic sanctions on Russia after Kiev accused Moscow of moving troops into southeastern Ukraine, but he stopped short of calling the recent Russian aggression an invasion.

  • 29/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 edges up to set new record; best month since Feb

    US stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns.

  • 01/09/2014 | World

    European shares edge higher, Novartis leads drugmakers

    European shares edged higher to close near a recent one-month peak today, with merger and acquisition speculation about British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed, energy shares fall

    US stocks ended mostly lower today, retreating from records set the previous month, as falling crude oil prices dragged energy shares down and offset strong manufacturing data.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Islamic State issues video of beheading of second US journalist

    The Islamic State militant group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over US air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    US strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader

    A US military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, but officials added it may take time to determine whether Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Obama sending more troops to protect US Embassy in Baghdad

    President Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US Embassy in the Iraqi capital and is sending top officials to the Middle East to "build a stronger regional partnership" against Islamic State militants, the White House said.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Australian PM Abbott doesn't rule out boots on ground in Iraq

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declined to rule out sending combat troops to support US air strikes in Iraq, amid a growing confrontation with radical Islamists who have seized large swaths of that country and neighbouring Syria.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed as Apple weighs on Nasdaq

    US stocks ended mostly down today, as a decline in Apple shares dragged the Nasdaq lower and investors held off on big bets before the European Central Bank's upcoming policy meeting.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    Obama pledges to 'degrade and destroy' Islamic State

    The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, US President Barack Obama said today.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    Putin unveils Ukraine ceasefire plan

    President Vladimir Putin outlined plans for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine but Ukraine's prime minister dismissed the proposal, while France expressed its disapproval of Moscow's support for separatist forces by halting delivery of a warship.

  • 04/09/2014 | World

    Euro sinks as ECB moves boost European shares, Wall Street pulls back

    US stocks opened slightly higher today, after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and a flurry of economic data indicated the US economy was steadily improving. Both the Dow and S&P 500 touched record intraday highs after the ECB's surprise move but later eased.

  • 04/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine and rebels to seek peace plan, ceasefire tomorrow

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires tomorrow, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five month war in Ukraine's east.

  • 04/09/2014 | World

    'I talked to him three days before his capture,' friend of beheaded US journalist says

    By Damian Pachter
    Oren Kessler is a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society in London, and was a friend of Steven Sotloff, the US-Israeli journalist beheaded by the Islamic State. He talked and shared his thoughts in this exclusive interview with the

  • 04/09/2014 | World

    Syrian raids kill eighteen IS foreign jihadists

    Eighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a human rights monitoring group said.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record as jobs report eases Federal Reserve worries

    US stocks ended higher, lifting the S&P 500 to a fresh closing high, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report was taken as a sign that the Federal Reserve will not begin raising interest rates anytime soon.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    US confirms death of al Shabaab leader Godane in Somalia strike

    The Pentagon confirmed today that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a US airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated militants.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    Plane from Afghanistan landed in Iran over 'flight plan issue'

    A charter aircraft flying from the US airbase at Bagram in Afghanistan to Dubai was re-routed to Bandar Abbas, Iran, because of "issues with the flight plan," a US State Department official said.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    Sotloff lauded at Florida service as journalist 'committed to truth'

    Nearly 1,000 people including relatives, friends and prominent Florida politicians attended a memorial service for Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State militants, recalling him as a journalist committed to revealing the truth.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    Plane carrying Americans leaves Iran for Dubai

    A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 Americans from the US airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan, has left for Dubai after it was diverted to Iran because of issues with its flight plan, a US official and the Fly Dubai airline said.

  • 07/09/2014 | World

    Arabs vow to confront Islamic State, cooperate with international efforts

    Arab League foreign ministers have agreed to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State and cooperate with international, regional and national efforts to combat militants who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria.

  • 07/09/2014 | Argentina

    Wikileaks founder Assange claims US supports 'vulture funds' in dispute with Argentina

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has alleged that the United States is supporting holdout investors in their dispute with Argentina over debt defaulted in 2001, as a way of punishing the country for the memorandum of understanding signed with Iran to advance investigations into the AMIA bombing.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end lower following drop in energy shares

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower after a drop in energy shares, while the Nasdaq edged higher with Yahoo.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    US expands air strikes against IS

    US warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam today, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Twitter testing 'buy' button on tweets

    Twitter Inc is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine says rebels have handed over 1,200 prisoners of war so far

    Pro-Russian separatists have so far handed over about 1,200 prisoners-of-war to the Ukrainian side under the terms of a ceasefire agreement, President Petro Poroshenko said.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Iraqi parliament approves new government headed by Haider al-Abadi

    No interior or defence minister was named but Abadi pledged to do so within a week. Adel Abdel Mehdi from the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq was named oil minister while Ibrahim Jafaari, a former premier, was named foreign minister.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Fourth Ebola patient coming to US hospital

    A fourth Ebola patient will be flown to the United States by air ambulance from West Africa to receive treatment for the deadly disease, hospital officials in Atlanta said.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower as Apple falls, bond yields rise

    US stocks fell today as Apple shares declined and as bond yields hit their highest in a month on concerns the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some investors had expected.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    Torrential rains hit US Southwest, two dead in Arizona

    Torrential rains drenched much of the US Southwest today, prompting flash-flood warnings across four states and taking the lives of two women washed away in separate incidents in Arizona.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    US does not believe slain journalist was 'sold' to Islamic State

    The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after 2 days of losses as Apple rebounds

    A rebound in Apple shares helped push US stocks higher today, breaking the market's two-day string of losses.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    US Kerry arrives in Iraq to back newly formed gov't in battle against IS

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today in an unannounced stop on a Middle East anti-jihadist tour to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    'Armed patriots' secure US borders in Texas

    The Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens, use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally. Since early summer the Patriots have patrolled an area near Brownsville, Texas.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    Gates Foundation pledges US$50m to fight Ebola outbreak

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged US$50 million to support emergency efforts to contain West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has already killed almost 2,300 people in the worst outbreak of the virus in history.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    Obama orders US airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

    President Barack Obama told Americans he had authorized US airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    S&P 500 rebounds with energy shares; Dow dips

    US stocks recovered from early losses today, with the S&P 500 managing a slight gain as energy prices and oil stocks turned higher and financials lent support.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Russia warns fight against IS 'must comply with international law'

    The fight against Islamist militants should only be carried out in compliance with international law and with respect for the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Obama, victims' relatives remember 9/11 attacks

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  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Kerry wins Arab states' support for US campaign against Islamic State

    The United States signed up Arab allies today to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Russia faces new sanctions over Ukraine crisis

    European Union governments agreed to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepared its own fresh sanctions.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street declines with energy, ends 5-week string of gains

    US stocks fell today as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Kerry says comfortable US will form broad anti ISIS coalition

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was comfortable that the United States would form a broad-based coalition to fight Islamic State militants but said it would not be appropriate for Iran to be involved in the efforts.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    US raises estimate of number of ISIS fighters

    The US intelligence community has sharply raised its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria to between 20,000 and 31,500, from its estimate in June of about 10,000.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    US intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Russia wins delay in EU, Ukraine trade pact

    The European Union and Ukraine agreed today to delay the implementation of their free-trade pact until the end of next year in a concession to Russia, which had complained its industry would be hurt by the deal.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Obama says need to 'snuff out' militant groups like Islamic State

    President Barack Obama said the goal of an international coalition he is helping to form is to "ultimately snuff out" the type of extremism demonstrated by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

  • 14/09/2014 | World

    US citizen sentenced to hard labour in N. Korea

    North Korea sentenced US citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labour for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    Nasdaq slumps to worst day since July; S&P 500 dips

    US stocks closed with mixed results today as the tech sector dragged the Nasdaq to its worst day since July and kept the S&P 500 near the unchanged mark as investors cleared the decks for Alibaba's debut planned for later this week.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    US says Arab countries will help fighting IS, UK remains cautious

    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    'US does not support the debt debate at the UN'

    As President Cristina Kirchner’s gets ready for her annual trip to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan ratified that Washington will not back the UN sovereign debt resolution sparked by Argentina’s legal battle with its holdout creditors.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    Sanctions are testing Russia's strength, says Medvedev

    Russia's strength is being tested by sanctions imposed by the West and the country must react in a level-headed way, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told members of the country's ruling party, United Russia.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    US calls for 'strong, robust and united' UK

    The White House weighed in carefully on the Scottish independence referendum, saying Washington would respect the outcome of the vote but would prefer the United Kingdom to remain "strong, robust and united."

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    US strike against Islamic State near Baghdad

    The US military has struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, US Central Command said, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street climbs as expectations shift on Fed policy

    US stocks rose today and the S&P notched its best performance in a month after a report shifted investor expectations for the Federal Reserve's policy statement due on Wednesday.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t slams US Sullivan's 'unfortunate, incorrect' comments

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan has been summoned by Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman following his remarks about the country needing “to exit default as soon as possible” in an interview published on Monday .

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Britain pledges Scotland more funds than England ahead of vote

    Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    US citizen wanted for murder in Pennsylvania arrested in BA city

    US citizen identified as Anthony Rocco Franklin, under international warrant for homicide in the US Columbia and Montour counties, has been arrested by Argentinean Federal Police in the streets of Palermo neighbourhood in Buenos Aires city.

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record

    US stocks edged higher today after the US Federal Reserve renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time," as had been expected..

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    No official US response after Sullivan diplomatic row - Capitanich

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said there has been no formal response from the US government following Argentina’s dispute with interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan over an alleged “intrusion into domestic affairs”.

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    'US will not fight another ground war in Iraq'

    US president Barack Obama, trying to reassure war-weary citizens, has vowed that the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq but his spokesman said some military advisers could end up in front-line positions against Islamic State.

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    Iran's Rouhani: Islamic State beheadings a concern for mankind

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced Islamic State's beheading of innocent people, saying the militant group's shameful actions violate Islamic principles.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues

    US stocks rose today, a day after the US Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine president secures US military aid but not weapons

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has secured $53 million in assistance from the US but Barack Obama for now turned down his appeals for weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blames ‘local vultures’ for speculative attack on the economy

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Argentina is under “permanent speculative attack headed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa,” and criticized “local vultures who have amplified the offensive to the point of ridicule.”

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    US Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

    The US Senate approved Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants today, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    Obama says Congress vote shows Americans united against Islamic State

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday that strong bipartisan support in the US Congress for the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels showed Americans were united in the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat as Oracle takes air out of Alibaba debut

    US stocks closed little changed today after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.

  • 19/09/2014 | Argentina

    US court tosses Argentina, Citigroup appeal in bond case

    A US appeals court dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of an order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's laws following its 2002 default.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    White House press and staff allowed back in after brief evacuation

    White House staff and reporters returned to the building after being briefly evacuated tonight because of an intruder on the grounds, a Reuters witness said.

  • 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.

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    Housing data hits Wall Street; S&P has worst day since Aug 5

    US stocks closed lower today, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline since early August, as the latest housing data came in much weaker than expected, raising new concerns about the rate of growth in the economy.

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    IS calls for attacks against US, French, Canadian, Australian citizens

    Islamic State urged its followers to attack citizens of countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said the intervention by the US-led coalition would be the "final campaign of the crusaders."

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    Prosecutor: White House intruder had ammunition in car

    A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said.

  • 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.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower, S&P 500 down for third straight day

    US stocks fell today, with consumer staples leading the S&P 500 down to its third straight daily loss, as investors grew concerned about the pace of global economic growth.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    US launches first strikes on fighters in Syria

    The United States and its Arab allies bombed militant groups in Syria for the first time today, killing scores of Islamic State fighters, members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group and opening a new front amid shifting Middle East alliances.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    Obama vows to fight, build coalition against IS

    US President Barack Obama vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first US-led airstrikes targeting the militant group in Syria, and pledged to build even more international support for the effort.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    US predicts Ebola cases could reach between 550,000-1.4 million by January

    Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the Ebola virus by January 20, 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    Three killed in US shooting at UPS facility

    A man in a United Parcel Service uniform fatally shot two workers and then killed himself at a UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabama, police said.

  • 24/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies, S&P back above 14-day moving average

    US stocks jumped in a broad advance today, with the S&P 500 snapping a three-day losing streak and climbing back above a key technical level in a move that pointed to improving near-term momentum.

  • 24/09/2014 | World

    Islamic State fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes

    US planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded.

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    Eurnekian: 'If it is in Soros' hand to do something, I think he will'

    Business tycoon Eduardo Eurnekian expressed confidence that billionaire George Soros, who met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in New York last Monday "may be well positioned to help broker a deal," in reference to the dispute between Argentina and so called vulture funds.

  • 25/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends sharply lower, S&P below key support level

    US stocks ended with sharp losses today, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline since July, as Apple tumbled and the dollar rose to a four-year high.

  • 25/09/2014 | World

    US strikes against Islamic State while winning more pledges

    US and Arab air forces struck Islamic State fighters in Syria for a third day today, as Washington won further pledges of military support for its battle against the radical group in neighbouring Iraq.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Democracy is not imposed by bombing countries’

    In tune with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's criticism about the US-led “war on terrorism” at the UN yesterday, Foreign Ministry Héctor Timerman said that “democracy is not imposed by bombing countries” and pointed out that the UN has “not authorized any military operation” against the Islamic State.

  • 25/09/2014 | World

    Iran blames 'errors' of outsiders for rise of ISIS

    Iran President Hassan Rouhani blamed the rise of the Islamic State group and other militants on "certain intelligence agencies", saying the solution to stopping them must come from the Middle East region itself and not the West.

  • 25/09/2014 | World

    US Attorney General Holder to stay until successor in place

    Eric Holder is stepping down but has agreed to stay on until a successor is named and confirmed.

  • 25/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine prime minister Yatseniuk says Russians 'want us to freeze'

    The prime minister of the Kiev government accused Russia of attempting to freeze Ukraine in the coming winter by using natural gas as a weapon to subjugate the former Soviet Republic.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    Timerman: 'Argentina not upset with US, Germany'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman played down today the diplomatic tension surged in the last hours with the United States and Germany amidst a legal battle between Argentina and the so called "vulture funds."

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    ISIS tightens siege of Syria border town; more Europeans join alliance

    Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey today despite US-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    US says ties with Argentina going through 'tough period'

    US Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson has said the bilateral relationship with Argentina is going through a “tough period”, while stating the legal battle between the South American country and holdouts is not a political problem but a judicial problem.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    Iran and six powers make little progress in nuclear talks

    Iran and six world powers made little progress today in overcoming significant disagreements in the most recent round of nuclear talks, including on uranium enrichment, Iranian and Western diplomats close to the negotiations said.

  • 27/09/2014 | World

    Russia accuses US, allies of bossing world around

    Russia used its annual appearance at the UN General Assembly today to accuse the United States and its Western allies of bossing the world around, complaining they were attempting to dictate to everyone "what is good and evil."

  • 27/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘There will be no future for us if we continue fighting with everyone’, Macri says

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri questioned President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s foreign policy today, and warned that “we can’t continue fighting with everyone.”

  • 28/09/2014 | World

    Khorasan leader killed by US strike in Syria

    A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a US air strike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said today, following several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid.

  • 28/09/2014 | World

    Obama: US intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

    US intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast today.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street lower amid Hong Kong tensions

    US stocks were sharply lower today, extending the previous week's decline on heavy volume as investors monitored the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina claims Griesa contempt order 'violates international law'

    The Foreign Ministry has asserted that New York district judge Thomas Griesa's contempt ruling against Argentina is in clear breach of international law, adding that the decision had no practical ramifications against the nation and only served to aid the vulture fund campaign.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    White House says supports the aspirations of the Hong Kong people

    The US government is closely watching democracy protests in Hong Kong and said it supports the "aspirations of the Hong Kong people," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    US, Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    US warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than IS

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks."

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends down for day, month; indexes gain in qtr

    US stocks slipped today, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    EBay to spin off PayPal in 2015

    EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    Government makes Par coupon payment deposit

    The government made a deposit today to comply with the Par coupon interest payment which was due today, in what can be read as a defying stance towards a US court that blocked such payments until the country compensated US hedge funds suing over unpaid bonds.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    New video of IS hostage John Cantlie released

    A new footage featuring British Islamic State’s hostage John Cantlie, the third in the so called “Lend me your ear” propaganda series, has been released today. Dressed in an orange suit, the hostage speaks against US president Barack Obama and criticizes US “disappointingly predictable” action against the militants.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    US Embassy in Buenos Aires issues warning message for US citizens

    Amid an ongoing dispute between the government and the US judiciary over the legal battle with holdout creditors, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires has issued yesterday a warning message for US citizens living in Argentina or about to travel to the country.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    Two school shootings in one day rock United States

    Two students were injured today in the United States in separate school shooting incidents which hit the communities of Louisville, Kentucky and Albemarle, North Carolina, although neither of the victims is in a critical state.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    US insists Argentina needs to agree 'with all its bondholders'

    The US State Department has reacted to the letter sent by the Argentine government to Secretary of State John Kerry before yesterday’s ruling, declaring the country in contempt of court. “We are following the situation closely,” a spokesperson from that entity expressed earlier today.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blasts US attaché Sullivan over warning message

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has questioned the warning message issued yesterday by the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, saying it is “in line” with anti-government media, and seriously doubting interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan’s intentions with the note.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘If something happens to me, look north’, Cristina warns

    In her first public appearance since the declaration of the country in contempt of court, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took a hard-line against the US on national broadcast and warned that if “something happens to me, look north”, in a speech delivered from the Women’s Salon, at the Government House.

  • 01/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumbles on Ebola fears; small caps drop

    US stocks dropped more than 1 percent today as the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States spooked investors, economic data pointed to uneven growth, and the Russell 2000 index entered correction territory.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    'We make the US responsible for the actions of its powers'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s claim for the US government to take responsibility for the actions of its judicial branch in Argentina's longstanding legal battle against its holdout creditors.

  • 01/10/2014 | World

    Five Dallas-area students had contact with Ebola patient, US authorities say

    US health experts in Dallas today were examining how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just one day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said. Texas Governor Rick Perry informed today some school-age children have come in contact with the patient, although he was confident the virus would be contained.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    US citizen kidnapped, robbed in BA

    The head of the Mormon Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, US citizen David Paul Robertson, was kidnapped, robbed, and finally released by armed men that attacked him while he was driving in Ciudadela, in Greater Buenos Aires.

  • 01/10/2014 | World

    Under-fire US Secret Service director Pierson resigns

    US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has stepped down from her post, after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama.

  • 02/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, small caps rebound in volatile day

    US stocks ended flat in a volatile session today as energy stocks rebounded and investors bought beaten-down shares, especially small caps.

  • 02/10/2014 | World

    Health officials say up to 100 possibly exposed to US Ebola patient

    Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment, health officials have said.

  • 02/10/2014 | World

    Turkey prepares for military action as ISIS advances on Syria border town

    Turkey's parliament has authorised the government to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

  • 03/10/2014 | World

    ISIS beheads British hostage in new video

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video today that purported to show the beheading of a man it identified as British citizen Alan Henning.

  • 03/10/2014 | World

    Obama 'strongly condemns' killing of British citizen

    US President Barack Obama strongly condemned the killing of British citizen Alan Henning by Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria and said the United States would seek to bring his killers to justice.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    US air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border

    US-led coalition war planes have attacked Islamic State targets around the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as the insurgents pressed their assault against its Kurdish defenders, a monitoring group and witnesses said.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    Ebola patient in Dallas takes turn for worse

    The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States took a turn for the worse, slipping from serious to critical condition, as health officials reported fielding scores of possible cases around the country that proved to be false alarms.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    Ebola ruled out for ill passenger escorted off plane in Newark

    US disease-control agents in biohazard suits removed a sick passenger and his daughter from a United Airlines jet that landed today in Newark, New Jersey, but federal health officials later said they had ruled out Ebola as a concern.

  • 05/10/2014 | World

    Dallas Ebola patient 'fighting for his life,' US health official says

    The Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas is "fighting for his life," a top US health official said, a day after the man's condition worsened from serious to critical.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street dips in choppy trading; GT tanks

    US stocks edged lower in choppy trading today, with a slide in Micron shares and GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy more than offsetting gains in Hewlett-Packard.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Ebola patient arrives in US, man in Dallas remains 'critical'

    The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on US soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital, officials said.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    US Supreme Court dodges gay marriage, allowing weddings in five states

    The US Supreme Court today declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry in five states where same-sex weddings were previously forbidden.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    IS online strategy and its unprecedented challenges

    By Nadia Nasanovsky
    Beyond its rapid advance on the ground -where it has gained control over large swathes of Syria and Iraq-, the IS has also conquered the digital world, spreading its influence on a global scale through social media and posing an unprecedented challenge to Western powers determined to crush it.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    US forces use helicopters to attack Islamic State rebels in Iraq

    The US military is flying Apache helicopters against Islamic State rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing US troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls 1 pct on global growth concerns

    US stocks ended sharply lower, with major indexes falling 1 percent in heavy trading, as weak data out of Germany raised concerns about the strength of global growth ahead of the start of earnings season.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    Turkey says Syrian town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    Canada lawmakers approve air strikes against Islamic State

    Canadian legislators today approved government plans to send fighter jets to Iraq, where they will take part in US-led air strikes against Islamic State militants for up to six months.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    S&P 500 has best day in a year following Federal Reserve minutes

    Shares in German business software maker SAP featured among the top losers, down 3.9 percent. Traders cited speculation about weak orders in the fourth quarter and an internal memo in which the company's finance chief urged staff to cuts costs.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    Dallas Ebola patient on ventilator, kidney dialysis

    The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    First person diagnosed with Ebola in US dies in Texas hospital

    A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital today, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    Riots in Turkey kill 21 over failure to aid besieged Syrian Kurds

    At least 21 people were killed in riots across Turkey, the deadliest street unrest in years, after the Kurdish minority rose up in fury at the government's refusal to protect a besieged Syrian town from Islamic State.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    US justice grants Idaho's request to block gay marriage

    US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has granted a request from Idaho officials and temporarily blocked the planned start of gay marriages in that state after a regional federal appeals court's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

  • 09/10/2014 | World

    White policeman kills black teen in St Louis, triggering fresh protests

    A white off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teenager in St Louis yesterday, officers said, triggering a night of protests just miles from the site of another police shooting of another black youth in the suburb of Ferguson.

  • 10/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof reaffirms gov't will to reach deal with vulture funds

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today assured Argentina will keep on looking for a solution to the vulture fund dispute and will encourage dialogue to reach a deal.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Turkey to support training, equipping Syrian opposition

    Turkey has agreed to support the training and equipping of moderate opposition groups in Syria, the US State Department said today, saying a US military planning team would visit Ankara next week to further talks on the matter.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Global Ebola fears spread after false alarm in Vegas

    A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac today, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Idaho

    A county clerk in Idaho began issuing the state's first marriage licenses to gay couples today, after the US Supreme Court lifted a temporary hold it imposed days earlier, capping a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America.

  • 11/10/2014 | World

    Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani

    While Islamic State has been able to reinforce its fighters, the Kurds have not. Islamic State has besieged the town to the east, south and west, meaning the Kurds' only possible supply route is the Turkish border to the north.

  • 11/10/2014 | World

    US Defense Secretary sees long-term fight against Islamic State

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today that the embattled Syrian city of Kobani was a very difficult problem but added that air strikes had made some progress in driving back Islamic State militants.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    A health worker in Texas at the hospital where the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died last week has tested positive for the deadly virus in a preliminary test, the state's health department said.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    New US Ebola case caused by breach of care protocol

    A breach of care protocol caused a healthcare worker in Texas looking after a patient sick with Ebola to contract the disease, a top US medical official said.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    At least 17 arrested in protests against police violence in St. Louis

    Riot-gear clad police arrested at least 17 people after they refused orders to disperse from a spontaneous sit-in outside a convenience store in St. Louis during a weekend of otherwise peaceful protests against police violence.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    Kerry pushes for Middle East peace in conference

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbours was possible.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    US, Saudi Arabia hit militant targets in Syria

    The United States and Saudi Arabia launched eight airstrikes in the last hours against Islamic State targets in Syria, including seven near Kobani, the US military's Central Command said.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    Amid US airstrikes, IS suicide bomber detonates truck near Syria-Turkey border

    An Islamic State suicide bomber detonated a truck laden with explosives today in the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani, near the Turkish border crossing with Syria, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    US needs to rethink Ebola infection controls says CDC chief

    The case of a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a dying Liberian patient shows that the United States needs to rethink how it addresses infection control as an outbreak of the deadly virus spreads beyond West Africa, a top US health official said today.

  • 14/10/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq break 3-day slide but Dow dips

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended up slightly today, breaking a three-day string of declines that marked their worst losses since 2011, while the Dow finished lower for a fourth session on lingering worries about global demand.

  • 14/10/2014 | World

    Obama to nominate new attorney general after elections

    President Barack Obama will wait until after November 4 congressional elections to nominate a new US attorney general, a White House official said.

  • 14/10/2014 | World

    Obama administration claims US citizen died fighting in Syria

    US government agencies are investigating claims that a US citizen fighting with the Islamic State militant group died recently in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street's major indexes end down, but well off session lows

    US stocks fell today on continued worries about weak global demand, but managed to close well above session lows that briefly pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq into negative territory for the year.

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    US believes several hundred militants killed in Syria strikes

    The US military believes it has killed several hundred Islamic State fighters in air strikes in and around the Syrian town of Kobani. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants over Monday and Tuesday.

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    Obama promises more aggressive Ebola response in United States

    The US leader pledged federal officials would oversee the response to Ebola cases in that country in a more aggressive way, and said the Centers for Disease Control would send a "SWAT team" to any hospital encountering a new case of the disease.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq end higher with energy; Dow down 6th session

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out slight gains after another choppy session as economic data eased fears about the potential effect of a weakening global economy on the United States.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    Iran says 'progress in all fields' made in Vienna nuclear talks

    Iran's foreign minister said that progress was made in "very difficult" nuclear talks with top US and EU diplomats this week when possible solutions were discussed, sources who attended his briefing for Iranian media said.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    Ebola: US Republican lawmakers urge White House to ban travel from West Africa

    Congressional lawmakers have criticized the government's response to Ebola in the United States as some called, at a congressional hearing probing efforts to contain the virus, for a ban on travel from epidemic-stricken West Africa.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    Obama approves US army reservists for fight against Ebola

    President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the US fight against Ebola in West Africa today, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town

    Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes slowed an advance by the Islamic State against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Wall St up on earnings; car makers lead European equity rebound

    US stocks extended their rebound from this month's bruising selloff today, giving the S&P 500 its best day in over a week, as worries about the US earnings outlook eased, but the S&P 500 still posted its fourth straight week of declines.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Obama names former White House official Klain Ebola 'czar'

    President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate US efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, an administration official said today, after criticism the government's response to the virus has been slow and inadequate.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Biden's son discharged from US Navy reserve after drug test

    The son of US Vice President Joe Biden was discharged from the US Navy reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, sources familiar with the matter have said.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Courts knock down gay marriage bans in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming

    Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    US-led coalition jets strike Kobani, ISIS shells hit Turkey

    US-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani today after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's centre and hit border areas within Turkey.

  • 19/10/2014 | World

    Texas lab worker on cruise tests negative for Ebola

    A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas some of the dozens of people still being monitored were expected to be cleared today and tomorrow.

  • 19/10/2014 | World

    Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

    The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said.

  • 20/10/2014 | World

    US stocks end higher despite drag from IBM

    US stocks ended higher today on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains.

  • 20/10/2014 | World

    US airdrops weapons, medicine to Kurds

    The US Central Command said US Air Force C-130 aircraft had dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to allow the Kurdish fighters to keep up their resistance in the town which is called Kobani in Kurdish and Ayn al-Arab in Arabic.

  • 21/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street extends rebound on earnings, ECB report

    US stocks rallied today, with the S&P 500 notching a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's.

  • 21/10/2014 | World

    Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

    Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died today at the age of 82.

  • 21/10/2014 | World

    North Korea unexpectedly frees US citizen Jeffrey Fowle

    North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three United States citizens detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said today.

  • 21/10/2014 | World

    Five US airports to receive travelers from Ebola-hit region

    The United States has ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

  • 22/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament

    US stocks erased earlier gains to close lower today as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices.

  • 22/10/2014 | World

    Kerry welcomes North Korea's release of US prisoner, restates terms for talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearisation.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    US court denies Argentina appeal over bond payment to BONY

    A US appeals court has dismissed an appeal by Argentina of an order directing Bank of New York Mellon Corp to hold onto $539 million the country deposited for its restructured bondholders.

  • 22/10/2014 | World

    Palestinian driver kills baby in Jerusalem attack

    A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

  • 23/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street gains on industrial earnings but ends off highs

    Earnings from Caterpillar and 3M drove Wall Street higher today but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.

  • 23/10/2014 | World

    Massive gold nugget goes on sale for $400,000 in San Francisco

    A 5-pound gold nugget dug up in Northern California this past summer and believed to be the largest privately held piece of its kind from the state was offered for sale at $400,000 today.

  • 24/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street boosted by earnings, S&P posts best week in nearly two years

    US stocks closed out their best week in nearly two years today, helped by earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and as concerns eased over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States.

  • 25/10/2014 | World

    US FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

    Federal health regulators granted emergency authorization today for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans, highlighting new steps by the government to prevent a severe outbreak in the United States.

  • 26/10/2014 | World

    US diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold

    The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry to see first hand how the global response is failing to stop the deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa.

  • 26/10/2014 | World

    Britain ends combat role in Afghanistan, last US Marines hand over base

    British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan today as they and US Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a US-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban.

  • 27/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat after last week's big gain; energy weighs

    US stocks ended near flat today, pausing after the S&P 500's biggest weekly gain since January 2013, while energy shares fell with another decline in oil prices.

  • 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.

  • 27/10/2014 | World

    CDC: US Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    Federal health officials have called for voluntary home quarantine for people at the highest risk for Ebola infection but said most medical workers returning from West Africa would require daily monitoring without isolation.

  • 28/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street jumps 1 pct, S&P ends above key level

    US stocks rose more than 1 percent, with the S&P 500 ending above its 50-day moving average for the first time in almost a month as strong earnings eased concerns about the outlook for corporate America.

  • 28/10/2014 | World

    Texas nurse leaves hospital Ebola-free

    A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola in the United States will be released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being found free of the virus, the hospital said.

  • 28/10/2014 | World

    United Nations once more condemns US Cuba embargo

    A total of 188 countries out of 193 voted against the restrictions that Washington holds against the Caribbean nation, which date back to 1962 - three years after Fidel Castro took power in a revolution against dictator Fulgencio Batista.

  • 29/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends with modest decline after Fed

    US stocks closed with slight losses today, finishing off their lows of the session, after the Federal Reserve ended its stimulative monthly bond-buying program and expressed confidence in US economic prospects.

  • 29/10/2014 | World

    US health officials attend Ebola meeting in Cuba

    US government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease.

  • 29/10/2014 | World

    Fed ends bond buying, exhibits confidence in US recovery

    The Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of US labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects.

  • 30/10/2014 | World

    Wall St up on GDP, earnings; fund year-end lifts winners

    US stocks have risen, boosted by a strong reading on quarterly economic growth and by another round of upbeat earnings reports including Visa, which accounted for nearly 140 points in the Dow industrials.

  • 31/10/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; BOJ move adds fuel to rally

    The Dow and S&P 500 have ended at record highs and indexes posted strong gains for a second week after the Bank of Japan's surprise move to ramp up its stimulus program.

  • 31/10/2014 | World

    Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

    The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up today when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride.

  • 31/10/2014 | World

    One killed, 1 injured in crash of Virgin Galactic spacecraft

    One person was killed and a second person seriously injured today in the crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in the Mojave Desert in California, CNN and CNBC reported, citing the California Highway Patrol.

  • 01/11/2014 | World

    US doctor with Ebola improves, nurse's quarantined dog released

    The only person in the United States currently being treated for Ebola has been upgraded to stable condition and a Dallas nurse who recovered from the disease was reunited with her dog which had been kept in quarantine as a precaution.

  • 02/11/2014 | World

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Syrian city Kobani

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by US-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town.

  • 03/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 close slightly lower; semis boost Nasdaq

    The S&P 500 and the Dow closed with slight losses today after briefly touching intraday records, but strength in semiconductors boosted the Nasdaq.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    No official US response to CFK’s letter

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government has not received an official response from the US to the harsh letter president Kirchner sent to her counterpart Barack Obama demanding an explanation for the appointment of Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the US Public Interest Declassification Board.

  • 03/11/2014 | World

    Terminally ill Brittany Maynard ends her life

    Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who revived the debate on assisted suicide has ended her life on Saturday at her home in Portland, Oregon, as she had announced. "Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!," she wrote on Facebook.

  • 03/11/2014 | World

    US enhances security screening for travelers from Europe, Asia

    Washington imposed tighter security screening for travelers from countries, including the United Kingdom and many other European nations, whose citizens do not need a visa to get into the United States.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Soros, Bass funds ask London judge to protect investments in Argentine bonds

    A group of funds including George Soros’s Quantum Partners LP and Kyle Bass’s Hayman Capital Management LP asked a London judge to protect a 1.3 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) investment in Argentinian bonds from New York lawsuits, international news agencies reported today.

  • 03/11/2014 | World

    Obama, Yellen discuss Wall Street reforms, economic outlook

    President of the United States Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discussed the outlook for the US and global economies and the implementation of Wall Street reforms during an Oval Office meeting, the White House said.

  • 04/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq slip; oil prices drag down energy

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended lower today as another big drop in oil prices dragged down energy shares and Priceline's earnings forecast disappointed.

  • 04/11/2014 | World

    Republicans strike early blow in US midterm election results

    Republicans struck a powerful first blow in Kentucky in US congressional elections in their drive to control the US Senate and dramatically tip the balance of power away from Obama and his Democrats.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    US defends Soderberg appointment

    The US Department of State has backed the appointment of Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), saying her “responsibilities” as public servant are “not linked” with Argentina’s dispute with the holdouts, local Telam news agency reported.

  • 05/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street Dow, S&P 500 close at records after midterm elections

    US stocks rose today, with both the S&P 500 and Dow advancing to records, after Republicans took control of the Senate, allaying fears of drawn-out runoffs and raising investor hopes for more business- and energy-friendly policies.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Soderberg's appointment is ‘shameful’

    The cabinet chief said that the ATFA, a lobby representing holdout creditors, has “no dignity or moral authority to comment,” in response to the group’s criticism against President Kirchner’s letter warning about “grave implications” after the appointment of ATFA's Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the US Public Interest Declassification Board.

  • 05/11/2014 | World

    Republicans capture control of Senate in US midterm elections

    Republicans rolled up big victories yesterday and seized control of the US Senate, in midterm elections that tipped the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and will complicate his remaining two years in office.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Hedge fund seeks to keep Forcieri in the US

    NML Capital, owned by billionaire Paul Singer, has filed a request to a Washington federal court to keep Argentine lawyer César Guido Forcieri, former World Bank director and alleged associate of Vice President Amado Boudou, in the United States.

  • 05/11/2014 | World

    After Republican rout, Obama tells voters: 'I hear you'

    US President Barack Obama acknowledged today that "Republicans had a good night" with sweeping election victories in Congress and said he got a message from voters that it was his responsibility to break a Washington gridlock.

  • 06/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P hit records in volatile trading

    US stocks edged up in a volatile session today, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh record closing highs on an indication that the European Central Bank would take more policy action if needed to boost a struggling euro zone economy.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t defends 'success' of Sovereign Payment Law

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the Sovereign Payment Law and stressed that whether bondholders join the new swap proposed by the government or not is no success rule.

  • 06/11/2014 | World

    Syrian government forces retake gas field from IS

    Syrian government forces and allied armed groups recaptured a gas field from Islamic State fighters today, a monitoring group said.

  • 06/11/2014 | World

    UN: Ebola surging in Sierra Leone amid lack of treatment centres

    The number of Ebola cases is surging in Sierra Leone due to a lack of treatment centres, the United Nations said, while scarcity of food may also be forcing some people to leave quarantined areas, risking further spread of the virus.

  • 06/11/2014 | World

    Who shot bin Laden? Former US Navy SEALS make rival claims

    Members of the US Navy Seal commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in May, 2011 are making conflicting claims as to who actually shot the al Qaeda leader.

  • 07/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat; healthcare off on new Obamacare challenge

    US stocks closed little changed today, pressured by renewed uncertainty in healthcare stocks and by Disney shares, even as October payrolls data pointed to a resilient economy in the face of sluggish global growth.

  • 07/11/2014 | World

    Scientist hopes to unlock Ebola's secrets at outbreak's source

    Etienne Simon-Loriere of the Pasteur Institut in Paris has his fingers crossed. He is heading to West Africa on Sunday to inspect blood samples gathered from Ebola patients in Guinea in hopes of tracing the path of the virus in the country where the current outbreak began.

  • 07/11/2014 | World

    Rapper Big Paybacc shot dead in Los Angeles

    A rapper known as Big Paybacc has been shot to death north of Los Angeles by an attacker who walked into a fast-food restaurant and fired at him several times from close range with a handgun, police said today.

  • 08/11/2014 | World

    US air strikes Islamic State convoy in Iraq

    US air strikes destroyed an Islamic State convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul but US officials said today it was unclear whether the group's top commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been in any of the 10 targeted vehicles.

  • 09/11/2014 | World

    Two US prisoners freed by North Korea return home

    Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea stepped off a plane into the welcoming arms of family after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking US intelligence official who traveled to Pyongyang to bring them home.

  • 09/11/2014 | World

    Iraqi military reach Baiji, IS chief Baghdadi's fate remains unclear

    Iraqi military forces have reached the centre of the northern city of Baiji in an effort to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery, triggering fierce clashes with the militants, according to an army colonel and a witness.

  • 10/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; transports jump

    The Dow and S&P 500 extended their run of record high closes for a fourth session today, led by transportation and healthcare shares.

  • 10/11/2014 | World

    US Obama arrives in China on Asian tour, urges Beijing to be partner

    US President Barack Obama said today a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it.

  • 11/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 set record highs in light volume

    The Dow and S&P 500 eked out a fifth session of record closing highs today, barely extending the market's recent rally in light volume as consumer discretionary shares gained.

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'If this is the US Judiciary, we are faced with a problem of immeasurable proportions'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich considered the decision of US judge Thomas Griesa to allow Citibank to process an u$s 85 million payment by Argentina on restructured bonds under local laws as “not serious” and condemned the judge’s “partial decisions that respond to pressure from vulture funds.”

  • 11/11/2014 | World

    Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in Washington DC

    The US capital marked Veterans Day with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million US veterans were the backbone of the nation.

  • 11/11/2014 | World

    US urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries

    The United States has proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some US$100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

  • 12/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 dip, end 5-day streak of closing highs

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended slightly lower today, breaking their five-day streak of record closing highs as energy and utility shares lost ground, while the Nasdaq climbed.

  • 12/11/2014 | World

    China, US agree to limit carbon emissions

    China and the United States agreed to new limits on carbon emissions starting in 2025, but the pledge by the world's two biggest polluters appears to be more politically significant than substantive.

  • 23/03/2014 | World

    US Congress Republicans want small arms sent to help Ukraine

    Republicans in the US Congress have urged the Obama administration to dispatch small weapons and other military equipment to aid Ukraine as Russian troops amassed at that country's eastern border.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    Thirty hurt in train derailment at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    Thirty people were injured after a Chicago Transit Authority train derailed and hit a platform at O'Hare International Airport, the Chicago Tribune reported.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    Ukraine announces military pull-out from Crimea

    Ukraine announced the evacuation of its troops and their families from Crimea today, effectively acknowledging defeat in the face of Russian forces, who stormed one of the last remaining Ukrainian bases on the peninsula.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds; biotech shares snap losing streak

    US stocks ended higher, rebounding from a two-day decline as the hard-hit biotechnology sector regained its momentum and a strong read on consumer confidence increased optimism about the economy.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    World leaders call for co-operation to prevent nuclear terrorism

    World leaders have called for countries to cut their stocks of highly enriched nuclear fuel to the minimum to help prevent al Qaeda-style militants from obtaining material for atomic bombs.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Russia sanctions worry hits Wall St; techs weigh

    US stocks fell led by losses in the technology and materials sectors, as geopolitical concerns rose after the United States and the European Union agreed to work together on tougher sanctions on Russia.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Obama urges EU to reduce dependency on Russian energy

    US President Barack Obama has told the European Union it cannot rely on the United States alone to reduce its dependency on Russian energy, as relations with Moscow chill over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Washington state mudslide death toll at 24, expected to rise

    Search teams picked through mud-caked debris for a fifth day looking for scores of people still missing from a deadly Washington state landslide, while local officials fended off criticism of property development in the area after previous slides.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court confirms Brazil, Mexico, France support in vulture fund case

    The US Supreme Court has confirmed that Brazil, Mexico and France have officially presented their opinions on an appeal currently being studied in the judicial authorities, which relates to the litigation held against Argentina by the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    US stocks dip on unimpressive Q4 growth; gold tumbles

    US stocks fell after upwardly revised fourth-quarter growth data failed to impress investors and worries over Ukraine lingered, while gold tumbled to a six-week low on expectations US interest rates might rise sooner than thought.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    Washington mudslide death toll hits 25

    Rescue teams were clawing through the moon-like surface left by a massive mudslide in Washington state, searching for those still missing while the community prayed for "one little miracle."

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    US Congress passes bills for Ukraine aid, sanctions

    The US Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Kiev government and impose sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    US appeals court upholds restrictive abortion law

    A US appeals court upheld a Texas law that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital was a reasonable regulation.

  • 28/03/2014 | World

    US stocks end off highs, Dow up for week; gold at 6-week lows

    US stocks ended up but off their session highs as a late afternoon selloff in the biotechnology sector weighed on the overall market.

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Russia says it has 'no intention, interest' in crossing Ukraine's borders

    Russia has said it had no intention of sending its armed forces into Ukraine, signaling Moscow wants to ease tensions in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold war.

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Number of missing in US mudslide drops to 30 as death toll rises

    The number of people missing from a landslide that sent a wall of mud cascading over dozens of homes in Washington state dropped to 30 from 90, but the death toll continues to climb as another body was found in the muddy heap of debris.

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Another earthquake rattles S. California

    Residents of southern California were rattled by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake, the largest of more than 100 aftershocks following Friday's 5.1 rumbler that caused light scattered damage around the Los Angeles area.

  • 30/03/2014 | World

    Russia's Lavrov says Moscow, Washington to work with Ukraine

    Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said today that Moscow and Washington had agreed to work with the Ukrainian government and the country's people to overcome the crisis, after meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian agencies reported.

  • 31/03/2014 | World

    Russian prime minister visits Crimea

    Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government meeting there , angering Ukraine and defying Western demands to hand the peninsula back to Kiev.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    Wall St ends at record to lead global shares; oil slides

    World equity markets added to recent gains as Wall Street hit a record high after strong factory data, while soft manufacturing numbers in China reinforced expectations that the country will undertake stimulus measures.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    Obamacare on track to reach 7 million target

    US President Barack Obama's national healthcare program was on track to reach its goal of covering 7 million Americans, administration officials have said, a victory for Washington after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout. Obama was scheduled to make a statement about the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, today in the White House.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    Palestine president Abbas signs UN conventions

    Mahmoud Abbas has signed more than a dozen international conventions citing anger at Israel's delay of a prisoner release, in a move that could jeopardise US efforts to salvage fragile peace talks.

  • 02/04/2014 | World

    Shares at six-year high, gold rebounds

    A global stock index edged up to a six-year high and Wall Street closed at a record high as US data suggested the economy is improving, while the price of spot gold jumped 1 percent.

  • 02/04/2014 | World

    UN will treat Crimea as part of Ukraine, not Russia, says US

    In a diplomatic blow to Russia, the United Nations will continue to view Crimea as part of Ukraine in line with a General Assembly resolution adopted last week, the United States and Western diplomats said.

  • 03/04/2014 | World

    Wall St dips as investors wary before jobs data

    US stocks slipped as investors turned cautious ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report, while a drop in biotech and momentum shares dragged the Nasdaq down nearly 1 percent.

  • 03/04/2014 | World

    US, Japan, S.Korea to discuss N.Korea nuclear weapons program

    The United States, Japan and South Korea will meet next week to seek ways to persuade North Korea to give up its atomic weapons program, the US State Department said, just days after Pyongyang warned of a "new form" of nuclear test.

  • 04/04/2014 | World

    Momentum stocks sink; Nasdaq posts worst day since Feb.

    Momentum shares like Netflix and TripAdvisor sold off sharply for a second straight day, giving the Nasdaq its worst day since February and leaving investors anxious about how much further they may fall.

  • 04/04/2014 | World

    Black box detector joins Malaysia jet search

    The hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 headed underwater, with a US Navy high tech "black box" locator deployed for the first time as the battery life of the cockpit data recorder dwindles.

  • 04/04/2014 | World

    Washington to 'evaluate' role in Middle East conflict - Kerry

    Washington was evaluating whether to continue its role in Middle East peace talks, signaling his patience with the Israelis and Palestinians was running out. John Kerry said there was a limit to US efforts if the parties themselves were unwilling to move forward.

  • 04/04/2014 | World

    Uganda arrests US staffer over gay law

    A US-funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality, highlighting the mounting legal risks confronting the gay community in the east African state.

  • 05/04/2014 | World

    Afghanistan hold landmark election

    Afghanistan's presidential election has closed amid relief that attacks by Taliban fighters were fewer than feared for a vote that will bring the first-ever democratic transfer of power in a country plagued by conflict.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    US Senate votes to extend jobless benefits; faces divided House

    The Democratic-led US Senate has passed a bill to restore expired jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans who have been out of work for at least six months.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Kerry says willing to take blame for US foreign policy failures

    US Secretary of State John Kerry bristled at fierce criticism from US senators, saying he would accept blame for foreign policy failures but was at least trying to make progress on Middle East peace and the crises in Syria and Ukraine.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    US, Russia, Ukraine and EU to meet on Ukraine crisis, EU says

    The United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine will meet at ministerial level next week to discuss the Ukraine crisis, the EU said today, offering a glimpse of possible diplomatic progress in the conflict.

  • 09/04/2014 | World

    Wall St soars after Fed minutes signal support

    US stocks rallied after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.

  • 09/04/2014 | World

    Netanyahu freezes negotiations with Palestinian Authority

    Israel announced a partial freeze in high-level contacts with the Palestinians and also threatened economic steps after they signed international conventions, deepening a crisis menacing US-brokered peace talks.

  • 10/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street down, Nasdaq marks worst day since Nov. 2011

    The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years today after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.

  • 10/04/2014 | World

    Israel imposes sanctions against Palestinians

    Israel imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians in retaliation for their leadership signing international conventions, moves that further complicate US efforts to keep peace talks from collapsing before an April 29 deadline.

  • 11/04/2014 | World

    Obama names Burwell as US health secretary to fix Obamacare woes

    President Barack Obama said today he will promote budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be his next health secretary, who will preside over the next difficult phase of his healthcare law in the months before November congressional elections.

  • 11/04/2014 | World

    G20 gives US year-end deadline for IMF reforms

    Finance chiefs from around the globe today gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so.

  • 13/04/2014 | World

    Three killed in shootings at US Jewish centers

    The shootings occurred at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, and at Village Shalom, an assisted living center about a mile away.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof to brief the press on US trip, IMF meeting outcome

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanic, announced today that Economy Minister Axel Kicillof will be briefing the press with the results from his trip to the US, where he attended the IMF Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: 'We have no agreements with the IMF'

    Briefing the press on the results from his trip to the US, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today tried to play down his recent attendance to G20/ IMF annual meetings held in Washington, saying the country is a regular attendant, and added: “We have no agreements with the IMF because it’s not and Argentine creditor.”

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Obama offers condolences to Kansas shootings victims

    President Barack Obama deplored the shootings at Kansas City-area Jewish centers, saying at an Easter season prayer breakfast there was no place for anti-Semitism or other religious-based hatred.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Ex-Ku Klux Klan leader charged in Kansas Jewish centre killings

    The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City suburb has a long history of racism and anti-Semitism, human rights groups said.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    US Congress estimates lower deficits for the next decade

    US budget deficits over the next decade will be $286 billion less than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said today, attributing much of the decline to lower estimates of subsidy costs under President Barack Obama's health insurance reform law.

  • 15/04/2014 | World

    Wall St ends higher as blue chips rally

    US stocks ended a volatile session higher, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.

  • 16/04/2014 | World

    Wall St gains on Yellen comments and Yahoo

    US stocks rose 1 percent, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.

  • 16/04/2014 | World

    Bin Laden's ex ally turns into key US witness

    A British shoe bomb-plotter-turned-government informant, who once conspired with Osama bin Laden, has become a key witness for US prosecutors seeking to give American juries a taste of life inside al Qaeda.

  • 17/04/2014 | World

    Snowden makes surprise appearance on TV phone-in hosted by Putin

    It was the first known direct contact between Putin and Snowden since Russia gave the American refuge after he disclosed monitoring data by the US.

  • 17/04/2014 | World

    US, EU, Russia, Ukraine call for end to violence

    The US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have called together for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.

  • 18/04/2014 | World

    Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal

    Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding.

  • 18/04/2014 | World

    Hillary Clinton 'excited' grandmother-to-be

    Hillary Clinton expressed his “excitement” after her daughter Chelsea Clinton announced that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State.

  • 18/04/2014 | World

    NASA robotic spacecraft crashes into the moon

    A robotic US spacecraft ended a pioneering mission to map dust and gases around the moon with a planned, kamikaze crash into the lunar surface today, NASA officials said.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    Biden offers Ukraine US help on energy, aid allocation

    US Vice President Joe Biden will announce a package of technical assistance focused on energy and economic aid distribution during a two-day visit to Ukraine, a senior administration official has said.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    US could hit Putin with sanctions

    The United States could potentially impose sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin himself over the crisis in Ukraine, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday, but she suggested such a step would not be taken soon.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    Iran admits nuclear reshuffle to pave way for 5+1 talks

    President Hassan Rouhani's government confirmed rumours it had reshuffled the leadership of Iran's atomic agency to sideline nuclear experts opposed to talks on its atomic programme with the West.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    Biden to Russia: It’s time to ‘stop talking and start acting’

    US Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, called Moscow to remove troops built up on the borders of Ukraine and to "stop talking and start acting" on the surrender of pro-Russian separatist militants in the east of the country.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    US troops in Afghanistan could drop below 10,000

    The number of US troops in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    US urges N. Korea to refrain from new nuclear test

    The United States has said it was closely monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula after reports that North Korea may be planning another nuclear test and urged Pyongyang not to take any step that would threaten regional peace.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street slips to snap six-day rally; biotechs weak

    US stocks dipped to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Obama begins Asian trip to reassure allies

    Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo today at the start of a four-nation trip to reassure allies of US commitment to Asia, at a time of rising tension in the region.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    East Ukraine militants confirm they are detaining US reporter

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have confirmed they are detaining a US journalist working with Vice News.

  • 25/04/2014 | World

    Wall St trips as Amazon tumbles; indexes slip for week

    US stocks fell, pulled lower by a decline in consumer discretionary stocks, as bellwether names and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.

  • 27/04/2014 | World

    Obama urges united response against Russia in Ukraine stand-off

    US President Barack Obama urged the United States and Europe to join forces to impose sanctions on Russia to stop it destabilising Ukraine, where armed pro-Russian separatists freed a Swedish observer today, but said they had no plans to release seven other European monitors they have been holding for three days.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    At least 19 killed in US tornado outbreak

    On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 19 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo causing widespread destruction to homes and businesses, according to witnesses and local emergency officials.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    US advises avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed

    The US Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up on earnings, rebound in high-growth shares

    US stocks rose, boosted by upbeat results from companies including Merck & Co and a rebound in Facebook and other high-growth shares.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    More than 34 killed as tornado-producing storms lash US Southeast

    At least 34 people across six states were killed in tornadoes unleashed by a ferocious storm system that razed neighborhoods and threatened more destruction in heavily populated parts of the US South.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    Six injured in shooting at FedEx facility in Georgia

    A FedEx Corp package handler armed with a shotgun opened fire at a shipping facility in suburban Atlanta early on Tuesday, injuring six people before killing himself, apparently with his own weapon, police and hospital officials said.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    US lawmaker blocks aid for Egyptian military, denounces 'sham trial'

    US Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said today he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, denouncing a "sham trial" in which a court sentenced 683 people to death.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street: Dow ends at record high as Fed upbeat on economy

    The Dow closed at its first record high of 2014 after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat view of the economy's prospects as it announced another cut to its massive bond-buying program.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Iraq holds first elections since US forces withdrawal

    Iraq's western province of Anbar is torn by fighting as Sunni Muslim militants battle the Iraqi military. Its economy is struggling and Maliki faces criticism that he is aggravating sectarian splits.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Fed shows faith in US economy, announces bond-buying reduction

    The Federal Reserve looked past a dismal reading on first quarter US growth and gave a mostly upbeat assessment of the economy's prospects as it announced another cut in its massive bond-buying stimulus.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    IMF approves $17 billion bailout for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund's board signed off on a $17 billion two-year aid program for Ukraine to help the ex-Soviet republic's economy recover after months of turmoil.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    US sees progress in talks between Argentina and IMF, ICSID

    Roberta Jacobson, head of the Latin America division at the State Department, argued the US “has been encouraging” Argentina to resolve the disputes with the ICSID, while admitting that “progress has been made.”

  • 02/05/2014 | World

    Rebels down two Ukraine helicopters

    Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian helicopters, killing two crew, as troops tightened their siege of separatist-held Slaviansk and Moscow accused Kiev of launching a "criminal" assault that wrecked hopes of peace.

  • 03/05/2014 | World

    Death toll hits more than 2,100 in Afghan landslide

    Afghan officials gave up hope of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as rescuers turned their attention to helping the over 4,000 people displaced. Officials expressed concern the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster may cave in again.

  • 04/05/2014 | World

    Argentina signs cooperation agreement with US DEA

    The Argentine government has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). in order to combat the presence of narcotics trafficking gangs in the country.

  • 04/05/2014 | World

    Teen airplane stowaway returns safely to California

    A 15-year-old Somali boy who survived a nearly six-hour flight stowed in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jet has been returned to California and placed in the custody of social services, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    Nobel economists, politicians urge end to 'war on drugs'

    Global efforts to thwart the drugs trade have failed, according to a group of Nobel-prize winning economists, an ex US secretary of state, the deputy prime minister of Britain and others.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls in broad selloff; Twitter tumbles

    US stocks fell broadly today, closing at session lows, with AIG pulling financial shares lower after disappointing earnings and as a slide in Twitter took down other names in the technology and internet space.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    White House unveils dire Climate Change warning

    The Obama administration has released an updated report on how a changing climate has touched every corner of the United States, from oyster growers in Washington State to maple syrup producers in Vermont, and said that urgent action is needed.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    Kerry: Ukraine referendum 'contrived and bogus'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry rejected efforts by pro-Russian forces to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine, but he suggested that fresh sanctions against Russia now could be counterproductive.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street gains after Yellen, but Nasdaq drops

    US stocks mostly rose after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled continued support for the economy, but the Nasdaq fell for a second session as momentum names sold off.



  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street erases earlier gains as utilities, energy sell off

    US stocks erased earlier gains with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq turning lower in a volatile session, led by losses in the energy and utility sectors.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Despite Putin's call, pro-Russia separatists ratify self-rule vote

    Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russia's Putin to postpone a referendum on self-rule, declaring they would go ahead on Sunday with a vote that could lead to war.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Colorado approves co-op banking option for pot sellers

    The Colorado legislature has voted to create the nation's first state-run financial cooperative for marijuana sellers, with the aim of giving newly legalized cannabis retail outlets access to key banking services through the US Federal Reserve.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Russia retaliates with US, Canada sanctions

    "Sanctions are not our method in general, but unfriendly actions force us to respond. The most recent sanctions [imposed by] Washington and Ottawa are no exception," Russian ministry spokesman said.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Yellen: 5-8 years to shrink Fed portfolio

    The US Federal Reserve is in no rush to decide the appropriate size of its balance sheet, but if it ultimately shrinks it to a pre-crisis size, the process could take the better part of a decade, the Fed Chair has said.

  • 09/05/2014 | World

    Dow ends at record high as Apple drags on S&P 500 and Nasdaq

    The Dow ended at a record high, boosted by IBM, while a rebound in high-growth momentum names helped the broader market.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Khameini slams 'stupid' western demands for Iran missile program

    Iran's Supreme Leader has described as "stupid and idiotic" Western expectations for his country to curb its missile development, striking a defiant tone ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks.

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    Spin required

    By Andrés Federman

    To say that the US and Argentine governments do not see eye to eye on the ways and means of dealing with the challenge of drug trafficking is more than an understatement.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    Coney Island enters new era

    Change has come again to New York City's Coney Island seaside resort, famous since the mid-19th century for its carnival atmosphere, sandy beaches and amusement parks.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    IAEA and Iran end nuclear summit, no comment on results

    The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran ended a meeting without giving statements on the outcome, leaving unclear whether progress was made in efforts to help allay international concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Texas to execute first prisoner after Oklahoma botched lethal injection

    Texas is set to put to death convicted rapist and murderer Robert James Campbell on Tuesday in the first execution in the United States since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April raised questions about capital punishment in the country.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower after recent highs; small caps raise concern

    US stocks fell today, with the Dow and S&P 500 retreating from recent record highs, as small caps resumed their sell-off and consumer discretionary shares lagged.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    9/11 Museum photo gallery

    A museum to honour the memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 features oral testimonies from survivors and first responders, as well as mementos from the Twin Towers.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    9/11 Memorial Museum to open in NY

    A museum commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington is on the verge of opening, with wrenchingly familiar sights as well as artifacts never before on public display.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Six powers, Iran launch phase of nuclear diplomacy

    Six world powers and Iran launched a decisive phase of diplomacy today to draft a lasting accord that would curb Tehran's contested nuclear activity in exchange for a phased end to sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Yemen moves forward to set up rehab centre for Gitmo prisoners

    Yemen is to formally look into building a secure rehabilitation centre for Islamist militants - a move that could hasten the return of its citizens held in the US Guantanamo Bay detention centre on Cuba.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    New York Times replaces top editor Abramson

    The New York Times Co abruptly ousted the newspaper's top editor, Jill Abramson, after less than three years in the job and named managing editor Dean Baquet to replace her.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls for 2nd day as small caps add to losses

    US stocks fell today, giving the Dow and the S&P 500 their worst declines in more than a month, as small-cap shares extended their retreat and Wal-Mart results disappointed.



  • 17/05/2014 | World

    Bush's dog, Miss Beazley, dies after battle with lymphoma

    Miss Beazley, a Scottish terrier who was a frequent companion to George W. Bush and his wife, Laura in their White House years, was "put to rest after a battle with lymphoma," the former president revealed today.

  • 17/05/2014 | World

    Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatist leader Valery Bolotov was detained by Ukrainian border guards today then freed by armed supporters in a firefight at the checkpoint, a Ukrainian spokesman said.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street rises; Internet, biotech names lift Nasdaq

    US stocks rose today, with a rally in high-growth names among Internet and biotech shares giving the Nasdaq a gain of almost 1 percent.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    US to share intelligence with Nigeria in search for kidnapped girls

    The United States has come to an agreement allowing it to share some intelligence with Nigeria to bolster the search for more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    London imam Abu Hamza found guilty of terrorism charges

    London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri was convicted of terrorism charges in New York today, following a four-week trial that shined a spotlight on the preacher's controversial anti-Western statements.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Retail stocks lead selloff on Wall Street after earnings

    US stocks fell in a broad selloff, with major indexes hitting session lows in afternoon trading, led by losses in the retail sector after disappointing results from Staples and TJX Companies.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Biden in Bucharest to reassure allies over Ukraine crisis

    US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Bucharest today as part of Washington's campaign to reassure east European allies of American backing in the West's confrontation with Russia over Ukraine.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Obama gov't to disclose justification for drone strikes on US citizens

    The US government has decided to disclose its legal justification for the use of drones against US citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said today.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after Fed minutes

    US stocks rose today, rebounding from the previous day's broad selloff, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed central bankers have discussed the eventual tightening of monetary policy but made no decisions on which tools to use.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    YouTube sensation cat 'tosses out' ceremonial pitch

    Tara, a California cat that became a YouTube sensation after being videotaped interrupting a dog's attack on a small boy, "tossed out" a ceremonial pitch at the start of a minor league baseball game in California.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Obama determined to get to the bottom of Veterans scandal

    US President Barack Obama has vowed to get to the bottom of allegations of neglect of veterans' healthcare and made clear Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's job may be on the line as he scrambled to contain a budding controversy.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Federal Reserve begins policy exit talks

    Federal Reserve policymakers last month began laying groundwork for an eventual retreat from easy monetary policy with a discussion of how to best control interest rates as they remove trillions of dollars from the financial system.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street rises as small-caps rally; HP shares off late

    US stocks ended higher for the second straight session, led by small-cap stocks, while the Nasdaq climbed on a rally in biotech shares.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    US deploys military to Chad in search for abducted Nigerian girls

    The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad in its effort to help find and return more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Barack Obama told Congress.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    Obama in Afghanistan for surprise visit

    US President Barack Obama has landed in Afghanistan for a surprise Memorial Day weekend visit with US troops to thank forces who are preparing to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Italian shares lead, Germany sets record high after EU vote

    European equities ended higher in thin trading today, with Italian shares outperforming the regional market after voters endorsed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party's reforms in European elections.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    The White House blows top CIA official cover in Afghanistan

    The White House inadvertently included the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan on a list of participants in a military briefing with President Barack Obama that was distributed to reporters yesterday, the Washington Post reported.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 ends at record

    US stocks rose today as the S&P 500 scored a second straight record close, buoyed by the latest round of merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts by the European Central Bank stoked investors' appetite for equities.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Obama plans to end US troop presence in Afghanistan by 2016

    US President Barack Obama outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016, ending more than a decade of military engagement triggered by the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

  • 28/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat as S&P 500 falls shy of record

    The S&P 500 snapped a four-session winning streak, to end just shy of a third straight record closing high.

  • 28/05/2014 | World

    Obama pledges aid to Syria groups

    US President Barack Obama fought back against critics of his foreign policy by insisting US reliance on diplomacy over military intervention was working to resolve global crises like Ukraine and Iran, and he pledged to ramp up support for Syria's opposition.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 sets another record closing high

    The S&P 500 index climbed to its third record closing high in four sessions today as traders shrugged off data that showed the economy shrank in the first quarter and bet on improvement in the second quarter.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Annonymous millionaire plays scavengers hunt with cash envelopes in California

    An anonnymous philantrophist has been hiding envelopes with up to $100 dollars in public places across different cities and dropping hints for residents to find the money through a Twitter account (@HiddenCash)

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    NSA: Snowden raised concerns in email, no evidence of internal complaint

    An email exchange released today shows that Edward Snowden questioned the US National Security Agency's legal training programs, but provides no evidence the former contractor complained internally about vast NSA surveillance programs that he later leaked to the media.

  • 30/05/2014 | World

    Obama says spokesman Carney resigning, names deputy Earnest as replacement

    US President Barack Obama has interrupted the White House daily press briefing to announce that his spokesman Jay Carney is stepping down, and named Josh Earnest, Carney's deputy, as a replacement.

  • 30/05/2014 | World

    LA college evacuated after report of man allegedly armed

    A Los Angeles college and nearby occupational centre were being evacuated and locked down after reports that a missing and suicidal man could be armed and in the vicinity, police said.

  • 30/05/2014 | World

    US gov't says American citizen was suicide bomber in Syria

    The US State Department confirmed that an American citizen had carried out a suicide bombing in Syria.

  • 31/05/2014 | World

    Freed US soldier on his way home, 5 Taliban prisoners leave GTMO

    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan has been flown to a US military hospital in Germany after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

  • 01/06/2014 | World

    Afghans fear released Talibans will resume fighting

    The release of five Taliban prisoners in exchange for a US soldier has drawn criticism from some Afghans, who say the detainees are dangerous and will rekindle ties with terrorist networks to resume fighting, just as most foreign troops leave.

  • 02/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P end at records; Apple, Google drag on Nasdaq

    The Dow and the S&P 500 finished at record highs again today after a closely watched read on US manufacturing was revised to show more strength than initially indicated.

  • 02/06/2014 | World

    Russia and Ukraine analyse gas dispute plan while fighting continues

    Russia and Ukraine have agreed to consider a proposal for Kiev to pay off a multi-billion-dollar gas bill that has soured relations between Moscow and Kiev, while fighting raged all day in eastern Ukraine.

  • 02/06/2014 | World

    Canada seeks US action to cut oil, gas emissions

    The Canadian government, reacting to the US move to cut carbon emissions from power plants, said it had already taken similar measures and called on the Obama administration to cooperate on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in the oil and gas sector.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges lower a day after Dow, S&P set records

    US stocks dipped in thin volume, with the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from yesterday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains. A rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    US presses allies to raise defence spending after Ukraine dispute

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged NATO allies to raise their defence budgets due to the Ukraine crisis, saying a spending slide could pose as big a threat to the alliance's future as any enemy.

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street up as S&P ends at new record

    US stocks edged up today with the S&P 500 ending at a new record as investors brushed off weaker-than-expected labor market data and focused on an acceleration in services-sector growth.

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Putin: ‘US has the most aggressive foreign policy’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized today Unites States foreign policies for its “aggressiveness” and hoped the Ukrainian crisis doesn’t become a “new Cold War stage.”

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Newly freed soldier's Idaho hometown cancels rally amid backlash

    US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's hometown, feeling a backlash over allegations that he was a deserter, has canceled a rally planned for later this month celebrating his release from five years of Taliban captivity, city officials said.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P close at records; payrolls in focus

    The Dow and the S&P 500 both ended at new highs today after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture funds case: IMF expresses ‘concern’ over outcome

    The International Monetary Fund expressed “concern” today over the outcome of Argentina's vulture funds case, during a press briefing in Washington.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    G7 with absent Russia condemns Moscow's 'violation of Ukraine's sovereignty'

    The United States and its allies used the first Group of Seven meeting without Russia in 17 years to condemn Moscow's actions in Ukraine and threaten hard-hitting sanctions if President Vladimir Putin does not help restore stability.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    Obama: 'no apologies' on deal to free Bergdahl from Taliban

    US President Barack Obama said he would make "no apologies" for agreeing to a deal that released Taliban detainee Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, despite controversy in Washington that Congress was not notified ahead of time.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    Angered by Palestinian unity gov't, Israel to build more settler homes

    Israel announced plans to build some 3,000 more settler homes in response to the inauguration of a Palestinian unity government formed with the backing of Hamas Islamists opposed to Israel's existence.

  • 08/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Investment climate has started to change'

    Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan, who is in charge of the embassy on an interim basis, praised Argentina’s agreement with Paris Club, ICSID and YPF-Repsol deal, saying “the situation is changing, in a good way” and pointing out a change in investment climate.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Bergdahl describes harsh treatment in Taliban captivity

    US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl suffered harsh treatment at the hands of his Taliban captors including long periods of solitary confinement, according to US military officials who also said the soldier is struggling emotionally and has not yet called his parents.

  • 09/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 extend string of record closes; VIX up

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs again today as more deal news raised enthusiasm for stocks, though Wall Street's fear gauge advanced.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends near flat; Dow hits record for 4th day

    US stocks finished nearly flat today, although the Dow eked out another record closing high as utilities' shares fell while 10-year bond yields hit their highest level in a month.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: 'Vulture funds are trying to carry out attack against Argentina'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has lent his support to a group of Argentine legislators currently in the United States ahead of June 12's US Supreme Court decision on whether to take the case concerning holdout investors, while launching a fierce attack on the conduct of the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower after World Bank cuts forecast

    US stocks fell today, with the Dow breaking a four-day string of record closing highs, following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street slides on concerns about Iraq

    US stocks fell today as concerns escalated about Iraq and after disappointing economic data on retail sales and jobless claims.

  • 12/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court to reveal vulture case decision on Monday

    The US Supreme Court will reveal its decision on the vulture funds case on Monday at 10.30am, after deliberating today behind closed doors on the Argentine appeal request.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    US Senate confirms Fischer as vice chairman of the Fed

    The US Senate confirmed today Stanley Fischer to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and approved Jerome Powell and Lael Brainard as members of the central bank's board, bolstering the Fed as it prepares to wind down its extraordinary stimulus.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Pentagon confirms freed war prisoner Bergdahl leaves Germany for US

    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, left a US military hospital in Germany headed to San Antonio, where he will receive further treatment, the Pentagon said.

  • 13/06/2014 | World

    Israeli forces search for three missing Jewish teens in West Bank

    Israeli forces are searching for three Jewish teenagers who went missing in the West Bank late on Thursday, the military said on today.

  • 13/06/2014 | World

    Fossil found during bachelor party

    A fossil mastodon skull found by a group attending a bachelor party at a New Mexico lakeshore is more than 10 million years old and will take at least six months to clean, a museum paleontologist said today.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Israeli PM Netanyahu confirms three teenagers 'definitely' kidnapped

    Israel has sent more troops to the occupied West Bank to step up searches for three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted by Palestinians, with a military source saying it was not known if they were dead or alive.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up slightly on M&A; Iraq closely watched

    US stocks edged higher today, supported by a flurry of merger news, but the advance was limited as investors kept a close watch on rising oil prices caused by turmoil in Iraq.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t to release public statement after US top court verdict

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich called for prudence and refused to make comments on the imminent US Supreme Court holdout ruling on Argentina’s appeal of rulings requiring it to pay the holdout bondholders back in full, expected for today at 10.30 a.m.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Hillary Clinton: 'I want the US to have a woman leader soon'

    Hillary Clinton has told a German magazine the United States should follow Germany, where Angela Merkel is chancellor, and have a woman in charge.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Air strikes an option in Iraq, Kerry says

    The United States is considering air strikes to help the Iraqi government fend off an Islamist insurgency as well as possible discussions with neighboring Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    IMF cuts US growth outlook, says full employment years off

    The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States today and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing the Federal Reserve to bide its time before raising interest rates.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court rejects Argentina appeal in bond fight

    The US Supreme Court today declined to hear Argentina's appeal over its bid to avoid paying $1.33 billion to hedge fund creditors or risk a potential default. The high court left intact lower court rulings that ordered Argentina to pay. The government had previously warned it could default on its sovereign debt if required to pay in full.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: Argentina will not default on restructured debt

    President Cristina Kirchner has vowed to honour Argentine debt commitments to those bondholders who entered restructuring agreements in 2005 and 2010, after learning of the refusal by the US Supreme Court to take the case against holdout investors.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    Politicians take US Court ruling to Twitter

    Minutes after the US Court released its adverse verdict for Argentina in its legal dispute against hedge funds creditors, and in the wake of an official government statement, politicians took their reactions to Twitter.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    UCR’s Sanz urges gov’t to be cautious after US verdict

    UCR Party head Ernesto Sanz said the federal government should be “cautious” seeking to minimize the cost of the adverse US Court ruling over vulture funds dispute for Argentineans.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    'The US Court decision is irresponsible'

    ANSES executive director Diego Bossio said the decision of the US Supreme Court to reject Argentina’s appeal on the hedge funds case was “irresponsible”.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    After the adverse ruling, Scioli calls for patriotism

    After the adverse US Court ruling in Argentina’s legal dispute with the so called vulture funds, Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli called for “patriotism” and urged all sectors to line up behind the national government.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Iran and six powers seek to recover momentum for nuclear deal

    Iran and six world powers will try in talks in Vienna this week to narrow differences and keep alive hopes of ending a decade-old nuclear dispute by late July, despite doubts the self-imposed deadline can be met.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    Government plans to reopen debt swap after US Supreme Court setback

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has announced that the government plans to reopen the debt swap program in the hope of renegotiating bonds under Argentine jurisdiction, after the US Supreme Court declined to take Argentina's case against the 'vulture funds'.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    Banks lead Wall Street higher; cyclicals rally

    US stocks rose today as data pointing to higher inflation lifted financial shares while high-growth tech names attracted renewed attention.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Court ruling ‘undermines the most successful sovereign debt restructuring process’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the US Supreme Court’s decision to reject Argentina’s appeal on the hedge funds case “undermines the most successful sovereign debt restructuring process” and that it buffets “the foundations of a new perspective on international finances and economy”.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    US captures suspected ringleader of Benghazi attack

    The United States said it had captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a raid that killed four Americans including the US ambassador, and ignited a political firestorm in Washington.

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street S&P 500 hits fresh peak after Fed

    Wall Street stocks jumped today, taking the S&P 500 index of top companies to an all-time record after the Federal Reserve promised to keep in place low interest-rate policies and forecast the world's biggest economy would expand moderately.

  • 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.

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    In Washington, growing chorus calls for Iraq's Maliki to go

    President Barack Obama came under pressure from US lawmakers today to persuade Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step down over what they see as his failed leadership in the face of an insurgency threatening his country.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Elliot Management could accept Argentine bonds follow US Supreme Court rule

    Elliot Management hedge fund, led by financial tycoon Paul Singer, could accept Argentine bonds in order to finish with the judicial dispute between the two parts, following US Supreme Court ruling last Monday.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t warns stay suspension ‘makes impossible debt swap payment in New York’

    The Economy Ministry announced today that Argentina will not be able to fulfil with the debt swap payments on June 30, in response to US Appeal Court ruling which suspended a previous injunction measure filed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at a record as Fed optimism lingers

    The S&P 500 ended at another record high today, extending gains for a fifth day on investors' optimism that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for a long period of time.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Two men arrested in Texas on terrorism charges

    Two men in central Texas have been arrested on charges of trying "to provide material support to terrorists," with one of the pair seeking to aid extremist groups fighting in Syria, US prosecutors said.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Chinese mogul invites poor Americans to a Central Park lunch

    A Chinese recycling tycoon who has been angling to buy the New York Times Co aims to throw feasts for 1,000 homeless Americans, starting with a lunch in New York City's Central Park next week, where he also plans to perform a song.

  • 20/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK confirms pro-negotiation stance with vulture funds, demands US Judge Griesa 'fair conditions'

    President Kirchner headed this afternoon an official ceremony marking Argentina’s national Flag Day in the city of Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe. Today's was CFK's second offical appearance in a troubled week, following the legal setbaks the country has suffered in its battle against vulture funds.

  • 20/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa bans Argentina from paying bondholders in BA

    US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa ratified in an official letter that Argentina’s proposal to carry out a debt exchange and pay its bondholders in Buenos Aires represents a “violation of the rulings and procedures.”

  • 20/06/2014 | World

    White House announces steps to address immigrant surge

    The White House stepped up efforts to slow the flow of illegal children into the country, expanding the government's ability to process and deport people and announcing new funding to boost security in crime-plagued Central American countries.

  • 21/06/2014 | World

    Militants seize border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier

    Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said today, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers almost a century ago and potentially creating an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Putin urges Kiev to stop fighting, begin dialogue

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that artillery was used in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and urged Kiev to cease fighting and begin dialogue with the rebels.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Kerry visits new Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

    US Secretary of State John Kerry today held talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo over concerns about Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Republicans call for secure US border amid child immigrant influx

    Republican lawmakers have stepped up calls to secure the US border with Mexico before proceeding with changes to the country's immigration policies, linking the issue to a recent surge of illegal children.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Netanyahu urges US not to work with Iran in Iraq

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the United States should try to weaken both Iran and the Sunni Muslim insurgents driving toward Baghdad, urging the Obama administration not to work with Tehran to help stabilize Iraq.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Former Afghanistan POW Bergdahl leaves hospital

    US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released last month, has been discharged from a military hospital in Texas and will continue treatment as an outpatient, the Army said today.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'Equitable treatment cannot be violated by any judge'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s claim for “fair and equitable conditions for 100% of bondholders”, referring to US Judge Thomas Griesa ruling ordering Argentina full payment to the so-called vulture funds. Capitanich stressed that “equitable treatment cannot be violated by any judge”.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat after six-day rally, energy rises

    US stocks ended a quiet session essentially unchanged as investors found few reasons to keep buying following a six-day rally in the S&P 500, though merger activity lifted energy shares.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Kerry pledges 'intense, sustained" support for Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry said that US support for Iraqi security forces will be "intense and sustained" to help them combat an Islamist insurgency that has swept through the country's north and west.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Obama's parenting advice: 'Give kids unconditional love, some rules'

    US President Barack Obama, dad to two teenage girls, has some simple advice for raising kids. "You give them unconditional love, and then you give them some structure and some rules, and they usually turn out really, really well".

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t asks Griesa for a stay on debt ruling

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof briefed the press on the content of Argentina’s formal presentation to Judge Griesa today. “We are asking judge Griesa for a suspension of his ruling in order to start a dialogue in fair, equitable and legal conditions, without breaking our commitments with bondholders who joined the debt restructuring,” the Minister said.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Obama calls on Putin to support Ukraine peace

    The US president urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to support peace in Ukraine and said Moscow would face further sanctions if it did not take steps to reduce tensions in the country, the White House said.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    Wall Steet retreats on Iraq worries as data boost fades

    US stocks fell today as early enthusiasm from economic data faded and concerns about the violence in Iraq gave investors a reason to sell and book some profits, driving the Dow to its biggest drop in over a month.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    US begins deploying military assessment teams in Iraq

    The US military began deploying assessment teams in Baghdad today to evaluate the state of Iraqi security forces and decide how to help them counter an Islamist insurgency that has overrun part of the country, the Pentagon said.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region today to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street gains after Supreme Court ruling on broadcasters

    US stocks rose today, led by drugmakers, while a Supreme Court ruling lifted the shares of major broadcasters.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof to 'raise awareness' on anti-debt restructuring rulings at United Nations

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the economy minister's presentation at the G77 and China meeting in New York today, saying Argentina will seek to “raise awareness” about the impact of legal decisions in debt restructuring processes.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents attack Iraqi air base, seize oilfields upon US adviser's arrival

    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields today as US military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.

  • 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.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Council on Foreign Relations bashes Supreme Court ruling: 'It will diminish national sovereignty'

    The Council on Foreign Relations, one of the most influential private organizations in US Foreign Policy, questioned the country’s Supreme Court for rejecting Argentina’s appeal in its legal dispute with the so-called vulture funds, saying the ruling will "diminish national sovereignty".

  • 23/12/2013 | World

    Virus kills over 1,000 bottlenose dolphins along US east coast

    More than 1,000 migratory bottlenose dolphins have died from a measles-like virus along the US Eastern Seaboard in 2013 and the epidemic shows no sign of abating, a marine biologist said.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Iranian MPs propose bill to enrich uranium

    Iran's hardline lawmakers are seeking to increase uranium enrichment under the country's nuclear programme to a level that can produce bomb-grade material, according to a state-run website.

  • 26/12/2013 | World

    Obama signs bipartisan budget deal that eases spending cuts

    President Barack Obama today signed the two-year US budget agreement negotiated by Congress earlier this month.

  • 27/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends mostly flat, but scores weekly gains

    US stock indexes closed mostly flat, with the Dow snapping a six-day streak of record closing highs after investors took a break from this week's rally.

  • 30/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends mostly flat in thin trading

    US stocks ended mostly flat today following a strong rally over the past two-weeks, with weaker-than-forecast housing data and light trading volume keeping upward momentum in check.

  • 30/12/2013 | World

    ACLU sues for details of US surveillance

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the US government to disclose details of its foreign electronic surveillance program and what protections it provides to Americans whose communications are swept up.

  • 31/12/2013 | World

    Global indexes finish vintage year, more gains seen in 2014

    US stocks were set to close 2013 at record levels, with world equity markets close to six-year peaks, while benchmark bond yields were poised for their first annual rise since 2009 in anticipation of stronger global growth in 2014.

  • 31/12/2013 | World

    Over 2 million signed up for Obamacare

    Over 2 million people have enrolled in health insurance plans through the federally run and state healthcare websites since enrollment began in October, US officials have said.

  • 02/01/2014 | World

    Wall St kicks off new year with modest decline

    US stocks fell on their first day of trading in 2014 as investors booked profits in the wake of the S&P 500's best yearly advance since 1997.

  • 02/01/2014 | World

    World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado

    The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use have opened for business in Colorado with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    Copper and oil fall, world equities drift

    Copper futures dropped today on concerns over Chinese growth and as the US dollar strengthened, while crude oil extended recent losses and a global gauge of equities was little changed.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    Washington evacuates embassy in South Sudan

    The United States has evacuated more embassy staff from South Sudan's capital Juba due to worsening security in the country, where clashes between rebels and the army risk turning into full-blown civil war.

  • 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.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    US appeals ruling against NSA phone surveillance

    The US government appealed today a federal court ruling that the gathering of Americans' telephone records by the National Security Agency was likely unlawful. District Judge Richard Leon in December ruled against the agency's counter-terrorism program.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    US court allows phone 'metadata' collection for 3 months more

    The secretive US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court today renewed the authority of US intelligence agencies to collect data on millions of Americans' telephone calls in a program that has set off a legal battle over privacy rights.

  • 04/01/2014 | World

    Kerry says making progress towards Israeli-Palestinian deal

    Israel and the Palestinians are making progress towards reaching a framework peace agreement but they are not there yet, US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters.

  • 05/01/2014 | World

    Kerry: Israel and Palestine progress on peace 'puzzle'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry asserted today that Israelis and Palestinians were making some progress in peace talks, though there was still a chance no accord would be reached.

  • 05/01/2014 | World

    'Life-threatening' cold bites US Midwest

    Residents of the Midwestern United States braced for the coldest weather in two decades, temperatures that forecasters warned would be life-threatening.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    Wall Street dips for third straight day after mixed data in reports

    US stocks slipped today after a mixed batch of economic reports, which showed a slowdown in growth in the US services sector and a rebound in new orders for factory goods.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    US Senate to confirm Yellen as Fed chair

    The US Senate intends to waste no time making history as it moves to approve Janet Yellen to be the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. If confirmed, Yellen, 67, who has been vice chair of the US central bank since 2010, would succeed Ben Bernanke, whose second four-year term ends on January 31.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    US SC halts gay marriage in Utah temporarily

    The US Supreme Court on Monday halted same-sex marriages in Utah - permitted for less than three weeks - while the state appeals a lower-court ruling legalizing them, as the justices again left their imprint on the debate over gay nuptials.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    US steps up military deliveries to Iraq to help fight al Qaeda

    The White House said that the United States is accelerating its deliveries of military equipment to Iraq to help the country fight al Qaeda-linked militants, part of a strategy to isolate the insurgent groups.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    Who is Janet Yellen?

    Janet Yellen was confirmed by the US Senate on Monday to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve. She will succeed Ben Bernanke when his term expires on Jan. 31.

  • 07/01/2014 | World

    Shares, dollar rise on strong US trade data

    Global equity markets rose and the dollar strengthened today on encouraging jobs data from Germany and news of the lowest US trade deficit in four years, the latest evidence of a more robust American economy.

  • 07/01/2014 | World

    JPMorgan to pay $1.7 bln to settle Madoff case

    JPMorgan Chase & Co will pay a $1.7 billion penalty to settle charges by US federal authorities that the bank failed to report suspicious activity relating to Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

  • 07/01/2014 | World

    United States sending more troops and tanks to South Korea

    The United States said today it will send 800 more soldiers and about 40 Abrams main battle tanks and other armored vehicles to South Korea next month as part of a military rebalance to East Asia after more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • 08/01/2014 | World

    Wall Street to open flat after jobs data; Fed minutes due

    US stocks were set to open little changed today, a day after the S&P 500 posted its largest gain in three weeks and after a report showed private sector payrolls rose the most in 13 months.

  • 09/01/2014 | World

    Khamenei says nuclear talks show US enmity

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that nuclear negotiations with world powers had revealed US "enmity" towards the Islamic state.

  • 09/01/2014 | World

    Wall Street up after claims data

    US stock index futures rose ahead of labor market data, with Macy's raising the bar for retailers after a stellar holiday season.

  • 09/01/2014 | World

    ‘Polar vortex’ eases up in US after record lows

    The ‘polar vortex’ that swept over the US producing the coldest temperatures in two decades has started to ease up, as the cold wave moved north towards Canada. “There´s relief in sight as we warm to near normal and above normal to the end of the week”, the US National Weather Service said.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    S&P ends up, led by defensive stocks; earnings in play

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq ended modestly higher on Friday, led by gains in defensive names after a weaker-than-expected payrolls report raised new questions about both the strength of the economy and the aggressiveness of Federal Reserve stimulus.

  • 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.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Stanley Fischer named as US Fed Vice Chair

    US President Barack Obama has named experienced central banker and internationally respected economist Stanley Fischer to serve as the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, the White House said.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Iran, EU make progress in atom deal implementation talks

    Iran and the EU appeared to make progress in resolving outstanding differences on how to implement a landmark nuclear deal in talks in Geneva but the United States said discussions were not yet finalised.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Utah: Obama recognizes same-sex marriages

    The Obama administration said it will recognize same-sex marriages in Utah - even though the state will not do so - and will provide federal benefits to about 1,400 gay couples who wed there before the Supreme Court halted the nuptials this week.

  • 11/01/2014 | World

    Obama says joins Israelis in honoring Sharon's commitment to Israel

    President Barack Obama said on Saturday he joined Israelis in honoring the late Ariel Sharon's commitment to Israel and he affirmed traditional US support for Israel's security.

  • 12/01/2014 | World

    Israelis pay last respects to ex PM Ariel Sharon

    Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem, where thousands of Israelis waited to bid farewell to the maverick warrior-statesman who reshaped the Middle East.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Wall St slides on caution ahead of earnings

    US stocks tumbled on caution ahead of corporate results, as mounting negative pre-announcements left a lackluster profit growth outlook.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    US Biden attends Sharon´s funeral

    Israel paid homage to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services being held for a man celebrated as a war hero at home but seen by many in the Arab world as a war criminal.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Iran-World Powers nuclear talks to be resumed in February

    World powers and Iran will very likely meet again on Tehran's nuclear ambitions in February, shortly after a six-month deal restricting its atomic work goes into effect, a diplomatic source has confirmed.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Obama urges Congress to avoid new sanctions on Iran

    President Barack Obama urged Congress to resist the temptation to approve new economic sanctions against Iran and said lawmakers instead should give diplomacy and peace a chance to work.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds as sales point to healthy economy

    US stocks rose erasing much of the previous session's steep drop, after as a strong December retail sales reading eased concerns about a slowdown in the economy.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    US Congress unveiles $1.1 trillion spending bill to prevent new shutdown

    Negotiators in the US Congress unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill that aims to prevent another government shutdown while boosting funding levels slightly for military and domestic programs - but not for "Obamacare" health reforms.

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    US SC bars Argentina human rights case against Mercedes Benz

    The US Supreme Court has ruled that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over human rights allegations in a decision that is a boost for multinational companies facing lawsuits alleging misconduct abroad. The German-based automaker faced allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970s.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    Israeli defence chief calls Kerry messianic

    Israel's hawkish defence minister drew rare US condemnation over reports he had denounced Secretary of State John Kerry's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    Israel Defence minister apologises to Kerry over scorn for peace drive

    Israel's hawkish defence minister apologised to US Secretary of State John Kerry after a newspaper quoted him scorning the diplomat's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.

  • 15/01/2014 | World

    S&P 500 closes at record on bank earnings, data

    US stocks rose with the S&P 500 climbing to an all-time closing high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data signaled that the economy was improving.

  • 15/01/2014 | World

    At least 75 killed in Iraq bomb attacks

    Bomb attacks and shootings killed at least 75 people in Iraq, police and hospital sources said, making it one of the bloodiest days in months.

  • 15/01/2014 | World

    US House approves $1.1 trln measure to fund gov't through Sept. 30

    The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that quashes the threat of a government shutdown through Sept. 30 and offers lawmakers a chance to end four years of chaotic, crisis-driven budgeting.

  • 16/01/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end down; bond trading revenues bites bank profits

    The Dow and S&P 500 slipped with the S&P retreating from the previous session's record high, after earnings from Goldman Sachs and other banks disappointed investors.

  • 16/01/2014 | World

    US Senate approves $1.1 trln bill to end gov't funding battle

    Washington's battles over government funding ended with a whimper as the US Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that quells for nearly nine months the threat of another federal agency shutdown.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Wall St ends mostly lower on earnings; dollar hits 7-week high

    Wall Street stocks fell as quarterly earnings of Intel and General Electric disappointed, contributing to a decline in a measure of global equity markets, while the dollar hit a seven-week high against the euro.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Obama: ‘I'm not going to dwell on Snowden's actions or motivations’

    Obama on Friday took a swipe at Edward Snowden, the former US spy contractor whose revelations about American surveillance practices tarnished relations with foreign allies and prompted reforms in Washington.

  • 19/01/2014 | World

    Bomb kills 20 Pakistani soldiers, PM cancels Davos trip

    A bomb planted by Taliban insurgents ripped through a vehicle carrying Pakistani troops, killing 20 soldiers and prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to cancel his trip to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos this week.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    IAEA report states Iran stopped higher-grade uranium enrichment

    Iran has halted its most disputed nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with six world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report obtained by Reuters showed, paving the way for the easing of some Western sanctions against Tehran.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    US: Iran invitation to attend Syria talks should be withdrawn

    The United States has insisted that a UN invitation to Iran to attend a January 22 peace conference on ending Syria's war should be withdrawn unless Tehran fully supports a 2012 plan to establish a transitional government in Syria.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    US begins sanctions relief on Iran

    The United States has followed through on promised sanctions relief for Iran covering oil exports, trade in precious metals and automotive services as part of a nuclear agreement that began taking effect this week.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    What would Martin Luther King Jr. do in 2014?

    Visions of what Martin Luther King Jr. would do to promote civil rights in 2014 marked speeches and commemorations to honour his memory. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the civil rights leader would want school children to hear it as a call to stay in school and become educated to better the world.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    US yields and dollar up on outlook on Fed tapering

    US stocks mostly rose with the S&P 500 snapping a two-session decline as the materials sector rallied, though the Dow fell on disappointing earnings by three of its components.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Scandal-hit New Jersey Governor Christie to be sworn in for second term

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican Party star enmeshed in scandal after re-election in November, will return to the themes of small government and bipartisan cooperation when he is sworn in for a second term today.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Obama to meet Pope during European visit

    Obama is scheduled to meet with the pope on March 27 in a trip that will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and other parts of Italy, the White House announced in a statement.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    IMF raises growth forecast, warns of deflation risks

    The International Monetary Fund has raised its global growth forecast for the first time in nearly two years, saying fading economic headwinds should permit advanced nations to pick up the mantle of growth from emerging markets.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Winter storm in northeastern US

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    One dead in shooting at Purdue University

    At least one person died during a shooting this afternoon at Purdue University, Indiana, campus police Chief reported. The suspected was arrested.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Russian lawyer says Snowden in danger after hostile remarks

    Edward Snowden needs better security after a news report quoted unnamed US intelligence officials saying they wanted the former spy agency contractor dead and discussing ways to kill him, his Russian lawyer said.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Iran's Rouhani says possible to overcome animosity with US

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said it was possible to turn more than three decades of enmity with the United States into friendship if both sides made an effort.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Rouhani wants 'constructive engagement' with Iran

    Iran is negotiating with the United States as part of a "constructive engagement" with the world community and wants Washington to back up its words with actions, President Hassan Rouhani said.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    North Korea warns US/SK military drills could spark disaster

    North Korea took its demand for the US and South Korea to halt joint military drills to the UN, holding a rare news conference to warn the exercises could get "out of control and plunge into disaster."

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Snowden won't return to US without amnesty

    Edward Snowden would be willing to enter talks with US Attorney General Eric Holder to negotiate his return to the United States but not without a guarantee of amnesty, his legal adviser said.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Obama plans to bypass Congress blasted by Republican leaders

    US President Barack Obama's strategy to bypass Congress this year with executive orders to advance his policy agenda have received a cold reaction from Republican leaders, who accused the White House of arrogance and sidestepping the political process.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Two Bitcoin exchange operators charged in money laundering scheme

    US prosecutors today announced charges against two men operating Bitcoin exchange businesses for attempting to sell $1 million in the digital currency to users of the underground black market website Silk Road, which was shut down by authorities in September.

  • 28/01/2014 | World

    Wall St recovers with Pfizer; futures up on Turkey's rate hike

    US stocks rebounded today after Pfizer's upbeat results gave investors some relief from the pain of the Dow's five-day losing streak, and the market's focus turned to the Federal Reserve's next move on stimulus.

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    NY Times editorial criticises CFK's policies

    In an article published by the editorial board of the New York Times, the newspaper expressed that “Argentina needs to do a lot more to address inflation,” and criticized President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration for “picking unnecessary fights with private businesses and investors.”

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    US peace proposal strains Israeli ruling coalition

    A pending US framework proposal to propel stumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks forward chipped away at a troubled alliance between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and an ultranationalist ally in his governing coalition.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    US accuses Syria of dragging its feet on chemical arms

    The United States accused Syria of dragging its feet on the handover of chemical weapons, a delay that puts at risk what US President Barack Obama touted only this week as a US diplomatic achievement in Syria's civil war.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    US official warns over Syria Al-Qaeda attack

    US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has alleged that a Syrian faction of al Qaeda seeks to perform an attack on US soil.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    Obama nominates new NSA chief

    Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, the head of US Fleet Cyber Command, is not expected immediately to change the NSA, shaken by revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 01/02/2014 | World

    NJ Gov Christie booed at Super Bowl event

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City, a day after a former appointee said the popular Republican knew about politically motivated lane closures near a busy commuter bridge.

  • 02/02/2014 | World

    Iran: Nuclear talks failure would be 'disaster'

    Iran's foreign minister held rare private talks with his US counterpart today and said it would be a "disaster" if Tehran did not turn a provisional agreement to defuse a decade-old dispute over its nuclear programme into a permanent deal.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible in six months

    An agreement on Iran's nuclear programme is possible within six months if there is good will, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Minister Mohammad Zarif said today, adding that he was not worried about the US Congress trying to impose new sanctions.

  • 04/02/2014 | World

    US negotiator: Iran nuclear deal 'first step'

    An initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program was "not perfect" but bought time to try to secure a comprehensive deal, US officials said in response to sharp criticism from Congress.

  • 04/02/2014 | World

    Snow storm slams US Plains, at least two dead

    An unusually heavy winter storm slammed into US mid-section, heading east and threatening roughly two-thirds of the country with what forecasters said could be up to a foot (30 cm) of snow.

  • 05/02/2014 | World

    Syria misses deadline to hand over all critical chemicals

    Syria today missed a deadline to hand over all the toxic materials it declared to the world's chemical weapons watchdog, putting the program several weeks behind schedule and jeopardizing a final June 30 deadline.

  • 05/02/2014 | World

    German ex-chancellor Schroeder accuses US of disrespect over spying

    Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder accused the United States of showing "no respect" for Germany's sovereignty after a newspaper reported today the US National Security Agency (NSA) had bugged his phone from at least 2002.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    Hundreds of thousands without power after US Northeast storm

    Utility crews worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the US Northeast after a snow and ice storm slammed the region. But flights began returning to normal after thousands of delays or cancellations.

  • 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.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    US targets businesses for evading sanctions on Iran

    The Obama administration targeted a host of businesses across Europe and the Middle East for evading sanctions against Iran, a signal that Washington aims to keep pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    Moscow accuses US of fomenting Ukraine coup

    An east-west struggle over Ukraine turned nastier as Moscow accused the United States of fomenting a coup and Washington pointed a finger at Russia for leaking a recording of US diplomats discussing how to shape a new government in Kiev.

  • 07/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to US senators: 'Argentina enjoys full democracy’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today reacted to US senators' remarks who harshly criticized Argentina during a hearing in the US Congress.

  • 07/02/2014 | World

    Syria starts evacuating civilians from besieged Homs center

    Syria began evacuating civilians from a besieged area of Homs today while Russia announced that Syria's warring parties had agreed a three-day ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid in to those who remain.

  • 07/02/2014 | World

    US warns of cybersecurity, privacy threats at Sochi Olympics

    The United States issued a fresh travel alert for Americans attending the Sochi Winter Olympics, citing cybersecurity threats and warning them to have "no expectation of privacy" using Russian communications networks.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Stiglitz: current difficulties are result of flawed policies

    Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Soon after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, I warned that unless the right policies were adopted, Japanese-style malaise — slow growth and near-stagnant incomes for years to come — could set in.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Is Damascus now a direct threat to the United States?

    David Rohde
    Over the last two weeks, Obama administration officials have signaled — sometimes intentionally, sometimes not — that a worst-case scenario is emerging in Syria.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Khamenei: US would overthrow Iranian government if it could

    Iran's Supreme Leader said the United States would overthrow the Iranian government if it could, adding Washington had a "controlling and meddlesome" attitude towards the Islamic Republic, Iranian media reported.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Al Capone's gangster manse on the market in Miami Beach

    One of Miami Beach's most notorious pieces of real estate is back on the block: the asking price is almost $8.5 million.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Iran says warships sailing towards US

    An Iranian naval officer said a number of warships had been ordered to approach US maritime borders as a response to the stationing of US vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    Iran to give nuclear agency detonator data

    The UN nuclear agency has said that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities.

  • 09/02/2014 | Argentina

    Beyond Marco Rubio and the WSJ

    By Sebastián Lacunza
    In recent weeks the Argentine government has faced a barrage of criticism from both politicians and press in the United States.

  • 10/02/2014 | World

    Iran successfully test-fires long-range missiles

    Iran's military has successfully test-fired two new domestically made missiles, one of them a long-range ballistic missile, the defence minister said today.

  • 10/02/2014 | World

    Obama administration delays health law's employer penalties

    The US government has delayed another part of President Barack Obama's signature health reform law, saying medium-sized businesses would not face a tax penalty until 2016 for not providing employees with health coverage.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rally, dollar gains on Yellen 'stay course' remarks

    The dollar rose and global equity markets rallied after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the US central bank to continue trimming its bond purchases, a sign the Fed believes the economy is on track to grow further.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Smoking tied to increased risk of common type of breast cancer

    Researchers found that women between 20 and 44 years old who had smoked a pack of cigarettes per day for at least 10 years were 60 percent more likely than those who smoked less to develop so-called estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Yellen says labour market hasn't recovered yet

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said today the US central bank was on track to keep reducing its policy stimulus, even as she acknowledged the labor market recovery was "far from complete."

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Majority of Americans support normalizing relations with Cuba

    A strong majority of Americans - and an even greater percentage of Floridians - support normalizing relations with Cuba, according to a poll released by the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Obama says US will deal harshly with violators of Iran sanctions

    President Barack Obama issued a sharp warning to companies eyeing business deals with Iran, saying the United States would come down like a "ton of bricks" on those that violated sanctions against Tehran.

  • 12/02/2014 | World

    Afghans in army uniform kill two US troops

    Two Afghan men in army uniforms turned their weapons on American forces in east Afghanistan today, killing two US troops, officials said.

  • 12/02/2014 | World

    US Congress approves debt limit extension

    The US Congress has approved legislation to increase the country's debt limit for a year, bowing to Obama's demands for a debt limit increase without any conditions after a dramatic Senate vote.

  • 13/02/2014 | World

    World stocks flat as soft US data blamed on weather; dlr down

    World stock markets were nearly flat as soft US economic data was blamed on bad weather, while the dollar fell to a two-week low against the euro. US stocks rose, with big gains in technology stocks, putting the Nasdaq on track for a sixth straight session of gains, its longest winning streak since December 2011.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Government defends Apache purchase deal

    Leadership of YPF is key for energy self-sufficiency, the cabinet chief told reporters as he defended yesterday’s agreement that involved the purchase of all operations of the US-based oil and gas company Apache by Argentina’s state-run firm.

  • 13/02/2014 | World

    Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion

    Comcast Corp said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $45.2 billion in an all-stock deal that combines the two largest US cable operators.

  • 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.

  • 13/02/2014 | World

    Karzai rejects US warnings over freed Afghan detainees

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai today rejected criticism of his government's release of 65 detainees viewed by Washington as dangerous militants, further fanning tensions with the United States as the international mission in Afghanistan winds down.

  • 14/02/2014 | World

    US to let banks do business with licensed Marijuana shops

    The Obama administration made it easier for banks to do business with licensed marijuana companies with less fear of prosecution, further encouraging US states that are experimenting with legalization of the drug.

  • 15/02/2014 | World

    Germany, France to circumvent US in new European communications net

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the US.

  • 15/02/2014 | World

    Obama signs increase in US debt ceiling

    US President Barack Obama signed legislation today that raises the US debt limit through March 2015, taking the politically volatile issue off the table with congressional elections coming up this November.

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    Syria peace talks failure spurs US-Russia recriminations

    The United States accused Damascus today of paralyzing Geneva peace talks, while Russia said nations backing Syrian rebels were leaning toward a military, not a negotiated, outcome to a civil war whose death toll exceeds 140,000.

  • 17/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli says no to populism, liberalism

    The governor of Buenos Aires province, Daniel Scioli, today highlighted the importance of charting a moderate position, by affirming that he was not a fan of neither populism nor liberalism.

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    Ayatollah Khamenei backs Iran nuclear talks but not optimistic

    Iran's supreme leader vowed to continue nuclear talks resuming with world powers tomorrow despite some reservations, in his strongest sign of support for moderate President Hassan Rouhani's push to resolve the conflict peacefully.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ticks up on M&A; Nasdaq extends winning streak

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose today, following Wall Street's biggest weekly gain of the year, as merger activity increased confidence that there is value in the stock market even as the benchmark index nears a record high.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    Tehran, powers begin talks on final nuclear deal

    Six world powers and Iran began talks in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's nuclear program in the coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't requests Supreme Court review in 'Vulture Fund' case

    The Argentine government has formally filed a petition seeking the US Supreme Court review of a court order requiring it to pay $1.33 billion to bondholders who refused to take part in two previous debt restructurings.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    US border agent kills suspected illegal immigrant in San Diego

    A US border agent shot a person in a group of suspected illegal immigrants that had pelted the agent with rocks during a confrontation near San Diego.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    UN urges prosecution of North Korea crimes

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged world powers to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor following a report documenting crimes against humanity.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    US Federal Reserve adopts tough capital rules for foreign banks

    The US Federal Reserve adopted tight new rules for foreign banks to shield the US taxpayer from costly bailouts, ceding only minor concessions despite pressure from abroad to weaken the rule.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Wall St falls after Fed minutes

    Stock markets around the world fell today, with declines accelerating after minutes from a US Federal Reserve policy meeting showed members supported continued tapering of the central bank's bond-buying program barring a significant change in the economy.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    In second day of talks, Iran, powers seek basis for nuclear deal

    Six world powers and Iran strived at a second day of talks in Vienna to hammer out an agenda for reaching a ambitious final settlement to the decade-old standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Obama warns Ukraine against military violence

    President Barack Obama warned today that there would be consequences if violence continues in Ukraine, saying the Ukrainian military should not step into a situation that could be resolved by civilians.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Fed keeps reduction of monetary stimulus

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve decided to maintain the reduction of their monetary stimulus policy “at a moderate rate,” official acts revealed.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Archdiocese of Los Angeles to pay $13 million in sex abuse settlement

    Seventeen people who brought sexual abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles have won a US$13 million legal settlement, with most of the allegations involving a priest who left the country as an investigation got under way.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Obama urges Venezuelan Gov't to release protesters

    US President Barack Obama yesterday sharply criticized the Venezuelan government for arresting protesters and urged the government to focus on the "legitimate grievances" of its people.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    Wall St rises on factory data; Tesla and Facebook jump

    US stocks climbed after a reading on manufacturing activity hit its highest in nearly four years, while news about Facebook and Tesla drove their shares to record highs.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    Obama budget plan to lose Social Security cuts

    US President Barack Obama today dropped a measure to trim cost-of-living increases in Social Security from an upcoming budget proposal in an election-year move that may insulate fellow Democrats facing heat from senior voters.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rise, dollar mixed after recent US data

    Global equity markets mostly rose and the dollar traded mixed on Friday as recent data that has underpinned hopes for sustained US economic growth offset new data showing home resales fell to an 18-month low last month.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Syria submits new 100-day plan for removal of chemical weapons

    Syria has submitted a new 100-day plan for the removal of its chemical weapons after failing to meet a February 5 deadline, but the international mission overseeing the operation believes it can be done in a shorter time frame, diplomats said today.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Despite China warnings, Obama meets Dalai Lama

    President Barack Obama met exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in a show of concern about China's human rights practices, and in spite of warnings from China that the visit would "seriously damage" ties with Washington.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    US assures Ukraine support in IMF talks

    The United States has assured Ukraine it will have "strong support" from Washington in seeking an IMF-backed economic program to stabilize the country's economy after months of crippling street violence, a State Department official said.

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    Mexico captures No.1 drug kingpin Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman

    Mexico's most wanted man, drugs kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured with help from US agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, brutal drugs war.

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    US welcomes release of Ukraine's Tymoshenko

    The United States on Saturday welcomed the release from prison of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and pledged to work with its allies, Russia and international organizations to support a unified and democratic Ukraine.

  • 23/02/2014 | World

    Taliban kill 21 Afghan soldiers, suspend prisoner swap attempt

    The Afghan Taliban have killed 21 soldiers in an assault in a remote mountainous region, the Afghan government said, and six soldiers were missing after the militants' most deadly assault on the security forces in months.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Budget cuts set to shrink US military

    The Pentagon would shrink the US Army to pre-World War Two levels, eliminate the popular A-10 aircraft and reduce military benefits in order to meet 2015 spending caps, setting up an election-year fight with the Congress over national defense priorities.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Wall Street slips on day after S&P hits record high

    US stocks edged lower, easing back from record territory a day earlier as weak economic data offset gains in Home Depot and other retail shares.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Washington expels three Venezuelan diplomats

    The United States today ordered three Venezuelan diplomats to leave in reprisal for President Nicolas Maduro's expulsion of three US embassy staff accused of fomenting unrest that has killed at least 13 people.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Obama: 4 million have signed up for insurance under Obamacare

    US President Barack Obama said today that some 4 million people had signed up for health insurance through exchanges provided by his signature healthcare law known as Obamacare.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    Wall St ends near flat; retailers fly for a second day

    US stocks finished flat with investors hesitant to make a big move on the day before comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, though retailers' shares rallied on results for a second day.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    Obesity still high but stable in US

    More than a third of US adults and 17 percent of kids and teens are obese, rates that haven't changed much in a decade, researchers say.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    Beard transplants latest fad for Brooklyn's men

    Young men wearing pork-pie hats, knitted snoods and stylishly drab clothing are crowding doctors' waiting rooms in a burgeoning trend: Brooklyn hipsters seeking beard transplants.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    US space telescope spots 715 more planets

    Scientists added a record 715 more planets to the list of known worlds beyond the solar system, boosting the overall tally to nearly 1,700, astronomers said.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    US calls Gov't, Repsol agreement 'a positive step'

    The US government expressed its approval for the compensation agreement signed between Argentina and Repsol over the expropriation of YPF shares, defining it as “a positive step,” a State Department spokesperson said.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Yellen helps offset Ukraine worry; S&P 500 hits record

    Stocks on world markets mostly advanced today, while the S&P 500 closed at a record high, as comments from US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offset concerns over tension in Ukraine and Russia.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Torture by provincial police’ concerns US State Department

    The annual US State Department Report on Human rights has drawn attention to cases of “torture by provincial police, harsh prison conditions and gender violence”, as cause for concern in Argentina.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Iran: Nuclear programme to stay intact

    Iran is willing to address international concerns about its atomic activities but will keep its nuclear programme "intact", not close it down, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    US senators demand sanctions against Venezuelan Gov't

    Democrat senator Bob Menéndez and Republican Senator Marco Rubio have presented a resolution before US legislative upper house demanding sanctions against Venezuela to punish “the violent repression suffered by pacific protesters”.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    Repsol signs agreement for YPF expropriation

    In Buenos Aires City, the Federal Government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner officialised the compensation agreement with Spanish Oil Company Repsol, and signed a 5 billion dollar deal for 51 percent of YPF shares.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    US: fourth-quarter growth cut to 2.4%

    The US government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, leaving the economy on a more sustainable path of modest expansion.

  • 02/03/2014 | World

    Kerry condemns Russia's 'incredible act of aggression' in Ukraine

    US Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Russia's "incredible act of aggression" in Ukraine and threatened "very serious repercussions" from the United States and other countries, including sanctions to isolate Russia economically.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    Massive storm system takes aim at winter-weary US East Coast

    A massive winter storm system packing cold air, snow and freezing rain was bearing down on the US East Coast, causing federal and local offices in Washington to close today after it pummeled the central United States over the weekend.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    Amid Ukraine crisis, Obama meets Netanyahu

    Even as he grappled with the Ukraine crisis, President Barack Obama turned to White House talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seeking to nudge him forward in Middle East peace efforts and ease his suspicions about diplomacy with Iran.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    US prepares sanctions against Russia

    The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia for its military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea region although no decisions have yet been made, the US State Department said.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    At White House, Israel's Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told Barack Obama that Israelis expected their leader not to compromise on their security even as the US president sought to reassure him on Iran diplomacy and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at a record; Ukraine-Russia tensions ease

    US stocks rallied, with the S&P 500 closing at a record as concerns about a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased, and the market recovered more than all of the previous session's hefty losses.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Putin says use of military force in Ukraine choice of last resort

    Vladimir Putin has said that Russia saw no need to use military force in the Crimea region of Ukraine for now and that ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich was still the legitimate leader of Ukraine.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Russia says it would retaliate for US sanctions as Kerry visits Kiev

    Russia warned the United States from taking unilateral sanctions against its country, while Secretary of State John Kerry visited Ukraine’s capital, Kiev.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Obama's 2015 budget proposal prompts clash with Republicans

    President Barack Obama proposed new tax credits and job-training programs for US workers today in a 2015 budget that drew instant condemnation from Republicans, who dismissed the document as an election-year campaign pitch.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Bieber police video may be released, minus genitalia

    A judge ruled that video images of a partially-clad Justin Bieber while the pop singer was in police custody in Florida can be released, but only after blocking out his genitals.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street little changed after data, Ukraine eyed

    US stocks were little changed today after two days of sharp swings as investors shrugged off soft data on jobs and the services sector, while keeping an eye on developments in Ukraine.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Russia says can't control Crimea troops; NATO, Moscow to hold talks

    Russian forces remain in control of Crimea, where Interfax reported they seized control of two Ukrainian missile defence sites overnight, and Putin gave no sign of backing down.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina hits back at drug report: 'US is the world's largest consumer'

    The federal government has responded to a report by the US State Department that denounces drug-trafficking in Argentina as a “growing problem.” Washington has no authority to "grade" other countries, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman affirmed.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court rules against Argentina in arbitration fight

    The US Supreme Court today ruled for British company BG Group Plc in its effort to reinstate a $185.3 million arbitration award against Argentina that a US appeals court threw out.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Little progress made in diplomatic efforts to solve Ukraine crisis

    High-level diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine made little apparent headway at talks in Paris with Moscow and Washington at odds and Russia's foreign minister refusing to recognise his Ukrainian counterpart.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Obama and Cameron consult on Ukraine

    President Barack Obama spoke to British Prime Minister David Cameron about the situation in Ukraine, the White House said.

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises US support in vulture funds litigation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised Washington’s support to Argentina in its long-standing dispute with the so called vulture funds, suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    US polar vortex puts Niagara Falls literally on ice

    The Niagara Falls on the United States and Canadian border has become a winter wonderland for the second time in what has been a deadly blast of arctic air that shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern US.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    US Obama: Crimea referendum would violate international law

    President Barack Obama said today that a proposed referendum in Crimea to join Russia would violate international law and said US sanctions were aimed at punishing Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    US Congress steps into action on Ukraine

    The US House of Representatives approved a bill backing $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine, the first formal response by US lawmakers to the worst crisis in US-Russia relations since the Cold War.

  • 07/03/2014 | World

    Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates

    President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from US Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying today that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    Moscow warns sanctions will 'boomerang'

    Russia has said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    Moscow warns sanctions will 'boomerang'

    Russia has said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

  • 09/03/2014 | World

    US won't recognize Crimea annexation

    The United States will not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia if residents of the region vote to leave Ukraine in a referendum next week, US national security official Tony Blinken said.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    Snowden: US reforms vindicate classified data leaks

    Former security contractor Edward Snowden, addressing a sympathetic crowd at a tech-heavy Austin event from a secret location in Russia, has said proposed reforms at the National Security Agency show that he was vindicated in leaking classified material.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    US Senate Democrats open marathon session on climate change

    More than two dozen US Senate Democrats have joined forces to speak through the night, hoping to "wake up" Congress to what is seen as the threat of climate change.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls in choppy trading, catalysts scarce

    US stocks were little changed as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    Crimea's Parliament asks to join Russian Federation, Ukraine calls for US, UK assistance

    The Parliament in Crimea have asked Moscow today to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation and closed its airspace to commercial flights.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    Wall St little changed as Ukraine, China concerns brushed off

    US stocks finished little changed, with the Nasdaq up for the first session in five, as investors grappled with the evolving situation in Ukraine but shrugged off concern over weakness in China's economy.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    US Senate bill seeks sanctions on Russia

    US lawmakers will consider legislation that would impose strict sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, implement reforms of the International Monetary Fund and provide aid to the new government in Kiev.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Wall St tumbles as Ukraine tensions rise, China slows

    US stocks tumbled, with the Dow and the S&P 500 suffering their worst day since early February, on rising concerns over Ukraine and Russia and new signs of a slowdown in China.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Pope invited to address US Congress

    US House Speaker John Boehner invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress - an unprecedented event - during an expected visit to the United States next year.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Kerry: US, EU ready to act if Crimea vote held

    The United States and the European Union will take serious steps against Russia if a referendum planned for Sunday in Ukraine's Crimea region results in Russian annexation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg phoned Obama to complain about spying

    Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the US government's electronic surveillance practices, saying he'd personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Russia vows to veto US draft at UN declaring Crimea vote illegal

    The United States circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that would declare Sunday's planned referendum on independence for Ukraine's Crimea region illegal, but Russia has vowed to veto it, council diplomats said.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower on jitters over upcoming Crimea vote

    Wall Street ended lower with all three major stock indexes down for the week, as concerns over tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ahead of a referendum in Crimea this weekend.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Draft UN resolution declares Crimea referendum invalid

    A draft UN Security Council resolution declares that Sunday's planned referendum on Crimea's status "can have no validity" and urges nations and international organizations not to recognize it, according to a copy obtained by Reuters.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Kerry and Lavrov fail to reach breakthrough

    The US and Russia found no middle ground on the Ukraine crisis, with the Russians saying they would respect an independence referendum in Crimea and the Americans vowing to impose sanctions if they do.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    Crimeans vote on union with Russia as troops build up rapidly

    Crimeans voted in a referendum today on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with Kiev accusing Moscow of rapidly building up its armed forces on the peninsula in "crude violation" of an international treaty.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    Iran accused by US official of seeking banned nuclear components

    Iran has pursued a longstanding effort to buy banned components for its nuclear and missile programs in recent months, a US official said today, a period when it struck an interim deal with major powers to limit its disputed atomic activity.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    US warns of Russia sanctions over Crimea

    The White House has warned President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would face sanctions in coming days and international isolation that will hurt Russia's economy, as Washington fumed over a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region that it was powerless to stop.

  • 17/03/2014 | World

    As giant US IPO nears, Alibaba's China e-commerce crown slips

    Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a US initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

  • 17/03/2014 | World

    Iran, six powers seek nuclear advance after Ukraine crisis

    Iran and six world powers will try to make headway toward resolving their nuclear dispute in talks starting in Vienna tomorrow, with Western officials hoping the uphill challenge will not be made even more difficult by the Ukraine crisis.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    US shuts Syrian embassy, consulate operations, orders diplomats out

    The United States today suspended operations of the Syrian Embassy in Washington and its consulates and told diplomats and staff who are not US citizens or permanent residents to leave the country.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    White House promises new Russia sanctions

    The White House has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    Report claims US, NSA can record all calls in chosen foreign nation

    The US National Security Agency has created a surveillance system that is recording all the phone calls in an undisclosed foreign country, allowing it to play back any conversation up to 30 days later, the Washington Post reported today.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Wall St drops after Yellen moves up rate hike

    US stocks fell today after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the possibility of an earlier- than-anticipated increase in interest rates.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Russian forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea

    The US warned Moscow it was on a "dark path" to isolation as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Fed says to keep rates low even after economy regains health

    The Federal Reserve today said it could keep interest rates unusually low even after the U.S. job market returns to full strength and inflation rises to the central bank's target.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    US examines pilot simulator data as Malaysia plane search falters

    The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a US official said today as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds after data; financials climb

    US stocks rose today, after a batch of economic data pointed to an improving economy and investors reassessed comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that fueled speculation of an earlier-than-expected rate hike by the central bank.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Obama hits closest Putin allies with further Russia sanctions over Crimea

    US President Barack Obama raised the stakes in an East-West confrontation over Crimea by targeting some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest long-time political and business allies with personal sanctions.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012: US scientists

    Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, US researchers have reported.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Standard & Poor's sees 'negative' Russia outlook following sanctions

    International rating agency Standard & Poor's have lowered the outlook on Russia to "negative", due to a torrent of sanctions slapped on the nation from the United States and European Union during the current crisis in Crimea.

  • 21/03/2014 | Argentina

    Brazil, Mexico, France to back Argentina in US Supreme Court

    Brazil, France and Mexico are expected to file papers in the US Supreme Court on Monday backing Argentina in its battle with bondholders that refused to take part in debt restructurings from the country's 2002 default.

  • 23/03/2014 | World

    Russia says flag now flying over 189 Crimea military sites, complying with limits

    Russia said its flag is now flying over 189 Ukrainian military installations in the Crimea, the defence ministry said on Sunday, two days after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with budget impasse

    President Barack Obama today scrapped part of a long-planned trip to Asia and left the remainder of the trip in doubt as a US government shutdown went into a second day with no end in sight to the funding battle in Congress that triggered it.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Bank CEOs warn of consequences from US shutdown, default

    Chief executives from major financial institutions met with President Barack Obama and warned of "adverse" consequences if government agencies remain closed and if lawmakers failed to raise the US debt ceiling by mid-October.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Obama, congressional leaders still deadlocked on shutdown

    President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders today in Congress to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough.

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends lower as government shutdown goes on

    US stocks dropped today as investors worried that a budget stalemate in Congress would become entangled with much more critical legislation to raise the federal borrowing limit.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino sharpens strategy against vulture funds in New York

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino met in New York with Inter American Development Bank authorities, and will visit the Cleary, Gottlib, Steen and Hamilton law firm, which represents Argentina in its billonaire dispute against the so called “vulture funds.”

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Obama blames Republican 'obsession' for government shutdown

    President Barack Obama ridiculed House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for refusing to allow a vote on a funding bill that would end a three-day government shutdown, saying the top Republican is in the grip of conservative "extremists."

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Obama cancels visits to Indonesia, Brunei due to US government shutdown

    President Barack Obama has cancelled plans to attend summits in Indonesia and Brunei, the White House said in a statement, bowing to the reality that a US government shutdown impasse requires him to remain in Washington.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Global stocks fall for week as shutdown continues; dollar near lows

    Major stock markets rose but posted a second week of losses while the dollar hovered near an eight-month low on fears the budget standoff in Washington will drag on until politicians reach a deal to raise the US debt ceiling.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Obama would veto latest Republican spending bills

    The White House said today that President Barack Obama would veto the latest series of Republican spending bills designed to restart selected services amid the government shutdown, echoing veto threats made on similar House of Representatives measures earlier this week.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Evacuations ordered as Tropical Storm Karen nears US coast

    Authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders for low-lying areas south of New Orleans as a weakened Tropical Storm Karen closed in on the Louisiana coast after disrupting US energy output in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Shutdown a 'brief disruption,' US state secretary Kerry says

    The partial shutdown of the US government, which entered its fifth day today, is a "momentary episode" and does not change the US commitment to Asia or elsewhere, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • 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."

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Obama says Iran a year or more from nuclear weapon capability

    The United States believes Iran is a year or a more away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press released, although he described the estimate as "conservative."

  • 06/10/2013 | World

    Boehner says US on path to default if Obama refuses to negotiate

    Republican House Speaker John Boehner has vowed not to raise the US debt ceiling without a "serious conversation" about what is driving the debt, while Democrats said it was irresponsible and reckless to raise the possibility of a US default.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    'Obama won't negotiate under threat of debt default'

    White House officials were firm today that President Barack Obama would not negotiate with congressional Republicans under the threat of a debt default and repeated that it is up to Congress to raise the US borrowing cap.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Top US court won't hear Argentina bond dispute appeal

    The US Supreme Court declined to hear a preliminary appeal filed by Argentina against hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Obama urges Congress to reopen government, avoid default

    President Barack Obama, in a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today to spotlight the loss of government services because of the shutdown, urged Congress to reopen government and raise the debt limit immediately.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Obama climate adviser Zichal to step down

    President Barack Obama's top adviser on energy and climate change, Heather Zichal, plans to step down in the next few weeks after five years at the White House, senior administration officials said today.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    North Korea puts army on alert, warns US of 'horrible disaster'

    North Korea has announced that its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric directed against the United States and South Korea, who it accuses of instigating hostility.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    Year's winners lead Wall St lower as default angst rises

    US stocks slid on Tuesday as traders cashed in gains in some of the year's best performers amid little progress to end a political crisis in Washington that could affect the US fiscal standing and economic recovery.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    North Korea puts army on alert, warns US of 'horrible disaster'

    North Korea said today its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric against the United States and South Korea, whom it accuses of instigating hostility.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    Moody's says US default extremely unlikely

    Moody's Investors Service sees very little chance of a US debt default later this month, the rating agency's president and chief operating officer said today.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    Obama would veto bill for new deficit-reduction panel - White House

    US President Barack Obama would veto a bill by the House of Representatives that would create a bipartisan panel to make recommendations on reducing the country's deficit and debt limit.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Microsoft awards over $100,000 to expert for finding bugs

    James Forshaw, who heads vulnerability research at London-based security consulting firm Context Information Security, won Microsoft's first $100,000 bounty for identifying a new "exploitation technique" in Windows, which will allow it to develop defenses against an entire class of attacks, the software maker said.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains on Yellen boost, Washington eyed

    US stocks edged up today, with the S&P 500 bouncing back after its largest drop since August, on expectations Janet Yellen will be tapped to head the US Federal Reserve.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Haiti's cholera epidemic brings US lawsuit against UN

    Human rights lawyers said they plan to sue the United Nations to seek compensation for Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic they blame on UN peacekeepers.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Obama picks Yellen for top Fed job, urges quick Senate approval

    President Barack Obama has nominated Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellento run the world's most influential central bank and urged the Senate to confirm her without delay.

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    Central Bank appeals Judge Griesa decision to freeze reserves

    The Central Bank has appealed Judge Thomas Griesa ruling on the Vulture funds case where he established an order to freeze its assets, after considering the entity an ‘Alter Ego’ of the Argentine state.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Pentagon begins review of Guantanamo detainees held without charge

    The Pentagon said it had begun re-examining the evidence for the continued detention of terrorism suspects held without charge at Guantanamo, Cuba, more than two years after President Barack Obama directed it to develop a review process.

  • 10/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps on signs of progress in Washington talks

    US stocks closed up today, with each of the major indexes climbing more than 2 percent, as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in fiscal negotiations in Washington.

  • 10/10/2013 | World

    Obama, Republicans continue talks after White House meeting

    Republicans offered a plan to President Barack Obama today that would postpone a possible US default, in a sign the two sides may be moving to end the standoff that has shuttered large parts of the government and thrown America's future creditworthiness into question.

  • 10/10/2013 | World

    Iran up for UN disarmament panel post, US objects

    Iran is running for the vice chairmanship of the UN Disarmament Commission, which the United States said was unacceptable in light of Tehran's many breaches of Security Council demands that it halt its controversial atomic work.

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    Obama, Republicans struggle to break fiscal deadlock

    President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders moved to end their fiscal impasse today, but struggled to strike a deal on the details for a short-term reopening of the federal government and an increase in the US borrowing limit.

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    G20 urges US to act quickly to avoid default

    Finance officials from the world's biggest economiespressed the United States to head off a potentially devastating default and vowed to proceed carefully when the time comes to normalize monetary policy.

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    Elephant accidentally kills Missouri zoo keeper

    An elephant in a Missouri zoo accidentally killed a long-time zoo manager, city officials said.

  • 12/10/2013 | World

    US fiscal impasse dragged on, Obama steps up pressure on Republicans

    The US president pressured Republican lawmakers to agree to raise the debt ceiling for longer than they would prefer, as their fiscal impasse dragged into the weekend with five days left to find a deal.

  • 12/10/2013 | World

    'No deal,' fiscal fix stalls in US Congress

    Hopes for a resolution of Washington's fiscal crisis in the next day or two faded on Capitol Hill as President Barack Obama's efforts to reach a deal with Republicans in the House of Representatives sputtered.

  • 13/10/2013 | World

    Iran rejects West's demand to ship out uranium stockpiles

    Iran has rejected the West's demand that it send sensitive nuclear material out of the country but signalled flexibility on other aspects of its atomic activities that worry world powers, ahead of renewed negotiations this week.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    US Democrats deny debt negotiations stalled

    Senate leaders are "making progress" in their bid to resolve Washington's latest fiscal crisis but still seek agreement on two key points, length of an increase in the debt limit and a funding bill to reopen the government, a Democratic aide said today.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    Obama hopeful as fiscal meeting nears with top lawmakers

    President Barack Obama said lawmakers appear to have made progress on a deal to reopen the government and avert a looming default today as he prepared to meet congressional leaders with a Thursday deadline drawing near.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    US senators hint at possible fiscal deal

    A month of combat in the US Congress over government spending showed signs of giving way to a Senate deal to reopen shuttered federal agencies and prevent default on federal debt.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    US stocks fall as Washington talks stall

    US short-term bill rates rose and stocks slid on Wall street as US Senate fiscal negotiations were suspended, making prospects for an agreement to end the US government's budget and debt impasse less promising.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    White House rejects House Republican fiscal proposal: 'We are far from a deal'

    The White House dismissed the latest fiscal proposal offered by Republicans who control the House of Representatives today, and said that negotiations in the Senate are making progress toward ending a fiscal impasse but "we're far from a deal at this point."

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    US fiscal talks stumble as lawmakers race against clock for solution

    Stop-start negotiations to end the US fiscal impasse left congressional leaders and President Barack Obama desperately searching for a way to reopen the government and raise the country's debt limit ahead of a Thursday deadline.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    Twitter to list on NYSE, more than doubles quarterly revenue

    Social networking website Twitter Inc said it would list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange, dealing a blow to the tech-heavy Nasdaq which bungled rival Facebook's initial public offering.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    Obama: When you're the president, everyone takes your calls

    The coolest thing about being the leader of the free world? Everyone will take your call, said President Barack Obama in a television interview.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends sharply higher in hopes of fiscal deal

    US stocks closed more than 1 percent higher after Senate leaders said they had a deal to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, avoiding the threat of a debt default.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    US Congress ends default threat, Obama signs bill

    The US Congress yesterday approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world's biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default that could have threatened financial calamity.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Obama says will sign bill immediately to reopen government

    President Barack Obama said he will sign legislation to reopen the US government and avert a debt default as soon as it reaches the White House.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Facebook lifts restriction on teen users sharing with public

    Facebook Inc removed a restriction for users under 18 that previously limited who could see their online postings from photos to musings on the world-wide social network.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    'Edward Snowden has more secrets to share', father says

    The father of the ex US spy agency contractor said his son has more secrets to share and should stay in Russia "to make sure the true story is told."

  • 17/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends at record high after Washington deal

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high as investors regained confidence in the market following a last-minute deal to avoid a US default, but weak earnings from IBM (IBM.N) and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) pulled the Dow industrials slightly lower.

  • 17/10/2013 | World

    US government employees ordered back to work today

    The White House moved quickly early today to get the US government back up and running after a 16-day shutdown, directing hundreds of thousands of workers to return to work.

  • 17/10/2013 | World

    Google Internet revenue rises 23 percent in Q3

    Google Inc said that its consolidated revenue increased 12 percent to $14.89 billion in the third quarter, even as losses deepened at its Motorola mobile phone business.

  • 18/10/2013 | World

    Global stocks end at record high on high earnings

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the second consecutive day as positive earnings from Google (GOOG.O), Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and others lifted investor sentiment.

  • 18/10/2013 | World

    Murdoch re-elected Twenty-First Century Fox chairman

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was re-elected chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc despite protests from shareholder groups who sought to separate the chairman and chief executive positions of the family-dominated company.

  • 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.

  • 20/10/2013 | World

    US President Obama focused on fixing glitches in healthcare rollout

    US President Barack Obama is frustrated by the problems with the rollout of his signature healthcare reform and the administration intends to fix them.

  • 21/10/2013 | World

    Dollar gains, shares flat on expected delay to Fed tapering

    The dollar gained and global equity markets traded at five-year highs lifted by a healthy outlook for stocks as markets awaited a backlog of US economic data that could yield clues on when the Federal Reserve begins to pare its stimulus program.

  • 21/10/2013 | World

    Mayors officiate as New Jersey legalizes gay marriage

    Wedding bells rang for the first time for same-sex couples in New Jersey when the state became the 14th in the nation to legalize gay marriage.

  • 21/10/2013 | World

    Teacher killed, two wounded in Nevada school shooting

    A teacher was shot dead and two students were wounded when a student opened fire at a middle school in the northern Nevada city of Sparks before taking his own life, law enforcement officials said.

  • 21/10/2013 | World

    France summons US ambassador over NSA spying report

    France summoned the US ambassador today after Le Monde newspaper reported the huge scale of alleged American spying on French citizens, with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calling the revelations unacceptable.

  • 22/10/2013 | World

    US job growth lost momentum before budget fight hit

    US employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy that supported the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its monthly bond purchases.

  • 22/10/2013 | World

    Apple gives away Mac software, unveils iPad Air

    Apple Inc will give away operating and work software free to Mac computer users, challenging Microsoft Corp's near-stranglehold on personal computing as the latter starts to make inroads into the mobile market.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down as Caterpillar falls, Boeing rallies

    US stocks fell as shares of heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar and semiconductor companies tumbled after they reported earnings, ending the S&P 500's four-session streak of record high finishes.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    US House Republicans still want to delay Obamacare individual mandate

    US House of Representatives Republicans remain committed to seeking a delay in the provision in Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires uninsured Americans to buy health insurance coverage, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said.

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    Obama sends letter to CFK, wishes her a swift recovery

    The president of the United States Barack Obama sent a letter to Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner which was unveiled today by the Public Communications Secretariat.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Obama assures Germany's Merkel US not monitoring her communications

    President Barack Obama today tried to assure German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United States is not monitoring her communications after Merkel raised the issue with Obama.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Pakistan prime minister urges Obama to end drone strikes

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan, touching on a sore subject just as relations between the two countries improve after years of suspicion over Afghanistan and the US counterterrorism fight.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends higher, resuming upward trend on Fed

    US stocks resumed their move up as economic data underscored views US monetary stimulus will be in place for the foreseeable future and earnings offered some upbeat news.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Germany, France demand 'no-spy' agreement with United States

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that the United States strike a "no-spying" agreement with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year, saying alleged espionage against two of Washington's closest EU allies had to be stopped.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Obama presses Republicans to end stalemate on immigration

    Fresh from a bruising fight with House of Representatives Republicans over the budget, US President Barack Obama has urged them to work with him to overhaul the country's immigration laws.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Contractors describe scant pre-launch testing of US healthcare site

    The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard today.

  • 25/10/2013 | World

    Merkel to seek 'no spy deal' within EU as well as with US

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the European Union's 28 member states to reach a "no spy deal" similar to an agreement France and Germany seek with the United State following allegations Washington tapped her mobile phone.

  • 26/10/2013 | World

    Hundreds march in Washington against NSA surveillance programs

    Hundreds of protesters marched on Capitol Hill in Washington to protest the US government's online surveillance programs, whose vast scope was revealed this year by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 27/10/2013 | World

    German paper says Obama aware of spying on Merkel since 2010

    A German newspaper said that US President Barack Obama knew his intelligence service was eavesdropping on Angela Merkel as long ago as 2010, contradicting reports that he had told the German leader he did not know.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    Spain summons US ambassador over spying

    Spain summoned the US ambassador today to discuss alleged spying on Spanish citizens and said the action was unacceptable behavior by an ally.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    British man arrested, charged with hacking US military networks

    A British man has been arrested in England and charged by the United States and Britain with hacking into US government computer systems, including those run by the military, to steal confidential data and disrupt operations, authorities said.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    German parliament meets to discuss US spying scandal

    Germany's parliament will hold a special session on reports the United States tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone and left-wing parties demanded a public inquiry calling in witnesses including former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    US sees need for 'constraints' on NSA spying

    The White House moved to reassure allies and citizens concerned about the sweeping nature of surveillance by acknowledging that more constraints are needed to assure privacy rights are protected.

  • 29/10/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs on stimulus hopes

    US stocks rose modestly today, with the market's upward momentum continuing as the S&P 500 hit another record high and drug company Pfizer rallied on its results.

  • 29/10/2013 | World

    Spain launches legal inquiry into US spying allegations

    Spain's public prosecutor launched a preliminary inquiry today into reports that US intelligence has spied on million of its citizens.

  • 30/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips in volatile post-Fed trade

    US stocks fell in volatile trading today after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its stimulus program intact for the time being, as expected, though it also nodded to a weaker economic growth outlook.

  • 30/10/2013 | World

    Fed maintains strong stimulus as US growth stumbles

    The Federal Reserve extended its support for a slowing US economy today, saying it will keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month for the time being.

  • 31/10/2013 | World

    German lawmaker meets Snowden, says he may help German spy inquiry

    A German lawmaker said he met Edward Snowden in Moscow and the fugitive former US spy agency contractor was willing to help German investigations into reports the United States tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.

  • 31/10/2013 | World

    Biden urges US lawmakers to hold off on any new Iran sanctions

    Vice President Joe Biden led a high-powered delegation to Capitol Hill to try to persuade US lawmakers to hold off on any more sanctions against Iran and let delicate diplomatic talks over Tehran's nuclear program unfold.

  • 31/10/2013 | World

    US Senate panel passes plan to restrict but keep mass surveillance

    The US Senate Intelligence Committee has approved legislation that would tighten controls on the government's sweeping electronic eavesdropping programs but allow them to continue.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    Snowden tells Germany he hopes US will stop 'harmful behavior'

    Edward Snowden has told the German government in a letter he believes support from around the world will persuade Washington to stop what he called "harmful behavior" in trying to prevent him from revealing secret surveillance by the US government.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    One person confirmed dead in shooting at LA airport

    One person, a man approximately 40 years old, has been confirmed killed in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    Obama tells Iraqi leader US wants 'inclusive' Iraq

    President Barack Obama told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the United States wants an inclusive, prosperous Iraq free of violence.

  • 02/11/2013 | World

    Pakistan Taliban vow revenge after killing of leader in US drone attack

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of revenge suicide bombings. The government denounced the murder as a US bid to derail planned peace talks.

  • 03/11/2013 | World

    Khamenei tells Iran's hardliners not to undermine nuclear talks

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's has given strong backing to his president's push for nuclear negotiations, warning hardliners not to accuse Hassan Rouhani of compromising with the old enemy America.

  • 03/11/2013 | World

    US lawmaker defends drone killing of Pakistan Taliban leader

    A US lawmaker whose committee oversees the intelligence community has defended the drone strike that killed a Pakistani Taliban leader and said it would help keep American troops safe.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    Kerry praises Saudi Arabia as 'very important' US ally

    The US Secretary of State praised Saudi Arabia as a "very important" ally as he visited the Gulf Kingdom on a mission to soothe strains in the relationship over US policy on Iran, Syria and Palestine.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    Obama asks supporters to help with troubled healthcare rollout

    The US leader vowed to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters to help as the White House struggled to gain control of the debate over his signature achievement in the face of mounting criticism, seeking their assistance to enroll people into the Affordable Care Act.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    US gay-rights bill clears Senate, House speaker opposes measure

    A bill to ban workplace discrimination against gays narrowly cleared a Republican procedural roadblock in the US Senate, just hours after the top Republican in Congress declared his opposition.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 down after 2-day winning streak

    The Dow and the S&P 500 ended lower today following two sessions of gains as investors weighed the implications of strong economic data for the path of monetary policy over the next several months.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    US Russia fail to agree Syria peace talks date

    The United States and Russia failed to agree a date for a Syrian peace conference, remaining divided over what role Iran might play in talks to end the civil war and over who would represent Syria's opposition.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    US Senate panel approves intelligence authorization bill

    A US Senate panel approved its annual authorization of funding for intelligence operations, including measures to increase spy agencies' ability to prevent leaks of classified information like those by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 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.

  • 06/11/2013 | World

    Euro rises as ECB rate cut seen unlikely, Dow at record high

    Global stock markets rose today and the Dow industrials marked a record closing high as investors seized on signs that the Federal Reserve may keep rates low for longer than expected.

  • 06/11/2013 | World

    Christie wins big in New Jersey in governors' races

    Moderate Republican Chris Christie easily won re-election as New Jersey governor, while a conservative Republican popular with the Tea Party movement narrowly lost his bid for the Virginia governorship, in two races closely watched for signs of voters' moods ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

  • 06/11/2013 | World

    Wal-Mart website glitch gave shoppers super bargains, temporarily

    Shoppers looking for a bargain got some big ones, if only temporarily, at

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street lower despite data, Twitter dazzles in debut

    Frenzied buying in Twitter shares grabbed Wall Street's attention, as the social media stock surged well above expectations, while major indexes fell, with the S&P 500 suffering its worst daily decline since August.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    Despite talks, US Senate panel will continue with new Iran sanctions

    The US Senate Banking Committee will move ahead with a package of tough new sanctions on Iran after the negotiating session over its nuclear program ends in Geneva tomorrow, the committee's chairman said.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    Rubber duck, game of chess enter US Toy Hall of Fame

    Rubber Duckie you're the one. The world's most popular bath toy sunk fierce competition to be named one of two 2013 inductees to the United States' National Toy Hall of Fame.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    US Senate passes bill to ban discrimination against gay workers

    The Democratic-led US Senate passed a bipartisan bill to outlaw discrimination against gay workers, but the measure faces an uphill struggle in the Republican-led House of Representatives.

  • 08/11/2013 | World

    Obama calls Netanyahu after criticism of Iran nuclear plan

    US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the Israeli leader delivered a stinging rebuke to Washington over a deal taking shape in talks between Iran and world powers seeking to curb Tehran's nuclear program.

  • 10/11/2013 | World

    Rouhani says Iran rejects threats, cites red lines in nuclear talks

    President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to world powers, stated that the country had "red lines" and would not bow to threats in an apparent bid to keep hardliners on side as Tehran edges toward a deal on its nuclear programme.

  • 10/11/2013 | World

    Israel PM Netanyahu asks US supporters to oppose Iran deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case against a nuclear accord with Iran directly to the US public today, denouncing "a very bad deal" that he feared the Obama administration was pursuing.

  • 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.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Kerry hopes for nuclear deal with Iran as diplomacy warms

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he hoped an agreement on Iran's disputed nuclear programme would be signed within months and that London and Tehran revive diplomatic ties, signs of a warmer atmosphere between the Islamic Republic and the West.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street dips after two days of gains; eyes on Fed's next move

    The Dow and the S&P 500 declined after rising bond yields increased debate over how soon the Federal Reserve would start trimming its stimulus programme.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    New York's One World Trade Center deemed tallest US skyscraper

    The skyscraper at New York's World Trade Center has been designated the tallest building in the United States by virtue of its spire, surpassing Chicago's Willis Tower, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said.

  • 13/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P end at record highs on Macy's, Yellen

    The Dow and the S&P 500 ended at record highs today as strong results from Macy's lifted consumer discretionary shares and investors bought stocks in anticipation of remarks by Janet Yellen, who is likely to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve.

  • 13/11/2013 | World

    Hawaii legalizes gay marriage

    Hawaii's governor signed into law a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, capping 20 years of legal and political rancor in a state regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at records after Yellen hearing

    The Dow and the S&P 500 index ended at new highs today after Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to lead the Federal Reserve, signaled the US central bank's loose monetary policy would remain in place for some time, while weak euro zone growth lifted the dollar.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    Obama offers fix to troubled healthcare law

    President Barack Obama has offered a fix to his troubled healthcare law that would allow insurance companies to extend for one year the health plans of Americans that would otherwise face cancellation.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    UN: Iran putting brakes on nuclear expansion

    Since Hassan Rouhani became president, Iran has stopped expanding its uranium enrichment capacity, a UN inspection report showed, in a potential boost for diplomacy to end the Tehran-West nuclear dispute.

  • 15/11/2013 | World

    European shares near 5-year highs as Vivendi rises

    European shares rose back towards five-year highs buoyed by media group Vivendi and prospects of a further dose of accommodative central bank policies that were tipped to keep the equity rally on track.

  • 15/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P close at new highs; Exxon Mobil leads Dow

    The Dow and the S&P 500 hit new highs for a sixth straight week of gains, as investors continued to take cues from Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen, who told a Senate Committee it was too early to end the central bank's stimulus.

  • 17/11/2013 | World

    Iran points to possible way round nuclear sticking point

    Iran has the right to enrich uranium, but does not insist others recognise that right, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said, in what could be a way around one of the main sticking points between Tehran and world powers in talks this week.

  • 17/11/2013 | World

    Fast-moving storm, tornadoes threaten across US Midwest

    A fast-moving storm system that produced at least one tornado in Illinois threatened some 53 million people across 10 Midwestern states, US weather officials said today.

  • 17/11/2013 | World

    France assures Israel it will stand firm on Iran

    President Francois Hollande has assured Israel that France would continue to oppose an easing of economic sanctions against Iran until it was convinced Tehran had given up any pursuit of nuclear weapons.

  • 18/11/2013 | World

    Six killed as tornadoes rip through US Midwest

    A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    World stock markets dip, Iran weighs on Brent crude

    World stock markets dipped today as investors sought new catalysts to extend a rally amid signs of tepid economic growth, while crude oil sank ahead of a possible easing of sanctions against Iran.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    NASA puts out call for commercial space taxis

    Despite budget uncertainties, NASA issued a solicitation for a commercially operated space taxi to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, an attempt to break Russia's monopoly on crew transport by 2017.

  • 20/11/2013 | World

    Israeli leader lobbies in Russia against Iran deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Russia to insist world powers set tough terms for Iran in any deal reached in the standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 20/11/2013 | World

    Illinois governor signs same-sex marriage into law

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed into law a bill extending marriage rights to sa