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  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    US praises Argentine agreements with Repsol and ICSID

    By Pablo Jiménez
    A UIA meeting in Cardales was the stage for the first meeting between the Cabinet Chief and the United States' most senior representative in Argentina. Kevin Sullivan, who is in charge of the US embassy on an interim basis, met with Jorge Capitanich backstage at the industrial organisation's annual event.

  • 24/02/2014 | Argentina

    US praises 'positive' Argentine negotiations with Repsol, Paris Club

    The US embassy's business adviser in Buenos Aires, Kevin Sullivan, has welcomed negotiations between the Argentine government and Spanish corporation Repsol over the expropriation of YPF, as well as further talks with the Paris Club over the payment of outstanding debt commitments.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Blinded by a blizzard of facts

    By James Nielson
    Back in 1929, the then US Secretary of State Henry Stimson closed down his department’s code-breaking office because, he said, “gentlemen don’t read each other’s mail.” If her words about the subject are anything to go by, Cristina must see in Stimson a kindred spirit.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Human rights groups complain of spying

    By Luciana Bertoia
    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner criticized those opposition leaders who did not complain about the alleged espionage by the US. However, human rights organizations, left-wing political parties and unions have been reporting they have been spied by the Border Guard throughout the Kirchnerite decade.

  • 04/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK flies to New York ahead of assuming UN presidency

    President Cristina Kirchner will travel on Sunday night to New York ahead of a planned speech on Tuesday before the United Nations Security Council, whose presidency Argentina will occupy throughout August.

  • 09/06/2014 | World

    Audit shows 100,000 US veterans face long waits for healthcare

    More than 100,000 veterans are experiencing waits of more than 90 days for appointments at medical centers run by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal audit released by the agency.

  • 18/07/2013 | World

    Detroit files biggest-ever US municipal bankruptcy

    The city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, making it the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy in US history and marking a new low for a city that was the cradle of the U.S. automotive industry.

  • 18/07/2013 | World

    Texas governor signs strict abortion law that sparked protests

    Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday signed into law tough new restrictions on abortion, including a ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy, marking one of the biggest victories in a decade for opponents of the procedure in the United States.

  • 19/01/2014 | World

    Obama: Marijuana a bad idea, but no more dangerous than alcohol

    US President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a "bad habit" but thinks legal penalties now fall disproportionately on minorities and that states legalizing pot should go ahead with their plans, he said in a profile released on Sunday.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    US won't recognise Malvinas islanders referendum

    US State Secretary John Kerry completed his first visit to the UK, where the official met his counterpart Foreign Secretary William Hague and told him that Washington will not recognize the result of next month's islanders referendum.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    US to delay key health-reform provision to 2015

    The Obama administration on Tuesday said it will not require employers to provide health insurance for their workers until 2015, a move that delays a key provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law by a year, and past the next election.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    US Attorney General questions 'Stand Your Ground' self-defense laws

    US Attorney General Eric Holder told a major civil rights convention that controversial 'Stand Your Ground' self-defense laws that have been adopted in 30 states should be reconsidered.

  • 08/07/2011 | World

    US city requires armed guards at some restaurants

    Small restaurants in the city of Newark, New Jersey will be required to have an armed security guard at night under a new law approved by the city council.

  • 09/12/2011 | World

    US says EU pact progress, more needs to be done

    The White House said an agreement by Europe, except Britain, for deeper economic integration in the euro zone was progress, but more needed to be done.

  • 12/08/2012 | World

    US and Turkey weigh no-fly zones for Syria

    The United States and Turkey are looking at all measures to help Syrian rebel forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, including a no-fly zone, as the conflict there deepens, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

  • 24/02/2011 | World

    Shuttle Discovery lifts off for last space flight

    Space shuttle Discovery blasted off for the last time, carrying six astronauts and a load of supplies, spare parts and a robot for the International Space Station.

  • 19/04/2011 | World

    Some New York cab drivers to wear bulletproof vests

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

  • 31/05/2011 | World

    William and Kate to visit Canada, USA in July

    Prince William and his new wife Princess Catherine are to visit eight cities during their official trip to Canada in July, which marks their first royal tour as a married couple, informed a representative from St. James’ Palace in London.

  • 05/11/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil discusses bill for local Internet data storage

    Brazil is pushing ahead with legislation that would force global Internet companies to keep data on Brazilian users inside the country, despite opposition from the companies and in Congress.

  • 19/01/2014 | Latin America

    Brazil to watch Obama 'first step' on spying

    Brazil's government called US President Barack Obama's promise to ban spying on leaders of close allies a "first step" and said it would follow the consequences of the US leader's speech closely.

  • 05/05/2014 | Latin America

    HRW: Venezuela violated rights of protesters

    Venezuela has violated the rights of opposition protesters through beatings, illegal detentions and failure to follow due process, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

  • 17/03/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Maduro urges Obama to halt 'plot' against rival

    Venezuela's acting president urged US President Barack Obama to stop what he called a plot by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency to kill his opposition rival and trigger a coup ahead of an April 14 election.

  • 02/09/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil, Mexico ask US to explain NSA spying

    Brazil has demanded an explanation from the United States after new allegations that Washington spied on President Dilma Rousseff, complaining that its sovereignty may have been violated and suggesting that it could call off Rousseff's planned state visit to the White House next month.

  • 09/09/2013 | Latin America

    NSA spying on Petrobras, if proven, is industrial espionage - Rousseff

    Reports that the United States spied on Brazilian oil company Petrobras, if proven, would be tantamount to industrial espionage and have no security justification, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said.

  • 25/05/2014 | Sports

    Hunter-Reay wins Indianapolis 500

    Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first US racer in eight years to win the Indianapolis 500 today and denied hard-charging Brazilian Helio Castroneves a record-equaling fourth victory at the Brickyard.

  • 14/08/2014 | Sports

    USA, Cyprus presented as venues for Argentina-Israel Davis Cup tie

    Israel today presented the US city of Sunrise as their preferred venue to play the upcoming Davis Cup play-off against Argentina, with Cyprus capital Nicosia another possibility for the World Group relegation tie.

  • 19/08/2014 | Sports

    Argentina Davis Cup captain Jaite to step down after Israel clash

    Argentina's Davis Cup tennis captain Martín Jaite has named his final squad for the international tournament, after announcing that he will step down after the World Group play-off with Israel in September.

  • 12/08/2012 | Sports

    Durant leads USA to victory over Spain

    The United States were pushed to the limit in the game that mattered most and rose to the challenge to beat an inspired Spain 107-100 and win the Olympic gold medal in men's basketball.

  • 17/11/2013 | Sports

    Vettel sets record with US Grand Prix win

    Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel won the US Grand Prix today, becoming the first driver to take eight consecutive victories in a single Formula One season.

  • 01/05/2014 | Sports

    Centenary Copa America launched with US hosting

    The United States will stage a centenary Copa America in 2016 hoping it will lead to more competition between the sport's two continental governing bodies in the Americas, South American ruling body CONMEBOL president Eugenio Figueredo said today.

  • 23/07/2012 | Sports

    USA Basketball learn 'valuable lesson' from Argentina

    It was the narrowest winning margin yet for the US basketball team in the run-up to defending their Olympic title, but coach Mike Krzyzewski said the 86-80 victory over Argentina provided a valuable lesson for his squad.

  • 30/07/2012 | Sports

    Phelps safely through to butterfly semis

    Michael Phelps sailed through the heats of the men’s 200 metres butterfly to stay on course to cap his incredible Olympic career with more record milestones.

  • 08/08/2012 | Sports

    Women's football final set to smash crowd record

    The women's football final between the United States and Japan will smash the Olympic women's attendance record on Thursday after a frenzied buying spree for tickets for the gold medal decider at Wembley.

  • 16/01/2012 | Sports

    James and Bryant head Team USA squad

    NBA All-Stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are among the 20 players who will compete for selection for the US men's basketball Olympic team, USA Basketball said.

  • 17/07/2012 | Sports

    Sluggish United States beat Brazil

    The US men's basketball team eased past Brazil 80-69 in an exhibition game, but their sluggish play and spotty shooting should banish any thoughts they will waltz to another Olympic gold medal in London.

  • 22/07/2012 | Sports

    USA basketball chief sees 'sea change' coming

    When Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird hit Barcelona 20 years ago they ushered in a new era of Olympic basketball, their Dream Team of NBA stars firing the imagination of hoopsters around the globe.

  • 16/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Early & late goals give US 2-1 win over Ghana

    Substitute John Brooks headed an 86th-minute winner as the United States beat Ghana 2-1 in a World Cup Group G clash, just as the Africans thought they had snatched a draw.

  • 16/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

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