Stories for January 26th 2011

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 23:59 UTC

Obama’s Speech Focuses on Economy

Pte. Obama during his speech at the Congress

The US president has been focusing on jobs and the economy as he addressed the public in his annual State of the Union speech.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 23:51 UTC

President Obama Announces Trip to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador For March

Obama will be pay his first Latam visit to Brazil

United States President Barack Obama has announced that he will pay his first visit to Brazil and other South American countries in March.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 23:46 UTC

Brazil to Restrict Foreign Mining

Brazil’s recently sworn in government, is concerned about increasing foreign interests in its mining assets and is looking in to the possibility of restricting foreign purchases of mines, Folha de Sao Paulo reported.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 23:42 UTC

BBC World Service Cuts Jobs

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will cut some 650 jobs, more than a quarter of the state financed entities 2,400 jobs, over the next three years.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 23:36 UTC

United States Calls For Reform in Egypt

Clinton shows where US stands on Egypt

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has said that widespread anti-government protests over poverty and government repression in Egypt represent an opportunity for the 30-year administration of president Hosni Mubarak to implement “political, economic and social reforms to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people”.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 22:23 UTC

Another Good Year Expected For Uruguayan Bank Profits

Uruguayan banks will probably be able to continue with last year’s profits in the current year, as the economy strengthens, Fernando Oliva, directory of consultancy at Doloitte told BNAmericas.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 20:43 UTC

Brazil Re-evaluates Purchase of Warships and Aircraft

Brazil is re-evaluating a six billion dollar plan to purchase eleven warships

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is re-evaluating a six billion dollar plan to purchase eleven warships, as part of her plan to slash government spending, the Folha de Sao Pablo reported.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 20:35 UTC

Lebanese Tycoon Najib Mikati Become’s Prime Minister

Lebanon's prime minister-designate, Najib Mikati

Self-made bilionaire Najib Mikati, attained the backing of enough members of parliament to be named Lebanon’s premier. He is now faced with the challenges of repairing political and sectarian rifts, threatening to tear the country apart.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 20:24 UTC

Colombia Committed to Improving Human Rights

HRW director Jose Manuel Vivanco

Guaranteeing respect for human rights in Colombia is the “common purpose” of Non-governmental Organisations (NGO) and the government, Colombia’s defence minister said, responding to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 20:21 UTC

The US and Interpol to Help Investigate Terrorist Attack in Russia

United States President Barrack Obama pledged on Tuesday to help Russia investigate the deadly terrorist attack on Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, the Kremlin said.

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