Stories for January 26th 2011
The US president has been focusing on jobs and the economy as he addressed the public in his annual State of the Union speech.
United States President Barack Obama has announced that he will pay his first visit to Brazil and other South American countries in March.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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).
United States President Barrack Obama pledged on Tuesday to help Russia investigate the deadly terrorist attack on Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, the Kremlin said.