The United States said Wednesday it would like China to explain why it needs an aircraft carrier amid broader US concerns about Beijing's lack of transparency over its military aims.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan downplayed the risk of a double-dip recession in the United States saying the domestic economy was in better shape compared to its European peers.
For the second time in a week Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said the country was prepared for the global financial turbulence, but said a strengthened domestic market was crucial to overcome the tough times ahead.
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.
Chilean students organization with the support of unions have announced a new round of demonstrations while the conservative government of President Sebastián Piñera reported on Wednesday the arrest of over 400 hundred protesters as violence erupted on the streets of Chile's capital along with other cities, during marches demanding changes in public education.
The Argentine Police investigating the double-murder case of the French tourists in Salta confirmed Wednesday that the gun confiscated last Saturday from the six people arrested in connection with the crime, was the weapon used to kill the young French women, a Salta court spokesperson said.
Venezuelan July inflation, as measured by the national index INPC, came in on the high side of expectations at 2.7%, up from June.
Cuban revenue from tourism jumped 13% percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2010, the National Statistics Office, or ONE, reported on its Web site.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday authorized police to use water cannons after four nights of rioting, looting and arson - saying a “fight back” is under way to restore law and order to Britain's streets.
“Visit Britain”, the UK's tourism authority, has pulled a video promoting Britain with the tag line You're Invited from adverts running alongside BBC iPlayer programs overseas, reports The Guardian.