Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri paid tribute on Monday to five of his countrymen killed in an attack in New York City. The five Argentines were among eight people killed when a man drove a rented pickup truck down a mile-long stretch of bike path in Manhattan, mowing down people enjoying a sunny fall afternoon.
After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Friday imposing costly fines onto people who advertise illegal rentals online, the housing site Airbnb sued, contending that the law violates freedom of speech and is unconstitutional.
The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help birds navigate their migratory routes in spring and autumn. Migrating birds are believed to use stars to navigate but they can be disorientated by electric lights, causing them to crash into buildings.
A record 56.4 million tourists visited New York last year, drawn by its diverse culture, low crime and dynamism, and generating 61.3 billion for America's largest city, officials said this week.
President Juan Manuel Santos was grateful and ‘accepted with prudence’ his Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica offer to host a peace-talks process in Montevideo with the other big guerrilla movement in Colombia, the ELN, National Liberation Army
Argentina’s state-run airline and flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas announced this week it will resume its direct flights to New York that were terminated five years ago. On December 15, the company will be offering a daily flight from Ezeiza airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy airport.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency Sunday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu vaccinations to more people as officials seek to stem the worst flu outbreak in that state in several years.
Gasoline rationing in New York City which was scheduled to end on Monday has been extended through Friday, even as the gas station lines that prompted it have all but disappeared.
The US stock market slowly returned to life on Wednesday after two days in the dark, in the wake of the massive storm Sandy that caused the market's first weather-related two-day closure since the late 19th century.
Businesses on the US East Coast have continued to be disrupted by storm Sandy, with total damage estimated at between 10bn and 20bn dollars. Sandy has flooded subway and road tunnels in much of Lower Manhattan.