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United States President Barack Obama congratulated Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri on his victory in the runoff in a phone call, according to a brief release from the White House.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) signed in Guyana, this week, agreements that will see countries of the eastern and southern Caribbean benefiting from US$165 million in development assistance.
The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster pace in recent months than first thought, as businesses restocked their goods. U.S. Commerce Department said the world's largest economy advanced 2.1% in the July-to-September period, up from an initial estimate of 1.5%.
US drugs giant Pfizer has sealed a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan for $160bn in what is the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history. The takeover could allow Pfizer to escape relatively high US corporate tax rates by moving its headquarters to Allergan's Dublin base.
United States State Secretary John Kerry congratulated on Monday newly elected president of Argentina Mauricio Macri saying Washington will cooperate “closely” with the administration that will take office on December 10.
The one-off Copa America Centenario will be played in 10 cities across the United States next summer. On Thursday, U.S. Soccer and CONCACAF, soccer's regional governing body, announced the final venues winnowed down from the list of two dozen interested markets released in January.
The Brazilian government increased its forecasts for what’s already expected to be a record season for soybean output and exports as farmers expand the planted area while yield prospects rise on above-average rainfall.
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been arrested in Haiti and taken to the US to face drug trafficking charges, US media reports say. Franqui Francisco Flores-de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo-Flores are accused of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the United States.
Expectations of a rise in US interest rates in December have soared following a stronger-than-expected jobs report. The US economy added 271,000 jobs in October, far exceeding the 185,000 jobs that economists had forecast.
The following piece by Gideon Rose (*) was published in The New York Times Opinion page and helps to understand much about the Iraq war and ongoing instability.