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United States
Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:34 UTC

US economy adds 192.000 new jobs in March; unemployment steady at 6.7%

Healthcare gained 19,000 new jobs, and ambulatory healthcare, including outpatient care, rose by 20,000

The US added 192,000 new jobs in March, in line with expectations, as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7%. Severe weather over the winter did not prevent the monthly average for new jobs from continuing a climb towards pre-economic crisis levels.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

White House targets methane emissions

According to the White House, 36% of methane emissions come from agriculture.

By Nicholas Cunningham of Oilprice.com - On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an outgrowth of the President's Climate Action Plan announced last year. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, about 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

US Falklands' policy 'disappointing' but, one of many issues of US/UK special relationship

The report also emphasizes the 'spirit of realism' from British PM David Cameron foreign policy

The United States failure to recognize the right of the Falkland Islands to national self-determination is “disappointing”, reads a British House of Commons inquiry into the health of the so-called special relationship between the UK and the US. The report was released a day after the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the South Atlantic islands (2 April 1982) and highlights London's frustration on the issue.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 06:20 UTC

UK remains “the US most capable and interoperable ally” in defense issues

Defense Secretary Hammond gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington

UK Defense Secretary Philip Hammond has been talking about why the UK and US must remain partners of choice in defense. This week Mr Hammond gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC about the special relationship that exists between the UK and the US, describing the UK as the most capable and interoperable ally.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:54 UTC

Gibraltar top officials on a lobbying and trade promotion tour in Washington

Picardo and Garcia at the Heritage Foundation where the talked about the strategic importance of Gibraltar

Gibraltar top elected officials this week went on a lobbying tour in the United States where they met government officials, visited Capitol Hill, talked trade and strongly defended the British Overseas Territory freedom, self determination and sovereignty.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Obama praises Francis and invites him to the US; Vatican points out some differences

The private meeting lasted 52 minutes

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday during their meeting in the Vatican, but the lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 06:09 UTC

US and Paraguay to collaborate in combating organized crime

President Cartes and Roberta Jacobson

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson said Washington is considering increasing cooperation with Paraguay in combating trans-national crime, particularly Brazilian organizations involved in durgs and arms trafficking.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 01:20 UTC

Mujica confirms Uruguay will accept Guantanamo prisoners as 'refugees'

The Uruguayan president made the revelation on Thursday

President Jose Mujica confirmed that Uruguay has agreed with the United States to accept some prisoners held in the much-criticized detention center at the US military base of Guantanamo Bay, but he also cautioned that “everything has a bill”.

Thursday, March 20th 2014 - 03:26 UTC

US Fed hints interest rates could start to rise in early 2015 as jobs picture improves

It was Janet Yellen first FOMC statement since taking over as Fed chairperson

The US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted on Wednesday that interest rates in the US could start to rise in early 2015, that is six months after it halts its monthly bond-buying program. Ms Yellen made the remarks after the Fed said it will scale back bond purchases by a further 10bn dollars per month.

Saturday, March 15th 2014 - 04:12 UTC

“Crimea means more to Russia than the Falklands to Britain”

Lavrov and Kerry had 'very direct and very frank talks' but differences persist

Crimea means more to Russia than the Falklands mean to Britain, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after holding last-ditch talks on the region with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry.


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