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Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 07:48 UTC

Early polls indicate better prepared Hillary came ahead of Trump in the debate

“I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. “And yes, I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be President“”

Early polls following the first of three presidential debates point to Hillary Clinton coming out ahead of Donald Trump in Monday night’s face off. According to a CNN/ORC poll taken immediately after the debate wrapped, 62% of 521 registered voters who watched the debate said Clinton won, compared to 27% for Trump. Pulbic Policy Polling also had Clinton trumping Trump, but by a more narrow margin of 51% to 40%.

Friday, September 23rd 2016 - 11:10 UTC

Heavy fire from Obama, if blacks don't turn out to vote, “I will consider it an insult to my legacy”

“There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter. It all matters,” Obama told the crowd at the event hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

President Barack Obama, in one of his final presidential addresses to a predominately black audience of Capitol Hill lawmakers and guests, made a plea to his Democratic base: African-Americans must vote en masse in November's presidential contest to help his legacy or he will be personally insulted.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:31 UTC

Obama blasts those who build walls fuelled by nationalism, sectarian hatred and economic inequality

“A nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself,” Mr. Obama said of the protectionist impulse to resist the forces of global integration.

In his final address to the United Nations General Assembly as United States President, Barack Obamae on Tuesday delivered a stinging rebuke of those who would build walls, a message aimed at foreign leaders who he said had fueled rising nationalism, sectarian hatred and economic inequality — but, unmistakably, at Donald Trump, as well.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 10:02 UTC

Almost every agency in the US government’s is collaborating with its Argentine counterpart

By all accounts, President Obama’s visit was a historic success — the first presidential visit to Buenos Aires in nearly 20 years.

By Noah Mamet (*) - The very close relations between US and Argentina are exposed in this article to celebrate the 140th anniversary of The Buenos Aires Herald

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

Fed expected to keep cautious approach to interest rates next week

Fed governor Lael Brainard said the risk with raising rates too soon is that it could damage the fragile economy.

North American stock markets rallied today after a U.S. Federal Reserve official hinted that the central bank remains cautious about interest rate hikes. Fed governor Lael Brainard said the risk with raising rates too soon is that it could damage the fragile economy.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 10:44 UTC

First OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the US next November 8

Laura Chinchilla, the first woman president of Costa Rica, held office from 2010 to 2014. In 2015 she headed the OAS mission to Mexican federal elections.

The former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, will head the first Electoral Observation Mission that the OAS will deploy to the United States and that will observe the upcoming November 8 elections.

Monday, September 12th 2016 - 07:07 UTC

Hillary's pneumonia puts US presidential candidates' medical records on the campaign debate

Clinton's pneumonia was being treated with antibiotics and the candidate had been “advised to rest and modify her schedule,” doctor Bardack said.

United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's personal doctor revealed on Sunday that he Democratic nominee was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, hours after Clinton drew attention for abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial event at Ground Zero and was seen on video apparently being assisted getting into a van.

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

US economy adds more jobs in August, but not as many as expected

The number of extra jobs was sharply down from an upwardly revised July figure of 275,000. It was also smaller than the average monthly increase of 204,000

The expanding US economy added another 151,000 jobs in August, according to the US Labor Department, while the unemployment rate stayed at 4.9%. The number of extra jobs was sharply down from an upwardly revised July figure of 275,000. It was also a smaller rise than the average monthly increase of 204,000 seen during the previous 12 months.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 10:45 UTC

First US commercial flight lands in Cuba in more than half a century

Calling it a “historic occasion,” Foxx said the inaugural flight culminated “months of work by airlines, cities, the U.S. government and many others”

United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stepped onto Cuban soil from the first U.S. commercial flight to the island nation in more than half a century on Wednesday, a JetBlue Airways flight from Florida, marking a big step in restoring normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Guantanamo Bay inmate is back in Uruguay following his arrest in Venezuela

Diyab and five other ex-Guantanamo inmates resettled along with him have had a running dispute with Uruguay's government over housing and living allowances

A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials announced in Montevideo. Syrian Jihad Diyab, 45, who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan secret police after going off the radar in Uruguay then traveling to Venezuela, apparently evading border control.

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