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Monday, August 29th 2016 - 04:27 UTC

Obama creates largest protected marine area in Hawaii

The Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

United States President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, the White House said, an action that will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 09:03 UTC

Fed vice-president optimistic about US economy employment and inflation targets

“We are close to our targets,” Fischer said on Sunday, adding that jobs growth had been “remarkably resilient”. However he did not mention interest rates

The Federal Reserve is close to hitting its targets for US employment and 2% inflation, according to the central bank's vice chairman, Stanley Fischer. In a speech in Colorado, the Fed's number two policymaker was upbeat about the economy's recovery and prospects.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:39 UTC

Trump overhauls campaign team to try and reverse poor opinion polls

 Trump named Steve Bannon, from Breitbart News website, as campaign CEO. He also promoted senior adviser Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump overhauled his presidential campaign team for the second time in less than two months, hiring the head of a conservative news website to bolster his combative image and try to reverse poor opinion poll numbers. Trump named Steve Bannon, head of the Breitbart News website, as campaign chief executive officer, a new position.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 04:47 UTC

Fifteen Guantanamo prisoners transferred to the United Arab Emirates

President Obama has long vowed to close Guantanamo, but efforts to transfer prisoners to the U.S. have been blocked by Congress.

Fifteen prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates — the largest single release of the Obama administration. The population of the military prison in Cuba is now down to 61.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:40 UTC

Trump trailing in the polls pledged slashing taxes and regulations to “jump start America”

“We are in a competition with the world, and I want America to win,” Trump told the Detroit Economic Club

The United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he will slash taxes, block onerous financial regulations and unleash the energy sector as he pledged to “jump-start America” with a new economic plan if he is elected president.

Monday, August 8th 2016 - 10:49 UTC

US economy adds 255.000 jobs in July: unemployment remains at 4.9%

The largest growth in US employment - some 70,000 new jobs - came from professional and business sectors, in particular computing.

The US economy added a stronger-than-expected 255,000 jobs in July, fuelling speculation that interest rates could rise before the end of the year. The figure was below June's upwardly revised figure of 292,000 jobs, but was far higher than analysts' forecasts of between 175,000 and 180,000. However US unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 20:44 UTC

Kerry supports Macri free-market policies but calls for patience: things don't change overnight

Kerry addressed growing local discontent over an economy beset by stagflation. “It’s not all going to change overnight,” Kerry told a group of business leaders

United States Secretary of State John Kerry urged Argentina to be patient with the slow pace of economic progress and investments under its new government and praised president Mauricio Macri’s free-market stance.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 20:18 UTC

Kerry delivers declassified documents from the Argentine 1976/83 dictatorship

The relationship between US and Argentina is an exciting, forward-looking one, ”but we’re also conscious of the lessons from the past,” Kerry said

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the first batch of Washington’s declassified intelligence documents dating back to the 1976-1983 Argentine dictatorship to President Mauricio Macri, following through on a commitment made by US President Barack Obama during his March visit to Argentina.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 13:18 UTC

Clint Eastwood blasts the “kiss-ass generation”, and admits a vote for Trump despite “some dumb things”

We're living in a “kiss-ass generation,” one where political correctness has ruined everything, said spaghetti western films king

Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend. He's been a movie icon for decades, the star of the famed “Man With No Name” Spaghetti Westerns and Dirty Harry movies. The 86-year-old Oscar winner is also one of the highest-profile conservatives in the movie business. Or maybe he's one of the highest-profile libertarians but he's not sure which ideological descriptor fits for him anymore.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 - 06:35 UTC

Temer hails beef agreement with the US; expects sales to reach US$ 1b next year

“This agreement will help growth and to create one of the main social rights, which is the right to work”, said Temer at the ceremony announcing the pact

Brazil's acting president, Michel Temer, on Monday hailed the opening of the U.S. market to Brazilian beef, saying that it will help create new jobs and will expand trade for Latin America's largest economy.

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