Tag: United States

United States
Friday, November 27th 2015 - 11:22 UTC

Obama on the phone with Macri; interest in expanding trade and energy ties

US interested in improving commercial ties, and expand opportunities in the energy sector, the White House said of the conversation.

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.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 07:43 UTC

US gaining influence in Caricom: signs US$ 165m in development assistance

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (c) welcomes US Ambassador to CARICOM Perry Holloway to the signing ceremony, while Mission Director, USAID, Eastern and Southern Caribbean, Christo

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.

Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 07:31 UTC

U.S. economy picks up in third quarter but down from same period in 2014

White House Economic Adviser Jason Furman said slowing foreign demand is inhibiting the economy and Congress needs to focus on domestic spending.

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%.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 13:56 UTC

Biggest pharmaceutical deal in history criticized by US political presidential hopefuls

The takeover could allow Pfizer to escape relatively high US corporate tax rates by moving its headquarters to Allergan's Dublin base.

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.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 10:13 UTC

Washington promises to cooperate closely with elected president Macri

 Kerry said “we are sure the United States and Argentina will continue cooperating deeply to promote regional security and prosperity”

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.

Friday, November 20th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Ten US cities selected to host the Copa America Centenario next June

The special centennial anniversary edition of South America's Cup will also include six national teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean

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.

Thursday, November 12th 2015 - 10:04 UTC

Brazil increases soybean forecast output to 102.8m tons for the 2015/16 season

Growers may reap between 101.2 million to 102.8 million metric tons of the oilseed in the 2015-2016 season, Conab said this week.

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.

Thursday, November 12th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

Nephews of Venezuela's First Lady face US drug trafficing charges

The two men are due to appear before a federal judge in New York on Thursday. Venezuela has not commented on the reported arrests

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.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 08:18 UTC

US unemployment drops to 5%; Fed expected to raise rates in December

Earlier this week, Janet Yellen, chair of the Fed, told a Congressional committee that a rise in US interest rates in December was “a live possibility”.

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.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:54 UTC

Why America invented Ahmad Chalabi

Chalabi was less a cause of the Iraq war than a convenient enabler of it. He was an answer to US’s problems, not Iraq’s

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.


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