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Monday, April 21st 2014 - 07:06 UTC

Argentine bonds' case reaches US Supreme Court; support from Obama administration

US Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler is expected to argue that lower court rulings “undermine sovereign immunity”

The US government will stand before the Supreme Court on Monday in support of Argentina's position in its ongoing legal fight with bond investors over a ruling which forces banks in New York, with which Argentina does business, to disclose information about the country's non US assets, as investors seek repayment.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Vice-president Biden will visit Brazil and attend a US national team game

The Vice-president with the World Cup at the State Department

United States Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:11 UTC

Lower budget deficits over the next decade forecasted in the US

However as the baby-boom generation retires deficits will begin to rise says the Congressional Budget Office

US budget deficits over the next decade will be 286 billion less than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, attributing much of the decline to lower estimates of subsidy costs under President Barack Obama's health insurance reform law.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 04:01 UTC

White House confirms Uruguay's Mujica will meet President Obama on 12 May

The Uruguayan president will be travelling to Washington on time for the 12 May appointment

The White House confirmed on Monday that President Obama will host his Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica on May 12, highlighting the close partnership with Uruguay and strong leadership of Mujica's administration on human rights, social inclusion and global peace and security.

Friday, April 11th 2014 - 04:38 UTC

Hedge funds target laundered funds in Nevada by close associate of the Kirchner family

A smiling Baez with members of the Kirchner family in Santa Cruz. Cristina Fernandez with dark glasses

The American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), an organization which unites several bond holders from the Argentine default of 2001, questioned on Thursday the “lack of transparency” within President Cristina Fernández administration, during a video conference with reporters.

Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 06:17 UTC

Argentine top minister in Washington attending the 'ideologically bias” IMF assembly

While in Buenos Aires Capitanich launched a scathing attack, Kicillof was scheduled for a round of contacts

In a strong reply to the IMF report on the Argentine economy forecasting 0.5% expansion in 2014, the administration of President Cristina Fernandez said the multilateral organization suffers of an 'ideological bias' and its recipes only prompted the 'worst social and productive crisis in the history of Argentina'.

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.

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.

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