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Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 06:54 UTC

Mexican president hails Obama's decisions on immigration

“I want to publicly recognize yesterday's announcement,” said Peña Nieto “These measures bring relief to principally Mexican immigrants.”

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto hailed US President Barack Obama's sweeping steps on immigration, saying they were “most important measures taken in several decades” and would allow families to stay together.

Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 05:49 UTC

US Senate grills banks accused of 'unfair' trading practices with commoditisers

“If you like what Wall Street did for the housing market, you'll love what Wall Street is doing for commodities”, said Senator Carl Levin

Executives of three US banks are being grilled by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities. A two-year report found that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase bought up large stockpiles of commodities like aluminum and copper.

Friday, November 21st 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Potential of US offshore oil and gas, according to American Petroleum Institute

Eastern Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific OCS and the Atlantic OCS are currently almost entirely off-limits to offshore oil and gas development

Two new studies released by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the United States if the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific outer continental shelf (OCS) were opened to offshore oil and natural gas development.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:29 UTC

Fed minutes confirm reveal consensus on ending stimulus program

Most observers expect the Fed will begin raising the rate in the middle of 2015, mostly in an effort to keep inflation in check as the US recovery gathers steam.

Although the US Federal Reserve was worried about turmoil in emerging markets, the central bank reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus program, its latest minutes reveal.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 06:17 UTC

National Guard ready to act in Missouri waiting for jury decision on killing of black teenager

Governor Nixon signed an state of emergency order on Monday, activating Missouri's National Guard.

The governor of the US state of Missouri has activated the state's National Guard in anticipation of a grand jury decision over the killing of an unarmed black teenager. In a statement, Jay Nixon said the guard will “support law enforcement's efforts to maintain peace”.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

Rousseff wants to improve ties with Washington, but hurdles and attitudes persist

After re-election Rousseff told Vice President Joe Biden that she wanted to restart discussions “right away” for a formal state visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who cancelled a White House trip last year in anger over U.S. spying revelations, now wants to improve ties and reschedule the state visit - but some U.S. officials warn it might not be that easy.

Friday, November 14th 2014 - 19:04 UTC

When Germany promised 'the return of Texas' if Mexico declared war on US

On Jan 1917 the British intercepted a message from German foreign minister Zimmerman with the promise to help Mexico recover the 'lost territories'

The United States of America entered World War I in April 1917 and it is widely believed that turned the tide of the conflict. The wartime leader was Woodrow Wilson, whose progressive accomplishments were significant between 1912 and his re-election in 1916.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 06:48 UTC

US authorities looking into 'possible bribes' in the Petrobras corruption scandal

US authorities are looking into whether Petrobras or its employees, middlemen or contractors, violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

United States authorities are investigating whether Brazil's giant gas and oil corporation Petrobras or its employees were paid bribes, adding to the mounting domestic corruption probes facing the state-controlled oil company.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:38 UTC

Released documents: Reagan's apologies to Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada

US troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Marxist regime. While US forces were still in action, Reagan phoned Thatcher to explain the action he had taken.

A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the US invaded a Commonwealth state.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 07:28 UTC

US Congress members support for Gibraltar's self determination

“I am grateful for the support that members of the US Congress have shown for Gibraltar”, said Minister Lidington

British Government is working with the US Congress in order to bolster support for Gibraltar’s right to remain under British sovereignty.

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