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Colombian opposition groups have reacted angrily after details of a controversial military deal with the US were made public.
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee kept US interest rates on hold at between 0% and 0.25%, as had been widely expected. Despite the US economy growing 3.5% in July to September - its first expansion since June 2008 - rates were left unchanged on Wednesday to further aid the recovery.
Ford, one of the big three of the US auto industry has announced profits of almost one billion US dollars between July and September thanks to increased market share and a successful cost-cutting program.
A United States Navy assault vessel built partly with 7.5 tons of steel debris from the World Trade Centre sailed up New York's Hudson River on Monday in its first tribute to the more than 2,700 people killed in the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
United States president Barak Obama has a special interest in the sale of 36 fighter aircraft Brazil has announced it plans to purchase and would consider a “disappointment” if the contract goes to any of its competitors (France or Sweden), said Ellen Tauscher Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.
Colombia and the United States signed Friday in Bogotá the controversial agreement that allows US military personnel to be stationed at seven (land, air, sea) military bases in Washington’s closest ally in the region.
The United States economy grew at an annual pace of 3.5% between July and September, its first expansion in more than a year. The growth was helped by a substantial government spending plan, including a scrappage scheme to boost car sales.
The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to call for an end to the US embargo on Cuba. The vote was cast at the 192-member General Assembly with 187 in favour, three against and two abstentions. This is the 18th year that the General Assembly voted to urge an end to the U.S. embargo.
The United States welcomes the rise in the Yuan's exchange rate in recent years but wants the currency to climb further, visiting Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. However, a Chinese trade official said that despite pressure for the Yuan to appreciate, the currency would probably not see a major adjustment until the country's exports improve noticeably.
The final pieces are falling into place for “Oasis of the Seas” with the ship's future owners Royal Caribbean and homeport Fort Lauderdale in Florida State poised to introduce the world to the largest cruise ship ever built.