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Wednesday, January 19th 2011 - 22:29 UTC

United States Welcomes China’s Success

President Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintau at the White House

President Obama welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House on Wednesday and praised China’s success.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011 - 22:06 UTC

UN Secretary-General Guest of Honour at 11th Anniversary Gala of the Sejong Soloists “Dream Team” at Carnegie Hall

Ban Ki-moon With Paula Zahn (Photo Times Square Gossip)

Sejong Soloists, the brilliant 14-piece conductor less string ensemble, often referred to as the sensational “dream team,” once again razzled and dazzled an internationally distinguished audience at their 11th Annual Gala in New York.

Monday, January 17th 2011 - 12:16 UTC

Washington makes access to Cuba easier

New guidelines announced Friday by Obama administration making travel and remittance to Cuba easier for US citizens.

Thursday, January 6th 2011 - 18:48 UTC

WikiLeaks Falklands - US concerned about Chavez while UK worried about trade and environmentalists

The American Government kept a close eye on the dispute between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands in 2010. Hitherto secret US State Department communications published by Wikileaks reveal that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton wrote to the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in early 2010, requesting analysis of the situation, which it was felt had been exacerbated by the British approval to search for oil in the seas off the islands, and by a revitalised and bitter diplomatic offensive by the government of President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner.

Sunday, January 2nd 2011 - 21:18 UTC

US immigration target for 2011: 404.000 deportations, includes screening jails

Among those deported in 2010 are 195.000 convicted criminals

A record number of immigrants were deported from the United States in 2010 boosted in part by the expansion of the Secure Communities program of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which identifies imprisoned undocumented foreigners.

Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 05:42 UTC

US withdraws Venezuela envoy's visa

Chavez had vowed Larry Palmer  would not be US ambassador

Decision to revoke visa for Venezuela's ambassador to Washington follows rejection of US choice for Caracas.

Friday, December 24th 2010 - 07:42 UTC

US census shows West and South gaining the most population and clout

California the most populous state with 37, 25 million

The United States Census Bureau announced that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538. The resident population represented an increase of 9.7%over the 2000 U.S. resident population of 281,421,906.

Thursday, December 23rd 2010 - 07:20 UTC

Hillary Clinton will represent Obama at Rousseff’s inauguration January first

A meeting of two ladies: Hillary Clinton with Dilma Rousseff

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head the United States delegation to attend the inauguration of Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff next January first, announced Wednesday the White House.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:15 UTC

Ernst & Young accused of helping Lehman Brothers hide financial problems

New York Attorney General and governor-elect Andrew Cuomo

New York prosecutors sued Ernst & Young, accusing the accounting firm of helping to hide Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's financial problems, the first major government legal action stemming from the Wall Street bank's 2008 downfall.

Saturday, December 18th 2010 - 08:55 UTC

Obama signs bipartisan tax-cut bill resisted by hard core Democrats

“The nature of compromise”, according to Obama

United States president Barack Obama signed Friday into law an 858 billion US dollars bill extending for two years Bush-era tax cuts to boost a fragile economy and add jobs.

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