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Monday, November 22nd 2010 - 20:45 UTC

Bolivia rejects US warning and will have dealings with whomever it wishes

President Evo Morales defends contacts with Iran

Bolivian President Evo Morales delivered a blunt reply on Monday to visiting US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates's warning about dealings with Iran, saying Bolivia will ally with whomever it wants.

Monday, November 22nd 2010 - 04:09 UTC

EU and the US pledge to reach a deal on the Doha trade negotiations next year

A non exciting summit according to President Obama

European Union leaders and President Barack Obama over the weekend made a point of stressing EU/US close ties after a low-key summit in Lisbon ended with a pledge to push for a deal in the Doha trade negotiation next year.

Sunday, November 21st 2010 - 23:49 UTC

International visitors sustainedly flocking to the US: 40.2 million in eight months

August marked eleventh straight month of increases

The United States Department of Commerce says the number of international visitors to the country is rising fast.

Saturday, November 20th 2010 - 02:30 UTC

Bernanke warns about two-speed recovery which could end in slow growth for all

Falling inflation and high unemployment, challenges for the Fed chairman

The United States central bank chairman Ben Bernanke has criticised countries like China that run large trade surpluses. He said that by buying dollars, these countries were hurting the US recovery and the global economy with it.

Friday, November 19th 2010 - 04:51 UTC

US October inflation year-on-year stands at 1.2%; fears of deflation

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke

Inflation in the US slowed further in October, with “core” inflation - which excludes volatile food and fuel prices - up only 0.6% on a year ago. It is the lowest year-on-year increase on record, with core prices remaining unchanged for three months running.

Friday, November 19th 2010 - 02:07 UTC

Republicans promise head on battle with ‘dangerous’ Latam ‘autocrats’

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, most probably the next House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman.

The “dangerous behaviour” of the presidents of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador shows “an undeniable link between the decline of democratic freedoms and human rights and the increase of tangible risks to the security of our region,” said US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl), a Cuban-American lawmaker.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010 - 22:29 UTC

US cancel exchange of sensitive information with Argentina because of “leaks”

Jose Sbatella, head of Argentina’s anti laundering money special unit

The Argentine government admitted that a confidential communication channel with the US on financial operations was interrupted mid 2009 following Washington’s suspicions that data sent to Buenos Aires was used for political purposes.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010 - 12:07 UTC

“If the Euro fails, Europe fails”, warns Germany’s Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Euro is the glue that holds Europe together, signalling that an Irish bailout may be the price of preserving European unity.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010 - 04:44 UTC

New York City pent-house sold at record 10.259 US dollars a square foot

The three bedroom apartment is on the 41st floor of 15 Central Park West

A New York City penthouse at 15 Central Park West sold to a mystery buyer for 40 million US dollars, representing the highest-priced residential real estate in the city at a record of 10,259 US dollars a square foot.

Thursday, November 11th 2010 - 06:16 UTC

“The dollar strength rests on the fundamental strength of the US economy”

The global role of the dollar at the heart of discussions

Following is a text of a letter from President Barack Obama to G20 leaders due to meet in Seoul from tomorrow. The letter was sent on Tuesday.

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