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Friday, August 5th 2016 - 20:18 UTC

Kerry delivers declassified documents from the Argentine 1976/83 dictatorship

The relationship between US and Argentina is an exciting, forward-looking one, ”but we’re also conscious of the lessons from the past,” Kerry said

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the first batch of Washington’s declassified intelligence documents dating back to the 1976-1983 Argentine dictatorship to President Mauricio Macri, following through on a commitment made by US President Barack Obama during his March visit to Argentina.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 13:18 UTC

Clint Eastwood blasts the “kiss-ass generation”, and admits a vote for Trump despite “some dumb things”

We're living in a “kiss-ass generation,” one where political correctness has ruined everything, said spaghetti western films king

Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend. He's been a movie icon for decades, the star of the famed “Man With No Name” Spaghetti Westerns and Dirty Harry movies. The 86-year-old Oscar winner is also one of the highest-profile conservatives in the movie business. Or maybe he's one of the highest-profile libertarians but he's not sure which ideological descriptor fits for him anymore.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 - 06:35 UTC

Temer hails beef agreement with the US; expects sales to reach US$ 1b next year

“This agreement will help growth and to create one of the main social rights, which is the right to work”, said Temer at the ceremony announcing the pact

Brazil's acting president, Michel Temer, on Monday hailed the opening of the U.S. market to Brazilian beef, saying that it will help create new jobs and will expand trade for Latin America's largest economy.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 - 06:19 UTC

US and Brazil agree to open each others' beef market

USDA acknowledged that for the first time since 1999 the U.S. will allow imports of fresh and frozen Brazilian beef.

The United States and Brazil have agreed to allow access to each other's beef markets after more than a decade of negotiations. Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply has agreed to imports of U.S. beef for the first time in 13 years, USDA announced today. And the U.S. will accept Brazilian beef for the first time since 1999.

Monday, August 1st 2016 - 13:16 UTC

US economy grows at slower pace in second quarter despite strong consumer spending

Consumer spending surged in the three months to June by an annual pace of 4.2% - the fastest pace since the fourth quarter of 2014.

The United States economy grew at a much slower pace than expected in the second quarter and GDP was revised down in the first three months of the year. The world's largest economy grew at an annual rate of 1.2% in the three months to June, far below forecasts of 2.6%, Growth for the first quarter was revised down from 1.1% to 0.8%.

Friday, July 29th 2016 - 13:25 UTC

Uruguay will not fund Turkey ticket for vanished ex Guantanamo inmate who surfaced in Venezuela

Dhiab is one of six former Guantanamo prisoners who were resettled in Uruguay after being released by U.S. authorities in 2014, invited by ex President Jose Mujica

The Uruguayan government announced on Thursday it will not fund the return trip or to Turkey or any third country, of former Guantanamo prisoner, Jihad Ahmad Dhiab who went missing for over a month and this week turned up at the Uruguayan consulate in Caracas, Venezuela.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 13:04 UTC

Fed sees current conditions remaining unchanged, at least until December

Fed chair Janet Yellen at the press conference following the cautious FOMC release

The United States Federal Reserve on Thursday left key interest rates untouched but acknowledged improved economic performance, suggesting a rate increase may be on the horizon in 2016.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 09:43 UTC

Hillary makes history and becomes first woman candidate for president of the US

“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States,” Sanders declared, asking that it be by acclamation.

Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president of the United States on Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party into the general election.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 17:42 UTC

Nephews of Venezuela's First Lady confess to trying to smuggle 800 kilos of cocaine to the US

Efraín Campo and Francisco Flores were arrested last November in Haiti in a sting operation coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady Cilia Flores, confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the US, according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case. The court filings by prosecutors shed new light on the case that has sounded alarm bells about high-level corruption and drug trafficking by Venezuela’s political elite at a time of increasing economic and political turmoil in the country.

Wednesday, July 13th 2016 - 06:58 UTC

G20 trade ministers Shanghai meeting question China's industries overcapacity

 “We agree that we need to do more to achieve our common objectives for global growth, stability and prosperity.” said China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng

In the face of a “worrying” rise in protectionism, trade ministers from the world’s major economies have agreed to cut trade costs, increase policy coordination and enhance financing, China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng announced at the closing of the Group of 20, G20, meeting in Shanghai.

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