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  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 09:59 UTC

    Argentina moves closer to the US in security and crime-fighting policies

    Argentina’s security relationship with the US has been growing closer since late 2015 when Macri took office promising to take a harder line against crime

    Argentina is taking new steps to solidify its security relationship with the United States, a move that may be aimed at generating support — both political and material — for a shift toward more hard-line domestic crime-fighting policies. In a trip to the United States last week, Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich met with several top US officials to discuss security issues.

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  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Valentine Day carnage: Florida governor calls for resignation of FBI director

    “An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain”, said governor Rick Scott.

    Florida Governor Rick Scott called on Friday for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of revelations the bureau ignored a January 5 tip about Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 when he opened fire on Valentine's Day. The agency said earlier Thursday in a statement that it received a call in January from a person close to Cruz through its Public Access Line tip-line to express concerns about Cruz's erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.

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  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 10:26 UTC

    US rejects merger between Chicago Stock Exchange and Chinese investor group

    US politicians, including President Trump, have said letting a Chinese firm invest in a US exchange was a bad idea.

    The US has rejected a proposed merger between the Chicago Stock Exchange and a Chinese-linked investor group. The decision comes after more than two years of reviews by officials. The tie-up was initially approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, pending further approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 02:52 UTC

    Porn star “Stormy” was paid US$ 130.000 for lust and silence with Trump

    Daniels was quoted as saying in a 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly that she had an affair with Trump after they met at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament in 2006.

    A private lawyer for President Donald Trump says he paid US$130,000 of his own money to adult film star Stormy Daniels who once claimed she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. The payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was made during the 2016 presidential election campaign but the lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he was working alone and that it was not a campaign expense.

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  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    US January inflation, highest jump in a year; anxiety over higher borrowing rates

    Another report showed consumers cut back on their retail spending in January,leading some analysts to downgrade their forecasts for economic growth

    Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth. The latest source of concern was a report on Wednesday that showed a key measure of inflation rising in January by the sharpest rate in a year. The increase was led by higher prices for clothing, housing and auto insurance.

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  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Carnage at Florida school: expelled student opens fire and kills at least 17

    Live footage showed emergency workers who appeared to be treating the wounded on sidewalks.

    Police said a former student opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of their classrooms shortly before the school day ended, officials said.

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  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 16:28 UTC

    Clean Oil That Only Costs $20

    If there's one big reason for the U.S. energy revolution, it's that new technology has allowed American companies to beat the competition

    The United States is in the midst of an energy revolution.

    Oil production has risen by 5 million barrels per day (bpd) since 2010, an increase of nearly 100 percent. New technology, particularly techniques in shale oil drilling, has opened up vast new opportunities for oil and gas companies.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:36 UTC

    Five ex PDVSA officials on trial in Houston for US$ 1 billion graft probe

    The indictment was filed in a US federal court in Houston and was made public after Spain on Friday extradited one of the former officials, Cesar Rincon

    U.S. prosecutors announced charges against five former Venezuelan officials accused of soliciting bribes in exchange for helping vendors win favorable treatment from state oil company PDVSA, the latest case to stem from a US$1 billion graft probe.

  • Tuesday, February 13th 2018 - 09:29 UTC

    Ex investment banker appointed new president of US soccer

    Cordeiro's mandate is to restore U.S credibility in football around the globe after the country's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

    The former investment banker at Goldman Sachs became the new president of U.S. Soccer on Feb. 11. He replaces Sunil Gulati after an election in Orlando, Florida that required three rounds of voting to finally crown Cordeiro.

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 20:26 UTC

    Fed member forecasts three interest rate hikes this year

    Dallas Fed president Robert Kaplan said that any removal of stimulus would be done gradually and patiently, without pre-commitment to any particular rate path.

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to continue removing policy accommodation gradually and could hike rates three times this year, Dallas Fed President Robert S. Kaplan told a business conference in Frankfurt on Thursday.