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Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Guantanamo Bay inmate is back in Uruguay following his arrest in Venezuela

Diyab and five other ex-Guantanamo inmates resettled along with him have had a running dispute with Uruguay's government over housing and living allowances

A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials announced in Montevideo. Syrian Jihad Diyab, 45, who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan secret police after going off the radar in Uruguay then traveling to Venezuela, apparently evading border control.

Monday, August 29th 2016 - 04:27 UTC

Obama creates largest protected marine area in Hawaii

The Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

United States President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, the White House said, an action that will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 09:03 UTC

Fed vice-president optimistic about US economy employment and inflation targets

“We are close to our targets,” Fischer said on Sunday, adding that jobs growth had been “remarkably resilient”. However he did not mention interest rates

The Federal Reserve is close to hitting its targets for US employment and 2% inflation, according to the central bank's vice chairman, Stanley Fischer. In a speech in Colorado, the Fed's number two policymaker was upbeat about the economy's recovery and prospects.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:17 UTC

US Federal Reserve reiterates concern with stubbornly slow rate of inflation

William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said in a television interview that a September rate hike is “possible.”

United States Federal Reserve officials believed last month that near-term risks to the U.S. economy had subsided and that an interest rate increase could soon be warranted. But they did not indicate when they would likely raise rates.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:39 UTC

Trump overhauls campaign team to try and reverse poor opinion polls

 Trump named Steve Bannon, from Breitbart News website, as campaign CEO. He also promoted senior adviser Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump overhauled his presidential campaign team for the second time in less than two months, hiring the head of a conservative news website to bolster his combative image and try to reverse poor opinion poll numbers. Trump named Steve Bannon, head of the Breitbart News website, as campaign chief executive officer, a new position.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:25 UTC

US Olympic swimmers fabricated robbery story to cover up a night of heavy drinking in Rio

US Olympic Committee CEO said Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who had been with Ryan Lochte in an incident at a local gas station ”have recently departed Rio.”

The two U.S. swimmers who were abruptly taken off a plane and detained in Rio on Wednesday night have been allowed to leave the country and are headed for the United States.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 05:57 UTC

US and Argentina cooperation in South Atlantic climate conditions and fisheries

Ambassador Mamet during a recent visit to INIDEP's offices and labs in Mar del   Plata

An international forum on ocean and sea sciences between Argentine and United States scientists is scheduled for next week in Mar del Plata. The 23/27 August event is in the framework of the closer ties in research and innovation between Argentina and its new partner, United States.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 04:47 UTC

Fifteen Guantanamo prisoners transferred to the United Arab Emirates

President Obama has long vowed to close Guantanamo, but efforts to transfer prisoners to the U.S. have been blocked by Congress.

Fifteen prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates — the largest single release of the Obama administration. The population of the military prison in Cuba is now down to 61.

Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 06:52 UTC

US to provide Argentina with 24 state of the art T6-C Texan II training aircraft

The aircraft will be used for training pilots as well as in “border control missions, particularly the porous northern border of Argentina”

Argentina is in the process of purchasing 24 T6-C Texan II training aircraft from the United States, which will also be employed in border control and combating drugs. Apparently the operation has been approved by the US Defense Department and was one of several good news Secretary of State brought last week when he visited Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:40 UTC

Trump trailing in the polls pledged slashing taxes and regulations to “jump start America”

“We are in a competition with the world, and I want America to win,” Trump told the Detroit Economic Club

The United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he will slash taxes, block onerous financial regulations and unleash the energy sector as he pledged to “jump-start America” with a new economic plan if he is elected president.

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