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Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 08:10 UTC

US economy creates more jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6% during December

The increase in jobs was higher than expected with the strongest growth in professional and business services, construction, healthcare and food services

The US economy added 252,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.6% from 5.8%, according to Labor Department figures. In addition, figures for the number of jobs created in October and November were both revised upwards. The jobless rate is now at its lowest since June 2008.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

Republicans expose divisions as Boehner narrowly wins third term as House speaker

”As speaker all I ask and frankly expect is that we disagree without being disagreeable, in turn I pledge to help each of you carry out your duty”

John Boehner narrowly won a third term as United States House of Representatives speaker, surviving a stiff challenge from 25 conservative Republicans as the party took full control of Congress.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 22:49 UTC

Aurelius hedge fund denies being part of lawsuit filed against Petrobras

“The lawsuit has been filed by the City of Providence (Rhode Island. Aurelius has nothing to do with it,” said the president of Aurelius Mark Brodsky

Aurelius Capital Management, one of the main plaintiffs against Argentina in New York District Judge Thomas Griesa’s courtroom, has denied being part in a lawsuit filed against Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras, in response to accusations by Argentina’s Economy Minister Axel Kicillof.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 22:12 UTC

Spain tried to abort US Congress bill in support of Gibraltar's right to self determination

Republican Congressman George Holding, who sponsored the bi-partisan resolution, made public the letter from the Spanish ambassador.

Spain tried to persuade US politicians to drop an initiative calling for the House of Representatives in Washington to formally recognize Gibraltar’s right to self-determination. The plea was contained in a letter from Spain’s ambassador to Washington, Ramon Gil-Casares, to Republican Congressman George Holding, who sponsored the bi-partisan resolution.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 22:00 UTC

Cuba has freed some of 53 political prisoners, as agreed in the rapprochement with the US

The announcement was made by Secretary of State spokesperson Jen Psaki, although she did not provide a specific number (Pic AFP)

Cuba has freed some of 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners as agreed under last month's US-Cuban rapprochement and Washington wants to see the rest released soon, the US State Department said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 07:41 UTC

US oil price falls below 50 dollars threshold, and markets decline sharply

US oil production has soared recently, as fracking has revolutionized oil production in the country

The US oil price fell below the symbolic threshold of $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009, before finishing the day at $50.05. The price of Brent crude also fell on Monday, dipping 6% to $53 a barrel.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 06:11 UTC

Maduro and Biden shake hands and meet briefly at Rousseff's inauguration

According to Venezuelan sources Maduro reiterated his call for respectful relations with the US

On the sidelines of the inauguration of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at the Planalto Palace seat of Brazil's Executive, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met briefly with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro in a hand-shake facilitated by Uruguay President Jose Mujica.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 05:43 UTC

We have so much to learn from Cuba

The embargo has almost certainly helped keep the Castro brothers [Fidel and Raul] in power for the last five decades.

By Robert F Kennedy Jr. (*) - In early December, President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades of a misguided policy which my uncle, John F. Kennedy, and my father, Robert F. Kennedy, had been responsible for enforcing after the U.S. embargo against the country was first implemented in October 1960 by the Eisenhower administration.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 07:37 UTC

Argentina's Supreme Court clears the way for Kurt Sonnenfeld's extradition

Kurt Sonnenfeld either killed his wife or is a victim of the US government.

Charged with killing his first wife, he claims it is all a US conspiracy to silence him for what he saw as a Ground Zero videographer on 9/11

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 10:03 UTC

US offer 5 million dollars for former Guantanamo detainee

Ibrahim al-Rubaish extremely dangerous

Held since 2002, Ibrahim al-Rubaish was released in 2006 to a rehabilitation camp in Saudi Arabia, but has now become a leading Al Qaeda, ISIS operative

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