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Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 08:14 UTC

Hillary claims Democratic presidential nomination and appeals to Sanders supporters

Mrs. Clinton took the stage in Brooklyn with hands clasped over her heart in gratitude, then threw open her arms with a jubilant crowd chanting “Hillary.”

Hillary Clinton claimed the United Stated Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night after decisive victories in the New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, and quickly appealed to supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont to unite with her against Donald J. Trump.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

Rate hikes likely, but some reports remain 'disappointing', admits Fed chief Yellen

 Yellen was careful not to give timelines on raising interest, in contrast to May 27, when she said “probably in coming months such a move would be appropriate.”

Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday that interest rate hikes are likely on the way because “positive economic forces have outweighed the negative” for the United States now that risks from earlier this year have diminished.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:34 UTC

Hillary Clinton captures Democrat presidential nomination, (with super-delegates), says AP survey

“I got to tell you, according to the news, we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment, but we still have work to do, don’t we?” said Hillary

Hillary Clinton became the first woman to capture the presidential nomination of one of the United States major political parties on Monday night, according to an Associated Press survey of Democratic super-delegates, securing enough of them to overcome a bruising challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders and turn to a brutal five-month campaign against Donald J. Trump.

Sunday, June 5th 2016 - 23:22 UTC

Brewery creates organic six-pack rings to protect sea life

Plastic rings, untold numbers of which end up in rivers and oceans, can be fatal traps for fish, turtles and sea birds

A Florida brewery in the United States has done something bold to try to help the environment: replacing the plastic six-pack rings that can harm sea life with edible ones. Plastic rings, untold numbers of which end up in rivers and oceans, can be fatal to animals like fish, turtles and birds, and Saltwater Brewery thought there had to be a better way.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 10:36 UTC

Ali “The Greatest” boxer of all times died in Phoenix

After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74.

Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed.

Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 08:49 UTC

US defense bill includes one billion dollars to fund a new polar icebreaker

Senator Cochran said the bill recommends $1 billion in Navy shipbuilding funds to procure the first U.S. Coast Guard-operated icebreaker in more than 25 years.

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Appropriations Bill has included one billion dollars in funding to accelerate construction of a new polar icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard, reported Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 20:21 UTC

OAS calls for emergency meeting to address Venezuela's “grave alterations of democratic order”

Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

US top official expected in Uruguay and Brazil

In Montevideo, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will meet with senior Uruguayan government officials and political, economic, and media representatives

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay, May 31-June 2 to lead the United States delegation at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Americas Regional Meeting.

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 06:49 UTC

Petrobras faces “tens of billions of dollars” in claims in US court; trial opens in September

“We are seeking multiple tens of billions of dollars,” says lead counsel Jeremy Lieberman of Pomerantz, New York law firm leading the charge against Petrobras.

Petrobras will finally get its day in a U.S. court on Sept. 19 in a trial that pits 18 former executives and 13 investment banks, including J.P. Morgan Securities, against U.S. and U.K. investors. Claimants are seeking “tens of billions of dollars” in losses from the Brazilian oil and gas giant.

Friday, May 27th 2016 - 07:08 UTC

Trump is over the top: with 1237 delegates he becomes Republican candidate

With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland.

United States presidential candidate Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination and Trump has reached 1,238.

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