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The Argentine government emphatically denied a publication in the Italian daily Corriere Della Sera, which with manifest malice reported about some alleged extravagant shopping of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during her recent visit to Rome for the summit on hunger emergency.
The United States unemployment rate rose at its fastest pace in more than two decades in May, stoking fears of recession in the world's biggest economy. The surprise jump in May's jobless rate to 5.5% from 5% is the most recent signal yet that US growth is stalling.
The leaders of the world's airlines unanimously agreed to a resolution calling for governments, airports and labour to take immediate action to help the industry survive the growing financial crisis.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer confirmed on Friday it had sold a propeller-driven fighter plane to a unit of Blackwater Worldwide, the world's largest private defense services company, and said it would not be used for operations in Iraq.
London based Barclays Capital lowered its 2008 and 2009 growth forecast for Argentina following on increasing concerns about accelerating inflation, striking farmers blocking exports and slowing investment.