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  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 07:57 UTC

    US envoy to discuss climate change with Brazilian VP and ministers

    Kerry is also expected to meet with Brazilian lawmakers and civil society leaders between Monday and Tuesday

    United States Presidential Advisor on Climate John Kerry landed in Brasilia Sunday for talks with Vice President Geraldo Alckmin (who is also Minister of Development, Industry, Commerce, and Services), with Environment and Climate Change Minister Marina Silva, and with Deputy Foreign Minister Maria Laura da Rocha,

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Biden picks Indian-American candidate to chair World Bank

    “Ajay is uniquely equipped to lead the World Bank at this critical moment in history,” Biden said

    Former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga has been picked by US President Joseph Biden to vie for chairman of the World Bank (WB), it was announced Thursday in Washington DC. Banga, 63, who was born and raised in India, has the indispensable experience to mobilize public and private resources to address the most urgent challenges of our time, including global warming, the White House explained through a statement.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    US Coast Guard unit arrives in Uruguay

    It is the Stone's second visit to Uruguay in as many years

    US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Stone arrived Sunday in Uruguay as part of her South Atlantic tour to reduce illicit maritime activity and conduct joint exercises with Uruguay's Navy. The vessel's deployment seeks to develop partnerships and increase US interoperability with South American nations to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    LA Auxiliary Bishop shot dead

    Bishop David chaired a charity dedicated to children and families in Central America

    Los Angeles Catholic Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell was shot dead Saturday in a case local investigators are handling as murder, it was reported.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    US kills yet another ISIS leader

    Three US troops and a dog are being treated at a medical facility in Iraq after the helicopter mission

    The Government of the United States Friday announced the killing of Hamza al-Hosi, a senior leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, in a joint operation with Kurdish-led local democratic forces in which 4 US troops and a dog were injured by an on-target explosion, according to the US Army Central Command (CENTCOM).

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2023 - 20:16 UTC

    Biden names two Washington policy veterans as key economic advisors

    “Lael, one of the country's leading macroeconomists, brings an extraordinary depth of domestic and international economic expertise,” Biden said in a statement.

    United States President Joe Biden named two Washington policy veterans as key economic advisers as he faces a Republican-controlled Congress and embarks on a possible re-election run for 2024.

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    US: Nikki Haley joins Republican Party presidential race

    “I’ve never lost an election, and I’m not going to start now,” Haley vowed

    Former South Carolina Governor and US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Tuesday announced she will be running in the Republican Party's primaries for the Presidency of the United States in 2024.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    US Embassy in Moscow issues “no travel” recommendation

    Russian authorities have decreed martial law in territories bordering Ukraine, making arbitrary detentions easier, the US Embassy warned

    United States citizens have been advised to leave Russia at once or cancel their plans to travel to that country due to the “unpredictable consequences of the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.”

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 09:52 UTC

    US Gov't seizes Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC

    Carlos Vecchio announced on Jan. 5 the closure of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC

    The Government of the United States has taken temporary control of the premises where the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC used to function following the dissolution of the so-called interim government of Juan Guaidó, it was reported during the weekend citing State Department sources admitting that the premises had been seized on Feb. 6 last.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2023 - 15:46 UTC

    “Tight money ahead for months to come”, anticipates the UD Fed unpleased with inflation

    Waller said the Fed needs to maintain its current plan of action, which has seen eight interest rate hikes since March 2022.

    The United States Federal Reserve is not satisfied with the evolution of inflation in the country and has warned the fight is not over, and could possibly result in higher interest rates that those markets are anticipating and despite of growing fears they could lead to a recession.