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Friday, January 30, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask for an increase in military spending in a proposed budget for 2016, with a request for US$585 billion that would exceed funding caps mandated by Congress, officials said Wednesday.
The prosecutor whose suspicious death set off a crisis for Argentina President Cristina Kirchner no longer trusted even his bodyguards at the violent end of his life, an assistant said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Blizzard assaults Boston, largely spares NYC
New Englanders hit by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday as some New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.
Thieves in a stolen sports utility vehicle smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces (284 grams) of historic gold nuggets worth roughly US$10,000, police said.
Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.
A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly US$2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and other Mexican cartel leaders.
Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death.
The U.S. Federal Reserve opened its first monetary policy meeting of the year Tuesday to take the pulse of the U.S. economy and mull the first interest rate hike since 2006.
United States consumer confidence jumps to 7.5 year high over January
U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
A two-foot-long (half-meter) drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security — and a growing threat from the sky.
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