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Thursday, January 29, 2015
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.
Streets deserted as huge snowstorm hits US
A huge snowstorm slammed into northeastern U.S. late Monday, shutting down public transport, canceling thousands of flights and leaving roads and streets deserted as snow blanketed an area that's home to tens of millions of people.
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors (GM) ignition switches.
Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.
Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter.
Liberia's president on Monday announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicenter of the virus's worst outbreak in history, as the disease's spread has slowed in the country.
Castro ends silence on shift in Cuba-US relations
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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