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Argentina puts austerity sceptic in charge of debt New! 2019-12-06 16:45:33President-elect appoints Columbia University academic Martín Guzmán as economy minister

Protests over pensions show reform is needed New! 2019-12-06 13:35:28Governments and society need to reimagine what retirement means

Stephen Poloz to step down as Bank of 2019-12-06 10:50:42Departure could pave the way for the central bank’s first female chief, market watchers say

Brazil’s booming credit markets fan hopes of ‘revolution’ 2019-12-06 07:30:40New York listing of XP highlights transition to a new world of lower interest rates

Argentina’s Peronists will not be a pushover for 2019-12-06 00:00:46Litigation finance specialist is trying to reclaim losses linked to a 2012 nationalisation

Trudeau charts liberal course for second term in 2019-12-05 18:44:38Prime minister focuses on climate change, healthcare and gun control in throne speech

Canada’s banks shed staff as consumers’ troubles grow 2019-12-05 09:59:00Personal insolvencies and sluggish capital markets take toll on profitability

Investors boycott Brazil over Amazon deforestation concerns 2019-12-04 23:32:07Pressure mounts for Brazilian companies to become more compliant with ESG standards

Natura backs people, planet and profit 2019-12-04 23:32:07Brazilian company wants to be seen as ‘the friendly face of capitalism’

Powerful interests pose threat to forest communities 2019-12-04 23:32:07Front organisations backed by politicians are responsible for land grabs and deforestation

Spectre of devastation triggers fierce battle for Amazon’s 2019-12-04 23:32:07Kingpins seeking quick profit benefit from president’s pursuit of development and votes

Scientists explore Amazonian biodiversity’s role in society 2019-12-04 23:32:07Much like oil before it, realising the economic potential requires research, investment and oversight

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Afghans Mourn Slain Japanese Doctor Known as Uncle New! 2019-12-06 22:09:00Nakamura, 73, had dedicated most of his adult life to working in Afghanistan, trying to save lives at times as a physician and at times as a mason, bu

Vietnam, China Start Talks Again as Part of New! 2019-12-06 21:56:47Vietnam will chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations over the next year, and China has withdrawn a survey ship from disputed waters

Trump to Delay Listing Mexican Cartels as Terrorist New! 2019-12-06 21:49:27President Donald Trump says he's holding off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations

Four Dead in Shooting Attack at Florida Military New! 2019-12-06 21:05:00US officials identify shooting suspect as a Saudi aviation student

Supreme Court Keeps Federal Executions on Hold  New! 2019-12-06 20:21:00Some inmates challenged new execution procedures in court; judge rules procedure approved by US attorney general most likely violates Federa

Jury: Elon Musk Did Not Defame British Caver New! 2019-12-06 20:16:23Los Angeles jury has found Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him 'pedo guy' in an angry tweet

US Imposes Sanctions on Iraqi Militia Leaders Linked New! 2019-12-06 19:20:00US accuses militia leaders of violently suppressing protests

Argentina's Fernandez Unveils New Cabinet, Taps Martin Guzman New! 2019-12-06 19:19:36Fernandez named Martin Guzman as economy minister, who will need to help steer debt restructuring negotiations with international creditors and the In

Trump Says EPA Might Relax Standard for Low-flush New! 2019-12-06 19:11:00He says his administration is looking into revising the water-saving standard on toilets in areas where water is not scarce

Bloomberg: His News Reporters Need to Accept Restrictions New! 2019-12-06 18:33:13Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says reporters at the news organization need to accept that restrictions come along with their pay

A Locker, a Chirp: How Tiny Clues Help New! 2019-12-06 17:37:13he work of Homeland Security Investigations agents has led to thousands of child exploitation-related arrests

Disappearing Frontier: Alaska's Glaciers Retreating at Record Pace New! 2019-12-06 17:25:28Alaska recorded its warmest month ever in July and the trend has continued

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Montreal massacre: 30 years later, anti-feminist motive acknowledged 2019-12-05 08:41:39Thirty years ago in Canada, a gunman walked into a university in Montreal, shooting fourteen women dead. It took decades for that massacre to be

Third general strike in Colombia keeps pressure on 2019-12-05 03:11:49Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia’s capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country&r

Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced' at NATO summit as 2019-12-05 01:58:38NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London — but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rattled their sh

Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions 2019-12-04 15:11:46Constitutional law experts called by Democrats testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s actions concerning Ukraine represented impeacha

Google co-founders hand over control of parent firm 2019-12-03 21:33:21Google chief executive Sundar Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan, the company

Democrat impeachment report makes forceful case against Trump 2019-12-03 19:10:41Democrats presented a forceful case for impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office Tuesday in a report detailing "overwhelming eviden

Democrat Kamala Harris ends 2020 US presidential bid 2019-12-03 14:38:52Democrat Kamala Harris announced Tuesday she is ending her 2020 White House bid following a period of campaign turmoil and disappointing fundraising t

Macron, Trump continue to spar over French digital 2019-12-03 12:01:46French President Emmanuel Macron and his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared unwilling to lay down their arms in an escalating spat over P

France’s Macron accuses Turkey of ‘sometimes working with 2019-12-03 10:16:44French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey on Tuesday of working with Islamic State proxies and said Ankara’s ambiguity towards the group w

Woman at centre of Prince Andrew sex scandal 2019-12-02 23:30:22An American woman who says she was forced to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew has appealed to Britons to take her side, saying that only she was

Chile announces $5.5 billion economic recovery plan as 2019-12-02 21:47:22The Chilean government announced plans on Monday to roll out a $5.5 billion economic recovery plan and issue more debt in foreign currencies afte

In French Guiana, gold mining accused of role 2019-12-02 07:05:44As the UN COP25 climate change conference opens in Madrid, we focus on the issue of deforestation. The Amazon rainforest - a major climate r

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