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Cuba, US to preserve Hemingway documents together
Havana, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) Cuban and US cultural institutions plan to keep working together to preserve the documents that belonged to Ernest Hemingway and are kept at Finca Vigia, the American writer's home-turned-museum on the island, state media reported.

Friday, January 22, 2010 8:30:14 AM

US firm appeals against $500 mn Spanish treasure handover
Miami, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) A US firm has appealed against a court order to handover $500-million-worth gold and silver coins it salvaged from the Atlantic Ocean to Spain, a company spokeswoman said.

Friday, January 22, 2010 6:41:31 AM

Brazil eyes 1.6 mn new jobs in 2010
Brasilia, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy will grow by 5.2 percent this year which would help create 1.6 million new jobs, an official said.

Friday, January 22, 2010 5:54:50 AM

Wall Street stocks decline as Obama targets banks
New York, Jan 22 (DPA) Major US stock indices were sharply lower Thursday after President Barack Obama unveiled proposals to regulate and reduce risk-taking by banks.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:47:47 AM

US says Haiti rebuilding is a 'long term' commitment
New York, Jan 22 (DPA) The US said Thursday its assistance to Haiti will be for the 'long term' because of the massive destruction and cost of lives inflicted by the earthquake on the Haitian people.

Friday, January 22, 2010 2:56:10 AM

US 'overestimated' ability to influence Mideast process: Obama
Washington, Jan 22 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said Friday he may have overestimated the influence the US could exert over the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and regretted raising expectations for meaningful talks to restart this year.

Friday, January 22, 2010 2:49:37 AM

Talk show host Conan O'Brien gets 45 million dollar payout
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (DPA) Talk show host Conan O'Brien has agreed to a $45-million payout from US network NBC after his show was bumped in order to accommodate Jay Leno, NBC announced Thursday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:19:12 AM

UN mission in Nepal may conclude mandate in May
New York, Jan 22 (DPA) The UN Security Council Thursday extended its peace mission's mandate in Nepal until May 15 with the request that all work related to the peace process in that nation be completed by that date.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:11:34 AM

Clinton warns hackers of consequences
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday warned there would be consequences for hackers after a series of cyber attacks on US internet firms, including search giant Google.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:34:46 PM

US Supreme Court strikes down campaign finance laws
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down decades-old restrictions on corporate spending in political campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates for a wave of company-backed advertisements in the next election.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:34:30 PM

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