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  • Reuters - Tue, Mar 24, 2015Exclusive - U.S. bets on Brazil, extends …

    By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. Rousseff had originally been scheduled to make a state visit, which involves a black-tie dinner at the White House and is considered the strongest expression of friendly ties between allies, in October 2013. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United States as "two countries that just fundamentally don't understand each other." Yet, after more than a year of efforts by both sides to heal relations, Vice President Joe Biden re-extended the invitation to Rousseff in a phone call on March 13, sources with knowledge of the conversation told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Biden offered Rousseff a choice between a state visit in 2016 or a high-profile but less formal trip this year, the sources said, since this year's calendar of state visits is already considered full with leaders from Japan and China. More »

  • AFP - Sat, Mar 21, 2015Iraq Kurd leader vows to avenge beheaded …

    Massud Barzani, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, vowed on Saturday to avenge three peshmerga fighters beheaded by the Islamic State jihadist group. More »

  • TheJournal.ie - Fri, Mar 20, 2015‘It was a great show and they f****d …

    Jeremy Clarkson ranted at BBC bosses. There were other rants too… More »

  • Press Association - Thu, Mar 19, 2015Obama highlights monarchy's app …

    President Barack Obama has confessed to the Prince of Wales that Americans are not only fond of the Royal Family, but like them better than their own politicians. More »

  • Sky News - Thu, Mar 19, 2015Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal …

    President Barack Obama had some reassuring news for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as he welcomed them to the White House. During a chat in the Oval Office, Mr Obama told Charles that Americans are "quite fond" of the British royal family and much prefer them to US politicians. The two men last met almost four years ago when Charles flew to America a few days after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Charles and Mr Obama could be heard chatting on Thursday about Mount Vernon - the home of America's first president, George Washington, which the royals visited a day earlier. More »

  • AFP - Thu, Mar 19, 2015Charles and Camilla hobnob with young …

    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla mingled with gobsmacked young Americans on Wednesday as they hit some of Washington's top attractions on the first full day of a US tour. More »

  • AFP - Thu, Mar 19, 2015Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's …

    Prince Charles made an impassioned speech in Washington about the deteriorating state of the world's oceans, striking a somber note on the first full day of his US tour with wife Camilla. More »