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US Senate confirms Janet Yellen to lead Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen will be the first woman to lead the central bank in its 100-year history The US Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as the next head of the US Federal Reserve. Fifty-six senators voted in favour of Ms Yellen with 26 opposed – many members of the chamber were unable to attend the vote because of bad weather. It was the last procedural hurdle for the 67-year-old before taking over from outgoing chair Ben Bernanke on 1 February. She is the first woman to lead the central bank in its 100-year history. ‘Fierce champion’ President Barack Obama welcomed the…

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Supreme Court halts gay marriage in Utah

Isaac Troyo (L) and his partner Jed Mecham get married at the Salt Lake County Government Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 23, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM URQUHART – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday halted gay marriage in Utah by granting a request from state officials appealing a lower-court ruling that allowed same-sex weddings to go ahead in the heavily-Mormon state. The decision by the court means that gay weddings in the state are now on hold while the case is appealed to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Hundreds of gay couples in Utah have received…

Libya navy blocks oil tanker at mutinous eastern port

– Libya’s navy has blocked an oil tanker from illegally loading crude at an eastern port that has been held for months by armed protesters demanding more autonomy from Tripoli, officials said on Monday. “The navy fired warning shots to show that they were serious,” a Libyan National Oil Corp (NOC) official, who declined to be named, told Reuters. Any attempt by protesters to get oil to world markets independently would be a major escalation of their blockade that has slashed Libya’s vital oil exports. “The Libyan navy… dealt on Sunday with a Malta-flagged tanker which tried entering Es-Sider port in cooperation…

Senate poised to confirm Yellen as Federal Reserve chair

If confirmed, Yellen will make history by becoming the first woman to head the US central banking system Janet Yellen, President Obama’s nominee to chair the Federal Reserve, at her confirmation hearing on Nov. 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Senate, which begins its 2014 session on Monday, intends to waste no time making history as it moves to approve Janet Yellen to be the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. A vote is set for 5:30 p.m. on Yellen, 67, who has been vice chair of the Fed since 2010. If confirmed, Yellen would succeed…

Turkey’s Erdogan says not opposed to military coup plot retrials

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is seen during a joint news conference with his Libyan counterpart Ali Zeidan (not pictured) in Istanbul January 3, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MURAD SEZER  (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said he would not oppose the retrial of hundreds of military officers convicted on coup plot charges, a case that underlined civilian dominance over a once all-powerful army. Turkey’s appeals court in October upheld the convictions of top retired officers for leading a plot to overthrow Erdogan’s government a decade ago. The military last week filed a criminal complaint over the court cases, saying evidence…

La présence de Duvalier au 210e anniversaire d’Haïti fait polémique

Chassé du pouvoir en 1986 par un soulèvement populaire, Jean-Claude Duvalier est revenu en Haïti en janvier 2011 après 25 ans d’exil en France. Il est poursuivi par la justice pour crimes contre l’humanité et détournements de fonds. PHOTO HECTOR RETAMAL, ARCHIVES AFP CLARENS RENOIS Agence France-Presse Port-au-Prince La présence de l’ex-dictateur Jean-Claude Duvalier le 1er janvier aux cérémonies officielles célébrant le 210e anniversaire de l’indépendance d’Haïti a soulevé la colère des anciens opposants à «Bébé Doc», qui dénoncent une «réhabilitation du duvaliérisme». «Je suis outrée de constater cette nouvelle tentative de réhabilitation de la dictature et de soutien éhonté…

N America weather: Polar vortex brings record temperatures

Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a “polar vortex” brings more freezing weather. A winter storm has already blanketed areas of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (60 cm) of snow. It has been blamed for 16 deaths in recent days and the cancellation of some 3,700 flights. Schools have been closed in several US states and residents urged to stay indoors for their own safety. Several planes which braved the weather had difficulties including this one which skidded off the runway in Chicago In developments across the region: A power…

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