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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina's Congress approved legislation Thursday to restructure the country's debt and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that recently pushed the government into its second default in 13 years. "Argentina wants to pay, can pay and is going to pay all its debts to all bondholders," Fernandez said.
MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday airstrikes against Islamist militants in Syria without a UN Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression, Interfax news agency reported.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 11- Argentina's Congress gave final approval on Thursday to a law proposing to restructure the country's debt to skirt a U.S. court ruling that forced it into its second default in 12 years. The debt restructuring plan aims to enable Argentina to make payments on its foreign-held bonds locally or elsewhere beyond the reaches of the U.S. court.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 11- Argentina's Congress gave final approval on Thursday to a law proposing to restructure the country's debt in order to skirt a U.S. court ruling that toppled it into its second default in 12 years.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of more than $53 million in spending items, a record-setting rebuke delivered by Republicans and Democrats alike that nonetheless carries no guarantee that the money actually will be spent.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72- hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.
Xu also said that the NDRC's investigation of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc was "basically done" and that Qualcomm President Derek Aberle would meet with the regulator on Friday. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke publicly about reports of China's enforcement of its anti-trust law and its investigation of Qualcomm.
WASHINGTON— House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. Well before the vote, the measure was known to be dead on arrival in the Democratic-led Senate— and for good measure faced a promised Obama veto.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have fallen short in an attempt to reduce the amount of time people can receive unemployment benefits. People currently can receive jobless benefits for up to 20 weeks in Missouri, already one of the shortest durations in the nation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would have shifted regulation of deer ranches to the state Agriculture Department and created new incentives for the dairy industry. The Senate voted to override the veto, but the House fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed in a late Wednesday vote.
COLUMBIA, S.C.— Police: SC man killed 5 kids at home,' by violent means,' about 1 week before reported missing.
CARSON CITY, Nev.— Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve in the days ahead to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.
Sept 10- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, whose shares swung wildly on Wednesday, is being advised by a restructuring attorney at law firm Jones Day as it tries to strike a deal with creditors to close stores while averting bankruptcy, two people close to the matter told Reuters.
The filing, made public on Wednesday by Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Law Judge Carol Fox Foelak, comes just a few weeks before Wedbush was set to fight the charges in an SEC court hearing in Los Angeles.
The lengthy legal battle between Argentina and the funds that snapped up its bonds on the cheap after its record 2002 default and are suing for 100 cents on the dollar led to the Buenos Aires government defaulting again in July. Prompted by Argentina and its ally Bolivia, the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of such a convention.
As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank.
WASHINGTON— House Republican leaders are postponing a vote on a short-term spending bill as they weigh President Barack Obama's request for the authority to train and equip Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants. A top GOP lawmaker and a congressional aide said Wednesday that the vote was delayed.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missourians who lose their jobs could see a reduction in how long they can receive unemployment benefits. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill tying the duration of jobless benefits to the unemployment rate. The bottom rate would be lower than every other state except North Carolina and Florida.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Crowe Horwath must face a lawsuit accusing them of professional malpractice and breach of contract for not catching a fraud that led to the 2009 collapse of Colonial Bank, a federal judge has ruled.
The court-appointed monitor, attorney James Johnson, told county lawmakers he analyzed zoning in the 31 municipalities involved in the 2009 settlement of a housing discrimination lawsuit against Westchester.