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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into its second default in 13 years.
US US Republicans on Thursday scrapped a congressional vote on a measure to deal with an influx of thousands of Central American children, but could reverse that decision before departing for a five-week break. As a final major agenda item before summer vacation, the Republican-led House of Representatives had scheduled a vote on a bill to provide $659 million in emergency aid for the humanitarian crisis at the border. The amount of funding in the House bill was just a fraction of the $3.7 billion requested by President Barack Obama to increase border security and hire additional immigration court judges. Some Republicans ruled out providing that sum, which they deemed excessive.