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Hong Kong (AFP) - 15:36 GMT - 'Symbol of hope' - Hundreds of huge red flowers -- apparently red anthuriums -- are being passed out by protesters who say they're a symbol of hope, AFP correspondent Katy Lee reports.
By Jorge Otaola BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday, the Economy Ministry said, defying a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for taking illegal steps to meet its debt obligations. The South American country wants to show it can service its debt and that its failure in July to complete a payment to holders of bonds that were restructured after its 2002 default was the result of adverse U.S. judicial rulings. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.