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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government's desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
By Hugh Bronstein and Alejandro Lifschitz BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's new plan to skirt U.S. The government is sending a bill to Congress replacing its New York intermediary bank with state-run Banco Nacion, the latest move in a years-old legal chess game between Argentina and holders of defaulted bonds who have sued for full repayment. Argentina's black market peso reeled on the news, falling to an all-time low as the country's benchmark dollar-denominated bonds due in 2033 slumped more than 2 percent in price. The deadlock with the holdout creditors is squeezing Argentina's foreign reserves and the availability of dollars in the market by preventing the economically ailing country from issuing international bonds.