U.S. job growth for October 2015 saw the biggest gains since December 2014, fueling hopes that the Federal Reserve Board will increase near-zero interest rates at its December meeting.
Thousands of Slovaks protest in Bratislava against a potential military defense treaty between Slovakia and the United States. Police prevented some protesters from entering the National Council building, where the bill is being debated by lawmakers.
At a Friday sermon by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, his first in eight years, he defends the Revolutionary Guards’ accidental killing of passengers onboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 and praises Operation Martyr Soleimani for giving a “slap on the face” to the United States. His sermon comes as public anger mounts against the government for their handling of Flight 752.
In a widely expected move, the United States Federal Reserve Board raised the federal funds interest rate, the rate banks charge each other for overnight loans, from the 0-.25% range to the .25-.50% range. U.S. stock markets rallied on the news. [http:--money.cnn.com-2015-12-16-news-economy-federal-reserve-interest-rate-hike-index.html (CNNMoney)] [http:--www.consumeraffairs.com-news-federInternatial-reserve-raises-key-interest-rate-121615.html (Consumer Affairs)]date=August 2019
A Peruvian judge orders that United States born militant Lori Berenson be released from prison in Lima. [http:--www.thenewstribune.com-2010-11-05-1411718-judge-orders-lori-berenson-freed.html (AP via "The News Tribune")]date=August 2019
South Korea and the United States cancel a joint naval drill against North Korea in the Yellow Sea, citing its previous anti-submarine training -- held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 -- and a desire "not to irritate neighboring countries" ahead of the upcoming 2010 G-20 Seoul summit.
Fidel Castro delivers a short speech to the Cuban Parliament to warn about the risk of a nuclear war between the United States and Iran, accusing Barack Obama of provoking conflict with Iran and North Korea and urging him to prevent such a conflict.