AFP Americas News Agenda for November 13

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

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What's happening in the Americas on Wednesday:

+ Kerry testifies on Iran negotiations

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State John Kerry will meet members of the Senate Banking Committee in a closed-door session to discuss a failed round of negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program. The committee is considering new sanctions on Tehran (IRAN-NUCLEAR-POLITICS-US)


BOSTON - Boston underworld kingpin James "Whitey" Bulger's sentencing reaches federal court. Bulger was convicted of 11 murders and other criminal charges in August. File picture. (US-CRIME-COURT-BULGER)

NEW YORK - Sotheby's is to auction off contemporary and post-war art amid New York's busy autumn auction season. MIDNIGHT GMT. (LIFESTYLE-US-ART-AUCTION-SOTHEBYS)

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama welcomes representatives of various Native American tribes in an annual conference. Picture. Video. (US-POLITICS-NATIVE)

-- Outgoing Fed chief Ben Bernanke takes part in a teacher town-hall meeting on the history of the Federal Reserve. MIDNIGHT GMT. (US-ECONOMY-BANK-EDUCATION)