Americas News Agenda for March 14

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith

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What's happening in the Americas on Friday:

+ Ban, Brahimi address UN Security Council on Syria

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon joins UN-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in a second day briefing the UN Security Council, after Brahimi said Thursday that Damascus is delaying efforts to resume Geneva negotiations on Syria's bloody civil war. 1400 GMT. Picture. (SYRIA-CONFLICT-UN)


NEW YORK: Monitoring the aftermath of a major gas explosion that flattened two apartment buildings in Manhattan, killing seven people and injuring 63. (US-BLAST-FIRE-NEWYORK)

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama welcomes Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the White House, to be followed by an evening reception ahead of St. Patrick's Day on Monday. (US-IRELAND-POLITICS-OBAMA)

-- The US Department of Labor releases its producer price index data for February. 1230 GMT. (US-ECONOMY-INFLATION-WHOLESALE)