Americas News Agenda for August 22

Duty Editor: Peter Stebbings

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What's happening in the Americas on Friday:

+ US, EU bank chiefs at annual gathering

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming: The heads of the US and the eurozone's central banks scheduled to speak at the Federal Reserve's annual monetary policy symposium. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is to deliver her speech at 1400 GMT; Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank's president, will follow at 1830 GMT. (US-ECONOMY-BANK)


FERGUSON, Missouri: Monitoring the situation in the St. Louis suburb as tensions seemed to cool after nearly two weeks of unrest and a crackdown by authorities sparked when a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Picture. Video (US-CRIME-RACE-POLICE-SHOOTING)

MARTHA'S VINEYARD: President Barack Obama and his family vacation on Martha's Vineyard, an upscale island off the coast of Massachusetts. Picture (US-POLITICS-OBAMA) afp