Stories for November 5th 2012

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 19:55 UTC

Falklands commemorates anniversary of the war and Remembrance Sunday

The Duke of Kent and two MPs will be present at the ceremony

A ‘Short Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands’ will be held on Saturday 10 November at the Liberation Monument in Stanley in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent and returning veterans of the 1982 war.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 19:38 UTC

Son of Falklands’ war hero will take command of British troops in Afghanistan

Colonel ‘H’ Jones killed in combat in the Falklands and his son, Brigadier Rupert Jones

The son of Falkland Islands war hero Colonel ‘H’ Jones is to take command of Britain’s 9.000 troops in Afghanistan, reports the Daily Mail. Brigadier Rupert Jones was 13 when his father died during a one-man charge on an Argentine trench in the Battle of Goose Green in 1982, for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 19:13 UTC

Uruguay expects 243 cruise calls this season, up 9.3% over 2011/12

A busy January day in the bay of Maldonado, as hundreds of visitors land for a tour of Punta del Este

Uruguay expects 243 calls of cruise vessels during this summer 2012/13 season (October/April) which means, if confirmed there will be a 9.3% increase over the same period in the 2011/12 season. The information published in the Uruguayan presidency web says Montevideo expects 131 calls while Punta del Este 112.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 15:43 UTC

Hispanics growing influence in US elections could be decisive for Obama

Seven out of ten Hispanics identify themselves with the Democrat party

US Hispanics are over 50 million according to the 2010 census and as the most important minority their influence could be decisive on Tuesday 6 November when the presidential and legislative election. Between the two censuses (2000/2010) Hispanics’ growth rate was four times the overall population rate.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 14:51 UTC

Majority of Argentines believe Cristina Fernandez is losing control of government

The Argentine president will face a great test on N8

A majority of Argentines disapproves of President Cristina Fernandez but more significantly 40% believe she is losing control of her administration and another 20% consider it a fact, according to Sergio Berenztein from the respected pollster Poliarquía.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 13:45 UTC

G20 puts the US ‘fiscal cliff’ as the biggest short term threat to global growth

A divided US Congress, whatever Tuesday’s results, needs to reach a tax agreement to prevent a looming real global recession

The leading world economies pressed the United States on Sunday to act decisively to avert a rush of spending cuts and tax hikes, warning that the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ is the biggest short-term threat to global growth.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 13:10 UTC

Lawless Sao Paulo: 22 people killed over the weekend including the 90th cop

Another war between the police forces and drug lords for control of the favelas

Law and order seems out of control in Brazil’s largest city and financial hub. To the usual appalling crime statistics follows a rash of police officers killings. This weekend an off duty military police officer was the twenty second murder victim and the 90th killed in the city so far this year.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 13:02 UTC

Argentina calls on G20 for global action against ‘predatory’ actions from ‘vulture funds’

Lorenzino and Marcó del Pont (L) accused the funds and risk rating agencies of the current global crisis.

Argentine Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino called for developed countries to set limits to ‘vulture funds’ and credit rating agencies as “promoters of the global crisis,” as he addressed the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Mexico on Sunday.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 12:53 UTC

Peruvian ambassador in Argentina resigns after meeting with ‘terrorist group’

Nicolas Lynch met with the alleged political arm of Shinning Path

Peruvian Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Nicolás Lynch, resigned to his post after he met with members of an organization suspected to be linked with guerrilla group Shining Path, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry informed.

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 12:46 UTC

World’s most expensive palatial house in London on the market for 100 million pounds

Once the official residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner, the asking price works out at 4.651 pounds per sq/ft

The world's most expensive four-storey palatial house, in London's plush neighborhood has gone on the market at a staggering 100 million pounds. One Cornwall Terrace is a Grade 1 listed mansion overlooking Regent's Park in London.

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