Stories for November 16th 2012

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 06:11 UTC

Rajoy would have liked Cristina Fernandez to have attended the summit

“As everybody knows, the Argentine decision on YPF satisfied neither us nor anyone around the world”, said the Spanish president

Spanish President Mariano Rajoy stated that he “would have liked” his Argentine counterpart, President Cristina Fernández to have attended the XXIIth Ibero-American summit, starting Friday in Cádiz.

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 05:47 UTC

Battered Spain hosts Ibero-America summit pinning hopes in its success

King Juan Carlos and President Rajoy are expected to play leading roles

The XXII Ibero-American summit which takes off Friday in the city of Cadiz will be focused on the Euro zone crisis and the need to boost investments in Latin America of which Spain can become the “vertebrate axis” said Spanish Foreign minister Jose García Margallo.

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 04:22 UTC

Cameron and Piñera discuss Falklands, Antarctic cooperation and confirm close links

The two leaders at 10 Downing Street reaffirmed the close political relations and defence cooperation

Visiting Chilean president Sabastian Piñera and PM David Cameron reaffirmed the two countries long standing close relations, pledged to increase trade and acknowledged their views on the Falkland Islands and the coming referendum during a meeting on Thursday at 10 Downing Street.

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 04:12 UTC

UK opens new embassy in El Salvador to increase engagement with Latam

Minister Swire, Ambassador Linda Cross and Salvador authorities at the opening ceremony

The United Kingdom will continue to increase engagement with Latin America pledged Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire during the official opening Thursday of the UK new embassy in El Salvador.

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 04:00 UTC

Taste of Falklands’ squid at the largest seafood event in the event in China

World famous Falklands’ squid being unloaded in Stanley

Falkland Islands fishing company Georgia Seafoods joined Scottish and English seafood producers to exhibit as part of the UK pavilion at the China Fisheries & Seafood Exposition held in Dalian, China last week.

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 01:52 UTC

Africa and Latin America Still Fight Vulture Funds

Timerman has targeted Paul Singer, and insists Argentina will not reward ‘loan sharks’

By Hector Timerman - Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman underlined Argentina’s struggle against paying ‘vulture funds’ in an article written for US newspaper Huffington Post about how Latin American and Africa are affected by these funds.

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 00:42 UTC

BP pleads guilty to Gulf of Mexico spill and will pay a record 4.5bn

We believe this resolution is in the best interest of BP and its shareholders” said Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP chairman

BP Plc agreed on Thursday to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf of Mexico spill and pay a record 4.5 billion dollars including the biggest criminal fine in United States history. Three BP employees were also charged, two of them with manslaughter.

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