Stories for November 26th 2012

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 23:32 UTC

Brazil’s largest city replaces all chiefs of police to contain an escalating wave of killings

Security Chief Fernando Grella took office only four days ago

The chiefs of police in Sao Paulo were replaced on Monday as Brazil's largest city emerged from a bloody weekend and authorities struggled to contain a wave of violence that has doubled the murder rate in recent months.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 23:18 UTC

Spain rejects talks offer from ETA and demands dissolution without conditions

Minister Fernandez: “we don’t negotiate with a terrorist organization”

Spain's government rejected an offer of talks from armed Basque separatists ETA and demanded the group dissolve itself without conditions, after ETA called for negotiations on prisoners and a weapons handover.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 22:57 UTC

Bolivian plans to belong to CAN and Mercosur face several hurdles

 Foreign minister Choquehuanca says why not? But soybean farmers warn of Argentine and Brazilian competition

Foreign minister David Choquehuanca argued that Bolivia can become a full member of Mercosur and continue with the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, and can’t be forced to abandon a block to join another.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 22:11 UTC

“Milk bath” for European Parliament as farmers protest low prices

Farmers spray milk on Parliament and police forces with pressure hoses (Photo: Reuters)

Dairy farmers sprayed thousands of litres of fresh milk at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday in protest at what they say are excessive milk quotas and prices below the cost of production.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 21:41 UTC

UK appeals to EU, WTO and IMO over latest Argentine ‘intimidation’ round on the Falklands

Carnival cruise  AIDAcara

The UK is pursuing actions through the European Union, the World Trade Organization and the International Maritime Organization following the latest intimidation incidents from Argentina against the Falkland Islands and which also involve interfering with the free passage of shipping and free trade.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 20:00 UTC

UK to consolidate three major complex warships’ manufacturing yards

BAE Nigel Whitehead working with government on options to retain shipbuilding capacity  (Photo: Ray Troll)

One of BAE Systems' major shipyards could be closed, the company's UK chief, Nigel Whitehead, has said. He told the Sunday Telegraph a decision would be made by the end of the year.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 19:54 UTC

“Fuleco” will rule over the 2014 Brazil World Cup

The three-banded armadillo replaces “Zakumi” the leopard from South Africa 2010

FIFA has named the mascot for the 2014 Brazil World Cup “Fuleco,” a word which organisers say transmits a message of environmental awareness, Football plus ecology.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 19:35 UTC

The Chicago Tribune on the bonds dispute: ‘Cry for yourself, Argentina’

Cristina Fernandez “has led her nation to the brink of disaster by refusing to play by the rules of global finance”

The Chicago Tribune, one of the leading Midwest US newspapers has been following closely the dispute in New York courts between the Argentine government and investment funds that are demanding full payment of sovereign bonds.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 19:04 UTC

Canadian considered G7 best central banker to lead Bank of England for next five years

Carney was educated at Harvard and Oxford and worked 13 years with Goldman & Sachs

Mark Carney has been named as the new Bank of England governor, who will replace outgoing head Sir Mervyn King. The role of the governor is the most important unelected position in Britain, and is chosen by the British Government.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 18:46 UTC

Argentina organizing major diplomatic Falklands “anti-referendum” campaign

Minister Timerman summoned Ambassador Alicia Castro to organize the strategy to implement in the UK

Argentina has started a major diplomatic campaign in an attempt to deny success to the Falkland Islands March referendum on its nationals’ political status, fearing the negative international repercussions for its sovereignty claims over the disputed Islands.

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