Stories for February 15th 2013

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 23:13 UTC

Financial Times: Argentina-Uruguay: too close for comfort?

The three ‘b’ according to the FT, beaches, banks and business

By Jude Webber - On Thursday 14 February the prestigious Financial Times published a piece pointing out the influence of Argentina on Uruguay and its economy. The article is simple and straight and is valid because of the Financial Times unquestionable opinion building capacity, and thus merits reproduction.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 22:56 UTC

Venezuelan government releases pictures of Chavez next to his daughters

 Hugo Chavez and his daughters, as he holds a copy of Cuba's state newspaper Granma in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Feb. 14.2013

Venezuelans got the first glimpse in more than two months of their ailing president Friday in a series of photos the government released in a televised announcement. In the photos, Hugo Chavez is lying on a blue pillow, flanked by his two daughters, while he reads the Cuban official newspaper Granma. He is smiling, and his face looks a little swollen.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 19:35 UTC

February 1833: Parallel truths in parallel universes: can that be the only explanation?

Thomas Bridges and family from Keppel Island mission in the Falklands helped found Ushuaia

By John Fowler - According to the Argentine view of things, the Falkland Islands are Las Islas Malvinas and the capital city is not Stanley, which was founded in 1844, but Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, which did not really begin to be a town till 1881 with the establishment of a penal colony there.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 19:12 UTC

Stranded cruise vessel docks in Alabama; “the ship’s afloat, so is the sewage”

Passengers reported no electricity on board, and few working toilets, during the four days the Carnival Triumph was crippled. (Photo AP)

More than 4,000 people, passengers and crew members, disembarked on Friday from a crippled cruise ship that docked at Mobile, Alabama four days after an engine fire knocked out power while sailing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 18:56 UTC

Top UK trade and media birdwatchers aiming for Falkland Islands’ experience

Tim Appleton revealed Bleaker Island as this has always been on his radar as well as the steamer duck

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) will be hosting some of the UK’s top bird watchers at the end of this month, on a trip led by Tim Appleton, cofounder and organiser of the prestigious British Birdwatching Fair.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 18:48 UTC

Falklands issue collection of stamps to commemorate March Referendum

“A peoples' right of self-determination is a fundamental modern democratic right”.

A collection of stamps to commemorate the Falkland Islands Referendum, due to take place on March 10 - 11, was released on Friday in Stanley. The four stamps have values of 3p, 40p, 75p and £1.76p. The colourful stamps show an image of a hand inserting a vote into a ballot box which carries a design displaying an outline of the Falkland Islands.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 18:39 UTC

A potentially harmful painkiller bute in the horsemeat chain scandal in the EU

UK Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said bute is also used in medicine for arthritis

Horse carcasses containing the painkiller bute could have been entering the food chain in significant numbers for some time, the head of the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has admitted.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 05:51 UTC

Clear victory for Correa will have him in frontline to succeed Chavez

The combative US trained economist Correa “gets things done” and represents political stability

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, one of Latin America's most outspoken leaders is almost certain to win re-election on Sunday by an ample margin catapulting him as the most probable successor of Venezuela’s ailing Hugo Chavez and the populist movement in Latinamerica.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 05:45 UTC

Argentine Jewish community rejects point blank agreement with Iran; full Senate debate on 21 February

Senator Filmus and Foreign minister Timerman and at the tense six hour hearing that left nobody satisfied

The heads of the AMIA and DAIA Jewish umbrella organizations, Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser, strongly rejected the memorandum of understanding signed between Argentina and Iran in order to create a truth commission looking to investigate the 1994 terrorist attack that left over 80 people dead and dozens injured.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 05:40 UTC

Apple fighting to recover “iPhone” trademark registered in Brazil by local company

Gradiente has filed its request to use the “iphone” brand in 2000

Apple Inc, which lost the rights to its iPhone trademark in Brazil this week, is challenging the ruling by Brazil's copyright regulator to prevent local firm Gradiente Eletronica SA from using the “iphone” brand name.

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