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Stories for July 20th 2016

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 07:05 UTC

    Giant squid is back in the northern coast of Peru; fishermen relieved

    Giant squid started appearing in Paita, Bayóvar, Talara and Yacila, small to medium sized specimen but good quality, good texture and good color.

    Fishing for giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) finally seems to be improving in northwest Peru, which has brought some peace to Paita and other northern ports that rely heavily on this product. The lack of the species has been of great concern to the people of the area, but since last week the cephalopod has slowly reappeared in this part of the Peruvian coast. Now they expect the improvement is sustained and not only a temporary relief.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 06:54 UTC

    Half of Brazilians prefer Temer to remain as president until the 2018 election

    Despite half of Brazilians wanting Temer to continue as president instead of having Rousseff return, the interim president's approval rating is only 31%.

    Half of Brazilians would like to see interim President Michel Temer stay in the job until the next election in 2018, compared with 32% who desire the return of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, according to a Datafolha poll published this weekend on the Folha de S.Paulo website.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 06:35 UTC

    Rousseff's great mistake was to allow Venezuela into Mercosur, says Brazilian minister

    Serra described the policies of ex president Lula and suspended Rousseff as “populist”, distanced from the real international interests of Brazil.

    Brazil committed a great mistake on supporting Venezuela to the Mercosur trade agreement back in 2012, and the country must be impeded from taking over the pro-tempore presidency of the group until it complies with all the requisites to be a full member, said Brazil's foreign minister Jose Serra.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 06:29 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government appoints Canadian Head of Policy

    Ms Simovic said she, “is excited to be starting a new chapter in the Falkland Islands and honoured to have the opportunity to serve the community.”

    Diane Simsovic has been announced as the new Head of Policy for the Falkland Islands Government. Simsovic is Canadian and has more than 35 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, with a background working at municipal, provincial and federal levels of Government, primarily focussing on economic development and growth. Ms Simsovic has also previously worked in environmental engineering and management consultancy.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 05:25 UTC

    Falklands must be involved in a tripartite dialogue, if Argentina's new policy is to be positive

    “If you are willing to integrate the point of view of Falklanders, if they are part of any discussions relative to their lives and future, then this is positive”, said Picardo.

    Argentina's collaboration strategy towards the UK and the Falkland Islands, if it means integrating the Islanders in any discussions relative to their lives and future, which is only of their concern, “this is positive”, according to Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, interviewed by Argentina's official news agency Telam.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 03:56 UTC

    Theresa May begins tour of European capitals: Wednesday with Merkel, Thursday with Hollande

    Mrs. May said maintaining strong trading links in Europe was vital to ensuring the UK “made a success” of Brexit.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday will take off for her first tour of European capitals visiting Germany and France where she anticipated discussions about the UK leaving the EU must be “frank and open”. The prime minister will have a working dinner with Germany's Angela Merkel on Wednesday before talks with France's Francois Hollande on Thursday.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 03:50 UTC

    Rajoy closer to forming a coalition; ally gets speaker's job defeating Socialists

    Ana Pastor was elected in the first post-election session of parliament, gaining 169 votes, ahead of Socialist lawmaker Patxi Lopez, who got 155 votes.

    Lawmakers on Tuesday picked a close ally of Mariano Rajoy as parliamentary speaker as Spain's acting prime minister cast around for coalition partners following last month's inconclusive general election. Public Works Minister Anta Pastor, 58, got the speaker's job under a deal between Rajoy's conservative Popular Party (PP) and market-friendly upstarts Ciudadanos, who came in fourth in the June 26 polls.

  • Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 03:47 UTC

    García Margallo wants Gibraltar out of Brexit talks; insists on a face to face meeting with Johnson

    Boris Johnson told García-Margallo that Britain would not budge on Gibraltar’s sovereignty for as long as the Gibraltarians wished to remain British.

    Caretaker Spanish Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, says he will be raising Gibraltar with the UK’s new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson when they meet in London ‘soon’. The two had a fleeting encounter at a Brussels Summit on Monday during which the Gibraltar issue was mentioned briefly.