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Stories for October 5th 2016

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 19:40 UTC

    FIFA names chief commercial officer to ramp up Russia 2018 Cup sponsorships

    “Philippe Le Floc’h brings high-level experience with proven success in growing and developing business in the TV broadcasting and marketing of sports events”

    Le Floc’h, UEFA’s former marketing director until 2010, leaves Dubai-based Customised Solution FZ to take up the role of FIFA’s chief commercial officer on Oct. 11. The position was created as part of the restructuring of world football’s governing body in the wake of the corruption scandals that brought the federation to its knees.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 19:02 UTC

    Temer´s major setback: 68% don't trust him and 39% rate his government “bad” or “terrible”

    In a personal setback to Temer, approval of the way he is governing has dropped to 28% from 31%. Disapproval has risen to 55% from 53%.

    President Michel Temer has not managed to convince Brazilians his government is better than that of his ousted predecessor Dilma Rousseff, and his popularity remains low, according to a poll on Tuesday. Pollster Ibope said the number of people who consider Temer's government “great” or “good” edged up to 14% from 13% in the previous survey in late June, which was conducted six weeks after he replaced Rousseff when her impeachment trial began.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 17:05 UTC

    Antonio Guterres has Security Council support to become next UN Secretary General

    Guterres, 67, was Portugal’s prime minister from 1992 to 2002. He led the U.N. Refugee Agency for a decade from 2005-2015.

    Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has unofficially been selected as the next U.N. Secretary-General. He is expected to be officially endorsed in the coming days. Following a decisive round of voting Wednesday in the U.N. Security Council, the veteran politician and diplomat prevailed with 13 votes in favor of his candidacy, none objecting to it and two votes of “no opinion”.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 12:02 UTC

    Brazil industrial production suffers major monthly drop during August

     Durable-goods output, which includes the auto sector, contracted 9.3% in August from July as a local Volkswagen AG plant halted production

    Brazil’s industrial output posted its biggest monthly drop in over four years in August, damping optimism about the country’s prospects for recovering from its worst recession in generations. Industrial production declined 3.8% in August from July in seasonally adjusted terms, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, IBGE, said on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 11:43 UTC

    Brazilians disenchantment with the political system: 17.5% abstention on Sunday's election

    “It's clear there is disenchantment with the political class as a whole,” Temer said adding the high abstention rate was a strong message to Brazilian politicians

    Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday the high abstention rate as well as the number of blank and spoiled ballots in local elections on the weekend signaled the disillusionment of Brazilians with their political system. Brazil's electoral authority, the TSE, said the abstention rate averaged 17.5% in Sunday's nationwide polls, up from 15.4% in the municipal elections in 2014.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 11:24 UTC

    Cruise ships forced to divert Caribbean schedule by Hurricane Matthew

    The 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride, which departed Baltimore, Maryland has sailed northward to New York and Canada instead of southward to the Caribbean

    Hurricane Matthew is forcing a growing number of cruise ships to alter course as it barrels northward toward Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas. Cruise giant Carnival has rerouted half a dozen ships scheduled to visit ports in the region over the next few days, including the Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Ecstasy.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 11:06 UTC

    “No way José”, Gibraltar replies to Spain's shared sovereignty with UK proposal

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo sent a clear message to Spain's acting Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo: “No way Jose!”

    Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said that all the potential economic benefits from joint UK/Spain Gibraltar sovereignty could exist today if Spain respected the Gibraltarians' choice not to be Spanish. The statement was in response to Spain's formal invitation to the UK to commence joint sovereignty negotiations on Gibraltar.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 11:01 UTC

    London confident of a Brexit deal “suitable and adequate” for Gibraltar and UK

     Dr Fox insisted the UK understood the complexities especially in trade that Gibraltar “faces as we go into the negotiations ahead of us”.

    United Kingdom's International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said he is confident a Brexit deal could be struck that “will get a suitable and adequate response to the problems we face” both for Gibraltar as well as for the UK.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

    Malvinas has “an enormous emotional content” but “my duty is to advance dialogue in all issues”

    ”The intention of the government (of president Mauricio Macri) was to sit and discuss all issues, including Malvinas” despite furious criticisms from the opposition

    Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that the Falklands/Malvinas issue has “an enormous emotional content”, but as her country's main diplomat her duty is to ensure a dialogue that can advance, in the best possible way, on all issues. The minister also described the Mercosur relation with Brazil as “inexorable”, which is beyond ideologies underlining the significance of Brazil's Michel Temer recent visit to Argentina.