The Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, has appointed Fr Hugh Allan OPraem, Prior of Norbertine Community of St Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, as the new Apostolic Administrator of the Prefecture of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastical Superior of the Missions sui iuris of the islands of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha ad quinquennium (for a period of five years).
The Federal Reserve, on Wednesday following a two-day meeting, and with two members dissenting, left interest rates unchanged but anticipated the FOMC “judges that the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has continued to strengthen, but decided, for the time being, to wait for some further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives”.
The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement on Sunday that aims to generate jobs and growth though it must still clear some 40 national and regional parliaments in Europe in the coming years to enter fully into force.
Argentine justice started to value properties belonging to former president Cristina Fernandez at her home province of Santa Cruz in the framework of an investigation into a society, Los Sauces, of which she is a shareholder. We are rating the properties; we want to know the exact value of them, said prosecutor Carlos Rivolo who has the case.
Opposition leaders agree to halt impeachment procudres against the Venezuelan President, but demanded that all politicial prisoners be released and elections are held rather soon.Venezuela's opposition-led Parliament, postponed on Tuesday the beginning of impeachment procedures against President Nicolas Maduro in view of a nascent dialogue with the Government, National Assembly Speaker Henry Ramos Allup announced.
The Republican candidate now has a one-point lead in election that is too close to call, according to major survey.Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton to take a single percentage point lead in a poll by ABC, the first time he has done so since May. Though the result remains within ABC’s margin of error, the broadcaster said the leaders changing places was a noteworthy moment with just a week to go until election day.
Various locations within the country, Central, Asunción and the metropolitan area have been area without power for several hours, even in places that were not hit directly by the adverse weather. But service had to be interruped nonetheless as several destructions were reported.
Brazilian president Michel Temer said that Portugal and Spain are determined to help speed trade negotiations between Mercosur and the European Union. Temer made the announcement on hosting Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa who was on a brief visit to Brazil for the Community of Portuguese Language Countries summit in Brasilia.
Tuesday saw the first ever state visit by a Colombian president to the UK. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Juan Manuel Santos is visiting for three days as an official guest of Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. He will have a working lunch with Prime Minister Theresa May, visit Belfast and attend events at Mansion House, the Natural History Museum and his old university, the LSE.
Argentina's government is negotiating more flexible oil workers' contracts to woo investors to the Vaca Muerta shale fields and overcome an energy deficit.High labour costs are thought to be the primary obstacle to investment in the country's oil and gas sector, and negotiations are politically sensitive in a country with an influential labour movement, meaning some changes are off the table.