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Stories for November 5th 2016

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 17:19 UTC

    EU and Canada sign free trade accord, but has to clear 40 European parliaments

    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (C) signed the treaty along with heads of EU institutions, a step that should enable a provisional implementation of the pact early in 2017.

    The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement 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. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the treaty along with the heads of EU institutions, a step that should enable a provisional implementation of the pact early in 2017 with the removal of most import duties.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 10:17 UTC

    Ezeiza airport shortlisted for 'domestic' gateway into the U.S.

    Ezeiza one step closer to preclearance program into the US

    Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport was shortlisted by the Department of Homeland Security of the United States along with ten other terminals in the world to be of “assessed preference” in the preclearance program.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 10:11 UTC

    OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the United States completes deployment

    Ex-Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, said that the 41 international observers “have been observing early voting processes and hope to continue to see a great turnout on Tuesday”

    The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the United States has completed the deployment of its observers and experts ahead of the General Elections that will be held next Tuesday, November 8th. On November 9th, the day after the election, the Chief of the OAS Mission will present a preliminary report.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 10:00 UTC

    Argentina's 2017 inflation expected to reach 19.7%, reveals Central bank poll

    The median annual inflation expectation for 2016 fell to 39.4% in the survey from 39.6% in the previous poll. Last month, the median expectation for 2017 inflation was 20%.

    Argentina's consumer prices will rise by 19.7% in 2017, according to a central bank poll of 56 economists published this week, a slight drop from median expectations in last month's survey but still higher than the central bank's target.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 09:49 UTC

    Bank of England raises inflation and growth forecasts, but Brexit uncertainty remains

    Following the release of the quarterly inflation report, governor Mark Carney said the revised forecasts were “neither solely due nor totally unrelated” to the Bank's decisions back August.

    The Bank of England has raised its near-term growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday following the slide in sterling seen since the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union. The bank decided Thursday to keep interest rates at the record low level of 0.25% and maintan its quantitative easing (QE) purchase targets at up to £10 billion for corporate bonds and £435 billion for U.K. government bonds.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Why Falklands' conservation and management zone is so productive

    Ilex argentinus immigrates into Falklands waters seasonally and is the largest squid resource in the Soutwest Atlantic.

    Three decades ago, on 29 October 1986 a Proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation and Management Zone was signed by then Governor Jewkes, which helped to transform the Islands economy. The anniversary has been marked by several events, and this week was the turn for a scientific approach on how and why the waters around the Falklands are so rich in marine life.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

    UK Defense Secretary confirms 2017 start for Type 26 Frigates

    The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR15) set out the UK Government's commitment to build eight Anti-Submarine Type 26 Global Combat Ships.

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the steel cut for the Royal Navy’s new next generation Type 26 Global Combat Ship now will take place in summer 2017, subject to final contract negotiations. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR15) set out the UK Government's commitment to build eight Anti-Submarine Type 26 Global Combat Ships.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 06:57 UTC

    Garcia-Margallo replaced by pro-Europe diplomat in Rajoy's new cabinet

    Alfonso Dastis Quecedo is a lawyer who joined Spain’s diplomatic corps in 1983 and has held senior posts in the UN and the EU, where he is currently Spain’s permanent representative.

    Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dropped José Manuel García-Margallo from his cabinet, replacing him as Foreign Minister with a career diplomat from Jerez de la Frontera. Although there had been wide speculation that García-Margallo would not continue in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the appointment of 61-year old Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo took most pundits by surprise.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 05:52 UTC

    Uruguay's football suspended following the shooting and death of a team supporter

    “Following the regrettable death of young Hernán Fioritto, AUF has decided to suspend all its activities programmed for the weekend”, said the Uruguayan organization in a twitter message.

    The Uruguayan Football Association, AUF, decided on Friday to suspend all soccer activities of the weekend including the main league matches, following the death of a supporter from Pe;arol, one of the leading teams of the country who has been shot and seriously wounded in late September by fans from the other big club of the country, Nacional.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 03:50 UTC

    Opposition leaders Boudou, Esteche and D'Elia head march onto Plaza de Mayo

    Former Vicepresident Amado Boudou and other opposition leaders sink their feet in the Plaza de Mayo fountain to replicate what Juan Peron's followers did in 1945

    Former Argentine Vicepresident Amado Boudou and other Kirchnerite leaders took centre stage on Friday as unions marched onto Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires to demand the resumption of collective bargaining talks and a year-end bonus, “If they do not listen, there will be a strike”