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Stories for November 10th 2016

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 19:02 UTC

    UN Consensus “does not change anything about Gibraltar’s British sovereignty”

    “Instead of pursuing useless proposals like that of Joint Sovereignty”, what matters is returning to dialogue for the mutual benefit of people from both sides of the frontier, said CM Picardo .

    The Gibraltar government has reacted to a United Nations Consensus Decision about Gibraltar agreed between the United Kingdom and Spain during the annual event claiming it “changes nothing in relation to the continued British Sovereignty over Gibraltar”.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 12:08 UTC

    IMF lifts motion of censure on Argentina for manipulating data

    Christine Lagarde admits Argentina has made considerable progress under Macri

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday lifted the censure motion that weighed on the country since 2013, when it decided to sanction Argentina because it considered that statistics at the National Census' Institute (Indec) were being manipulated.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:54 UTC

    Anti-Trump demonstrators march in cities across United States

    In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue.

    Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win, blasting his campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted “Not my president.”

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:40 UTC

    Obama will host Trump at the White House and promises a smooth transition

    Obama campaigned vigorously for Hillary Clinton, and called Trump both temperamentally unfit for the presidency and dangerously unprepared

    President Barack Obama will host on Thursday a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House, in their first public step toward a peaceful transition of power after the Republican businessman's surprise election victory. The two men have had almost no one-on-one contact previously. Trump led the “birther” movement that questioned Obama's U.S. citizenship and has pledged to overturn the Democratic president's signature policy achievements after he takes office on Jan. 20

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:35 UTC

    Brazil lowers fuel prices: diesel down 10.4% and gasoline, 3.1% at the refinery

    The aim is to enable Petrobras to implement a competitive pricing policy that reflects movements in the international oil market in shorter periods.

    In line with the pricing policy announced by Petrobras on October 14, 2016, the company’s markets and pricing executive committee has decided to reduce the prices of diesel and gasoline sold at its refineries by 10.4% and 3.1%, respectively.The combination of a 12.1% fall in the international prices of oil and oil products between October 14 and now, and the reduction in the company’s domestic market share has impacted the usage level of Petrobras’ assets, especially its refineries, its inventory levels and also its flows of imports and exports

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:30 UTC

    Temer defends austerity and claims the program is fostering confidence among investors

    “The climate of confidence is growing and it is having a positive impact” on the economy, Temer said at a business seminar

    Brazilian President Michel Temer reiterated the tough-minded adjustment he has proposed to balance the government's accounts and his support for the private sector's role in the economy, adding that the program is already fostering “confidence” among investors.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

    HMS Protector opens 2016/17 season in South Georgia surveying 160 sq miles of seabed

    During her stint around South Georgia the Plymouth-based icebreaker/survey ship scanned 160 square miles of seabed – roughly the area of the Isle of the Wight. (Pic RN)

    Having spent last Antarctic summer celebrating the deeds of one British polar hero, the crew of Royal Navy icebreaker HMS Protector have opened the 2016-17 survey season honoring his rival. A century after Sir Ernest Shackleton landed at King Haakon Bay on South Georgia in a makeshift lifeboat – the James Caird – Protector entered the same fjord and sent her hi-tech survey launch – the James Caird IV – close to the identical spot.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:04 UTC

    PM May congratulates Trump and looks forward to working with him

     “Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise” said PM May

    Prime Minister Theresa May has led UK political congratulations for Donald Trump after his US election victory. The PM said Britain and the US had an “enduring and special relationship” and would remain close partners on trade, security and defense.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Malvinas is no impediment for dealing with UK, but “Islands population can't be denied”

    “Despite this territorial dispute we can't deny the existence of the Malvinas inhabitants with whom we have been distanced for too long”, admitted Malcorra

    The Malvinas sovereignty dispute should not be an impediment to advance in a pro-active agenda with the United Kingdom, and to progress in agreements to attract investors to Argentina, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra, who also admitted that it's not possible to deny the existence of the Malvinas inhabitants, “of which we have been distanced for too long”.