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Stories for November 11th 2016

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 19:43 UTC

    Samsung apologizes in US full page ads for its fire prone Note 7 phones

    “At Samsung, we innovate to deliver breakthrough technologies that enrich people’s lives,” wrote Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Electronics N America

    Samsung Electronics Co. took out full-page newspaper advertisements in the United States to apologize for its fire-prone Note 7 phones, seeking to restore its battered reputation. The message from the world’s largest smart-phone maker appeared in major publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today this week. A representative for the Suwon, South Korea-based company said it hasn’t decided whether to run more ads in other places.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 19:37 UTC

    Rousseff's defense claims some campaign funds were provided by Temer's party

    Rousseff's defense team verified the accounts report presented by PT and confirmed in July that R$ 1 million had been transferred for the campaign.

    Brazilian ex-President Dilma Rousseff's (PT) defense team attached to the case against her slate at the Superior Electoral Court, TSE, documents revealing that R$ 1 million (US$ 320.000) which construction company Andrade Guitierrez donated to her re-election campaing in 2014 went through the account of who was then Vice Presidential candidate Michel Temer (PMDB).

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 19:28 UTC

    Petrobras signs US$ 1.2bn contract for natural gas exploration in southern Bolivia

    President Evo Morales and Brazil's Mines and energy minister, Fernando Coelho Filho, traveled to Santa Cruz for the signing ceremony.

    Executives of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras and Bolivian counterpart YPFB signed this week a contract for a US$1.2 billion natural-gas exploration venture in southern Bolivia. Bolivian President Evo Morales and Brazil's minister of mines and energy, Fernando Coelho Filho, traveled to Bolivia's eastern city of Santa Cruz for the signing ceremony.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 11:09 UTC

    Two Falkland Islanders at the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in British Columbia

    The Falkland Islands are represented by Jody Aldridge and Gemma Finn at the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament

    In a colorful opening ceremony in the Legislative Chamber at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, over 60 young participants representing CPA Branches in eight of the nine CPA Regions – Africa; Asia; Australia; British Islands and Mediterranean; Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic; Canada; India; Pacific – came together for the start of a week long program of events. The Falkland Islands are represented by Jody Aldridge and Gemma Finn.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 11:03 UTC

    Spain and UK agree a more constructive approach on Gibraltar dispute at UN

    The consensus decision sets out UK/Spain conflicting positions on Gibraltar, and including – for the first time – Britain’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty.

    The UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee adopted this week a consensus decision setting out the conflicting positions of the British and Spanish governments on Gibraltar, and including – for the first time – Britain’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty. The decision was agreed by Britain and Spain despite the starkly contrasting views set out at the last session of the Fourth Committee in October, as reported by the Gibraltar Chronicle.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 10:43 UTC

    OAS Electoral mission highlights institutional strength of U.S. system despite polarization

    Ms Chinchilla said that at the end “of a passionate and controversial campaign, citizens were able to express their differences through institutional mechanisms”

    The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the general elections in the United States congratulated the winners – especially President-elect Donald Trump – and recognized the civic behavior of the citizens and the officials who participated in the process, in its presentation of the preliminary report on its work, which mentioned the strong points and opportunities for improvement in the process.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 09:08 UTC

    Falklands' trip for university students winners of regional competition

    The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invited university students to participate in this regional competition to win the chance to visit the Falklands for a week, all expenses paid.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:57 UTC

    Seven percent more Britons traveled to Argentina this year

    More Britons choose Argentina as a travel destination

    The flow of British tourists into Argentina until August this year recorded a seven percent increase when measured against data from 2015. Ten percent rise forecast for 2017, accoring to Argentine Minister of Tourism Gustavo Santos.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:48 UTC

    Brazilian president accused of having received US$ 300.000 for political campaign funding

    The claim is that a million Reais were paid to the political campaign of Temer, according to Rousseff's lawyers

    Brazilian President Michel Temer has been accused of taking a large bribe by a former political ally. Lawyers for former President Dilma Rousseff, who was removed from office in May, filed court documents which they say prove the claim.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:44 UTC

    Gibraltar “is part of the UK” and “we don't need any type of co-sovereignty”

    ”Gibraltar is part of the United Kingdom and will continue being so,” emphasized ambassador Manley

    Gibraltar “is part of the UK” and its particular circumstances will be reflected in Britain’s exit deal from the EU, the UK’s ambassador to Spain said this week, adding that co-sovereignty was not an option. Simon Manley made the comments in a wide-ranging interview on Brexit published by La Nueva España newspaper on Wednesday.

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