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Stories for January 20th 2017

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 23:21 UTC

    “You made me a better president and a better man”, Obama's farewell message

    “Before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th,” wrote Obama

    Outgoing President Barack Obama penned an emotional public letter, published Thursday, thanking Americans and encouraging them to participate into “daily acts of citizenship.” Before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th,“ he wrote. ”Because all that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you. You made me a better president, and you made me a better man.”

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 20:10 UTC

    Hopes in Argentina that major terrorist actions will be finally investigated

    Two years ago, Nisman accused former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez of reaching a secret deal with Iran to cover up a terrorist attack

    Two years after the death of Alberto Nisman, organizers of tributes to the deceased Argentine prosecutor appear hopeful that the circumstances of his death will be clarified. Tributes were held for Nisman who was found dead at his home in the Argentine capital in January, 2015, in the midst of his investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center.

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 20:05 UTC

    Extradited drug lord El Chapo to face Brooklyn court on Friday

    Guzman arrived around 9:30 p.m. at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., located about 50 miles east of Manhattan

    Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured last year after six months on the run, arrived in the U.S. Thursday night just hours after the Mexican attorney general's office confirmed he was being extradited to the United States, the Department of Justice announced.

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 19:44 UTC

    CIA 1982 plan to hand Falklands to Argentina and relocate Islanders in Scotland

    The memo titled “Solution to the Falkland Islands crisis” was written by Chairman of US National Intelligence Council Henry Rowen, addressed to Paul Wolfowitz

    The population of the Falklands Islands could have been relocated to Scotland under a secret CIA plan, it has been revealed. United States planned to step in and hand the Islands to Argentina following the 1982 invasion, according to briefings rescued from the trove of 12 million documents published by the CIA on its website and discovered by the British media.

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 12:42 UTC

    Brazil in shock: Justice investigating country's major corruption dies in air crash

     “He was a good man and a source of pride for all Brazilians,” Temer said, who declared three days of national mourning in Brazil for the death of the Justice

    Brazil's President Michel Temer on Thursday evening made an official statement to mourn the death of Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki, who was killed earlier in the day in a plane crash. Temer declared three days of national mourning in Brazil for the death of the Justice, who was in charge of the court's investigation into a wide-ranging corruption scandal.

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 12:31 UTC

    Falklands has new Deputy Governor; ex administrator of Tristan da Cunha

    Mitham said “it is a privilege to be able to take on Deputy Governor role. Hasene and I are both very much looking forward to living and working in the Islands”

    The new Deputy Governor has arrived in the Falkland Islands. Alex Mitham has had a week’s handover with his predecessor, Sandra Tyler-Haywood, who leaves the Islands this weekend. Mr. Mitham who is on secondment to the Foreign and Commonwealth is no stranger to Overseas Territories; in effect he is coming to the Islands after three years as Administrator on Tristan da Cunha.

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 11:34 UTC

    Falklands reacts and prepares for implications of Theresa May Brexit speech

    Lawmaker Michael Poole said MLAs had watched and read PM’s Brexit speech and “helpfully it provided more detail in relation to UK’s negotiating approach.”

    The United Kingdom's intention to leave the single market as outlined in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Tuesday has generated some concerns for the Falkland Islands Government, but a Member of the Legislative Assembly indicated this week they are still confident all will be well for the Islands under post- 2019 arrangements.