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Stories for June 2nd 2017

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 08:15 UTC

    Relief for Temer: Brazilian economy grew 1% in first quarter of the year

    Temer, who faces a probe into alleged corruption and plotting to silence a witness, is staking his bid to retain power on Brazil's tepid comeback.

    Brazil's economy grew by one percent in the first quarter of 2017, ending eight consecutive quarters of shrinkage in the country's worst recession in history, the state statistics office said Thursday. While not definitively ending the recession, the spike in growth offers another glimmer of light for Latin America's biggest economy -- and could throw a lifeline to President Michel Temer as he tries to fend off a huge corruption scandal.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 08:04 UTC

    UK June 8 election: 18 to 24 year olds turnout a determining factor, and challenge for pollsters

    In the 2015 general election, for example, 18 to 24 year olds were almost half as likely to vote as those aged over 65 (43% vs 78%).

    The UK June 8 national election divergence in projections from pollsters is making the result hard to call and one of the key factors at the heart of the variation is whether younger and less well-off voters will turn out, and in what numbers. To achieve an upset, Labour are going to be hugely dependent on the trend that says younger and poorer voters, who appear to be rallying behind party leader James Corbyn, don’t actually vote come polling day.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 07:47 UTC

    Labour and Tories recovering ground in Scotland; SNP ahead with 43% vote intention

    With just one Westminster seat each in Scotland, both parties are targeting gains from the SNP, which secured 56 of the 59 constituencies in the last general election.

    Labour is running neck-and-neck with the Tories in Scotland, with both parties attracting around 25% of the vote, a new opinion poll has indicated. While the latest Ipsos Mori findings for STV put the SNP (Scottish National Party) out in front with backing from 43% of Scots certain to vote - down from its 2015 result of 50% - Scottish Labour and the Scottish Conservatives are tied on 25% each.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 07:23 UTC

    HMS Clyde, protecting the Falklands for a decade

    The Falklands Patrol Vessel has recently returned from maintenance work in South Africa

    This year, 2017, is key for HMS Clyde as it marks her tenth year operating in the southern hemisphere as the Falkland Islands Patrol Vessel, having first arrived on September 21, 2007.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 06:56 UTC

    Value-added South Georgia Toothfish promoted at the world's largest food service trade show

    The show in Chicago is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.

    Falkland Islands local company Georgia Seafoods Ltd joined food and beverage companies from 110 countries and all 50 states to exhibit at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show held in Chicago last weekend. The show is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 06:42 UTC

    May disappointed with Trump's decision to drop Paris climate change agreement; Europe condemns

    Downing Street said “The prime minister expressed her disappointment with the decision and stressed UK remained committed to the Paris Agreement”

    PM Theresa May has told Donald Trump of her “disappointment” with his decision to pull the US out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. In a phone call with the US president, Mrs. May said the UK remained committed to the deal, according to a Downing Street statement. But Mrs. May has been criticized for not signing a joint condemnation from France, Germany, and Italy. Mr. Trump said he would try to negotiate a new, “fairer” climate deal.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 06:15 UTC

    ICRC team underlines good understanding with Falkland Islanders

    Laurent Corbaz is confident there is “a good understanding” with the Islanders

    Head of the Humanitarian Project Plan (HPP) team to identify Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin Cemetery confident to complete on-site operations in August, full task by end of year, speaks of “good understanding” with Islanders.