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Stories for July 2017

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 19:05 UTC

    Falklands' fishing fleet has a female officer, Manuela Mendez

    Manuela is the 2nd Mate of the trawler New Polar catching Loligo, and has a wide-ranging role, contributing to many aspects of running the ship

    Manuela Mendez from the port of Corme, in Galicia, north-west Spain, is believed to be the first female officer in the Falklands' fishing fleet. The Second Mate arrived in Stanley harbor this week. After five years training in merchant shipping and a year on board another fishing vessel, Ms. Mendez joined the crew of Falkland’s trawler, New Polar, last year and is making her second trip to Falklands’ waters.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 16:43 UTC

    Rome and Vatican praying for rain: city avoids, temporarily, compulsory water rationing

    “We avoided 1.5 million people ending up without water. It is good news for everyone! But we will not let our guard down,” Raggi wrote on Twitter.

    Rome narrowly avoided water rationing after a deal between the regional government and the city's water company defused a row over drawing water from a drought-affected lake. Taps had been due to run dry for 1.5 million Romans for up to eight hours a day from Monday, and Mayor Virginia Raggi urged the central government to intervene.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 09:57 UTC

    Cabinet in a state of civil war over Brexit, says Lib-Dem leader Vince Cable

    Vince Cable said the latest clash “reveals a deep, unbridgeable chasm between the Brexit fundamentalist and the pragmatists”.

    The rift between senior ministers on how long to allow the free movement of people after Brexit shows “all the signs of a Cabinet in a state of civil war”, Vince Cable has said. The Liberal Democrat leader's remarks come after International Trade Secretary Liam Fox dismissed the idea that a consensus had been reached on the issue by the Prime Minister's top table.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 08:18 UTC

    Putin reacts to sanctions and expels 755 US diplomats from Moscow

    “The personnel of the US diplomatic missions in Russia will be cut by 755 people and will equal the number of Russian diplomatic personnel in the United States”

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a television interview that the U.S. must cut the size of its diplomatic force in his country by more than half, from about 1,210 to 455. Putin said on Sunday that the cut will make the size of the U.S. diplomatic mission in his country equal to that of Russia's diplomatic corps in the U.S.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 08:10 UTC

    Decisive vote in Brazilian lower house for president Temer's future in office

    The Temer administration seems confident that the opposition will not gather the 342 votes - from a total of 513 - required to advance with the corruption charge.

    The Brazilian Congress will return from recess this week and could bring back political uncertainty fears to local markets, as lawmakers are set to decide on Wednesday if the Supreme Court should trial President Michel Temer for corruption. Temer was formally charged with passive corruption by the prosecutor-general Rodrigo Janot at the end of last month.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 08:06 UTC

    Spanish economy recovering strongly reaches pre-2008 size

    Spain was bailed out in 2012 by the EU at the height of Europe's debt crisis. Its figures were among the strongest of a batch of latest European economic data

    Spain's economy grew by 0.9% in the second quarter thanks to improved exports and household spending. The growth figure, a first estimate from the National Statistics Institute (INE), suggests the country's economy has finally grown back to the size it was before the credit crunch of 2008.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 08:01 UTC

    US economy picking up helped by consumer spending

    President Trump has pledged to pursue policies to boost the US economy, including cutting corporate and individual taxes, but has faced a Washington impasse.

    The United States economy gathered speed in the second quarter of the year, growing at an annualized pace of 2.6%. The pick-up was helped by consumer spending in the quarter expanding at a pace of 2.8%, and businesses stepping up spending on equipment.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 07:46 UTC

    Open divisions on post-Brexit policy surface in the British cabinet

    Allowing free movement of people after Britain leaves the European Union would not “keep faith” with the Brexit vote, international trade secretary Liam Fox said

    Allowing free movement of people after Britain leaves the European Union would not “keep faith” with the Brexit vote, the international trade secretary said, underling divisions in the government over the issue. Liam Fox told the Sunday Times that senior government ministers had not reached a consensus on retaining free movement of people for a transitional period, a proposal outlined by finance minister Philip Hammond on Friday.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2017 - 23:29 UTC

    Brazilian budget remains at record breaking deficit

    To avoid disruptions to air traffic control and policing, Planning Minister Dyogo Oliveira said government would shift funds from investments to essential services.

    Brazil posted another large budget deficit in June, the biggest on record for the month, highlighting the government's uphill battle to meet its budget target amid a slow economic recovery. The monthly primary deficit, before interest rate payments, narrowed in June to 19.552 billion reais (US$6.21 billion) from 30.7 billion in May.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2017 - 14:53 UTC

    Hammond admits post-Brexit transitional deal up, but until general election in 2022

    “Many things would look similar” the day after Brexit - on 29 March 2019 - as the UK moved gradually towards a new relationship with the EU, Hammond said

    Any “transitional deal” in the period after Brexit must end by June 2022, the time of the next general election, Philip Hammond has said. But the chancellor said there must be “business as usual, life as normal” for Britons as the UK left the EU.

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