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Stories for July 7th 2017

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 17:22 UTC

    WHO warns about the spread of gonorrhea, and failure of antibiotics

     The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics. Experts said the situation was “fairly grim” with few new drugs on the horizon

    Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization says. It is warning that if you contract gonorrhea, it is now much harder to treat and in some cases impossible.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 07:28 UTC

    Riot police in Hamburg clash with thousands at G20 “Welcome to Hell” march

    Throughout the afternoon and night, police used water cannons as protesters threw bottles and smoke bombs during the anti-capitalist Welcome to Hell march

    German riot police clashed with thousands of protesters in Hamburg on Thursday evening as world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, arrived in the city ahead of Friday's G20 summit. Throughout the afternoon and night, police used water cannons as protesters threw bottles and smoke bombs during the anti-capitalist Welcome to Hell march, which began about 2 miles from where the summit will be held.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 07:18 UTC

    Under Kirchnerism the Air Force lost more aircraft than in the Falklands' war

    Martinez revealed that on taking office he was informed that during the Falklands' conflict Argentina lost 72 aircraft, but “under Kirchnerism over a hundred planes”

    Argentine defense minister Julio Martinez criticized the previous government policies towards the Armed Forces saying that during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict the country lost 72 aircraft, but under the administrations of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner over a hundred went out of service or were decommissioned.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 07:08 UTC

    Trump urges Russia “to cease its destabilizing activities”; on Friday he meets Putin

    Trump spoke before a cheering, flag-waving crowd of 10,000 people at historic Krasinski Square in central Warsaw

    In a keynote address in Warsaw, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Russia “to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere” and specifically reaffirmed Washington's commitment to NATO's Article 5. Trump spoke on Thursday before a cheering, flag-waving crowd of 10,000 people at historic Krasinski Square in central Warsaw, where former President Lech Walesa sat among guests in the VIP area.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 07:01 UTC

    Temer's defense and allies working for a quick end to political uncertainty

    Brazil's top prosecutor accuses Temer of accepting bribes from businesspeople in exchange for political favors.

    Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer quickly presented his legal defense against corruption allegations to lawmakers, a move seen as a bid to reduce the likelihood of being suspended from office and tried at the Supreme Court. Temer's lawyer submitted the defense on the second day of Chamber of Deputies commission proceedings to consider the matter, eight days ahead of deadline.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 06:43 UTC

    CBI calls for UK to remain in the single market and customs union until the final Brexit deal

    In a speech at the LSE, Ms Fairbairn said it was “common sense” to stay in the single market and customs union until a trade deal was in place.(Pic CBI)

    The UK should stay in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal is in force, according to the CBI. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the business lobby group, said it was “impossible” that all the details of a new trade deal with the European Union would be in place by March 2019. That is when talks about the UK's withdrawal are due to formally finish.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 06:25 UTC

    Hague warns on Brexit impact for UK foreign influence, including protecting Falklands

    “Brexit will be damaging to our ability to work with other EU countries, obviously on foreign affairs and influence their outlook overall,” Hague told fellow peers.

    Brexit will “undoubtedly” harm the UK’s ability to work with other EU countries on foreign issues and its influence in the world, warns former Conservative foreign affairs minister William Hague, including protection of the Falkland Islands, and ensuring solidarity among 28 countries.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 06:00 UTC

    UK will fund 21 projects from Argentine government agencies and civil society

    Ambassador Kent said some of the projects follow on from the lines of work outlined in the Joint Statement of September 2016.

    The British Embassy in Argentina has selected 21 project bids submitted by government agencies and civil society organizations which will award almost 10 million pesos worth of funding during the second half of 2017. The initiative follows on the spirit of the 2016 September Joint Statement.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 04:11 UTC

    UK investing £100 million to attract highly skilled researchers

    Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson said ”research and innovation is at the heart of the (UK) government’s Industrial Strategy”.

    Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed that the British government is investing £100 million to attract highly skilled researchers to the UK through its new Ernest Rutherford Fund. The Fund will provide fellowships for early-career and senior researchers, from the developed world and from emerging research powerhouses such as India, China, Brazil and Mexico, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a world-leader in science and research.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 03:32 UTC

    Face of the woman who ruled Peru 1,700 Years ago revealed

    The Lady of Cao, who died at about age 25 after giving birth, was a woman with an oval countenance, a brown complexion and long black hair in two braids, according to the reproduction and the research

    The face of the Lady of Cao, considered to be a queen who ruled northern Peru 1,700 years ago, was revealed on Tuesday thanks to 3D technology developed by private companies, as was a replica of her mummified body, appearing just as it was found in 2005 at the El Brujo archaeological complex.