MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, October 20th 2017 - 03:31 UTC

Stories for July 17th 2017

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 09:58 UTC

    Seven million Venezuelans in symbolic referendum vote to cut short Maduro´s mandate

    Maduro dismissed Sunday's poll as unconstitutional and continued to campaign in support of a July 30 vote to create a constitutional assembly

    More than seven million Venezuelans participated in an unofficial referendum organized by the opposition Sunday and 98% voted to delegitimize the rule of President Nicolas Maduro, according to academics monitoring the vote.

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 05:26 UTC

    Tony Blair does not rule out a Jeremy Corbyn win on a “far Left program”

    “There's been so many political upsets, it's possible Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister and Labour could win on that program” ex PM Tony Blair said

    Tony Blair says he now accepts Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister. The ex-PM told BBC Newsnight that a year ago he would have said it was impossible for the left-wing Labour leader to win. But he added: “There's been so many political upsets, it's possible Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister and Labour could win on that program.”

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 05:16 UTC

    Santiago de Chile covered in two inches snow blanket

    The biggest snow blanket in decades, some forty centimeters deep, had many Santiago residents making snowmen and tossing snowballs

    A rare snowfall in Santiago, Chile, left at least one person dead and caused widespread power outages Sunday. An early winter cold front brought cold temperatures to the southern and central parts of Chile, with Santiago reaching near-freezing temperatures and snow fell throughout the morning and early afternoon.

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 04:59 UTC

    Falklands' demining operations since 2009 have cost London £16.6 million

    Experts mostly from Zimbabwe, working close to Stanley. So far this season 3.000 antipersonnel and 150 anti tank have been recovered from 30 minefields

    The British government has spent £ 16.604.385 in demining operations in the Falkland Islands since 2009. The information was confirmed by the Foreign Office following a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 04:49 UTC

    Hammond admits Brexit is holding back investments in UK

    “It is absolutely clear businesses where they have discretion over investment, where they can hold off, are doing so - you can understand why”, said Hammond

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that businesses are holding off from investing in the UK because of uncertainty about Brexit. The interview came a day before the second round of negotiations which take place this Monday in Brussels.

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 04:35 UTC

    Tory MP reaffirms UK commitment to stand by Gibraltar after Brexit

    “There is no question mark over Gibraltar’s continued British sovereignty”, UK will remain staunchly by the Overseas Territory, said the ex Attorney General.

    Spain’s “eccentric” enclaves in north Africa make its position on Gibraltar “incomprehensible”, said Tory MP Dominic Grieve reaffirming UK’s commitment to stand by Gibraltar after Brexit. Speaking during a visit to Gibraltar, MP Grieve said any future Brexit deal struck by the UK with the EU must also include the Rock.

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 04:29 UTC

    Britain is in for a rough ride, unless cabinet ministers stop squabbling

    “There is no chance all the details will be hammered out in 20 months” warned the former head of the civil service Lord O'Donnell

    Britain is in for “a rough ride” unless cabinet ministers stop squabbling over Brexit, the former head of the civil service has warned. Writing in the Observer, Lord O’Donnell called for cabinet ministers to unite in backing a lengthy transition deal and “start being honest about the complexity of the challenge”. “There is no chance all the details will be hammered out in 20 months,” he warned.

  • Monday, July 17th 2017 - 04:12 UTC

    France seeking to disrupt and degrade UK's financial sector, claims City of London

    In a memorandum leaked to The Mail On Sunday, Browne said his talks in Paris have been “the worst I have had anywhere in the EU”

    France is actively seeking to exploit Brexit to disrupt and degrade Britain’s lucrative financial sector, a senior City representative has warned. Former foreign office minister Jeremy Browne, who acts as the City of London’s envoy on Brexit, said the French see the British as “adversaries” in the forthcoming withdrawal negotiations.