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Stories for July 2017

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands and seven BOT's at House of Lords' EU committee to discuss Brexit

    Falklands will be represented by MLA Roger Edwards. Falklands is highly dependent on the EU for its fish exports with direct access to that market

    The House of Lords EU Committee will next week take evidence from representatives of eight of the British Overseas Territories as its scrutiny of the impact of Brexit continues. Among the territories taking part in the session and giving evidence to the committee will be Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat and St Helena.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 10:12 UTC

    Canning House to host round table with UK ambassadors from Southern Cone

    Ian Duddy took up post as Ambassador to Uruguay in October 2016

    British Ambassadors to the Southern Cone countries, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile will be attending Canning House to give round-table briefings on their experiences since their recent appointments to their respective posts. They will present the latest political, economic and business updates from those countries and answer any questions during the closed round-table session.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 09:54 UTC

    U.S. adds 220.000 jobs in June; unemployment slightly up as more people returns to the jobs market

    The unemployment rate climbed to 4.4% from 4.3% in May, a 16-year low. The jobless rate rose because more persons began looking for work

    U.S. employers added 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy. The government also revised up its estimate of job growth for April and May by a combined 47,000.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 09:41 UTC

    Brazilian government prunes the corruption investigation “Operation Car Wash”

    “Operation Car Wash,” is Brazil's largest-ever corruption probe. It has jailed top politicians and business executives and led to allegations against President Temer.

    Brazil's federal police announced late Thursday that they are shutting down the primary task force assigned to a jumbo corruption investigation, drawing criticism from prosecutors who said it would undermine the probe. The investigation, known as “Operation Car Wash,” is Brazil's largest-ever corruption probe. It has jailed top politicians and business executives and led to allegations against President Michel Temer.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 07:44 UTC

    Trump and Putin hold “robust” two-and-a-quarter hours discussions and shake hands

    The US and Russian presidents held their first face-to-face talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed on Friday the alleged Russian hacking of last year's US presidential election during their first meeting. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the exchanges as “robust”, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Mr Trump had accepted Putin's assertions that his country was not responsible.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 01:13 UTC

    Macri-May meeting in Hamburg suspended; rescheduling under consideration

    The first day of the G20 summit is nearly over, and on Friday afternoon in Hamburg, British Prime Minister Theresa May canceled her solo meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri due to “scheduling problems.”

  • 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.