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Stories for October 2017

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2017 - 06:34 UTC

    Macri anticipates sweeping tax, education and labor reforms

    The conservative leader has been pushing a free-market reform agenda to overhaul Argentina's struggling economy.

    President Mauricio Macri said on Monday he will seek more sweeping reforms for Argentina after his governing coalition scored a resounding victory in congressional elections. Macri's center-right coalition remains a minority in both houses of Congress.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2017 - 06:23 UTC

    Argentine university researches Falklands/Tierra del Fuego trade relations

    Two project researchers spent the second week of this month in the Falklands, collecting information on the potential of goods and services provision to the Islands

    Goods and services relations between the Malvinas Islands and adjacent areas with the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, is the name of a project launched by the Tierra del Fuego national university Economic and Innovation Department, and which included a field research in the Falkland Islands, according to the Ushuaia media.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2017 - 06:22 UTC

    Buenos Aires cruise season takes off next Saturday; 320.000 visitors expected

    The Zaandam will be arriving in Buenos Aires on Saturday. The 2017/18 season is expected to last until 24 April 2018

    Next Saturday the Holland America cruise Zaandam is expected in Buenos Aires signaling the start of the 2017/18 season, which according to Argentine officials is going to be the best following on four years of sustained retraction. So far the number of docking requests include 110 calls with an estimated number of 320.000 visitors, although there are possibilities the final figure, by 24 April 2018, could reach 328.000.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2017 - 06:06 UTC

    Theresa May dismisses a call for second Brexit referendum: “out of the question”

    “I think this is about more than a decision to leave the EU: it’s about whether the public can trust their politicians to put into place the decision that they have taken”

    Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed a call for a second referendum as “out of the question”, affirming that Britain will be leaving the EU. Mrs May was asked whether people should have the chance to vote again by Labour’s Paul Flynn, who said “second thoughts” were superior.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 07:55 UTC

    Two of Italy's richest regions vote for more autonomy

    Lombardy region leader Roberto Maroni, has sought to distance the Italian vote from the situation in Spain. “We are not Catalonia,” he said in Milan.

    Two of Italy's richest northern regions have voted for more autonomy, according to their leaders. More than 90% of voters in Lombardy, home to Italy's financial capital Milan, and the Veneto region around Venice, voted yes in the non-binding referendum, their presidents claimed.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 07:51 UTC

    Brexit countdown: PM May faces Parliament and Davis travels to Paris

    The prime minister is due to update the Commons on Monday on the progress made during last week's summit of EU leaders in Brussels

    UK Brexit Secretary David Davis will travel to Paris on Monday for talks days after French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Britain would need to up its divorce payment offer to unlock trade negotiations. Davis will have dinner with French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in the UK’s latest attempt to jump-start withdrawal talks with the European Union.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 07:45 UTC

    UK's biggest business lobbies calling for urgent Brexit transition deal

    MP May has suggested a period of about two years, with UK and EU trading on broadly similar terms to now plus payments to Brussels

    Britain's five biggest business lobby groups are calling for an urgent Brexit transition deal, or they warn the UK risks losing jobs and investment. In a joint letter being sent to Brexit Secretary David Davis, the groups, including the Institute of Directors and CBI, will say time is running out.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 07:40 UTC

    Staunch Remainer convinced there's no way to prevent UK leaving the EU

    Mr Clarke told an audience at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics that a “no deal” scenario with the UK crashing out of the EU was “very unlikely”.

    The conservative former chancellor Ken Clarke has said he believes there is now no way to prevent the UK leaving the EU. The staunch Remainer said there was “little doubt” that Brexit would take place and argued a second referendum on any deal would be “folly”.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 07:25 UTC

    UN Human Rights High Commissioner visits Peru and Uruguay

    Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein visit to Uruguay includes meetings with President Vázquez, cabinet ministers, the presidents of Congress and the judiciary

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will visit Peru and Uruguay this week to discuss progress and challenges concerning human rights in these countries. He will also launch a joint plan of action by the UN Human Rights Office and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to address the protection of human rights defenders in the Americas.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 06:25 UTC

    Sweeping victory for Macri consolidating his reform plans and 2019 reelection bid

    With 98% of ballots counted, Macri’s former education minister, Esteban Bullrich, had 41.34% versus 37.27% for Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires province

    Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in Sunday’s mid-term election, strengthening his position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor Cristina Fernandez. free-spending populist who nearly bankrupted the country during her 2007-2015 rule.