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Stories for November 7th 2017

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2017 - 09:47 UTC

    Sicily's regional elections open the way for a Berlusconi comeback

    The four-time prime minister has been away from the political centre stage since he was expelled from parliament four years ago after convicted of tax fraud.

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi looks set for another political comeback after a coalition he backed won Sicily's regional elections. The result adds momentum to the newly formed centre-right alliance.

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2017 - 09:40 UTC

    UK praise for Argentina's Human Rights Record

    The Universal Periodic Review takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

    The United Kingdom praised Argentina for the advances in implementing human rights legislation and practice. The UK statement was delivered at the 28th session of the Universal Period Review during the discussion of Argentina's Human Rights Record on 6 November 2017. The Universal Periodic Review takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2017 - 09:33 UTC

    Texan multiple killer was ousted from the Air Force, but never reported to FBI

    In 2014 Kelley was formally ousted from the Air Force for a 2012 assault on his ex-wife in which he choked her and struck her son hard enough to fracture his skull.

    The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal history to the FBI as required by military rules.

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2017 - 09:05 UTC

    Macri paid tribute to Argentines killed in a New York terrorist attack

    “Unfortunately, five families were destroyed” in this “cowardly attack,” Macri said, laying a wreath of white flowers at the site alongside his wife.

    Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri paid tribute on Monday to five of his countrymen killed in an attack in New York City. The five Argentines were among eight people killed when a man drove a rented pickup truck down a mile-long stretch of bike path in Manhattan, mowing down people enjoying a sunny fall afternoon.

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2017 - 08:59 UTC

    Argentina surfaces three Spanish Malvinas documents from 1767

    Senator Cobos is no stranger to the Falklands, he visited them in June/July 2014, before launching a presidential bid

    Argentine former vice president and currently Senator of the ruling coalition, Julio Cobos has announced the discovery of three letters dated 1767, revealing an exchange of information between then Buenos Aires city governor, and Felipe Ruiz Puente, described as the first Malvinas Islands governor. At the time was part of the Spanish colonial empire.