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Montevideo, June 25th 2017 - 02:02 UTC

Stories for 2017

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 08:30 UTC

    Falklands' lawmaker confirms Canadian full support for self determination

    ”Part of managing the sovereignty dispute is to make sure we’ve got friends in different places” MLA Summers was quoted in the Canadian media. (Pci National Observer)

    Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Mike Summers, currently in Ottawa to meet Canadian Liberal and Conservative members of parliament, and government officials, stated that Canada has been a friend of the Falklands for many years and has always supported the right of self determination for people.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 08:20 UTC

    SNP still has a majority in Scotland after losing 21 seats; huge Tory upsurge

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the SNP had won the election in Scotland, with the party achieving its second best performance ever in a Westminster election.

    The Scottish National Party´s, SNP, former leader Alex Salmond has lost his Gordon seat amid a Scottish Conservative surge. The Tories also defeated the SNP's deputy leader Angus Robertson as they won seats across the country. The SNP finished on 35 seats - a majority of the 59 Scottish constituencies but a drop of 21 from the 56 they won in 2015.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 10:56 UTC

    Brazilian Electoral Tribunal adds sessions to speed a decision on president Temer's case

    The Justices' decision to extend the working days was supported by the defense of Rousseff and president Temer.

    The head of Brazil´s Superior Electoral Tribunal, TSE, Justice Gilmar Mendes added extraordinary sessions, including next Saturday, to continue considering the alleged political and economic abuse committed by the winning ticket of the 2014 elections, when Dilma Rousseff was reelected with Michel Temer as vice-president. According to court sources the decision to add sessions this week received unanimous support from his six co-Judges.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 09:56 UTC

    Why many Argentines continue to support “corrupt” Cristina Fernandez

    The question then is why Cristina followers believe it is OK she is corrupt, and contrary to that they believe that Macri is corrupt, asked Duran Barba

    A majority of followers of ex Argentine president Cristina Fernandez “believe she is corrupt”, but far from questioning her “they think it is OK”, since “obviously she needed the money to get involved in politics”, according to Jaime Duran Barba, sociologist and chief electoral advisor of president Mauricio Macri.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 07:54 UTC

    Poppy Coin Commemorates 35th Anniversary of Falklands War

    New coin from Pobjoy Mint honors the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands

    To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation, Pobjoy Mint has produced a ‘Lest We Forget’ Poppy coin in honor of the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 07:02 UTC

    Santander rescues Banco Popular, which was “failing or likely to fail”

    Buying Banco Popular will cost Santander 7bn euros, around 2bn euros more than analysts had expected.

    Spanish Banco Popular has been rescued from the brink of collapse by larger rival Santander for one Euro. Buying Banco Popular will cost Santander 7bn euros, around 2bn euros more than analysts had expected. Banco Popular was described by the European Central Bank as “failing or likely to fail” due to its dwindling cash reserves.The bank has struggled after billions in property investments turned sour.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 06:46 UTC

    German nuclear energy utilities victory: top court declares tax on fuel rods illegal

    The Constitutional Court ruled the tax was “unconstitutional and void”. Between 2011 and 2016, nuclear power operators made payments of more than 6bn euros (Pic Reuters)

    Germany's energy utilities look set to receive refunds of billions of euros after the government's tax on their use of nuclear fuel rods was declared illegal by the country's top court. Between 2011 and 2016, nuclear power operators made payments of more than 6bn euros to the government. The Constitutional Court has ruled the tax was “unconstitutional and void”.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 06:11 UTC

    Thursday night UK will know the winner of the general election

    Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting, which accounted for 16.4% of the total electorate at the 2015 general election.

    Millions of people will be casting their vote in the UK general election later. Polls open at 07:00 BST at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote. That is up from the last general election, in 2015, when there were 46.4 million registered voters.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 09:24 UTC

    Barriers in London central bridges; cyclists protest width of lanes

    London Cycling Campaign said it was fully supportive of Met, TfL and boroughs involved taking urgent steps to provide extra protection for Londoners and visitors (Pic Reuters)

    Barriers have been installed on three central London bridges following the latest terror attack to hit the British capital. The structures have been introduced to stop traffic from mounting the pavement on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 09:19 UTC

    Falklands government welcomes Red Cross team to begin humanitarian work

    Mr. Corbaz arrived at the Falkland Islands on Saturday 3rd June 2017, and together with his team are expected to begin preparation work immediately. (Pic AP)

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has extended its welcome to Laurent Corbaz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, project to identify the remains of the unknown Argentine soldiers buried at the Darwin Cemetery.