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Stories for February 2018

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 10:26 UTC

    US rejects merger between Chicago Stock Exchange and Chinese investor group

    US politicians, including President Trump, have said letting a Chinese firm invest in a US exchange was a bad idea.

    The US has rejected a proposed merger between the Chicago Stock Exchange and a Chinese-linked investor group. The decision comes after more than two years of reviews by officials. The tie-up was initially approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, pending further approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 10:07 UTC

    Theresa May flies to Berlin to meet Merkel, ahead of crucial speech on Saturday

    The UK is under pressure to reveal more detail about the final relationship it wants with the EU

    Theresa May is due to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she seeks to make progress on negotiating Brexit. The PM will travel on Friday to Berlin for the meeting at the Chancellery. It comes a day ahead of a speech on Saturday in which she is expected to set out the “security partnership” she wants to maintain with the EU.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:53 UTC

    Proposal to give £10,000 per year to every UK citizen under 55

    Scotland is already piloting UBI schemes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife and North Ayrshire.

    The United Kingdom government should give £10,000 per year to every citizen under 55, a report suggests. The Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactrurers and Commerce (RSA) says it could pave the way to everyone getting a basic state wage. The Labour Party has also said it is looking into similar arguments for a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    South Africa's Zuma steps down: ignominious end for a clepto president

    Zuma, disgraced, will depart the presidency nine years after he was elected. He now faces prosecution and is likely to be ostracized by the party

    President Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s fourth democratic head of state, resigned on Wednesday amid an acrimonious battle for control of the nation and the governing party, the African National Congress. He told South Africans during a late-night televised address that, although he disagreed with the decision by the ANC to remove him, he would leave “with immediate effect.”

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands angry with National Geographic; demands apology to the Islands and its people

    National Geographic images were taken for an article which could not have been produced without the explicit support of the Falkland Islands Government. Photo: Paul Nicklen / National Geographic

    Anger has been expressed in the Falkland Islands this week over a letter which was sent to the Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Rosana Bertone, by a representative of the National Geographic Foundation. The letter, dated February 8, contains an apology for the appearance of the label ‘Falkland Islands’ instead of ‘Malvinas Islands’ on photos published on Instagram, which were taken here.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:32 UTC

    Wartime bomb found in Thames River successfully removed and detonated

    The device was confirmed as a 500kg tapered end shell measuring 1.5m in length. Bad weather on Tuesday meant it was unsafe to detonate the device

    The Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonated on Wednesday a 500kg Second World War bomb found in the River Thames. The historic ordnance was found in the George V Dock during pre-planned construction work near London City Airport on Sunday morning.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 07:26 UTC

    Falklands' visit by 8 MPs; next week UK ambassador in Uruguay and FCO team are scheduled

    The eight MPs are part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme met the Falklands MLA (Pic S Bragger MLA)

    Busy summer for the Falkland Islands elected lawmakers: eight Members of the British Parliament are visiting the Islands, next week British ambassador in Uruguay plus Foreign Office members are scheduled for talks with local authorities, Premier Oil briefed MLAs on the Sea Lion development, and government and MLAs will be holding an “away day” at Darwin to address the Islands Plan draft.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 02:52 UTC

    Porn star “Stormy” was paid US$ 130.000 for lust and silence with Trump

    Daniels was quoted as saying in a 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly that she had an affair with Trump after they met at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament in 2006.

    A private lawyer for President Donald Trump says he paid US$130,000 of his own money to adult film star Stormy Daniels who once claimed she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. The payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was made during the 2016 presidential election campaign but the lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he was working alone and that it was not a campaign expense.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 02:25 UTC

    Spain anticipates a new South Atlantic scientific commission sometime this year

    “Before, they had a scientific commission shared by Argentina and the Falklands, responsible for the resources in the fisheries”, pointed out Alberto Lopez Asenjo

    Spain's Fisheries authorities believe that in the near future there will be an understanding between Argentina and the Falkland Islands regarding the South Atlantic fisheries since it makes sense to share conservation responsibilities.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 02:22 UTC

    Madrid warned “Playa Pesmar Uno” five times it was sailing into Argentine waters

    Spanish Fisheries Secretary Lopez Asenjo said “we are convinced that the position we were warning, repeatedly, was correct”, in reference to the blue box

    The Spanish Fishing Monitoring Center, CSP, located in Madrid has revealed it warned the trawler “Playa Pesmar Uno” five times that is was sailing into Argentine waters before it was finally arrested by the Argentine authorities, according to Alberto Lopez Asenjo, Spain's Fisheries Secretary, in an interview with the Vigo daily Atlantico.