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Stories for March 3rd 2018

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 19:58 UTC

    Falklands: Argentine tombstones with the names of identified soldiers should arrive Sunday

    UK ambassador in Argentina, Mark Kent, Foreign Office officer Kara Owen and Enrique Pinedo, head of the Argentine Senate (Pic Clarin)

    An Argentine charter is scheduled to land in the Falkland Islands this Sunday carrying the plaques (tombstones) with the names of the 88 now identified Argentine soldiers buried in the Darwin cemetery following a DNA forensic identification process during last year, led by the International Red Cross.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:46 UTC

    Theresa May and Donald Tusk clash over Brexit: “real political difficulties”

    May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by EU was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union

    ”Real political difficulties” lie ahead for Brexit, EU summit chair Donald Tusk said after Prime Minister Theresa May gave him a preview of the vision of future trade ties she will unveil on Friday. Over lunch on Thursday at her Downing Street office, May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by the European Union on Wednesday was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union, potentially isolating the province economically from the British mainland.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:43 UTC

    Brazil back on the growth path in 2017 after two years of contraction

    The modest growth represented a significant turnaround for Latin America's biggest economy, which contracted 3.8% in 2015 and 3.6% in 2016.

    Brazil's economy grew by a percentage point in 2017 after two years of contraction, government figures showed Thursday, confirming the South American giant's recovery from one of the worst recessions in its history. The agro-industrial sector led the way with 13% growth last year, trailed by the service sector, which showed 0.3% growth. Industrial output remained stable.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:39 UTC

    Prosecution wants Temer included in Odebrecht payments investigation

    The case refers to a dinner at Temer's residence, Jaburu Palace, in May 2014, at which an illegal payment of 10 million Reais (US$3,08m) was allegedly agreed.

    Prosecutor general, Raquel Dodge, requested Brazilian Supreme Court justice, Edson Fachin, to include president Michel Temer in the list of those under investigation in an inquiry launched last year to determine Odebrecht's alleged payments to the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) party in 2014.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:35 UTC

    Venezuela postpones presidential election a month; ex Chavista challenges Maduro

     “Venezuelans want to get rid of Maduro, but not by killing each other in the streets,” Henri Falcon said, speaking at the election board in downtown Caracas

    Venezuela's national election board announced the vote slated for April 22 had been pushed back to the second half of May, with a final date to be specified later, after a pact between Maduro’s government and some opposition parties.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:32 UTC

    North Korean rulers travelled to the West using Brazilian passports

    Kim Jong-un is no stranger to the West: he was educated at an international boarding school in Switzerland where he posed as the son of an embassy chauffeur.

    Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-il reportedly applied for Western visas using Brazilian passports back in the 1990’s. Reuters published what it claims are photocopies of Brazilian passports held by both Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-il, which they used to apply for visas.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:28 UTC

    ”Inside the Church, women (nuns) are exploited”, says a Vatican magazine

    ”Some serving the men of the church, get up in the morning to make breakfast, and go to sleep after dinner is served, the house cleaned and the laundry washed”

    A Vatican magazine has denounced how nuns are often treated like indentured servants by cardinals and bishops, for whom they cook and clean for next to no pay. The March edition of “Women Church World,” the monthly women’s magazine of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, hit newsstands Thursday. Its expose on the underpaid labor and unappreciated intellect of religious sisters confirmed that the magazine is increasingly becoming the imprint of the Catholic Church’s #MeToo movement.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:23 UTC

    Macri confirms gradualist approach to economic reforms in speech to Congress

    “They ask us for a shock adjustment, and to them I say we came here to reduce poverty and make sure that no Argentine goes hungry,” Macri told a full house

    In his speech to Congress marking the opening of this year’s legislative session, Argentine president Mauricio Macri defended his business-friendly government’s so-called “gradualist” approach to economic reforms from critics who argue he should move faster to cut government spending and lower taxes in order to boost growth and attract investment.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:20 UTC

    British Forces confirm defense talks in London between Argentina and UK

    Argentine Ambassador to London, Renato Carlos Sersale di Cerisano and the British Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Mark Kent have been involved in the talks

    Falkland Islands' weekly Penguin News has received confirmation from the British Forces South Atlantic Islands Headquarters that earlier this week United Kingdom and Argentina held defense talks for the first time in over ten years. This week's PN reported on the front page that the Argentine newspaper Clarin released the story on the defense talks, but had no British defense confirmation to its request at the time of going to print.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:15 UTC

    Falklands second flight: interest from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay airlines

    Mount Pleasant Complex, the Falklands' international airport and terminal

    The Argentine foreign ministry said on Thursday that several airlines from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay have expressed an interest in making proposals for scheduled flights to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with stops in Argentine territory.

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