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Stories for March 12th 2018

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 16:34 UTC

    Falkland Islands: It's Time for Adventure!

    The Falkland of the last great wilderness destinations on the planet, where your trip becomes an adventure. Four wheel drives are our mode of transport, and our little planes will take you to islands abundant with penguins, albatrosses and petrels that are there for you alone to discover and enjoy.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:47 UTC

    UK calls for a free and independent media at UN Human Rights Council

    The Human Rights Council takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

    This UK statement was delivered at the 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva during the General Debate on Item 3: Freedom of the Media, held on 8 March 2018.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:43 UTC

    Raul Castro succession process takes off; heir apparent blasts US for “resuming a Cold War rhetoric”

     “The revolution is being attacked in the middle of a situation which has been deteriorating,” said Diza-Canel

    Cuba Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, tipped to succeed President Raul Castro, accused the US yesterday of “resuming a Cold War rhetoric” and of “attacking” the Cuban revolution. Diaz-Canel spoke to state television after casting his vote in elections for a parliament that will choose Castro’s successor on April 19.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Hammond: no end to austerity: surpluses will be used to lower UK debt

    UK is now running a surplus of £3.8bn in its current budget - the money borrowed to fund day-to-day spending rather than long-term investment - according ONS.

    British Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected calls by Labour and some Conservatives to announce the end of austerity in his spring statement on Tuesday. He is expected to unveil the smallest budget deficit since 2002, thanks to better than expected public finances.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    Argentine embassy honors identification effort at Falklands' Darwin cemetery

    Ambassador Sersale di Cerisamo during the event at the Argentine embassy

    The former lead singer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Malvinas veteran Julio Aro, British ex Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo and Argentine journalist Gaby Cociffi were honored last Friday with “Two Roses for Peace” at the Argentine embassy residence in London in a ceremony hosted by ambassador Carlo Sersale Di Cerisano.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    China names an emperor for life: how imperialist the change will be?

    Communist Party leaders argue changes to Article 79 of the constitution are necessary because other key positions Xi holds as party chairman

    In the short space of two weeks, China has announced and now voted with near unanimous approval to amend the country’s constitution and give the party state’s powerful leader Xi Jinping a mandate to stay in office indefinitely. On Sunday, a controversial amendment to scrap a two-term limit on the office of the president was approved along with 20 other changes.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Uribe protegé Duque, and ex Bogotá mayor dominate Colombia's legislative elections

    Duque, 41, is a lawyer and senator who worked at the IDB and UN. He has enjoyed solid showing in polls, in the most recent presidential survey.

    Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro will lead their respective coalitions in Colombia’s May presidential election after winning primaries on Sunday. Duque, a protégé of former President Alvaro Uribe and the standard bearer for the Democratic Center party, beat fellow candidates Marta Lucia Ramirez and Alejandro Ordonez for his coalition’s nomination. He got more than 3.9 million votes and 96% of the votes counted.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Norwegian Air expands into domestic flights in Argentina and Brazil

    “We serve a lot of places in the U.S. and in Europe, but South America is our focus in 2018,” said Kjos. ”There are other countries with priority in South America”

    Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to fly to Brazil from Argentina and London to boost its month-old operations in South America, Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Kjos said in an interview in Buenos Aires. The Scandinavian company has already received authorization from the Argentine government to operate flights to 13 Brazilian cities. Norwegian is evaluating flying in other Latin American nations, Kjos said, declining to give more details.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 07:35 UTC

    A more humble mature Piñera promises Chile growth and jobs

    An emotional Bachelet helped Piñera put on the sash of office, gave him a kiss and then left the Congress with members of her government. (Pics Chile gov)

    Conservative billionaire Sebastian Piñera was sworn in Sunday to his second term as president of Chile, replacing socialist Michelle Bachelet in the office for the second time in eight years. An emotional Bachelet helped Piñera put on the sash of office, gave him a kiss and then left the Congress with members of her government.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 07:12 UTC

    Sir Alan Duncan attends Chilean president Piñera's inauguration

    Sir Alan Duncan MP, say farewell to the outgoing President of Chile Michelle Bachelet and her Foreign Minister with Amb. Fiona Clouder (Pic Twitter)

    Foreign Office minister for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan represented the UK in the inauguration of the new president of Chile, Sebastian Piñera. Minister Duncan arrived in Santiago on Saturday and part of his agenda is to discuss the future of UK-Chile bilateral relations with the incoming administration.