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Stories for April 16th 2018

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 18:22 UTC

    Most Latin American countries cautious or critical about bombings in Syria

    Temer and Macri condemned the use of chemical weapons but were not enthusiastic about the bombing of targets in Syria

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backed air strikes by the United States and its allies on Syria’s chemical weapons program but Argentina, Brazil and Peru voiced caution during a regional summit about the escalating military action.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Brazilian electorate cautious, a week after the imprisonment of Lula da Silva

    Bolsonaro, a former army captain who was charged with racism for inciting hatred with racist statements has 17% of voter support, down from a peak of 21%

    Brazilian voters are abandoning jailed former President Lula da Silva as his chances of running in October fade, but they are not transferring their support en masse to other leftist candidates, a Datafolha poll showed on Sunday. Without Lula in the running, support for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has slipped and is now virtually tied with environmentalist Marina Silva in a presidential race thrown wide open, the survey said.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Ambitious IMO strategy to reduce shipping emissions 50% bu 2050

    This confirms IMO’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and, as a matter of urgency, to phasing them out as soon as possible.

    Nations meeting at the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London have adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase them out, as soon as possible in this century.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting begins in London

    The summit’s theme is: ‘Towards a common future’. It will aim to build links between countries to offer young people access to knowledge and skills

    From this Monday 16 to 20 April 2018, the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) with leaders from members countries gathering in London and Windsor. The Commonwealth is a diverse community of 53 nations that work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace. This Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) brings together leaders from all the member countries in London and Windsor.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    UK earmarks £61.4 million to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in oceans

    The issue of plastic waste caused public outcry after Blue Planet II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, highlighted the scale of the problem.

    The UK Government has earmarked a £61.4 million war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Theresa May announced the fund ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London this week.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    PM Theresa May to be grilled in Parliament over decision to bomb Syria

    Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites

    Theresa May is to face MPs' questions about her decision to authorize air strikes against the Syrian government. Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma. Labour has called for the law to be changed for any future interventions.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:07 UTC

    Poll shows a majority in UK want a “people's vote” on final Brexit deal

    The poll found that people aged between 18 and 34 were most in favor of having a “people’s vote”, and people aged 55 and over were most opposed to the idea.

    The majority of people in the UK want a “people’s vote” on the final Brexit deal, according to a new survey in which some 52% of respondents expressed support for the idea.The survey, conducted by pollster Opinium Research for pro-EU campaign group Open Britain, saw 31% of respondents say they were opposed to a “people’s vote”, while 17% said they didn’t know or had no opinion.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 07:56 UTC

    Most Latin American countries cautious or critical about bombings in Syria

    Temer and Macri condemned the use of chemical weapons but were not enthusiastic about the bombing of targets in Syria

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backed air strikes by the United States and its allies on Syria’s chemical weapons program but Argentina, Brazil and Peru voiced caution during a regional summit about the escalating military action.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 07:50 UTC

    Theresa May looks to boost trade and forge new links with the Commonwealth

    “Our Commonwealth family already accounts for one-fifth of global trade,” May said in a statement before the meeting.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the Commonwealth on Monday to boost trade and forge new links, launching a summit of the 53 nations which have become increasingly important to Britain as it leaves the European Union.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 02:10 UTC

    The Economist on Uruguay: some serious shortfalls

    Economist Carlos Steneri,

    The Economist recently published an extremely laudatory article on the performance of the Uruguayan economy in the last fifteen years, much of which can be supported but even more needs to be rectified, quite a surprise coming from a publication known for its research rigor. The piece was titled “Uruguay’s record-setting economic growth streak; How a small country outperforms its neighbors” and was published in the March 28th edition.