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Stories for April 17th 2018

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    South Georgia fishing licenses controversy headed to the High Court

    The Express says that Mr. Street applied for one of six lucrative permits to catch tooth-fish, “but governors on the island...snubbed the only UK application”.

    Under the heading of 'Betrayal' Fury as UK's bid for application to fish near the Falklands is Snubbed', Cyril Dixon from the Express reports that the head of South Georgia Fisheries company, Rupert Street will be going to the High Court in London to seek a judicial review on the decision which denied his company fishing licenses in South Georgia Islands.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:55 UTC

    Theresa May pledges £212m in support of Commonwealth girls education

    Announcing the £212m, PM May will urge Commonwealth nations to agree to the 12-year goal, calling for “concrete measures that will allow it to become a reality”.

    Theresa May is to call for “concrete measures” to ensure girls in Commonwealth countries spend at least 12 years in education. The prime minister will pledge £212m, which Downing Street said would allow almost one million more girls to go to school.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Head of Commonwealth succession to be decided next Friday: UK supports Prince Charles

    “The UK supports the Prince of Wales as the next head of the Commonwealth. He has been a proud supporter of the Commonwealth” the spokesman said

    A decision on whether the Prince of Wales should succeed his mother as head of the Commonwealth is expected later this week, Downing Street says. Britain backs Queen Elizabeth's son and heir, Prince Charles, to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said, The Guardian reported.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    First opening of the QE2 floating hotel in Dubai

    QE2, has just gone through 2.7 million man-hours of transformation and is now permanently docked at Mina Rashid in Dubai.

    The UAE’s new floating hotel, Queen Elizabeth 2, will be opening its doors to the public soon, and ahead of the big day, some images have emerged of what the refurbished cruise ship will look like inside. The once world-renowned ocean liner that sailed the oceans for years, also known as QE2, has just gone through 2.7 million man-hours of transformation and is now permanently docked at Mina Rashid in Dubai.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Homeless activists occupy seaside apartment at the heart of Lula da Silva's imprisonment

    About 30 members of the Homeless Workers' Movement got into the triplex apartment in Guaruja, hanging placards from the balcony in support of Lula.

    A group of homelessness activists briefly occupied on Monday the seaside apartment at the heart of the corruption case that saw ex-president Lula da Silva imprisoned earlier this month. About 30 members of the Homeless Workers' Movement and other leftist activists got into the triplex apartment in Guaruja, near Sao Paulo, hanging placards from the balcony in support of Lula.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    Death of Brazilian black woman activist and councillor remains unsolved

    Franco was gunned down in central Rio on March 14 in what police say appears to have been a targeted assassination. So far, no arrests have been made.

    Shadowy criminal gangs operating in Rio de Janeiro are the chief suspects in last month's murder of Marielle Franco, a prominent black rights activist and city councilor, a government minister said on Monday.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:14 UTC

    Argentina's inflation hard to beat: “inflation has to fall a lot in May”

    “Inflation has to fall a lot beginning in May” to meet the 15% target Central bank chair Sturzenegger said at a press conference.

    Argentina’s central bank would raise interest rates if inflation does not fall “a lot” beginning in May to a level consistent with its 2018 target for a 15% rise in consumer prices, central bank Governor Federico Sturzenegger said on Monday.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:01 UTC

    UK/Russia relations “worse than during the Cold War” because of Russiaphobia

    “I think it is worse, because during the Cold War there were channels of communication and there was no obsession with Russophobia”, Lavrov said

    Diplomatic tensions between the UK and Russia deepened amid claims that Moscow was blocking investigators from reaching the site of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. The UK said it was “essential” the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was granted “unfettered access” to Douma.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 07:54 UTC

    Pound in strong sustained run against the US dollar

    The pound started the week with a gain of almost a cent to US$ 1.4323, while against the Euro it was 0.2% higher at €1.1569.

    The pound has continued its recent strong run against the dollar pushing firmly above US$ 1.43. It is the seventh session in a row that the pound has made gains against the US currency. The strong run means that, among the G10 group of rich nations, the UK has the best-performing currency this year.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    Falklands' HMS Clyde replacement delayed because of post-Brexit defense duties

    Currently there are three POVs based around the UK and Europe with HMS Clyde, stationed in the Falkland Islands

    The Daily Mail has reported that the Royal Navy is to keep old offshore patrol vessels it was due to decommission to ensure it has enough vessels to police Britain's borders after Brexit. This allegedly means the Falkland Islands patrol HMS Clyde, which was to be replaced by HMS Forth from the new batch of patrol vessels and which is scheduled to become active operational next September, will remain in service in the South Atlantic.