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Stories for April 27th 2018

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 13:34 UTC

    The Washington Post: The political rot in Nicaragua

    By the thousands, Nicaraguans have taken to the streets in protest, and Ortega has responded with demonizing propaganda, media censorship and police gunfire.

    Nicaragua is a volcanic nation, geologically and politically. Forty years ago, seemingly out of nowhere, a series of popular eruptions shook the entrenched regime of Anastasio Somoza, who fell from power on 19 July, 1979. Today, one of the revolutionary architects of that dictator’s ouster, Sandinista party chief Daniel Ortega, rules the country of 6.1 million as high-handedly and corruptly as Somoza ever did.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 13:09 UTC

    Taking action where we can to stop cybercrime

    A recent estimate put the global cost of cybercrime at 600 billion US dollars.said Yury Fedotov

    By Yury Fedotov is Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (*) - Cyber. It is the inescapable prefix defining our world today. From the privacy of individuals to relations between states, cyber dominates discussions and headlines – so much so that we risk being paralyzed by the magnitude of the problems we face.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:46 UTC

    Prince Louis Arthur Charles will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge

    Prince Louis’ name pays tribute to Prince of Wales’s great-uncle, Earl Mountbatten, who was murdered by the IRA

    The prince born on Monday morning at the London Lindo Wing hospital and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge third baby, --fifth in line to the throne after Princes Charles, William, George and Princess Charlotte--, has a name.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:36 UTC

    UK economy grows at its slowest since 2012 in Q1; pound falls to US$ 1.380

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney hinted that interest rates could rise more gradually than expected due to uncertainty over Brexit and economic “mixed data”

    The UK economy grew at its slowest rate since 2012 in the first quarter of the year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. GDP growth was 0.1%, down from 0.4% in the previous quarter, driven by a sharp fall in construction output and a sluggish manufacturing sector.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:30 UTC

    Pompeo swears as Secretary of State and flies to meet leaders of “invaluable”

    Pompeo’s first meeting was with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, which said was “a great expression of the importance of the alliance.”

    Twelve hours after being sworn in U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went straight to NATO headquarters in Brussels in what European allies saw as strong support for an institution that U.S. President Donald Trump once called obsolete.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:24 UTC

    Brazil's Supreme Tribunal begins to address Lula's case on May 4th

    Lula’s Workers’ Party (PT) has said he remains their candidate despite his legal troubles, which it claims have been politically motivated to keep him out of the race.

    Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) is to vote on a motion starting May 4 that could potentially release ex-president Lula da Silva from prison, the court said. Lula's defense team hopes to overturn a decision by Sergio Moro, a federal judge and head of a key corruption investigation that determined he had to begin serving a 12-year sentence for accepting bribes.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:12 UTC

    Tories divided on the customs union and PM May on the brink

    Although the vote is not binding on the government, many politicians believe it will influence May's future thinking on a deal she wants with the European Union

    British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered her biggest Brexit blow so far when MPs on Thursday backed a call in the House of Commons for Britain to stay in a European customs union. A debate, promoted by the main opposition Labour Party, was agreed unanimously after a four hour discussion in the House of Commons.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:06 UTC

    Bad news for Lula: imprisoned ex close advisor strikes deal with investigators

    Palocci served as finance minister under former President Lula da Silva, and as chief of staff under Lula’s successor Dilma Rousseff.

    Former Brazilian Finance Minister Antonio Palocci has struck a plea deal with federal investigators, according to news advance from the Rio based O'Globo on Thursday, raising the stakes in a corruption scandal engulfing high-ranking politicians and prominent businessmen.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 11:58 UTC

    Korean leaders agree to end “state of war” and denuclearize the peninsula

    The two leaders announced the deal after a historic meeting on their shared border, the first time a North Korean leader has set foot on the southern side.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to finally end a seven-decade war this year, and pursue the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 10:47 UTC

    Mujica supports the FTA with Chile: Piñera begins his commercial tour avoiding Uruguay

    Mujica said that before “a weakened Mercosur”, Uruguay has to look for alternative incentives to improve trade stability.

    While Chilean President Sebastián Piñera started a commercial tour in Brazil last Thursday, in which he avoids Uruguay because the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile is blocked in the Uruguayan Parliament since 2016, ex-president José Mujica explained that he supports the FTA with Chile in order to look for “the best incentives to ensure commercial stability.” The bench of former president Mujica and the communist party refuse to approve the commercial agreement.

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