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Montevideo, April 21st 2018 - 02:01 UTC

Stories for April 2018

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Only Russia could have committed this crime

    Writing in the Sunday Times, the Foreign Secretary examines the facts in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal

    by Boris Johnson - Sometimes it seems as if running a good cover-up is the main job of the Kremlin. No other government devotes as much time and effort to the business of trying to sabotage or discredit international inquiries.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    Deutsche Bank sacks Brit CEO amid continued losses

    Co-deputy chief executive Christian Sewing will take over the role with immediate effect.

    Deutsche Bank has dismissed its British-born chief executive John Cryan amid continued losses at Germany's biggest lender. Co-deputy chief executive Christian Sewing will take over the role with immediate effect. Since Mr. Cryan began the job in 2015, there have been a series of scandals as well as three years of reported losses.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 07:16 UTC

    Facebook admits personal information data leaks could have reached 87 million users

    Zuckerberg told reporters that he accepted blame for the data leak, which has angered users, advertisers and lawmakers

    Facebook Inc admitted that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 07:13 UTC

    Influential Commons Brexit committee in split vote, calls for UK to consider EEA and EFTA membership

    Labour chairman of the committee Hilary Benn admitted setting “a high bar”, but added they were based on pledges of the Prime Minister and the Brexit Secretary.

    The influential Commons Brexit committee has called on the UK Government to consider negotiating continued membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) or joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) after Brexit.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 07:06 UTC

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg will testify before US congress April 11

    Zuckerberg's upcoming testimony comes after senior Facebook officials failed to answer questions during a private meeting with congressional staffers

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a congressional committee about the privacy scandal that has rocked the social media company. The House and Energy and Commerce Committee announced on Wednesday Zuckerberg will testify on April 11 about the British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users that could be used to influence voters in U.S. elections.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 06:43 UTC

    Lula in prison in Curitiba. Fiery-emotional speech to supporters before turning in

    Ever since Wednesday, Lula and his supporters tried everything to delay the start of his prison sentence, battling everywhere from the Supreme Court to the streets.

    Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in Saturday to start a 12-year sentence for corruption after a chaotic attempt by supporters to stop him from surrendering. Surrounded by bodyguards, Lula had to push through a seething throng of supporters to get into a police vehicle outside the metalworkers' union building in Sao Bernardo do Campo, where he had been holed up for two days and nights.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 06:40 UTC

    UK present at Latin America's Air and Space Fair held in Santiago

    Alexis Hammer, Regional Director for DIT DSO, leads the UK presence at Fidae  supported by Air Vice Marshal Nigel Maddox the Senior Military Adviser

    The 20th Air and Space Fair (Fidae), the most important aviation event in Latin America, kicked off in Chile on Tuesday with a participation of more than 50 exhibitors and about 120 civil and military aircraft. FIDAE, a biennial international air show held in Santiago, Chile, is the largest aerospace and defense fair in Latin America. More than 120,000 attendees are expected to attend during the six days display.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 12:04 UTC

    Palestinian journalist dies after protests between the Gaza Strip and Israel

    Yaser Murtaja wounded wearing a vest with the word “press”. He worked as a photographer for the Ain Media agency, based in Gaza. Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

    Wounded by a bullet yesterday by Israeli soldiers during protests near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja has died, according to a statement from the health minister of the Palestinian enclave. Murtaja worked as a photographer for the Ain Media agency, based in Gaza.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 10:54 UTC

    UN Mine Awareness Day message: Advancing Protection, Peace and Development

    Teams working in the clearance of mine fields in the Falkland Islands

    On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.