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Stories for June 12th 2018

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    New Spanish government surprises Gibraltar at C24 calling for bilateral talks with UK

    Picardo drew a distinction between Spain under the Partido Popular and expressed hopes for better relations and enhanced cooperation with the PSOE administration.

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told the United Nations on Monday that Gibraltar was ready to work with Spain’s new Socialist government for the mutual benefit of citizens on both sides of the border. This, he underscored, did not deviate from Gibraltar’s cast-iron position on sovereignty and the principle of self-determination.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Decisive debates in Commons for Theresa May and Brexit

    Mrs May said: “We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union this week.”

    UK prime minsiter Theresa May has appealed to Tory rebels not to undermine her negotiating position with the EU by backing amendments to Brexit legislation made by the Lords. Addressing a meeting of the backbench 1922 committee on Monday ahead of a series of crunch Commons votes, the Prime Minister told MPs to consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if the Government was defeated.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    G6 + 1 summit: PM May sides with Trudeau and pays tribute to his leadership

    “I want to pay a particular tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau for his leadership and skilful chairing,” underlined PM May

    Prime Minister Theresa May has paid tribute to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's leadership after a G7 summit which she described as “difficult”. President Donald Trump attacked America's closest allies in tweets after leaving the meeting in Canada. He said Mr Trudeau was “very dishonest and weak” and “acts hurt when called out”.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    US opens new US$ 250 million de facto embassy in Taipei

    The new facility for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), US’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, has a cost of US$ 250 million, and will open formally later this year.

    While the world watches the summit between president Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un unfold, another significant event will take place elsewhere in Asia. On June 12 in Taipei, Taiwan and the US will jointly mark the establishment of a new facility for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the US’s de facto embassy in the country. Politicians from both nations are attending a ceremony to commemorate the US$ 250 million complex, which will open formally later this year.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    US restricts asylum access: leaves out victims of domestic abuse and gang violence

    “We have not acted hastily, but carefully,” Attorney General Sessions said in the statement to judges. “In my judgment, this is a correct interpretation of the law.”

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled on Monday that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally will not qualify for asylum under federal law, a decision that advocates say will endanger tens of thousands of foreign nationals seeking safe harbor in the United States.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:17 UTC

    Falklands' commercial aircraft experiences minor incident

    FIGAS has a fleet of five Islanders, one of which is a Maritime Patrol aircraft

    The Falkland Islands Government Air Service has informed that at 10:55am on Monday 11 June 2018, a FIGAS plane was involved in a landing incident on Beaver Island. No passengers or crew have been injured however, there is suspected damage to the aircraft.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Dairy prices push the FAO Food Price Index up in May

    The FAO Dairy Price Index increased 5.5% in May, averaging 11.5% higher than a year earlier. (FAO)

    Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2% from April.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 07:55 UTC

    Trump and Kim sign a “comprehensive” document at historic summit

    Mr Trump said “a lot of progress has been made,” as the two leaders sat down to sign a document, without giving further details.

    US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed in Singapore on Tuesday a “comprehensive” document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. They posed for a handshake, smiling cautiously, as they began the first ever summit between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    Right wing candidate has a clear lead in Colombia's Sunday presidential runoff

    The Yanhass poll shows Iván Duque is leading in all age groups, except with young people between ages 18 to 24, who showed a preference for Petro

    As the campaign for Colombia's presidential runoff on June 17 enters its final week, the latest poll by consulting firm Yanhass for five newspapers, has right-wing candidate Iván Duque, as the clear winner with 52% of voting intention, compared to 34% for the leftist candidate Gustavo Petro.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Land Rover moves part of its production from UK to Slovakia

    The Solihull factory, where the Discovery is manufactured, will be used to build a new generation of Range Rover models, the firm said.

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will move production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV from the West Midlands to Slovakia from next year. The Solihull factory, where the Discovery is manufactured, will be used to build a new generation of Range Rover models, the firm said.