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Montevideo, November 13th 2018 - 04:56 UTC

Stories for 2018

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Trade war: China slaps higher tariffs on US pork, wine and certain fruits

    Eight products, including pork, will now be subject to additional tariffs of 25%, it said, with the measures effective from April 2.

    China has slapped extra tariffs of up to 25% on 128 U.S. products including frozen pork, as well as on wine and certain fruits and nuts, in response to U.S. duties on imports of aluminum and steel, China’s finance ministry said. The tariffs, to take effect on Monday, were released late on Sunday and matches a list of potential tariffs on up to US$3 billion in U.S. goods published by China on March 23.

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Chinese space station remains dumps into the South Pacific

    China had said its re-entry would occur in late 2017 but that process was delayed, leading some experts to suggest the space laboratory was out of control.

    China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered the atmosphere around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (0015GMT) and the “vast majority” of it had burnt up upon re-entry, the authority said in a brief statement on its website.

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 06:01 UTC

    Brazil Finance minister Meirelles expected to announce this week his presidential bid

    Under Brazil's electoral laws, if Meirelles plans to be a presidential candidate, he has to resign from the government post by April 7.

    Brazil's Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles, will step down from the government this week and join the ranks of the ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, senior government officials said. The news of Meirelles' move was broken by the government's chief of staff, Eliseu Padilha.

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 05:28 UTC

    The Economist: Mauricio Macri fights Argentina’s tradition of handouts for votes

    Mauricio Macri's  ally María Eugenia Vidal, unexpectedly won election as governor of Buenos Aires province (which includes the conurbano) in 2015

    Just off Leonardo da Vinci Avenue, a long street of modest shops and foul-smelling gutters in the district of La Matanza outside Buenos Aires, stands La Juanita, a co-operative. Founded by unemployed workers in 2001, it occupies a former school.

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 05:19 UTC

    Malvinas Veteran and Fallen Day remembered in Argentina with two central ceremonies

    President Mauricio Macri will receive the relatives of the Malvinas fallen who last week travelled to the Falklands

    The 36th anniversary of the Falklands conflict in 1982 will be recalled in Argentina with two main events: Malvinas relatives will be received on Monday afternoon by president Mauricio Macri at his official residence in Olivos while Interior Minister Rogelio Fregerio will head the ceremony in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, next to the Beagle Channel.

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 05:13 UTC

    Royal Air Force centenary: Queen praises shining example of tenacity and gallantry in “defending our freedom”

    “Through its enduring focus on professionalism, excellence and innovation, the RAF stands as a shining example of inspiration around the world today and for the next generation.

    The Royal Air Force (RAF) has “defended our freedom gallantly”, Queen Elizabeth said on Sunday as she sent her “heartfelt congratulations” to the service as it celebrated its centenary. One hundred years ago, on April 1st, 1918, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged to create the RAF — the world’s first independent air service.

  • Sunday, April 1st 2018 - 19:12 UTC

    Trump doesn't care about Latin America, Lula tells Correa

    “It's becoming more and more clear each day that the US doesn't want Latin America to be strong,” Lula claimed.

    Former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, better or simply known as Lula, said Donald Trump “doesn't care about Latin America in the least and added that ”Bush and Condoleezza Rice pursued a much more democratic policy towards Brazil than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.” In his view, Obama could give magnificent speeches, but never actually delivered.

  • Sunday, April 1st 2018 - 09:45 UTC

    Argentina welcomes 2018 WTTC Global Summit

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s 2018 Global Summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18-19 April.Industry leaders from public and private sector will discuss the theme of ‘Our People, Our World, Our Future’, debating how the sector is placed to create sustainable jobs in a future of transformational technology, increasing environmental pressures, and in a world where security concerns are paramount.

  • Sunday, April 1st 2018 - 03:31 UTC

    Stephen Hawking laid to rest alongside Newton and Darwin

    As the funeral procession arrived at St. Mary the Great church, bells rang 76 times -- once for each year of Hawking's life

    People gathered by the hundreds in the English city of Cambridge Saturday to pay their last respects to famed British scientist Stephen Hawking as his remains arrived at St. Mary the Great church where some 500 guests had been invited to the private funeral.

  • Saturday, March 31st 2018 - 21:43 UTC

    Church of Colombia donates Venezuela wafers for Easter

    The donation was led by Monsignor Víctor Manuel Ochoa, Bishop of the Diocese of Cúcuta

    Venezuela's shortage of food and medicines reached the Catholic religious field when a donation of wafers from the Church of Colombia became necessary for the current Easter week.