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Stories for 2018

  • Monday, December 10th 2018 - 05:05 UTC

    Chile pulls out of controversial UN migration pact

    Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s Deputy Interior Secretary said that Chile's representatives would not attend the event to adopt the pact this week in Marrakesh

    Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Piñera's government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior.

  • Sunday, December 9th 2018 - 23:11 UTC

    River Plate win “endless” Libertadores Cup final in Madrid

    River Plate was on the brink of being disqualified for the violent events of Nov. 24 and now celebrate.

    River Plate Sunday defeated Boca Juniors 3-1 “at home” at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium for an aggregate 5-3 victory which earned them the Libertadores Cup title for the fourth time in their history.

  • Sunday, December 9th 2018 - 17:51 UTC

    Battle Day 2018 in London

    Andrew Rosindell MP, lays the wreath for the All-Party Falklands Parliamentary Group. MLA Teslyn Barkman lays the wreath for the Falkland Islands Government.

    The annual Falklands memorial service at the Cenotaph took place on the 8th December in brilliant sunshine. On this day in 1914, the naval Battle of the Falkland Islands took place and the ceremony is a commemoration of those who gave their lives then. It also honours those who fell liberating the Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 16:03 UTC

    Feminists oppose renaming Chile's main airport after Pablo Neruda

    Santiago's airport in the Pudahuel area seems to need renaming. Aviation pioneer Arturo Merino Benítez not good enough?

    As the project to rename Santiago's international airport is back under the spotlight, feminist groups have brought the attention to the fact that 1971 Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda is not worthy of that honour.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Lula tells BBC why he was jailed to prevent him from winning the presidential election

    “I was convicted for being the most successful president of the Republic [of Brazil] and the one who did most for the poor,” Lula wrote

    Brazil's former president, Lula da Silva, says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. In an exclusive interview with the BBC via letters from his cell, Lula said Judge Sergio Moro “did politics and not justice” when he sentenced him.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Bolsonaro names evangelical pastor to head a new Women, Family ministry

    Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion

    Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a pro-life evangelical pastor to head a new ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights that will also take over the agency looking after the country's 850,000 indigenous people. Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion, which is allowed only in cases of rape, anencephaly or when the mother's life is in danger.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Brazil environment regulator denies license to drill near mouth of the Amazon

    Regulatory agency Ibama said the license was denied “due to a set of technical problems” identified during the application process.

    Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river. Regulatory agency Ibama said the license was denied “due to a set of technical problems” identified during the application process.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:28 UTC

    Huawei's Meng arrest becoming a major diplomatic conflict

    The case against Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the founder of Huawei, refers to sto Hong Kong-based Skycom Tech which attempted to sell U.S. equipment to Iran

    Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer faces U.S. accusations that she covered up her company’s links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said on Friday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:26 UTC

    Gibraltar urges a “stop Brexit completely” if PM May's Brexit deal stumbles

    “If Mrs May’s deal does not pass, we would not be seeking a second referendum,” Mr Picardo said.

    The Gibraltar Government would urge the UK to “stop Brexit completely” if MPs vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement next week, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said. Speaking to GBC after returning to Gibraltar from London, Picardo highlighted two important developments this week which he said had opened up new possibilities as the UK Parliament grapples with the Brexit divorce deal this week.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:22 UTC

    The idea of a “Norway plus” plan is floated ahead of Tuesday's Brexit vote

    Norway plus would mean the UK remaining in the EEA.  Ms Rudd said, “it seems plausible not just in terms of the country but in terms of where the MPs are”

    The UK should pursue the so-called “Norway plus” option - if Theresa May's Brexit plan is rejected by MPs on Tuesday, according to Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd. In an interview with The Times, Ms Rudd said she still supported the PM's plan - but added a variation of Norway's set-up was the best alternative.