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Montevideo, December 13th 2018 - 22:35 UTC

Stories for 2018

  • Sunday, January 14th 2018 - 12:42 UTC

    The “ship of the millionaires” comes to Punta del Este

    The luxury ship will arrive to Punta del Este within a month

    Imagine having breakfast with an explorer and documentalist who turns out to be Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter. Or listen to a conference aboard the Nobel Prize in Physics Shuji Nakamura. Imagine waking up one day on an exotic island and the other in one of the great capitals of the world. Imagine owning a floating apartment worth between 1.2 and 7.5 million dollars.

  • Sunday, January 14th 2018 - 12:05 UTC

    First shipwreck of Venezuelan rafters

    The shipwreck occurred just few meters from the beach of Koraal Tabak. Pic: Meridith Kohut

    It was midnight last january 10 when approx 30 venezuelans climbed a little traditional fisher ship after the order of a smuggler and left for the island of Curaçao, about 100 kilometers from where they sailed. After 3 months of planning and 7 hours of crossing over a rough sea, a large wave hits the small boat just few meters from the coast, tearing it to pieces, reported one of the survivors while waiting to be deported back to Venezuela after being rescued and detained by the Dutch authorities.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:53 UTC

    US$ 451 million jackpot for a 20-year old from Florida

    Mega Millions lotto officials confirmed Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot.

    A US$ 451 million mystery is over. 20-year-old “retired” background screening worker from Florida claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions lottery history, lotto officials confirmed. Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot. He elected to take a lump sum payout of US$ 281.2 million, officials said.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:47 UTC

    Paraguay confirms remains found belong to Mennonite kidnapped by guerrilla EPP

    The remains were discovered after EPP flyers with Fehr's name accompanied by geographical coordinates appeared on a ranch in San Pedro.

    Remains found in a mass grave in the northern province of San Pedro correspond to a Mennonite settler kidnapped two and a half years ago by the self-styled Army of the Paraguayan People (EPP), authorities in Asunción said on Friday.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:40 UTC

    Four churches attacked in Santiago ahead of Pope Francis visit to Chile on Monday

    The attackers set fire to at least two of the churches in Santiago and tossed pamphlets in the street.

    Four Catholic churches in Santiago were attacked with fire bombs before dawn on Friday, causing minor damage and leaving notes threatening Pope Francis just three days ahead of the pontiff’s visit to Chile next week, police said.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Record breaking year for London Heathrow Airport: 78 million passengers

    Heathrow’s annual noise and contour report revealed noise footprint was at its smallest recorded level in 11 years. Night time jet movements also decreased by 32%

    A record breaking 78 million passengers travelled through London Heathrow Airport in 2017, up 3.1% on last year with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow became one of the fastest growing major European hubs for cargo, with 1.7 million metric tons travelling through the airport – equivalent to the weight of 134,000 London buses or 136 London Shards.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:28 UTC

    PwC banned from auditing in India following country's major corporate scandal

    The ban by Indian market regulator the Securities and Exchange Board (Sebi) will come into effect on 31 March.

    PwC's Indian unit has been banned from auditing listed companies for two years, over one of the country's biggest corporate scandals. Price Waterhouse was auditor for Satyam computers when company owner Ramalinga Raju admitted to inflating earnings.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    EU sigh of relief: Germany's grand coalition en route to a “renewed marriage”

    “We have felt since the elections that the world will not wait for us, and in particular...we are convinced we need a new call for Europe,” Merkel said

    Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany’s global role and raised questions about her political future. But the deal to revive a “grand coalition” that has governed since 2013 must be approved by an SPD congress planned for January 21.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 07:58 UTC

    Argentine union leaders warn Macri, and forecast he may not end his mandate

    ”I recall that the unions were attacked by the military, by ex presidents Alfonsin and (Fernando) de la Rúa, and we know how they all ended”, said Barrionuevo.

    The Argentine government approach to the power challenge from strong unions has managed so far to have several of its leaders indicted for money laundering, fraud, racketeering and widespread corruption, including one who is jailed in neighboring Uruguay and which the Argentine justice expects to extradite.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 07:31 UTC

    Trump cancels February visit to UK; Downing Street says invitation stands

    The February trip of president Trump was not the controversial full state visit offered by Theresa May, for which no date has yet been set.

    Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit to the UK in February, where he had been expected to open a new US$1bn (£738m) US embassy in London. The US president tweeted he was not a “big fan” of the new embassy - which is moving from Mayfair to south London.