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Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 05:39 UTC

US Senators propose construction of six new heavy-duty icebreakers for Arctic activities

“As an Arctic nation, America must be a global leader towards an Arctic future as this dynamic region opens up to new opportunities”, said Senator Murkowski

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced this month the bipartisan Icebreaker Recapitalization Act with Washington Senator Maria Cantwell that would authorize the U.S. Navy to construct up to 6 heavy icebreakers. The new icebreakers would be designed and operated by the Coast Guard, since under US law it is the sole service responsible for icebreaking missions.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 05:29 UTC

Scotland proposes all four UK nations must agree in the event of an 'in-out' referendum on EU membership

Sturgeon is proposing that the four UK nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland-, should leave the EU only if all of them agree to do so.

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Tuesday that Scotland does not want to leave the European Union (EU) when the referendum over the UK permanence within the block takes place.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 05:13 UTC

Almagro as new OAS chief pledges to end fragmentation and to work with all countries

“All my efforts will be focused on making the OAS a useful tool in the interests of all the peoples of the Americas, wherever they are from,” said Almagro.

The former Foreign Minister of Uruguay Luis Almagro Lemes took office on Tuesday as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) during a meeting of the Permanent Council at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 04:59 UTC

Argentine economic activity up 2% in March, but industrial production down

The economy's performance was pushed by higher agricultural production among other factors, (excellent soy and corn crops), and consumer purchases

Good and bad news for Argentina's economy: the latest figures from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) reveal that economic activity increased 2% percent in March, compared to the same month last year, but industrial production recorded its 21st negative consecutive month in April.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 04:53 UTC

Petrobras former director sentenced five years in prison for money laundering

Cervero was fired from Petrobras, in 2014 and arrested in January as he stepped off a plane from Europe.

A Brazilian judge has sentenced a former international director at the country's largest corporation and government managed Petrobras to five years in prison for money laundering, the second company executive convicted in an ongoing corruption probe.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 04:44 UTC

Merkel remains most powerful woman in the world; Brazil's Dilma, seventh

Merkel has made the list 10 times in the past 12 years, nine of them as number one.

Angela Merkel has retained her place as the world's most powerful woman for the fifth year in a row, U.S. business magazine Forbes said on Tuesday. Merkel has made the list 10 times in the past 12 years, nine of them as number one. She was first elected in 2005 and won an historic third term in 2013.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 20:07 UTC

Argentine Church calls for responsible leadership and end to political bickering

Speaking before Cristina Fernández, her cabinet ministers and other government officials, Monsignor Radrizzani asked for “no more fighting”.

The long influential shadow of Buenos Aires born Pope Francis was again present on Monday 25 May at two significant religious and official ceremonies, calling for responsible leadership and an end to political bickering.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 07:04 UTC

CFK anticipates to huge rally that Kirchnerism will continue after December

“We're after twelve summers for Argentina, so please let us ensure the thirteenth summer”, said Cristina Fernandez

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez (CFK) demanded that the “current twelve year transformation process of Argentina” and Peronism continue in office and underlined that this objective does not depend on one person, but on the people's voting and defending all that was conquered in the last twelve years.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

PM Cameron and EC Juncker begin talks to renegotiate UK EU membership

Talks between Cameron and Juncker on Monday had focused on “reforming the EU and renegotiating the UK's relationship with it”, the No 10 spokesman said.

David Cameron has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that “British people are not happy with the status quo” in Europe. The prime minister hosted Mr. Juncker at Chequers at the start of a week of efforts to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 06:44 UTC

Argentina invokes unity and rejects proposal for a more 'flexible' Mercosur

'What is best for Mercosur is unity, keeping united and deciding together, each of us deciding on their own is disunity, disunity will never benefit Mercosur'

Brazil and Uruguay's plan for a more 'flexible' Mercosur to speed negotiations for an encompassing long delayed trade agreement with the European Union have stumbled with the first official reaction from Argentina, which does not agree with the tariffs' proposals policy or individual trade initiatives from member countries.

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