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Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

The world has rediscovered Brazil

Brazil has hosted an extraordinary event, and this is the work of all Brazilian people.

By Michel Temer, Acting President of the Republic - The Olympic Games were an absolute success. This is the result of the work of each person who helped build the stadiums, the metro, the Olympic Village; each carioca who gave the right directions to our visitors.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Edinburgh zoo King Penguin named “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav” by the King of Norway Guard

 Sir Nils paraded his way up Penguin Walk, whilst inspecting the soldiers of the Guard.

On Monday the King of Norway's Guard paid a very special visit to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo to bestow a unique honor upon the resident king penguin Sir Nils Olav. Already a knight, the most famous king penguin in the world was given the new title of “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav”.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 06:53 UTC

Central Italy's earthquake: 247 dead and counting fast

Mattero Renzi PM called on his fellow citizen to unite in the face of the tragedy.

247 dead and counting, the death toll after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Central Italy today. It hit on a hot summer morning in the middle of a busy tourism season. Today rescuers continued to search for survivors on Thursday morning.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 21:07 UTC

Falklands' war: Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the conflict, say declassified documents

UK's National Archives released the files, November 16, 1984, with a memorandum from a senior British diplomat providing details on Israeli arms sales to Argentina

The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Argentine military dictatorship and the UK.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 20:40 UTC

Full bodied burkinis a huge sales success in Australia

Aheda Zanetti,(C) who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200%.

Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales. The clothing - which combines “burqa” with “bikini” - leaves only the face, hands and feet on show.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 09:01 UTC

Argentine Supreme Court back to full strength with two Macri nominated Justices

The latest incorporation was Carlos Rosenkrantz, the second of two Justices confirmed by the Senate and who was officially sworn into his post on Monday

The Argentine Supreme Court is back to full strength with the inclusion of two Justices nominated by president Mauricio Macri. The Court had been understaffed for months following absences left by previous Supreme Court Justices Carlos Fayt and Raúl Zaffaroni upon their respective retirements.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 07:53 UTC

Chileans massive protest to end the private pension system; Bachelet's approval plummets to 15%

 Opponents of Chile’s private pension system say it forces workers to give their earnings to for-profit funds that do not ensure a dignified old age for all Chileans.

Tens of thousands of Chileans took to the streets throughout the country on Sunday, seeking to increase pressure on the government to throw out Chile’s private pension system in favor of one that would provide better retirement benefits.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina unemployment in second quarter, 9.3%; first official data since Macri took office

“It is obvious that we have a serious situation in the labor market,” said Jorge Todesca, head the statistics agency.

Argentina had 9.3% unemployment in the second quarter of the year, the government's Indec statistics agency said in a report on Tuesday. It was the first official unemployment data to be published by Argentina since Mauricio Macri became president in December.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Mercosur coordinators' address domestic and international agendas, despite admitting “emergency situation”

Founding members' coordinators spent a full day of discussions at Mercosur HQ in Montevideo. Venezuela did not attend.

Mercosur founding countries national coordinators met on Tuesday in Montevideo and admitted that the block is going through an “emergency situation” because of the presidential acephaly, but agreed on proposals to overcome the challenge and in a “business as usual” spirit, are readying for a meeting with the EU on trade negotiations and on the Action Plan to advance closer links with the Pacific Alliance.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 06:06 UTC

A Mercosur/EU trade agreement will not include UK, warns European Parliament president

“If the EU and Mercosur reach an integral agreement, UK will not be part of the accord. This is a great disappointment, particularly for the UK”, said Shulz

The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said in Buenos Aires that if finally a trade and cooperation agreement is reached between the European Union and Mercosur the United Kingdom will not benefit as a consequence of Brexit.

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