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Monday, May 25th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Iconic London 2012 Games symbol decorates Rio 2016 Olympics Park

The choice of Madureira Park as the “home” of the Olympic Rings complies with the Municipality’s concept of integrating the whole of Rio with the Games.

The most iconic symbol of the Olympic Games is decorating the city for the Rio 2016 Games. City Hall has installed giant Olympic Rings in Madureira Park, ahead of the largest sporting event in the world.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

FIFA Election: ITUC back Prince Ali on human rights commitments

Jordan’s Prince Ali has re-affirmed commitment on labour and human rights and was the first in 2013 calling for FIFA to act on workers’ rights abuses

The International trade Union Confederation is calling on FIFA delegates to support Jordan’s Prince Ali in this week’s election for FIFA President, following Ali’s re-affirmed commitment on labour and other human rights. The other two challengers to incumbent Joseph Blatter, Luis Figo and Michael van Praag have withdrawn from the race.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Gibraltarians will be able to vote in UK's referendum on ties with European Union

Legislation for the referendum will be introduced to the UK Parliament on Thursday, the day after the Queen's Speech.

Gibraltarians will be able to vote in Britain’s referendum on whether to sever ties with the European Union. The franchise for referendum, promised by Prime Minister David Cameron by the end of 2017, will be based on that for a UK general election - meaning Irish, Maltese and Cypriots resident in the UK will get a vote, but other EU citizens will not.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Bachelet underlines close economic and political ties of Chile with China

“I think we are in very good standing to continue making progress in various economic and trade fields” said Bachelet

Chile and China have enjoyed a positive and fruitful relationship and bilateral ties will further develop very strongly in the future, anticipated Chilean President Michelle Bachelet during an interview with Xinhua prior to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's upcoming visit

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Li Keqiang in Chile pledges to lift strategic partnership to a new height

Li will hold talks with President Bachelet and attend an economic and trade symposium on occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Santiago on Sunday for an official visit to Chile, the first South American country with which China forged diplomatic ties (1970) and also the first Latin American nation with which China signed a free trade agreement.

Sunday, May 24th 2015 - 08:13 UTC

Obama and Putin congratulate Cristina Fernandez and Argentina on 25 May, National Day

Cristina Fernandez at the launching of the May Week celebrations

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have sent letters to President Cristina Fernández to salute the head of state and congratulate the Argentine people on the anniversary of the May Revolution.

Sunday, May 24th 2015 - 08:02 UTC

President Rousseff to face criminal complaint over 'cosmetic' accounting

 PSDB president Aecio Neves and other leaders intend to send Brazil's General Prosecutor a petition accusing Rousseff of crimes related to public finances.

Brazil´s main opposition party plans to pursue a criminal complaint against President Dilma Rousseff for 'inventive' accounting that helped shore up the country´s fiscal results in recent years.

Sunday, May 24th 2015 - 07:57 UTC

Yellen, confident in the US economy, said interest rates will be raised this year

Fed chief said the US economy is expected to strengthen after a slowdown due to “transitory factors” in recent months, and probably due to “statistical noise.”

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made it clear on Friday that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, as the US economy was set to bounce back from an early-year slump and as headwinds at home and abroad waned. The announcement was made in a speech to a business group in Rhode Island.

Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 10:33 UTC

Argentine presidential hopefuls will debate ideas following on the Pope and local church suggestions

Daniel Scioli, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa have agreed to hold debates following the primary election of 9 August

Argentine presidential hopefuls Daniel Scioli, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa are willing to face off in a public debate, a leader from the local Catholic Church confirmed in Buenos Aires. Argentina is holding presidential elections next October when Cristina Fernandez two consecutive periods come to an end.

Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 10:27 UTC

China and Peru agree to study feasibility of transcontinental railroad

Premier Li Keqiang meets President Ollanta Humala after arriving in Lima

China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.

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