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Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 08:47 UTC

President Santos receives Prince Charles and Camilla at the Nariño Palace

President Santos and First Lady Clemencia with the royal couple at the Nariño palace

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were welcomed to Colombia with military honors on Wednesday, at a ceremony led by the president Juan Manuel Santos to mark the couple's first royal visit to the country.

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 08:38 UTC

Rajoy apologizes before the Senate for corrupt members in his Popular Party

Rajoy apologizes before the Senate

With senior members of his own Popular Party among the dozens of Spaniards facing charges of corruption and bribery, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy apologized to the Senate for appointing to public office some individuals who were not “worthy” of it.

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Falklands: MPs visit scheduled for the second week of November

Yvonne Fovargue MP for Makerfield, North West, is Labour shadow Defense minister

Two UK MPs Yvonne Fovargue (L) and Guy Opperman (C) will be visiting the Falkland Islands from 13 to 18 November, accompanied by Falklands government representative in London, Sukey Cameron MBE.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 10:43 UTC

UN assembly (188 out of 193 countries) condemns US embargo on Cuba

“Right now 77% of Cubans were born under these conditions, Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez told the Assembly”

The United Nations General Assembly for the 21st time on Tuesday condemned the economic and trade embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba, a policy that has been in place for over half a century. 188 countries out of 193 voted against the restrictions imposed by Washington against Cuba, which date back to 1962, three years after Fidel Castro took power in a revolution.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 10:04 UTC

Three Argentine players nominated for the 2014 Golden Ball

Messi, Mascherano who play for Barcelona and Manchester United Angel di María are in the list

Three Argentine players have been nominated for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded by FIFA and France Football magazine to the best player of the year.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 09:43 UTC

Cosmonauts unveil from space the emblem of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia have released the logo for the 2018 World Cup from the Space

The official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been unveiled by the cosmonauts at the International Space Station. The logo was then projected onto the iconic Bolshoi Theater building in the heart of Russian capital, Moscow.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

Sweden's Saab wins Brazilian 5.4bn dollars contract to sell 36 fighter jets

On 18 December 2013 Brazil selected the Gripen NG to be its next-generation fighter aircraft, through the F-X2 evaluation program.

Swedish aerospace and defence firm Saab has finalised a 5.4 billion dollars order to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil, one of the most valuable defence contracts up for grabs in an emerging market. Saab said in a statement the total order value for the NG Gripen jets, to be delivered between 2019 and 2024, was around 39.3 billion Swedish crowns (5.4 billion).

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 07:01 UTC

Griesa invokes Foreign sovereign immunities act in Argentine bonds dispute

“In dealing with what can be subjected to turnover, the FSIA simply does not mention property located outside the United States,” Griesa wrote.

US judge refused on Tuesday to require Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the 539 million dollars the country deposited to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Francis said that if he speaks for a fairer world, “some people think the Pope is communist”

“The love for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel and of the social doctrine of the Church” and this does not respond to ideology

True to his unorthodox style, Francis said some people think he is a “communist” Pope given his constant pledge for a fairer world. The head of the Catholic Church made the statements during the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Rome, attended also by President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Obama congratulates Dilma and underlines 'strategic value' of relation with Brazil

“The President emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation”

President Barack Obama on Tuesday telephoned Brazilian head of state Dilma Rousseff to congratulate her on her re-election, the White House said in a statement. Obama “emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation in areas such as commerce, energy, and other priority bilateral issues through our existing strategic dialogues”.

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