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Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 12:16 UTC

Rousseff government clashes with Federal Accounts Court

Attorney General Adams said Judge Augusto Nardes from the TCU had erred in making his position public ahead of Wednesday's expected vote.

Brazil's attorney general argued on Sunday for the removal of a judge overseeing an investigation of embattled President Dilma Rousseff's accounts, a last-minute attempt to avoid a ruling that could lead to her impeachment.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 10:47 UTC

Francis makes it clear: he does not support same-sex marriage

 “This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey”

After a week filled with controversy over his position on gay marriage, Pope Francis reminded his flock that he does not support same-sex marriage. The pontiff made the declaration during the opening mass of this year’s Synod on the Family, telling approximately 270 bishops and other Catholics from around the world.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 10:42 UTC

Rio 2016 Olympic Games budget drastically cut

“The days of lavish spending are over,” said Andrada. “We need to be creative in the way we find these savings.”

The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are making cutbacks of up to 30% to avoid going over the $3.6bn dollars budget. Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada said the Brazilian public would not tolerate an overspend.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 10:40 UTC

Ecuadorian international desperate to play regularly

IBARRA, a fast-flowing right winger (Pic by - Paul Meima)

On Friday Ecuador kick-off their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a tough game against Argentina in Buenos Aires, and 24 year old RENATO IBARRA is hoping that he will be selected to play from the very beginning of the game and not have to sit on the bench as a substitute which has been his fate for sometime now.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 10:17 UTC

BP agrees to pay 20bn dollars to settle claims with Gulf of Mexico 2010 oil spill

Millions of barrels of oil were spilled into surrounding waters. The ensuing spill took 87 days to stop. BP says the deal gives it “certainty” over what it must pay.

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $20bn to settle claims with the US stemming from the company's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. An explosion on BP's deep-water drill, off the coast of Louisiana in 2010 killed 11 workers.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 09:56 UTC

OECD has proposals to cut corporate tax minimization; but much skepticism

Osborne's plan to cut corporate tax rates means UK was embroiled in a “race to the bottom” of tax competition rather than tax co-operation with its neighbors

Companies should pay tax in the countries where they conduct business under new proposals intended to cut corporate tax minimization. An OECD/G20 report found laws allowing companies to shift profits to low-tax jurisdictions means that between $100bn and $240bn is lost annually. That equates to between 4% and 10% of global corporate tax revenues.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 09:14 UTC

Falklands' stand visited by Foreign Secretary Hammond and MP Rosindell

The Foreign Secretary signing the visitors' book at the Falklands stand next to FIGO representative Sukey Cameron and MLAs Jan Cheek and Roger Edwards

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, MP Andrew Rosindel and Charles Tannock MEP, were among several personalities that visited the Falkland Islands stand at the Conservative Conference which is taking place in Manchester. He was met by Falklands lawmakers Jan Cheek and Roger Edwards, and Sukey Cameron, head of FIGO, Falklands' government office in London.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 09:04 UTC

Nobel in medicine for creating natural drugs to combat parasites; China's first prize

Inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, Tu discovered that a compound from the wormwood plant was highly effective against the malaria parasite

Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as “heroes in the truest sense of the word” for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:39 UTC

“Malvinas Hall” in Comodoro Rivadavia recalls Air Force strikes command against UK Task Force

“Malvinas means every day, not only April second, and this space, Malvinas Hall, will have ever-present the Malvinas cause”, said Ruben Palomeque

The room in Comodoro Rivadavia from where the Argentine Air Force command operated its attacks on the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict has been renamed 'Malvinas Hall', and has been declared part of the city's heritage, a place where students and visitors can recall “the ever present Argentine claim over the Malvinas Islands, and the heroism of its pilots”.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:20 UTC

Ushuaia expects this cruise season 336 vessel calls and over 100.000 visitors

During the 2014/15 season the number of cruise visitors in Ushuaia was actually down 9%, from 98.770 to 90.276, according to a release from Hosteltur.

Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute (Infuetur), in extreme south Argentina, is expecting 25% more cruise visitors this 2015/16 season, most probably breaking the 100.000 milestone, with 336 calls involving 47 cruise vessels. The estimate is 112.170 passengers by April 2016, of which 79.486 non Antarctic and 36.684 Antarctic visitors.


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