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Monday, January 26th 2015 - 21:39 UTC

State of the art polar vessel for BAS to be delivered in 2019

The design of the news BAS polar vessel which should be ready for operations in 2019 at a cost of £200 million

A new polar research vessel is currently being designed for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The new vessel will be an ice-capable, multi-role polar research and logistics ship which will be used to conduct science and to resupply the BAS stations such as the two in South Georgia, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 19:39 UTC

UN members agree on major policy for ocean and marine life protection

Sofia Tsenikli of Greenpeace said that “today’s agreement could go a long way in securing the protection the high seas desperately need”.

States took a major step toward urgently needed ocean protection at the United Nations over the weekend agreeing to develop a legally binding agreement to conserve marine life in the high seas. After four days of deliberations States reached consensus to begin negotiating the first UN treaty that specifically addresses the protection of marine life in an area covering half the planet – those ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

Brazil supportive of Mercosur “as long as it does not turn into a burden”

“Mercosur must ensure freedom to its members to negotiate with other parties and must not become a burden” said Agriculture minister Abreu

Brazil is ready to preserve the advances achieved by Mercosur but as long as the block does not turn into 'a burden' when it comes to negotiate trade agreements with third parties, according to Agriculture minister Katia Abreu.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Iran denies any 'parallel diplomacy' between Teheran and Argentina

Kheirmand also rejected Nisman’s claims that the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding  was part of a deal to trade grains for Iranian oil.

Iran’s charge d'affairs in Buenos Aires Ahmad Reza Kheirmand denied the existence of the “parallel diplomacy” denounced by deceased AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman who accused the Kirchnerite administration of plotting to cover up the 1994 attack on the Jewish community centre.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:24 UTC

Journalist who first reported Nisman's death fearing for his life arrives in Israel

“Safe in Tel Aviv. Thank you everybody. We'll talk soon,” Pachter wrote via his personal Twitter account on Sunday.

Journalist for the Buenos Aires Herald.com Damian Pachter, who left Argentina on Saturday morning after claiming he feared for his life, has confirmed that he has arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel after flying from Buenos Aires.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 07:34 UTC

Full support for Argentina's Malvinas claim pledges new Uruguay government

“We will always be next to our Argentine brothers to ensure that someday they can achieve the diplomatic and political circumstances so that justice is made”

Uruguay's next ambassador to Argentina Hector Lescano said that bilateral relations have always been 'cordial', even in difficult times, and there is no doubt that when president-elect Tabare Vazquez takes office, Uruguay's full support to Argentina's claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands will be maintained.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 07:17 UTC

Venezuela denies authorization to former presidents to visit political prisoner

Piñera and Pastrana, former Chile and Colombia presidents are participating in a forum in Caracas to discuss democracy

The Venezuelan government has turned down a request by former presidents of Chile and Colombia to visit opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in jail. Chile's Sebastian Piñera and Colombia's Andres Pastrana say they are in Venezuela to support the opposition and have called for the release of Mr Lopez, who was arrested nearly a year ago.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Greece's anti austerity party wins election: one short of an absolute majority

“The troika for Greece is the thing of the past,” said Tsipras referring to the country's biggest international lenders: EU, IMF and ECB

Anti-austerity Syriza party has won Greece's general election, putting the country on a possible collision course with the EU over its massive bailout. With nearly 75% of the votes counted, Syriza is projected to win 149 seats, just two short of an absolute majority, though that number could change.

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