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A widening investigation into alleged corruption at Brazil’s state-controlled oil giant Petrobras took a step closer to President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday when police arrested the ruling party’s treasurer, João Vaccari Neto, who has been charged with receiving “irregular donations” for the Workers’ Party, or PT, from some of the oil company’s suppliers.
With less than a month to UK's election the Conservative party released its manifesto which explicitly declares that a Tory government “will uphold the democratic rights of the people of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands to remain British, for as long as that is their wish, and protect our Overseas Territories”.
Two South African companies, Mantis in the hotel business and Comair airline, will be playing a vital role in developing St Helena's economy through increased communications and the tourist industry, once the international airport is opened next February, according to the latest news from the British Overseas Territory in mid South Atlantic.
Argentina's cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez said on Tuesday he was convinced that Maximo Kirchner, the son of president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, would run for an elected post representing the province of Buenos Aires in the coming general elections of next October.
The game of interests surrounding the investigation of Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman death escalated on Tuesday when police raided the home of the deceased's mother, and cabinet chief Anibal Fernández accused Nisman's former wife of putting 'obstacles' into the probe and suggesting insurance claims could be involved in her actions.
Turkey warns Pope Francis not to repeat the 'mistake' of using 'genocide' for mass killings of Armenians
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned Pope Francis, warning him to not repeat the “mistake” of describing the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians as “genocide.”
An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis has fetched 30,500 dollars at auction, with proceeds going to a school in a poor neighborhood in Uruguay, the local auction house selling the item said.
The International Monetary Fund, IMF, cut its growth estimates for Argentina for this year forecasting a 0.3% contraction followed by a shy recovery of 0.1% in 2016, the first post-Kirchner year. The data is from the IMF World Economic Outlook released on Tuesday in Washington.
The International Monetary Fund expects Brazil's economy to contract by one percent this year, it said Tuesday, slashing its previous forecast of 0.3% growth. The world's seventh-largest economy is being hit by inflation, private-sector doldrums and a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, the IMF said in its latest forecast.
Brazil raised estimates for both its corn and soybean harvests, citing rains which had come in time to boost yields of later planted crops, besides boosting expectations for safrinha corn. The official Conab crop bureau lifted by 1.0m tons to 94.3m tons its estimate for Brazil's soybean production in 2014-15, as late rainfall helped results surprise positively in particular in central areas.