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Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 09:58 UTC

Consortium acquires 1.5bn dollars contract in dredging 'new' Suez Canal

The 'new' Suez Canal will partially run in parallel to the current waterway and partially entail widening and deepening of existing parts

A consortium consisting of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), Van Oord, NMDC (Abu Dhabi) and Jan de Nul (Belgium) has acquired a contract from the Suez Canal Authorities in connection with the expansion of the Suez Canal, which provides a vital shipping link between Europe and Asia.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 08:14 UTC

“Criminal negligence” in the crash at Moscow airport that killed Total's CEO

Mr. Margerie, who had headed French firm Total since 2007, was one of the oil industries most recognizable leaders.

Russian investigators have said “criminal negligence” caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive. Christophe de Margerie died along with three crew members when his corporate jet collided with a snow plough.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 05:16 UTC

HMS Liverpool on her way to be broken up at a Turkish scrap yard

Nicknamed “Crazy Red Chicken” after her red Liver Bird badge, she spent time in the Falklands following the 1982 conflict, when Argentina invaded the Islands

HMS Liverpool is on its way to be broken up at a Turkish scrap yard. The Type 42 destroyer, nicknamed “Crazy Red Chicken” after her red Liver Bird badge, was built by Cammell Laird in 1982 and after 30 years’ service was finally laid up at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, on March 30 2012.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Falklands' Noble Energy elected David Stover as president and CEO

Stover has previously been serving as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer and takes his new post in May.

Noble Energy, Inc., which is involved in Falkland Islands hydrocarbons exploration and confirmed its interest in the South Atlantic potential, said on Tuesday that its Board of Directors has elected David Stover as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Charles Davidson as CEO.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 04:48 UTC

Blatter favors playing the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November/December

“We cannot play the World Cup in summer,” said Blatter. ‘The date which is the most convenient is the end of the year.”

Holding the controversy-plagued 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar at the end of that year rather than the scorching summer is FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s preferred option, he told French radio station France Info.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 21:57 UTC

Argentina makes formal complaint to BBC about Jeremy Clarkson

Ambassador Alicia Castro met with BBC's TV Director Danny Cohen on Monday afternoon

Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding Jeremy Clarkson’s provocative behaviour and offensive remarks towards the Government and the Argentine people, following Top Gear’s recent filming in Argentina, calling for the BBC to make a public apology.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Former Peruvian prosecutor named head of Transparency International

Ugaz, 55, who served as special prosecutor in a string of high profile corruption cases in Peru, replaces Huguette Labelle, a former Canadian civil servant.

Global anti-corruption campaigners at Transparency International elected Peruvian lawyer Jose Ugaz as it’s new head on Sunday marking a shift from quiet diplomacy in combating fraud and bribery toward more grassroots activism.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Argentina grants first refugee status to Russian gay, victim of President Putin's non tolerance policies

“We hope this first case enables to solve other similar LGBT situations from Russia that are waiting for a similar refugee status”, said Paulon

A young 28 year old became the first Russian gay to be given refugee status by Argentina, because of discrimination and violence at his home country. The positive reply to the year-long request was sponsored by Argentina's Federation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans, FALGBT.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 02:10 UTC

Why Falklands are not extended the right to self determination: “shame on G24”

Luke Coffey is a Margaret Thatcher Fellow of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy of the Heritage Foundation

Since 1961 the UN Committee of 24 has brought almost 750 million people out of a colonial status, based on their right of self-determination, but “what a shame it won’t extend this same right to another 2,500 people of the Falkland Islands”, said US born Luke Coffey, member of the Heritage Foundation and one time advisor to the UK Defense ministry.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 22:17 UTC

UK businesses export support plan represented £49.1 billion to the economy

Trade Minister Lord Livingston said that over the last 4 years, UKTI has more than doubled the number of companies it has helped.

The number of United Kingdom businesses receiving export support has increased by 50% in the last financial year, Trade Minister Lord Livingston announced on Monday. This translates into a total of 47,960 businesses in 2013 to 2014 which exported for the first time or found new markets through its extensive network of specialists in the UK and in British embassies around the world.

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