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Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Macri downplays chat with May, “it was no formal meeting”, just “a nice gesture from the prime minister”

“You can't convert a chat of less than a minute in an official encounter”, Macri told the Argentine media and insisted it was “essential to lower the level of anxiety”

Argentine president Mauricio Macri on Wednesday downplayed the chat with PM Theresa May on Tuesday at the UN banquet in New York saying it was “no formal or official meeting”, but nevertheless underlined the “good predisposition” for dialogue which Argentina had lost during the last twelve years and anticipated that the Falklands/Malvinas Islands question “will demand many years”.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 06:51 UTC

Argentina “is not surrendering Malvinas”; Macri/May greeting was “a brief casual encounter”

Foreign minister Malcorra said that Argentina is “not surrendering the Malvinas Islands”

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that Argentina is “not surrendering the Malvinas Islands” and explained that Tuesday's exchange between president Mauricio Macri and Prime minister Theresa May in New York, in the framework of the UN annual assembly was “a brief casual encounter”.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 06:27 UTC

Argentine congress will be part of the Argentina/UK joint statement discussions

“I support Macrí's UN speech on Malvinas and also have a great respect for minister Malcorra, but officials must also learn to respect Congress”, said Carrió

The chair of Argentina's Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee Elisa Carrió has supported president Mauricio Macri's “nonnegotiable” stance on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute and attributed the Argentina/UK joint statement controversy to “minor questions of communication”, nevertheless she summoned deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori to Congress next Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 21:53 UTC

Divided Fed leaves interest rates unchanged; strong hints of a December increase

The case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened but decided, for the time being, to wait for further evidence, said chair Janet Yellen.

The United States Federal Reserve pushed back plans to raise interest rates on Wednesday, a widely expected move following a series of mixed economic reports and varied signals from Fed officials. After its two-day policy meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to hold the federal funds rate between 0.25% and 0.50%, citing progress in economic and labor market growth and an improving risk outlook.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:37 UTC

Non communicable diseases make poverty even worse, Uruguayan president tells UN

These diseases are related to four risk factors of modern lifestyle: smoking, alcoholism, unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle, said President Tabaré Vázquez

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez on Tuesday warned against non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular ailments, cancer, diabetes and chronic pulmonary pathologies, which he said are the main causes of death particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:31 UTC

Obama blasts those who build walls fuelled by nationalism, sectarian hatred and economic inequality

“A nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself,” Mr. Obama said of the protectionist impulse to resist the forces of global integration.

In his final address to the United Nations General Assembly as United States President, Barack Obamae on Tuesday delivered a stinging rebuke of those who would build walls, a message aimed at foreign leaders who he said had fueled rising nationalism, sectarian hatred and economic inequality — but, unmistakably, at Donald Trump, as well.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:25 UTC

Temer hails the triumph of democracy and pledges fiscal and social responsibility

The Brazilian president said that the impeachment took place “with the most absolute respect of the constitutional order.”

Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, told the United Nations on Tuesday that his controversial ascent showed the triumph of democracy. Temer took office on August 31 after the impeachment over accounting irregularities of elected president Dilma Rousseff, whose supporters said Brazil's right-wing forces had staged a bloodless coup.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:09 UTC

Malcorra underlines the significance of a Macri-May “dialogue” but denies any roadmap

The bilateral agenda is ample and includes Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty, “which for us is a priority”, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra

Argentine President Mauricio Macri talked with British Prime Minister about the possibility of holding a more specific meeting to advance in the multiple issues of a bilateral agenda, including the question of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty, “which for us is a priority”, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra late Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 08:50 UTC

Falklands: Macri and Theresa May agree “it's time to begin talking”

The two leaders held a brief informal exchange during the Ban Ki-moon hosted lunch in New York

Argentine president Mauricio Macri told British Prime Minister Theresa May he was ready to begin an open dialogue on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty, which he described as “the main issue” of bilateral relations. According to Argentine media reports, Theresa May said that yes, “it was time to begin talking”.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 08:27 UTC

Macri calls for sovereignty dialogue on Falklands in his speech to UN General Assembly

Macri called on London to “solve the two-century dispute in a friendly manner”, and expressed interest in moving forward in bilateral relations mutually beneficial

In his first speech as head of state before the United Nations General Assembly, Argentine President Mauricio Macri called on the United Kingdom to find “an amicable solution” through dialogue to the long-standing dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty..

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