Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Global Unions call on IMF and World Bank should take recession threats seriously

Burrow said it was ironic that IMF deplores the increase of income inequality and at the same time encourages countries to make labour markets even weaker

Given the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank taking place in Lima, Peru, the International Trade Union Conference, ITUC, and its Global Unions partners call on the international financial institutions to adopt policies that counter the global economic slowdown.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

The Pope’s Subversive Message

The central theme of Francis’ visit was a call for unity. He urged us “to dialogue together, to shorten the distance between us, to strengthen our bonds of brotherhood.”

The following piece by Arthur C. Brooks (*) was published in The New York Times opinion page. It is a strong view on Francis's visit significance for US Catholicism.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:56 UTC

FIFA in turmoil: Blatter appeals suspension; emergency meeting 20 October

Blatter's lawyers on Friday confirmed they had filed an official appeal and asked for further hearings with the ethics committee.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed against the 90-day ban that forced him out of office, as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:38 UTC

“Enough is enough”, FIFA needs 'credible external presidential candidate', says IOC head

“They must act swiftly to regain credibility because you cannot forever dissociate the credibility of FIFA from the credibility of football”, said Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has issued his strongest critique of FIFA and urged the scandal-tainted federation to seek a “credible external presidential candidate” to regain credibility.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:20 UTC

Gibraltar invited to high level security briefing at Ministry of Defense in London

The move was revealed by Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s Armed Forces Minister, who met Mr. Picardo this week at the Conservative Party conference.

Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has been invited to attend a high level security briefing at the Ministry of Defense in London next week, part of a drive by the British Government to foster closer links with the Government of Gibraltar.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 10:20 UTC

Corriere Della Sera apologizes to Cristina Fernandez for publishing 'false news on her shopping'

Cristina Fernandez holds the front page of the Italian newspaper

A Roman appeals court has confirmed a ruling against Italy’s Corriere Della Sera newspaper for a defamatory piece on Argentine president Cristina Fernández.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Eirik Raude oil rig operating in Falklands, faces scrapping after contract ends January 2016

Eirik Raude is currently completing its third in a six-well program in the Falklands and is expected to remain employed in the Islands into January 2016.

Ocean Rig, the Greek offshore drilling contractor has highlighted in its latest fleet update two rigs coming out of employment shortly with no immediate prospects. Both rigs have little or no “further prospects of employment” according to Ocean Rig and will be cold stacked while disposing of or scrapping the rigs is considered.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:30 UTC

“Something is rotten in FIFA”: out Blatter, Platini, Valcke, and in comes Africa's Hayatou

“Today, amid extraordinary circumstances, I have assumed the office of FIFA president,” said Hayatou. “I will serve only on an interim basis”

The president of the African football confederation Issa Hayatou steps up to replace Sepp Blatter who was on Thursday suspended for 90 days over corruption allegations. Blatter was provisionally suspended for 90 days along with secretary general Jerome Valcke and UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 18:46 UTC

Falkland Islands celebrate 275th Anniversary of “Rule, Britannia!” with new crown coin

The coin produced on behalf of the Falklands' Treasury includes a representation of Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles

The Treasury of the Government of the Falkland Islands has issued (18th September) a new collector coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the tune “Rule, Britannia!” The staunchly patriotic British song was set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740, adapted from the poem, “Rule, Britannia,” by James Thomson.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 10:36 UTC

Falklands' clearance of Argentine mines 33 years later reported in UK

The latest phase of the project is now underway after launching a few weeks ago in September, with much of the work in areas surrounding the capital, Stanley.

Explosive mines planted by retreating Argentine forces as Royal Marines stormed the Falklands during the 1982 conflict are still being cleared on the Islands, 33 years later, according to a report credited to David Wells from Westernmorningnews.


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