Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 10:43 UTC

UN assembly (188 out of 193 countries) condemns US embargo on Cuba

“Right now 77% of Cubans were born under these conditions, Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez told the Assembly”

The United Nations General Assembly for the 21st time on Tuesday condemned the economic and trade embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba, a policy that has been in place for over half a century. 188 countries out of 193 voted against the restrictions imposed by Washington against Cuba, which date back to 1962, three years after Fidel Castro took power in a revolution.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 10:04 UTC

Three Argentine players nominated for the 2014 Golden Ball

Messi, Mascherano who play for Barcelona and Manchester United Angel di María are in the list

Three Argentine players have been nominated for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded by FIFA and France Football magazine to the best player of the year.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 09:43 UTC

Cosmonauts unveil from space the emblem of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia have released the logo for the 2018 World Cup from the Space

The official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been unveiled by the cosmonauts at the International Space Station. The logo was then projected onto the iconic Bolshoi Theater building in the heart of Russian capital, Moscow.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

Sweden's Saab wins Brazilian 5.4bn dollars contract to sell 36 fighter jets

On 18 December 2013 Brazil selected the Gripen NG to be its next-generation fighter aircraft, through the F-X2 evaluation program.

Swedish aerospace and defence firm Saab has finalised a 5.4 billion dollars order to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil, one of the most valuable defence contracts up for grabs in an emerging market. Saab said in a statement the total order value for the NG Gripen jets, to be delivered between 2019 and 2024, was around 39.3 billion Swedish crowns (5.4 billion).

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Francis said that if he speaks for a fairer world, “some people think the Pope is communist”

“The love for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel and of the social doctrine of the Church” and this does not respond to ideology

True to his unorthodox style, Francis said some people think he is a “communist” Pope given his constant pledge for a fairer world. The head of the Catholic Church made the statements during the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Rome, attended also by President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

UK corrects Spain and El Pais: no change in Gibraltar Tripartite talks

Ambassador Manley stated “there is no change to our strong and continued commitment to the Trilateral Forum for dialogue.”

Spanish Foreign Ministry briefings to media designed to reinforce Spain’s assertion that the Tripartite Talks are dead were challenged this weekend by the UK Government. In an unusual move Simon Manley, the British Ambassador to Spain, wrote to El Pais to correct their report which suggested that the ad hoc talks were a new phase of dialogue replacing the tripartite talks and that UK had changed its position on talks.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:27 UTC

Argentina hopes to renew air power following Brazil's deal to manufacture Gripen fighter jets

Ministers Amorim and Rossi during the roll out of the KC-390 designed and manufactured by Embraer

Brazilian media has confirmed that Argentina is probing to join with Brazil in the procurement of 24 Saab Gripen NG fighters, following the recently signed bilateral cooperation agreement under the heading of “Aeronautic industry strategic alliance” (AEIA), which was discussed this month by the two countries defense ministers.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 13:12 UTC

Megaladons the giant shark predator that kept whales on the run

The megalodon was not only large, it was powerful as well. Four times the size of a modern great white, with jaws wide enough to swallow a whole cow.

Few fish are as steeped in myth and conjecture as the megalodon, a giant shark that lived roughly 28 million to a few million years ago. This fearsome-looking shark is the subject of numerous documentaries, rumored sightings, and even well-funded search expeditions. While the species may be extinct, its legend certainly lives on.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

Charles and Camila arrive in Colombia to boost bilateral relations

In Bogota, the royal couple will be received on Wednesday at the presidential palace before an official banquet with President Juan Manuel Santos.

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will pay a nine-day visit to Colombia and Mexico, Clarence House residence announced. The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Colombia on Tuesday October 28 and will remain until November 2, before leaving for Mexico until November 5.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Praise for reelected Dilma and Brazilian election from OAS Insulza

Insulza expressed great satisfaction “at the conclusion of an intense political campaign, which was uneventful and delivered early results”

The Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, congratulated Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, on her victory in Sunday´s election, and highlighted the exemplary character of the electoral process as well as wishing the Brazilian leader success in her new administration.


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