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Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 12:40 UTC

FAO forecasts record world cereal production buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and US

However 38 countries are at risk of food insecurity, including 29 in Africa, 3 more  than reported in October.

Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014. Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output in the United States this year's cereal output should reach 2.532 billion tonnes, including rice in milled terms, or 0.3% higher than 2013, according to FAO's latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 07:38 UTC

State Dept. document assuring Uruguay Gitmo inmates innocent disclosed

The former Guantanamo Bay inmates enjoying freedom in Montevideo.

Uruguayan president produces US-signed evidence to calm down opposition. Refugees adapting gradually to life in Montevideo.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

YPF money helps Repsol by over Canadian Talisman

Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof negotiated the expropiation of YPF, which helped Repsol finance the takeover of Canada's Talisman.

The largest international deal by a Spanish company in the last five years, props up shares despite plummetting international oil prices.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 04:52 UTC

Filmus: Scholar approach at Malvinas Question

Argentine Secretary of Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus calls for three-part deeper approach. at the issue of sovereignty

Argentina's Secretary of Malvinas (Falklands) Daniel Filmus moves spotlight onto juridical, historical knowledge, continental platform and international relationships to back sovereignty claims

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 17:58 UTC

Moving Centenary Tribute to Capital's Heroes of the World War One

The railway played a major part in Britain’s war effort one hundred years ago,

A commemoration of Edinburgh’s own heroes of the First World War – including a professional footballer with Hearts who was killed in action on the Somme – has taken place at Waverley Station today (Tuesday 16 December 2014).

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:37 UTC

Brazil confident since pre-salt oil is profitable 'even at 60 dollars a barrel'

“I don't know of any pre-salt project that cannot resist the 70 dollar or even the 60 dollar mark” said Ms Chambriard

The head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, Magda Chambriard said that the country's oil production projects remain 'robust' even as international prices for crude continue to tumble. She underlined that the pre-salt projects of Brazil along ist coast resist prices as low as 60 dollars a barrel.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Argentina purchases four Russian multipurpose polar Supply-class tugs

A Neftegaz tug under operations in Russia, similar to the ones presumably purchased by Argentina

Argentina's ministry of Defense has signed an agreement for the purchase of four Russian-built multipurpose polar tugs, class NEFTEGAZ, at a total cost of just over eight million dollars.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:55 UTC

Tribute at sea at site of the Battle of the Falklands to honor British and German sailors

The Royal Navy ceremony at the Battle of the Falklands memorial in Stanley

Descendants of the three Admirals who led the Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy at the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands in 1914 have paid tribute at sea.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:53 UTC

Gibraltarians support allowing regulated commercial fishing in territorial waters

A clear majority in Gibraltar also support participating in 'ad hoc' talks between Spain and UK

An overwhelming majority of Gibraltarians believe that Gibraltar should take part in ‘ad hoc’ talks with Spain and the UK and there is strong support for allowing commercial fishing in British Gibraltar territorial Water so long as this is under a properly regulated licensing system.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 21:49 UTC

Dutch oil platform leasing company cutting 11% of global workforce

“Although we regret losing some of our colleagues, we believe these steps are necessary to deliver value to our stakeholders”, CEO Bruno Chabas said

Dutch oil platform leasing company SBM Offshore is cutting 1,200 jobs, or slightly more than 11% of its global workforce, as part of a cost-saving program.

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