Saturday, November 28th 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas link of future Argentine foreign minister

Susana Malcorra is also well known by Cristina Fernandez and they address each other in their first names

A Falklands/Malvinas link has emerged from the naming of Susana Malcorra as Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri Foreign minister. According to reports in the Buenos Aires media, UN's Ban Ki-moon Secretary General cabinet chief is not the only outstanding Argentine national working for the UN in particularly sensitive issues such as Disarmament Affairs.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 15:22 UTC

Oil jobs lost: 250.000 and counting, Texas likely to see massive layoffs soon

According to Graves & Co., oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers around the world, a tally that will rise if prices remain so low

Crude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the possibility of oil dipping into the $20s per barrel. That spells more pain for the energy sector. Many companies have already slashed spending and culled their payrolls, but the total number of job losses continues to climb.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 12:04 UTC

Paris attacks: The terrorist strategy

The “Caliph” of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Bahdadi, first joined “Al-Qaeda in Iraq” and started fighting the U.S. occupation forces in Iraq in 2004.

By Gwynne Dyer - As always after a major terrorist attack on the West, the right question to ask after the slaughter in Paris is: what were the strategic aims behind the attack? This requires getting your head around the concept that terrorists have rational strategies, but once you have done that the motives behind the attacks are easy to figure out. It also becomes clear that the motives have changed.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 11:07 UTC

Australia's BHP denies UN report on 'toxic' mine spill from collapsed dam in Brazil

The in Minas Gerais state left 13 people dead, devastating several villages. The noxious river has trailed 500km from the mine into the Atlantic Ocean.

Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic. On Thursday the UN said the dam burst at the Samarco mine unleashed a flood equivalent to “20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud”.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 07:43 UTC

US gaining influence in Caricom: signs US$ 165m in development assistance

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (c) welcomes US Ambassador to CARICOM Perry Holloway to the signing ceremony, while Mission Director, USAID, Eastern and Southern Caribbean, Christo

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) signed in Guyana, this week, agreements that will see countries of the eastern and southern Caribbean benefiting from US$165 million in development assistance.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

Falklands MLA hopes for ‘saner’ approach from new Argentine president

We hope that ”we may see a saner approach to life in the southern cone in general and relations between our two countries in particular” said MLA Short

Falkland Islands lawmakers have reacted with caution and expectation to the election of Mauricio Macri, ex Buenos Aires mayor, as Argentina's next president. He will succeed on 10 December Cristina Fernandez and twelve years of rough relations with Kirchnerism and constant intimidation.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

Corbyn faces shadow cabinet revolt over Cameron's proposal to bomb IS

Mr. Corbyn said he is “determined to see the defeat” of IS; the issue is whether what Cameron is proposing 'strengthens, or undermines, our national security'

Leader of the British opposition Jeremy Corbyn is facing a shadow cabinet revolt over his announcement that he cannot back proposals for airstrikes in Syria. It comes after David Cameron made his case for extending military action against the Islamic State saying “every day we don't take action is a day ISIL grows stronger”.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:28 UTC

OAS calls for immediate end to violence in Venezuela

Secretary General of Acción Democrática Guarico, Luis Manuel Diaz, was shot several times from a passing vehicle as he stood in the rally's stage

The Organization of American States (OAS), secretary general Luis Almagro condemned the killing in Venezuela of an opposition leader during a political rally ahead of the 6 December legislative election, and called for an immediate end to violence in the country.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Cameron and Macri agree to 'strengthen relations' and 'to pursue a path of open dialogue'

Cameron's office said the PM had called Macri to congratulate him, and also pledged support for Argentina's economic reform program

Britain's David Cameron and Argentina's president-elect Mauricio Macri agreed to “strengthen relations” and “to pursue a path of open dialogue” between their countries after a phone call Thursday, Downing Street said.

Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 17:39 UTC

UK's Cammell Laird will build BAS new £200 million polar research ship

 Cammell Laird chief executive, John Syvret CBE, met with NERC chief operating officer Paul Fox (L) to seal the deal in Birkenhead

The Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird said it saw off competition from Europe and beyond including Korea and Singapore to be selected as the preferred bidder to build a new vessel for the UK-funded Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The contract was signed last week and it is expected that full production will start in June next year, and on completion the vessel will be operated by NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS).


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