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Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

EU, US and IMF clash over the European economy and the Euro in Davos

“There is a general expectation to compare the US economy and the Euro area and I don't think that's a reality,” said Christine Lagarde

Europeans, including IMF chief and Americans clashed on Thursday in Davos during a debate on monetary stimulus that degenerated into a skirmish over the European Union economy and the Euro.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 05:57 UTC

Cameron announces draft bill that will transfer more powers to Scotland

“The Scottish parliament will have more control of its tax and spending, making it one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world,” he said.

The British government has begun a historic transfer of powers to Scotland, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 11:36 UTC

Oil price collapse hurting some more than others

With weak demand, drillers can negotiate down rig prices. This leads to lower costs, helping drillers stay in the game.

U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The lower count provides fresh evidence that low oil prices are forcing drillers to pare back operations and slash spending.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Uruguay's Almagro becomes the only contender for OAS Secretary General post

Almagro a career diplomat who was named Minister by President Jose Mujica thus has the way clear for becoming the successor of Insulza

Guatemalan former Vice President Eduardo Stein on Wednesday announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy to head the Organization of American States due to health reasons. Stein's withdrawal leaves Uruguay's foreign minister, Luis Almagro, as the only declared candidate for the post.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' invasion in 1982, prevented an 'irreversible' solution for Gibraltar

Ambassador Cuenca recalls that on 3 April the Sintra statement on Gibraltar was to be signed with UK, but on 2 April Argentina invaded the Falklands

Had it not been for the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, and the war that followed, Spain would have achieved through negotiations an 'irreversible solution' to the Gibraltar dispute with Great Britain, revealed Spanish diplomat, scholar and academic Jose Cuenca in his recently launched book, “From Adolfo Suarez to Gorbachev; an ambassador's testimonies and shared secrets”.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 10:46 UTC

Falkland Science Symposium celebrate Penguin Awareness Day

Pan-American delegates to the Falklands Science Symposium enjoying the penguins at Volunteer Point (Pic SAERI)

The world’s northernmost colony of king penguins has something to celebrate this week, as Tuesday marks Penguin Awareness Day and these well dressed seabirds play host to an international group of scientists gathered to discuss the Falkland Islands’ rich potential for new research.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 08:24 UTC

OAS and Commonwealth discuss challenges to democracy and governance

OAS Assistant Secretary Ramdin and Commonwealth officials met in London and underlined the relationship of 'mutual respect' between the two bodies

The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, and the leadership of the Commonwealth Secretariat held discussions on challenges to democracy and good governance facing member states of both organizations.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 08:16 UTC

Falklands governor hosts reception for visiting scientists of the Americas

Scientists are taking part in the Falklands Science Symposium, investigating opportunities for collaboration with SAERI and other groups in the region. (Pic SAERI)

Visiting scientists from “all corners of the Americas” have received a warm welcome to the Falkland Islands. The delegates from the US, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Chile are experts in a range of fields including marine ecology, oceanography and geology and are on a week-long visit at the invitation of the Falkland Islands government and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, SAERI.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 08:03 UTC

Obama pledged 'middle-class economics' but faces a Republican congress

In a speech which he described as more focused on values than policies, Obama declared America had turned a page after the worst recession since Depression.

US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress. In a speech devised to appeal to working families, Mr Obama outlined his strategy for “middle-class economics”.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 07:49 UTC

AMIA/Nisman: a situation of unpredictable consequences, says Rosendo Fraga

“Institutional crisis” because Executive-Judiciary relations in Argentina have never been worse since the return of democracy in 1983, argues Rosendo Fraga

The death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman puts Argentina in a situation of unforeseeable outcome in which converge foreign policy, institutional functioning and local politics, according to Rosendo Fraga one of the country's most respected political analysts.

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