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Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 05:20 UTC

Swire and Ecuadorean foreign minister discuss Julian Assange's case in London

“We continue to be deeply frustrated by the lack of progress in this case. I personally expressed this to Foreign Minister Guillaume Long”

UK Minister for the Americas Hugo Swire MP, met with the new Ecuadorean Foreign Minister, Guillaume Long, in London on Monday to discuss assistance in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that struck the Andean country in April.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 04:59 UTC

Brexit: Investor Soros anticipates sterling would “decline precipitously”

“The value of the pound would decline precipitously,” writes Soros. “It would have an immediate and dramatic impact on markets, investment, prices and jobs”.

Legendary investor George Soros has warned of “serious consequences” for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU. Writing in The Guardian, he said sterling would “decline precipitously” if the Leave camp won Thursday's vote.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

Brexit: The apocalypse

Brexit could become the beginning of the destruction of EU and Western political civilization in its entirety, said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Union

By Gwynne Dyer - How’s this for apocalyptic? “As a historian I fear Brexit [a British vote to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23] could be the beginning of the destruction of not only the EU but also Western political civilization in its entirety,” said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Union, in an interview published on Monday in the German newspaper Bild.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 16:28 UTC

Iran ready to sign US$ 17bn deal with Boeing for 100 passenger planes

“We have 250 planes in the country, 230 need to be replaced,” said Ali Abedzadeh, the head of Iran's civil aviation body

United States based giant aviation corporation Boeing has reached an agreement with Iran to sell the country 100 passenger planes, Iran’s aviation authority announced on Sunday.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 08:47 UTC

Argentine buys at acution Hitler's uniform jacket for US$ 312.000 and US$ 47.500 for a Goering watch

 The controversial auction, “Hitler and the Nazi grandees – a look into the abyss of evil,” was closed to the press, but the tabloid Bild sent an undercover reporter

A man from Argentina shelled out more than US$676,000 this weekend at an auction selling the personal belongings of Adolf Hitler and his deputy, Hermann Goering. The man, who remained anonymous, spent US$312,000 alone on what is believed to be one of Hitler's last uniform jackets.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands will be making their case before the UN C24 this week

Krysteen Ormond, MLA Mike Summers, Karen Minto and MLA Gavin Short with the US Congress cupola in the background

The Falkland Islands and Argentina will be making their case on Thursday in New York before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, an annual event where the Islanders demand recognition of their right to self determination, as clearly expressed in the UN charter for all peoples of the world.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 08:24 UTC

“Kiss chain” in support of Remain, and a vote of love for tolerance and unity

“A vote for Remain is a vote for love, tolerance and unity in our diversity,” commented Alice Jay, Avaaz campaign director in a statement.

A long line of people kissed each other outside parliament in London on Sunday in a show of love to urge Britain to remain in the European Union.Campaigners said that over 420 people had taken part in the “kiss chain” in London, as other mass kissing events took place in Berlin, Paris and Rome.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 06:15 UTC

Spain heading for another hung parliament, and with no clear possible coalitions

El Pais, El Mundo and ABC showed that the ruling centre-right People‘s Party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be the biggest vote-getter

Spain is likely to repeat its indecisive election of December when it returns to the polls next weekend, according to survey results from three major newspapers, signaling that the country‘s political limbo is set to linger.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 06:00 UTC

Siemens and Spain's Gamesa merge to create global wind energy giant

According to recent Navigant Research figures, Siemens and Gamesa were the fourth and fifth wind turbine suppliers in the world, 7.7% and 5.5% respectively.

German industrial megalith Siemens and Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa have announced they will merge their wind energy businesses. Gamesa and Siemens announced Friday that they have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens’ wind business with Gamesa, to create a leading global wind power player.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:34 UTC

France wants strong immediate action from European Council if UK votes Leave

“You are in or out... The EU Council should give the British an ultimatum about their intentions, and France’s president will be very clear about that,” Macron said

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday the EU should act quickly and firmly if Britain votes next week to leave the European Union. Britain’s EU referendum will be held on Thursday, with an EU summit set for a few days later on June 28 at which Macron said EU leaders should take a firm stand with regard to the UK.

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