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Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:18 UTC

Congo reports 31 new Ebola cases in the week to 9 September

All cases have been localized in Jeera county, particularly in the villages of Watsi Kengo, Lokolia, Boende, and Boende Muke.

Thirty one cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) more have been reported between 2 and 9 September 2014, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing the cumulative number of cases to 62 (14 confirmed, 26 probable, and 22 probable), according to the latest report from WHO, World Health Organization.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 16:29 UTC

UK political leaders from all parties off to campaign in Scotland as YES vote advances

“I would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we've put together...if this family of nations was torn apart” pleaded PM Cameron (Pic Getty)

The leaders of the main UK parties have made a plea for a vote against Scottish independence, as they campaigned north of the border ahead of the referendum. Prime Minister David Cameron said he would be “heartbroken” in the event of a “Yes” vote, while Labor leader Ed Miliband said the case for the Union came from the “head, heart and soul”.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 16:19 UTC

Royal Navy will have a second aircraft carrier, “Prince of Wales”

“The second carrier will be brought into service. It’s means the Royal Navy will be able deploy a carrier 100 percent of the time,” Cameron said.

The UK Royal Navy is to get the second operational aircraft carrier, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced. Britain is building two 65,000-ton aircraft carriers in a £6.2 billion deal with a BAE Systems-led industry alliance, but the Conservative-led coalition had previously said it would mothball or sell the second warship due to the cost of operating two carriers.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 15:53 UTC

Key economic responsibilities to France and UK in EU new executive team

“Today I am presenting the team that will put Europe back on the path to jobs and growth” said EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker

The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities to French and British commissioners but overseen by others in a new-look hierarchy.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 15:46 UTC

Ana Botin appointed new chairwoman of Spanish banking giant Santander

Her father Emilio Botin, the head of a banking dynasty died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.

Ana Botin has been appointed the new chairwoman of the Spanish banking giant Santander, following the death of her father, Emilio Botin, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 05:14 UTC

Islamic State's ultimate goal: Saudi Arabia's oil wells

IS knows that first is to capture and secure the most important country in the Muslim world: Saudi Arabia.

For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that it had no choice but to set its sights on the ultimate prize: the oil fields of Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 04:48 UTC

Judge Griesa will wait for appeals court ruling before acting on holdouts' Citibank subpoena

“It almost goes without saying whatever the court of appeals decides will have an effect on the issues we're dealing with here,” Griesa said.

US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.

Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Argentina plays the China card to bolster reserves: 800m pledged in first tranche

Central bank president Fabrega from Basel left for Beijing

The Argentine Central Bank foreign reserves would be bolstered this year with up to 800 million dollars in Yuans transferred by China due to the first tranche of the money of the swap agreement signed between both countries, according to banking sources in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Greenhouse gases in atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 says WMO

Greenhouse gas emissions are rising mainly due to industrial growth in China, India and other emerging economy nations

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 driven by a surge in the level of carbon dioxide, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday, urging international action to combat climate change.

Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Cristina Fernandez celebrates the UN assembly vote: “we have to feel proud”

“A world where two or three billionaires can put pressure on the justice system to try and collect usurious gains is not sustainable” said the Argentine president

Argentine President Cristina Fernández praised on Tuesday the United Nations General Assembly approval of a project that proposes legal framework to regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt, saying “Argentina has set an international leading case” with the initiative.

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