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Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

PM Cameron: UK must not become a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world

Describing corruption as “the enemy of progress”, PM Cameron will call for a “global effort” to tackle it, the world has “looked the other way for too long”.

Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with “plundered or laundered cash” and a “global effort” launched to defeat corruption, David Cameron will say in a speech later. Cameron will vow to expose the use of “anonymous shell companies” to buy luxury UK properties - often in London.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falkland Islanders under Argentina 'will elect their own members to Congress and enjoy oil benefits'

“Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands some day, and in the meantime we will continue with dialogue and claims” said Castro

'Some day' Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas and in no way will the Falkland Islanders or their culture, traditions or language be discriminated, and furthermore they will be able to elect their members to congress, governor and fully enjoy the benefits of oil production.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

Di Caprio in Ushuaia for the final scenes of “The Revenant”

Di Caprio plays a well-known U.S. explorer who upon being attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions, begins a dangerous expedition during winter

U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of “The Revenant,” directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for “Birdman.”

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Carwyn Jones grateful to Chubut for helping preserve Welsh language and culture

Buzzi presented First Minister Jones with a painting from a local Gaiman artist which depicts the chapel of Bryn Crwn

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said it was an honor and a privilege to be in Chubut for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlers arrival in Patagonia, and thanked provincial governor Martin Buzzi for organizing the event and helping to preserve Welsh traditions, culture and language.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 05:31 UTC

“A diplomatic success” the presence of Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones

“The presence of First minister Jones is a significant success for Chubut, and a day of great celebration for our nation and our people” underlined Castro

As a day of great celebration, Argentine ambassador in the UK, Alicia Castro described the festivities for the 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers arrival to Patagonia, taking place in Chubut with the attendance of Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones, Argentine cabinet ministers and members of the Welsh-Argentine community.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 05:07 UTC

'The Welsh are fully integrated to Argentina and have preserved their culture'

Anibal Fernandez and Carlos Zannini came in representation of President Cristina Fernandez who is suffering from laryngitis

Argentina's Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernandez and the Presidential Legal and Technical secretary Carlos Zannini led on Monday celebrations in Chubut to mark the 150th anniversary of the Welsh community that settled in the Patagonian province. The event took place in Puerto Madryn overlooking the Golfo Nuevo.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 11:58 UTC

Pearson prepared to sell 50% stake in The Economist; deal should be over b by end of summer

Pearson said it was in discussions regarding the sale of the Economist but there was “no certainty that this process will lead to a transaction”.

Publishing company Pearson has confirmed plans to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group. The statement from the firm came just days after it announced the sale of the Financial Times to Japan's Nikkei.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 05:53 UTC

“Second referendum on Scottish independence inevitable; question is timing”

Mr Salmond said: “I think a second independence referendum is inevitable. The question of course is not the inevitability, it is the timing.”

A second referendum on Scottish independence is inevitable, according to former first minister Alex Salmond. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr program, he said the question was over the timing which was “in the hands of Nicola Sturgeon”.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 05:30 UTC

Gibraltar complains about queues at the border with Spain; drop in tourism expenditure

“The effects of these seem to be designed to cause as much disruption as possible,” said Deputy Chief minister Dr Garcia

The Gibraltar Government has included the long queues of last Thursday afternoon at the frontier with Spain in its latest report to the European Union. Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia said the report will be presented “in order to draw attention to the manner in which the Spanish government is implementing the recommendations made by the commission”.

Saturday, July 25th 2015 - 05:14 UTC

FIFA admits corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors

Secretary-general Jerome Valcke said: “The current situation doesn't help to finalize any new agreements.”

FIFA has admitted the corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors and plans to hold a summit with existing backers in August. Secretary-general Jerome Valcke said: “The current situation doesn't help to finalize any new agreements.”

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