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Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 05:50 UTC

PM May congratulates Team GB on Rio achievements; celebration parade planned in Manchester

”Rio 2016 will be remembered as a history-making Olympics for Britain, one where we took more medals than we have ever done at an overseas Games.

British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement on how UK Olympians have made history and inspired the next generation. Team GB in Rio do Janeiro Olympics took more medals than ever at an overseas Games.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 10:02 UTC

“Time to recover Falklands/Malvinas dialogue”

Nicholas Ridley, Thatcher's trusted minister who was to meet Martinez de Hoz for a salmon run in Scotland

Discussions between the UK and Argentina in 1980 referred to the Falkland Islands dispute have been reconstructed by an Argentine researcher bringing together recent documents from Britain's National Archives and the memoirs of two prominent members of the military government of the time in Buenos Aires, Finance minister Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz and the ambassador in the UK, Carlos Ortiz de Rozas.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 06:15 UTC

EU Parliament president calls Argentina a crucial associate in the redefinition of global relations

After meeting with president Macri and holding talks with foreign ministry officials Shultz later attended CARI, Argentina's International Relations Council

Visiting president of the European Parliament Martin Shultz called on his Argentine hosts to leave behind those chapters “with no dialogue” and concentrate on Mercosur/EU trade and cooperation negotiations that have been stalled for almost twenty years, taking advantage of an Argentina opened to the world and an ally when international relations are being redefined.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 11:13 UTC

Despite all odds, Rio “the marvelous city” earned its Olympian record

The closing ceremony was an explosion of color, music, dance with the Samba Schools and queens.

Rio do Janeiro is the marvelous city, the heart of Brazil, are the lyrics of the song which identifies the sublime and the misery of Latin America's biggest country with the largest economy. This Sunday ended the almost three weeks 31st Summer Olympics hosted for the first time by a non developed country, and contrary to fears and uncertainties ended as a complete success, winning the hearts of all those who shared the Rio Games.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 06:06 UTC

Scientists spot bright purple googly-eyed squid on Southern California ocean floor

The animal looks like a cross between a squid and an octopus but is closely related to a cuttlefish, according to the Nautilus Live website.

Scientists scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California have spotted a bright purple, googly-eyed stubby squid. The creature, a stubby squid, was discovered by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus team after they placed a camera on a remote-operated vehicle and came across the iridescent cephalopod with giant round eyes.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 05:54 UTC

July was the northern hemisphere hottest month in history of record- keeping

July 2016 was 1.57° F above the 20th-century average, breaking last year’s record for the warmest July on record by 0.11° F, according to scientists from NOAA

July is typically the hottest month for the globe in the northern hemisphere, and last month didn’t disappoint. But this time around, it was not only the hottest July on record, but the hottest month in the history of record-keeping.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 05:29 UTC

UK strongly supports innovative solutions for the Chilean mining sector

The Commercial Section of the British Embassy Santiago supported the Small and Medium Scale Mining Conference, Medmin, held on Monday 8 August in Santiago.

The British Embassy in Chile participated at the mining conference Medmin to strengthen the importance of British innovative solutions for the mining sector in a country which is highly dependent on minerals and is the world's leading exporter of copper.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 01:50 UTC

Falklands allows return of abandoned Argentine yacht rescued in Islands waters last October

“La Sanmartiniana” was discovered abandoned and adrift in the Falklands waters by Fisheries Protection Patrol Protegat and towed to Stanley.

The Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” which was rescued in October 2015 while abandoned and adrift, by a Falkland Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel and towed to Stanley, where it has remained since waiting for claimants, has finally been released, after the Argentine group FIPCA complied with all the formalities for its recovery.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 01:45 UTC

UN acknowledges role in the Haiti imported cholera epidemic that killed thousands

”UN has become convinced that it needs to do much more regarding its own involvement in the initial outbreak and the suffering of those affected by cholera.”

For the first time since a cholera epidemic believed to be imported by the United Nations peacekeepers began killing thousands of Haitians nearly six years ago, the office of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged that the United Nations played a role in the initial outbreak and that a “significant new set of U.N. actions” will be needed to respond to the crisis.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:08 UTC

UK health officials call on university students to vaccinate against Meningitis

Young people going on to university or college are particularly at risk of meningitis and septicemia because they mix with so many other students

Health officials in the United Kingdom have reported a progressive increase in cases of the deadly bacterium, Meningitis W (MenW), prompting calls for university students to get vaccinated. Cases of MenW have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to over 200 cases in the past 12 months, according to Public Health England.

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