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Saturday, July 16th 2016 - 10:32 UTC

Five arrests believed to be linked to the Nice killer of 84; another 52 remain in critical condition

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel plowed with a truck through crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he was shot dead by police.

Five people believed to be linked to the man who killed 84 people in Nice are in police custody, the Paris prosecutor's office says. Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, Le Monde reported. Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel plowed with a truck through crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he was shot dead by police.

Saturday, July 16th 2016 - 09:39 UTC

Military coup fails in Turkey; people take to the streets and expose a divided Army

After a night of drama and bloodshed, at least 190 people had died, more than 1,150 people were wounded, and hundreds of rebel soldiers arrested

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan battled to regain control over Turkey Saturday after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to his 13 years of dominant rule was faltering. After hours of chaos and violence unseen in decades, Erdogan ended uncertainty over his whereabouts, flying into Istanbul airport in the early hours and making a defiant speech cheered by hundreds of supporters.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 06:57 UTC

Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged until it has the full picture

The bank's non-move was somewhat a surprise: most economists had expected it to cut its main interest rate from the record low of 0.5% to shore up the economy

Bank of England kept interest rates on hold and refrained from injecting more money into the British economy Thursday, despite some clear evidence of the initial economic damage caused by the country's decision last month to leave the European Union.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 06:35 UTC

Oil company pledges US$ 1.4bn in investments in Argentine Patagonia

PAE has pledged to invest US$ 900 million in Chubut US$ 300 million in Neuquen and US$ 70 million in Tierra del Fuego

Pan American Energy PAE, announced on Thursday investments of 1.4bn dollars in exploration and exploitation of conventional and non conventional hydrocarbons in the Argentine Patagonia provinces of Neuquen, Chubut and Tierra del Fuego.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 06:32 UTC

French foreign minister calls Boris Johnson a liar with “his back against the wall”

Mr Ayrault said: ”I am not at all worried about Boris Johnson, but you know his style, his method during the campaign - he lied a lot to the British people.

France's foreign minister has said his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with “his back against the wall”. In comments to Europe 1 radio, Jean-Marc Ayrault said Mr Johnson had lied to the British people during the recent EU referendum campaign and would now be under pressure “to defend his country”.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 03:01 UTC

'Suspend Falkland/Malvinas sovereignty claim until 2033', when hopefully Argentina becomes attractive

“The multilateral path no longer yields a result”, insisted Caputo. In 2033 with whoever is UK Prime minister, we should call for a review of the situation”

Argentina's former foreign minister Dante Caputo has proposed suspending the sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands until 2033, when the 200th anniversary of the “British occupation” because according to his own words, “the multilateral path no longer yields a result”. And he emphasized, “they will come when the country becomes attractive for the Argentines”.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 01:59 UTC

PM May confirms Gibraltar to be “fully involved” in Brexit negotiations

The meeting took place in the Prime Minister’s Rooms in the House of Commons which Mrs May had taken possession of just a few moments before.

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May met Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia on Wednesday afternoon to discuss Gibraltar, Brexit and Spanish “rhetoric” about the Rock. The meeting took place in the Prime Minister’s Rooms in the House of Commons, which Mrs May had taken possession of just a few moments before.

Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 07:50 UTC

EU warns former head Barroso about professional secrecy in his Goldman Sachs Brexit contract

The bank has hired Barroso, who headed the executive of the 28-nation EU, as an advisor on the British public's June 23 vote to leave the EU

The European Commission said its former head Jose Manuel Barroso will be bound by EU rules of professional secrecy at his controversial new job for US investment bank Goldman Sachs. The bank has hired Barroso, who headed the executive of the 28-nation European Union from 2004 until 2014, as an advisor on the British public's June 23 vote to leave the EU, drawing fire from leftist politicians in Europe.

Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

Petrobras tenth FPSO vessel in the pre-salt Santos Basin begins production

Petrobras is the operator of the Lula field with a 65% interest. Royal Dutch Shell has a 25% stake while the remaining 10% is in the possession of Petrogal Brasil SA.

Petrobras declared the commencement of production from the Cidade de Saquarema floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the Lula oil field on Jul 8. The offshore oil field is situated in the pre-salt Santos Basin and most importantly, the Cidade de Saquarema unit is the tenth FPSO that is working in the pre-salt region of Brazil.

Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 07:30 UTC

A third of commercial fish stocks fished at unsustainable levels, says FAO

There were around 4.6 million fishing  vessels in the world in 2014, 90% of which in Asia and Africa, and only 64,000 of which were 24 meters or longer

Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record hauls for some key species and reduced wastage, according to a new FAO report.

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