Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 07:57 UTC

Falklands will attend Overseas Territories ministerial meeting in London

MLA Rogers and Sukey Cameron, MBE, head of FIGO will be heading the Falklands delegation at the JMC

Representatives from the Falkland Islands will be attending the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council 2015, JMC, in London on the 1-2 December. The fourth meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) will be held at Lancaster House and will be hosted by FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories James Duddridge MP.

Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 07:40 UTC

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Ensuring equality between women and men is a crucial part of these efforts,” said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO.

On 25 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) joins partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being and human rights.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

Commodities prices hovering at 13-year lows; metals suffered the most

Grains from soybeans to wheat and corn also rose on better physical demand and technical buying, limiting the downside in commodities.

Commodities hit 13-year lows on Monday as metals markets crashed but a steady close in oil and higher grains markets helped a key sector benchmark settle off the day's trough. Copper and nickel prices fell to multi-year lows, forcing the Thomson Reuters/Core Commodity CRB Index to its lowest levels since November 2002.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:22 UTC

Mercosur ready to begin political negotiations for the trade agreement with the European Union

“Mercosur transmitted in Brussels its political decision to begin those negotiations. The ball in now in the EU court”, said Loizaga

Mercosur is only waiting for the European Union to begin the political negotiations on the long delayed overall trade agreement, announced Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga in Asunción, just back from Brussels where he met with EU and Belgian officials.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

An Anti-incumbency Vote Whose Effects Will be Seen Beyond Argentina

The president elect Mauricio Macri next to Maria Eugenia Vidal governor elect of the most important and decisive electoral district in Argentina

By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

UK expects new Canadian government will continue to support Falklands

“We look forward to working with the new government of Argentina”, minister Swire told the House of Commons.

The UK government is looking forward to working with the new government of Argentina and hopes the people of the Falkland Islands will not suffer the bellicosity shown by the current administration, said Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire in Parliament.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:03 UTC

Macri names top UN official as Argentina's next Foreign Minister

 In a statement, Ban lauded Malcorra, saying she had been at his side “during one of the busiest and most turbulent periods in the history of the UN”

President-elect Mauricio Macri has tapped a top United Nations official to be Argentina's next foreign minister. Macri announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he picked Susana Malcorra, Cabinet chief for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon since 2012.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 00:18 UTC

UK and insurance industry committed to ensure compliance with illegal fishing regulations

MMO and FCO are targeting not just those directly involved in illegal fishing, but all individuals and companies who derive economic benefit from the practice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Marine Management Organization (MMO) co-hosted a workshop on ensuring global compliance with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing regulations, demonstrating the UK’s continued lead in the fight against illegal fishing.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 14:53 UTC

Summit of gas exporting countries opened in Tehran with nine leaders attending

Presidents of Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Iraq, Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Turkmenistan are currently in Teheran

A landmark summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has opened in the Iranian capital Tehran with the participation of the heads of nine member states. Presidents of Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Iraq, Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Turkmenistan as well as the Algerian prime minister are the key participants.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 13:56 UTC

Biggest pharmaceutical deal in history criticized by US political presidential hopefuls

The takeover could allow Pfizer to escape relatively high US corporate tax rates by moving its headquarters to Allergan's Dublin base.

US drugs giant Pfizer has sealed a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan for $160bn in what is the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history. The takeover could allow Pfizer to escape relatively high US corporate tax rates by moving its headquarters to Allergan's Dublin base.


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