International

International
Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 10:01 UTC

Ukraine falling to economic warfare and its own missteps

Putin has called for payment of 38 billion from Ukraine, the result of unpaid gas sales

As protests in Ukraine's eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while Moscow flexes its geo-economic warfare muscles.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Spanish government vessels incursions into Gibraltar waters reach 600

Guardia Civil vessels in Gibraltar territorial waters

Spanish government vessels have unlawfully entered British territorial waters around Gibraltar more than 600 times since the start of 2013, according to official figures. There were 496 incursions in 2013 and 112 in the first three months of 2014, the figures disclosed by Foreign Secretary William Hague revealed.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:44 UTC

Mercosur proposal to present the EU expected to be ready by end of April

Capitanich confirmed Mercosur has advanced in agreeing on the proposal

Argentine cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed on Tuesday 'significant advances' in the elaboration of Mercosur's joint proposal to exchange with the European Union for discussions on a much delayed wide ranging cooperation and trade agreement.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

European central bank considering 'further stimulus' if inflation remains low

Draghi hinted that QE, the large-scale purchase of financial assets, may be needed

European Central Bank (ECB) has said it will provide “further stimulus” to the Euro zone economy if inflation in the bloc continues to remain low. Mario Draghi, said a stronger Euro would act as a trigger to looser monetary policy.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 23:18 UTC

Manchester University alumni society in Chile; UK number one destination of “Becas Chile”

Manchester among the top leading universities of the world

British Ambassador to Chile, Mrs. Fiona Clouder, held a reception to mark the official launch of the Manchester University alumni society in Chile. Fifty Manchester graduates joined the event in the Ambassador’s residence from many different academic and professional disciplines.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Pulitzers for The Guardian and Washington Post coverage of the NSA documents

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the global electronic surveillance

Britain's The Guardian and The Washington Post have been awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands' war: John Paul II feared Argentine defeat could lead to a left-wing pro-Soviet regime

John Paul II, first reigning Pope to visit the UK meets PM Margaret Thatcher when the war was on

The Daily Express Sunday's edition reveals in an exclusive piece by Marco Giannangeli, based on uncovered documents that Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands at the height of the 1982 war with Argentina, fearing a collapse of the military regime could lead to a left-sing government, under influence of the Soviet Union.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:09 UTC

China's foreign minister on a round of Latin America to prepare president Xi's visit

President Xi is scheduled to attend the BRICS summit in Brazil next July

China's Foreign minister Wang Yi will be travelling to Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil from 18 to 27 April. The round comes two months ahead of Chinese president Xi-Jinping visit to Brazil for the BRICS summit next July in the northeastern city of Fortaleza. BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Monday, April 14th 2014 - 15:52 UTC

FAO warns agriculture greenhouse emissions have doubled in 50 years

Emissions from crop and livestock grew 14% to 5,3 billion tons of carbon dioxide between 2001 and 2011

From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30% by 2050, according to new estimates from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

Monday, April 14th 2014 - 15:50 UTC

World trade expected to grow 4.7% this year and 5.3% in 2015, says WTO

WTO Director-General Azevêdo said. “It's clear that trade is going to improve as the world economy improves”.

World trade is expected to grow by a modest 4.7% in 2014 and at a slightly faster rate of 5.3% in 2015 World Trade Organization economists announced on Monday. The 4.7% forecast is more than double the 2.1% increase of last year, but remains below the 20-year average of 5.3%. For the past two years, growth has averaged only 2.2%.

Advertisement

Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!