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Monday, March 23rd 2015 - 11:58 UTC

Falklands resurges in controversy over Russian annexation of Crimea

“Attention London: Crimea has far more reason to be in Russia than the Falklands have to be part of Great Britain,” said Alexei Pushkov

Russia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted Sunday as London again denounced Moscow's “illegal annexation” of the peninsula.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Argentine police discover 15 kilos of pure cocaine in the 'Splendour of the Seas'

Two crew members were detained as they tried to board Splendour of the Seas with packets of cocaine taped to their bodies, Argentina’s AFIP tax agency said

Argentine customs officials seized cocaine worth more than one million dollars million from two crew members on a luxury cruise ship docked in Buenos Aires, authorities said. The suspects, both men, were identified only as a Croatian national and a Chilean traveling on an Australian passport.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 06:07 UTC

FIFA confirms Nov/Dec for 2022 Qatar World Cup and compensation to clubs

“...yes, we are going to play in November and December and, yes, the final is going to be played on Dec. 18” De Gregorio announced

FIFA has ended more than four years of uncertainty over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by announcing that it would be played in November and December with the final on December 18. It also anticipated that it will release funds to clubs for release of players.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Cristina Fernandez warns Citibank must comply with Argentine law

Banks operating in Argentina “must obey Argentine laws, just like in every country. We're no different,” the president said.

President Cristina Fernandez warned on Friday that banks operating in Argentina must obey its laws, amid a row over Citibank's refusal to defy a US court order blocking Buenos Aires from repaying its restructured debt. At the end of the month, 31 March, Citibank as custodial has to pay Argentine restructured bonds.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 05:07 UTC

St Helena names South African airline preferred bidder for when airport opens next year

A South African airline operator has been named the favorite to provide an air service for St Helena when its first airport opens early in 2016. But Comair, which also operates budget flights as kulula.com, will only offer flights to Johannesburg in South Africa, despite strong calls for a direct service to Europe.

Friday, March 20th 2015 - 08:18 UTC

Israel honors Nisman on bombing anniversary; crowd calls Argentine officials 'scoundrels'

Israel's Agriculture and Rural development minister Yair Shamir praised Nisman saying he ended “paying with his life the attempt to discover the truth”.

Israel honored the figure of Argentine former special prosecutor Alberto Nisman during the Thursday ceremony in Buenos Aires to mark the 23rd anniversary of the 1992 attack on the Israel Embassy that claimed the life of 22 people and injured dozens.

Friday, March 20th 2015 - 07:42 UTC

HSBC closing Jersey accounts belonging to customers living in UK

Asked about the move, Jersey's Chief Minister Ian Gorst told BBC News that banks “have to comply with the legislation that we have in place”.

HSBC is closing accounts on Jersey belonging to customers living in the UK. It is part of a move by UK banks carrying out checks on the identity and addresses of thousands of their customers on the Channel Islands. The London-based bank said it had taken measures to prevent its services being misused.

Friday, March 20th 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas' incident report nearing conclusion

Clarkson was suspended from Top Gear on 10 March, following an alleged altercation with producer Oisin Tymon

The BBC's report into Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is to be handed over to the director general next week. The internal investigation into Clarkson's suspension, following a “fracas” with a producer, will be considered by Tony Hall next week.

Friday, March 20th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Names of Argentines with HSBC offshore accounts in Switzerland to be made public

Feletti said the names of the account holders will be made public and so will the possibility of an HSBC  pre-arranged 'modus operandi' to aid capital flight.

Argentina will move forward with its investigation of the HSBC offshore accounts in Switzerland, and will make public the names of those Argentine citizens and organizations that held money overseas in the financial entity, allegedly with the purpose of eluding local taxes.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

Almagro pledges an end to OAS fragmentation and a hemisphere without exclusions

Almagro received broad support from OAS member countries, which cast 33 votes in favor and one abstention, to elect him as successor of Insulza.

Uruguay's former Foreign minister Luis Almagro was elected on Wednesday by the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) as Secretary General for the next five years, during the XLIX Special General Assembly held at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC.

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