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Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Malvinas: Chile reiterates support for Argentina's claim through dialogue

Minister Muñoz and Filmus at the meeting in which bilateral relations were underlined

Foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz reiterated on Wednesday Chile's support for Argentina sovereign rights over the Falkland Islands, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands during a meeting with visiting Daniel Filmus, head of Argentina's desk relative to Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands affairs.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 21:03 UTC

Socialist Hollande converts into orthodoxy: names former Rothschild banker in Economy

Macron, 36, acted as presidential top economic adviser until June and regarded in French business circles as their “ear” at Hollande's presidential palace.

French president Francois Hollande has replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 20:52 UTC

Knee Defender causes incident in airliner and forces an unscheduled stop

The Knee Defender is banned on some airlines, and recommends users “to be courteous and do not hog space”

An airliner has been diverted after a row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining. A male and female passenger were involved in a heated dispute last Sunday, after the male passenger attached a Knee Defender to his seat.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 20:42 UTC

Falkland Islands resident off to Oxford University with a Chevening scholarship

Clare Cockwell has been offered a full scholarship to study for an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Hertford College.

A Falkland Islands resident is off to the University of Oxford later this year, after being announced as the Falkland Islands' newest Chevening Scholar. Clare Cockwell has been offered a full scholarship under the UK Government's Chevening programme to study towards an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Hertford College.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 17:54 UTC

Royal Navy frigate sails World Cup Trophy into Cape Town

HMS Iron Duke sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy, ahead of next year's event in the UK

A British warship has proudly sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy – ahead of next year’s event being held in the UK. Even thick rain clouds could not prevent HMS Iron Duke displaying the gold of the Web Ellis Trophy on her deck as she arrived in the South African city for a short visit.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

Mary Maersk sets new record: 17.603 TEU containers, but few ports can receive her

The third vessel in the Triple-E series, Mary Maersk has a nominal capacity of 18,270 TEU, but so far that capacity has not been fully utilized.

A record has been set with a Triple-E vessel carrying the highest ever number of containers between Europe and Asia. Mary Maersk left Algeciras, Spain, on its eastward journey bound for Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia with no less than 17,603 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), the highest number ever loaded on a vessel.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 07:18 UTC

Vatican downplays threats on the life of Francis: avoid creating “a climate of terror”

A Roman daily quoting Italian and Israel secret service sources, said that Pope Francis has become a target of the Islamic States

Speaking with Argentina TV stations, Vatican Chief of Ceremonial, Guillermo Karcher played down the threats against Francis saying that “the Pope is not giving substance” to the reports. He explained that the Vatican security measures have not been increased since there has been “no official” threat.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 07:14 UTC

UK embassy apologizes for a cake 'commemorating' torching of White House

British troops in 1814 led by Maj Gen Robert Ross, attacked and burned public buildings including the Capitol, Washington Navy Yard and the White House

The British embassy in Washington has apologized after tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, “commemorating” the burning of the building 200 years ago.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

Scotland's leader wins the pro independence debate, according to The Guardian

Salmond accused Darling, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer in a Labor government, of being “in bed with the Tories”.

Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a lively final TV showdown on Monday, with the pro-independence side counting on a knock-out blow to vault a stubborn gap in the polls.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Argentina will appeal WTO ruling against the use of import restrictions

 Deputy minister Emmanuel Alvarez confirmed the dispute with WTO but said that “Argentine customs are not closed, but looked after”.

Argentina will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling against its use of import restrictions, according to a senior Argentine official. On Friday a WTO dispute panel found against Argentina in a 2012 case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan relating to Buenos Aires licensing rules used to restrict imports.

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