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Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 08:34 UTC

Sixth consecutive Chile Day in London; Bachelet/Cameron discuss closer political and cooperation links

Bachelet-Cameron talks focused on a number of topics, including trade and investment, as well as science and innovation as drivers of economic growth.

The UK was proud to host the sixth consecutive Chile Day in London, as a major international showcase for Chile’s financial market. The event is attended by business leaders from both Chile and the UK, and this year President Bachelet made a very special appearance during her two-day visit including meeting PM David Cameron at 10 Downing Street.

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 07:46 UTC

HMS Kent in London: Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations

HMS Kent is the fourteenth of the Royal Navy’s sixteen Type 23 Frigates. She was launched by her sponsor, Her Royal Highness Prince Alexandra, on 27th May 1998.

HMS Kent is visiting London this weekend on her way to take part in the Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations, in which she will play a central role. This year marks 100 years since the Battle of Jutland, the greatest sea battle of the 20th Century.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 16:44 UTC

IAATO celebrates 25th anniversary with record number or participants; Bob Simpson reappointed

“There was a great sense of unity and achievement in the room when the meeting closed”, said Bob Simpson, Chair of IAATO’s Executive Committee.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has concluded its 25th anniversary meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, USA with a record number of participating members. Sixty-nine members attended, agreeing on changes to membership structure and outcomes that strengthen the association’s ability to achieve its mission of promoting the practice of safe, environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 11:43 UTC

Bank of England warns about Brexit dangers, and triggers major controversy

Carney said the Bank must assess the implications of the UK's EU membership and has a duty to report evidence-based judgments to Parliament and to the public.

The Bank of England has given its starkest warning yet that a UK vote to leave the EU could hit the economy. Mark Carney, the Bank's governor, warned that the risks of leaving “could possibly include a technical recession”.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 08:49 UTC

Anti corruption summit turns the spotlight on rich countries banks and real estate brokers

PM Cameron announced measures, including a public register intended to force companies to name their real owners

Thursday’s world summit on fighting corruption was a time for Britain and the United States to look at their own policies and their role as shelters for billions of dollars stolen by corrupt politicians in developing countries.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 07:39 UTC

Argentina and UK agree on the need to identify areas of cooperation in the South Atlantic

Ministers expressed their positions on the Malvinas question and coincided that disagreement should not be an obstacle for developing a more ample agenda.

Argentina and UK agreed to disagree on the Falklands/Malvinas question, but coincided that the issue should not be an obstacle for the development of a wider positive agenda. Furthermore the two countries agreed on the need to identify possible areas of cooperation in the South Atlantic, such as exploitation of natural resources, and connectivity between the continent and the Islands.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Brazil's third Sports minister since March with only 12 weeks to Rio Olympic Games

Temer on Thursday named an entirely new cabinet appointing Leonardo Picciani as Brazil's sports minister. The third sports minister since the end of March.

Brazil shuffled its sports leadership team again on Thursday, just 85 days before the games arrive in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement came after vice president Michel Temer took over as the new acting president amid deep political turmoil. The previous president Dilma Rousseff was forced to temporarily resign following a Congressional vote to begin an impeachment trial against her for breaking budgetary laws.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

Uruguay says beef and ethanol are included in Mercosur/EU proposals, but with no volumes or time span

Nin Novoa said beef and methanol were not specified, in volume or time periods, for the moment given the sensitivity of the issues.

Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said on Thursday that all agriculture products are included in negotiations for a wide ranging trade and cooperation agreement between Mercosur and the European Union. The chief negotiator for Mercosur underlined that contrary to what was announced by some media, beef and ethanol are included in the proposals exchanged on Wednesday in Brussels between the two blocks.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 05:42 UTC

Falklands' government prepared to explore potential cooperation with Argentina

Argentine minister of foreign affairs Susana Malcorra met in London with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Minister of State Hugo Swire

Britain reiterated interest in strengthening relations with Argentina in areas of mutual interest, but also underlined London's position regarding the Falkland Islands remains unchanged, while from Stanley, the Falklands' elected government expressed its willingness to explore a potential cooperation with the Argentine government.

Thursday, May 12th 2016 - 18:26 UTC

Rousseff vows to keep fighting the “coup” that pretends to ignore her 54 million votes

”I confess, I never imagined it would be necessary to fight against a coup in my country,” Rousseff said in a speech to the nation.

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called the impeachment a ‘coup’, the result of a fraudulent process that ignores the 54 million people who voted for her, but vowed to keep fighting hours after on early Thursday, the Senate voted in favor of her impeachment trial.

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