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Friday, July 25th 2014 - 05:58 UTC

Argentines consider Mujica far “more honest” than Cristina Fernandez

The Giacobbe & Associates poll has Pope Francis in position 1, Mujica, 11 and Cristina, 38.

An 'honesty' ranking by Argentine pollster, Giacobbe & Associates, based on 500 names, both alive and deceased, shows the country's public opinion poor belief in the political system, with president Cristina Fernández ranked 38, fourteen positions down from a similar poll last year and behind her Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica ranked 11.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Xi's Latam visit ends in Cuba where China consolidated trade and financial relations

“China and Cuba being socialist countries, we are closely united by the same missions, ideals and struggles,” said Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended on Wednesday an eight-day trip through Latin America with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:09 UTC

Peron's iconic 1951 Cadillac limousine to be auctioned in London

The 'fabulous' Cadillac so closely linked to Argentine history during the Perón years

A 1951 Cadillac limousine owned by former Argentine president Juan Domingo Peron will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions in England. The car, which was part of a Peron-Eva exhibition at the Eva Peron Museum in Buenos Aires, is privately owned, and was handed over to the auction house. The Cadillac has an estimated value of between 200,000 and 260,000 pounds.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Spain congratulates Hammond and calls for dialogue on “Gibraltar and surrounding area”

 “What the Spanish Government has said is that our line of action is respect for international law,” said García-Margallo

Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo congratulated Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on his recent appointment and insisted that Spain’s action in Gibraltar is simply to seek compliance with legal obligations, but nevertheless called for dialogue.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' HMS Illustrious back in Portsmouth for the final time; HMS Ocean to replace her

The ship, carrying its 700-strong crew, gave a gun salute as it arrived at Portsmouth Harbor and military aircraft performed a fly-past (Pic PA)

The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier and Falklands' conflict veteran HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time. Crowds lined the port to welcome the warship, which will retire after 32 years of service. The carrier, which clocked up 898,893 miles on operations, will be replaced by HMS Ocean, which has just received a £65m refit.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 01:41 UTC

HMS Iron Duke on South Atlantic patrol exercises in Ghana and Guinea

HMS Iron Duke, RFA (top) Black Rover and the French frigate Commandant Blaison in the Gulf of Guinea

Two British Naval Ships, HMS Iron Duke and RFA Black Rover, on Monday arrived at the Ghana Western Naval Command for a four-day visit, reports Ghana Web. The crew of the ships and the Ghana Navy would conduct joint operational training, sporting and community relations activities.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 23:35 UTC

Criminal investigation into possible price rigging in London foreign exchange market

The probe will look into allegations of “fraudulent conduct”, David Green, director of the SFO said in a statement. (Photo The Telegraph)

The United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into allegations of price rigging in the £3tn-a-day foreign exchange market. The probe will look into allegations of “fraudulent conduct”, the director of the SFO said in a statement.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 23:17 UTC

China outdated meat supplier scandal hits McDonald's and KFC

Shanghai Husi is the Chinese unit of US-based food supplier OSI Group, which has been providing “high-quality products to McDonald's China” since 1992.

Chinese branches of fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC, have stopped using meat from a supplier in Shanghai following allegations it sold them out of date meat. According to Xinhua, the state-owned news agency, authorities in Shanghai have ordered the suspension of operations at Shanghai Husi Food Co.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 22:59 UTC

A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for morphine

 The Queen celebrating Estimate Gold Cup success Royal Ascot last year

A racehorse owned by the Queen has tested positive for morphine. Buckingham Palace said the banned substance was found in Estimate, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, reports the BBC. Initial indications are that the positive test resulted from the consumption of a contaminated feed product, the Palace said.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 22:36 UTC

US and EU ban airline flights to Israel after Hamas rocket lands near Tel Aviv airport

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the ban and said it would continue to monitor the situation.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, is prohibiting US airlines from flying to Israel's international airport in Tel Aviv for 24 hours, after a rocket fired by Hamas militants in Gaza landed nearby, damaging a house and slightly injuring one Israeli. European airlines quickly canceled their flights as well.

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