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Monday, September 19th 2016 - 07:29 UTC

Voters angry with refugee policy thrash Merkel; extreme-right now has seats in 10 of Germany's 16 states

The anti-Islam Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) won around 14% in Berlin, which has long prided itself on being a diverse and multicultural city.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has suffered a historic loss in Berlin state elections, with the right-wing AfD party posting strong gains after riding a wave of anger over her open-door refugee policy. According to projections, the anti-Islam Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) won around 14% in the capital, which has long prided itself on being a diverse and multicultural city.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

“Prudence in dealing with Malvinas”, the Macri objective is discussing Falklands' sovereignty

“We must be most prudent, we are well aware that Malvinas is not an issue that will be solved in a couple of minutes, but we are determined to solve it” insisted Pinedo

With Malvinas “we have to be most prudent”, commented the Argentine Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo on the Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement with a specific chapter on the South Atlantic including flights to the Falklands and lifting restrictions for the Islands economy development.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 05:59 UTC

“Malvinas sovereignty claim is standing and non negotiable”, anticipates Macri in New York

Macri is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday but has a full agenda of political and financial interviews as part of “new Argentina policy”

Argentina's claim over the Malvinas Islands is standing and non negotiable, were the first words of president Mauricio Macri when he arrived on Sunday to New York to attend this week the UN General Assembly. The statement follows the strong reactions to the last Wednesday Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement which includes a South Atlantic chapter strongly questioned in some political circles.

Sunday, September 18th 2016 - 06:52 UTC

Argentina/UK statement on Falklands and dialogue ”promising”, but Congress decides

“My position is very clear, I always support dialogue, but also the defense of our natural resources in the Malvinas and surrounding areas”, said governor Bertone.

The recent Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, with a chapter on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, is “promising”, however much rests to be defined and agreed, and additional air links should be carried out by Argentina's flag carrier, according to Rosana Bertone, governor of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.

Saturday, September 17th 2016 - 23:17 UTC

US Justice Department demands US$14bn from Deutsche Bank for 2008 mortgages scam

The claim against Deutsche, which is likely to be negotiated for several months, far outstrips investor expectations.

The US Department of Justice is asking Deutsche Bank to pay US$14bn to settle an investigation into mortgage-backed securities, the bank has said. However Deutsche Bank said it “has no intention to settle these potential civil claims anywhere near the figure cited.”

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

Gibraltar meets in London with Brexit minister David Davis

 Chief Minister Fabian Picardo with UK's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis and Robin Walker from the Brexit department

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, was briefed by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this week on Gibraltar’s key concerns ahead of Brexit. Mr Davis, accompanied by Robin Walker, the Minister of State at the department for Brexit, met with Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia in London late Monday evening.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

Argentina (and Brazil) optimistic about a Mercosur/EU trade accord by the end of 2017

“It's an opportunity for Mercosur since none of the founding members is going to allow political problems to interfere with trade policy” said minister Braun

The current critical situation of Mercosur is an opportunity to strengthen and advance trade negotiations, which could include the long delayed accord with the European Union by the end of 2017, according to Argentina's Secretary of Commerce, Miguel Braun.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Argentina/UK joint statement is “not an agreement”, but a raft of principles and intentions

Each issue in the statement will merit meetings, discussions and negotiations previous to advances, underlined Argentine deputy minister Foradori

The Argentine/UK political convergence to promote bilateral dialogue and advance in areas of common interest for both parts “is not a closed agreement but a Joint Statement which describes principles and relates intentions”, pointed out Argentine deputy minister Carlos Foradori in an interview with Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 07:50 UTC

Bilateral ties between Argentina and Britain are entering a new chapter

“We are the same country that we have always been, outward facing, with a global mentality and grand aspirations”

By Mark Kent (*) - The following piece was written in support of The Buenos Aires Herald 140th anniversary, 15 September 1876/2016.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 07:40 UTC

Argentine embassy joins Open House London 2016 with “Playhouse” this weekend

Open House is an annual event that promotes public awareness and appreciation of the city’s architecture

The Argentine Ambassador´s Residence will be open to the public for Open House London 2016, which will take place on 17th and 18th September from noon until 5pm. This year the Embassy of Argentina will present the exhibition “PLAYHOUSE, by Argentine and British artists in the UK”.

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