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Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:20 UTC

Pope Francis removes Opus Dei bishop accused of protecting pedophile priest

While an ongoing Vatican investigation, Livieres Plano promoted a priest in his diocese who had been accused of sexual abuse while serving in the United States.

Pope Francis has dismissed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who was accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people in the United States, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 05:38 UTC

Cut on the salt, Monday 29 September is World Heart Day, recommends WHO

On average, people consume around 10 grams of salt per day, which is double WHO's recommended level from all sources

On World Heart Day, held 29 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries to take action on the overuse of salt by implementing WHO’s sodium reduction recommendations to cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and stroke, and, in turn, save lives.

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 06:44 UTC

Brazil calls for 'true reform' of Security Council and the 're-launching' of global economy

Rousseff described the current composition of the Council as “inadmissible” and urged for a reform that would give more power to emerging countries

Following the opening remarks by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff was the first head of state to address the General Assembly on Wednesday. She called for a “re-launching of global economy” and a “true reform” of the UN Security Council.

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Cristina Fernandez claims holdouts are committing “economic and financial terrorism”

“The vulture funds threaten and attack with actions against our country's economy, causing rumors, mistruths and outright lies,”

Argentine President Cristina Fernández accused holdout investors of committing “economic terrorism” and reiterated her wish for a multi-lateral framework to regulate sovereign debt, during her speech before the United Nations 69th General Assembly on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 05:06 UTC

Argentina publicly adds Germany to its list of 'hostile countries'

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble was quoted saying Argentina's debt policy was “a prime example of fiscal mismanagement”

Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich on Wednesday lashed out at Germany's finance minister, denouncing Berlin's “hostile attitude” toward Argentina's debt restructuring effort. He added that Germany had always had a hostile attitude toward Argentina from an economic and financial point of view.

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 03:17 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Cristina Fernandez demands dialogue at UN and blasts Security Council

“Argentina has pending for over a hundred years, with the UK, a claim of sovereignty for the UK to sit down to discuss the Malvinas sovereignty question”

President Cristina Fernández addressing on Wednesday the United Nations General Assembly said Argentina, in the context of a complex world situation, has become a triple leading case, (vulture funds, terrorism) and one referred to 'the use of force and territorial integrity', more specifically the pending dispute with the United Kingdom over the Falklands/Malvinas.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 16:35 UTC

FIFA proposes three minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion

At the Brazil World Cup, Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira was left unconscious after clashing with England's Raheem Sterling but was allowed to carry on playing.

FIFA says its executive committee will this week discuss a proposal to introduce a three-minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion. Michel D'Hooghe, head of FIFA’s medical committee, recommended the new rules for the treatment of head injuries following a series of incidents in recent months that have sparked criticism of FIFA.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 15:56 UTC

Vatican arrests former archbishop accused of pedophilia while overseas

The former archbishop could face up to 12 years in jail in what will be the first trial for sexual abuse to be held inside the Vatican City.

The Vatican has arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the first-ever arrest inside the city state on charges of pedophilia.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 15:50 UTC

WTO lowers global goods trade growth for this year and 2015

Tensions over Ukraine, a deepening Middle East conflict and increased panic caused by the Ebola outbreak have all clouded the forecast, the WTO said.

Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said today.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 15:42 UTC

Deforestation deadline initiative watered down by lack of support from Brazil

“We were not consulted; I think that it’s impossible to think that you can have a global forest initiative without Brazil on board”, said minister Izabella Teixeira

More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.

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