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Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 11:00 UTC

Rousseff avoids the word 'coup' at the UN, but admits the grave moment Brazil is undergoing

Proclaiming that her “soul had been cleansed,” Rousseff said she was newly determined to lead Latin America’s largest country

With the prospect of an impeachment trial that can have her out of office next May, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff appealed for international support on Friday during a visit to New York, broadcasting her claims that the campaign to oust her from office was little more than a coup d’état.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 10:51 UTC

Rousseff's bid for international support backfiring

“In the past, coups were carried out with machine guns, tanks and weapons, today all you need are hands that are willing to tear up the Constitution”, said Rousseff

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff from New York accused her political opponents as “coup mongers” and “conspirators” and insisted she would fight to the very end the impeachment process to remove her from office. But her attacks faced a solid defense in Brazil including from members of the Supreme Court who expressed concern the president was questioning Brazil's institutions before the world.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 10:46 UTC

Treasury Secretary Lew praises Argentina for its reintegration to the global economy

Argentina’s successful final settlement is a testament to the sea change in policy under President Macri, said Treasury Secretary Lew

United States Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew celebrated Argentina's return to international markets and reintegration to the global economy, following the final settlement with holdout creditors, which it described as a major milestone not only for Argentina but for the global financial system.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 10:26 UTC

Judge Griesa pleased and gratified the Argentine 15-year litigation with bondholders is over

Judge Griesa asked to make public note of the fact that it gave him the greatest pleasure to be able to exercise his discretion and lift the Injunction

US Federal Judge Thomas said on Friday it gave him the greatest pleasure to be able to exercise his discretion and lift the injunction against Argentina which impeded the payment on defaulted debt.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 10:20 UTC

Qatar World Cup: FIFA's announcement on “Decent Working Conditions”

Infantino said the hosting of the FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to set a benchmark in terms of sustainable and fair conditions for all workers in Qatar.

The announcement by President Gianni Infantino of FIFA that it will establish an oversight body to monitor working conditions on World Cup stadium sites in Qatar shows that FIFA is beginning to take responsibility for those whose work is essential to the holding of the 2022 event.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:56 UTC

Ban Ki moon message on Mother Earth Day 2016: Trees for the Earth

On this day, representatives of more than 170 countries are gathering at UN Headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

This year, Earth Day coincides with the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which takes place at UN Headquarters in New York. The Agreement was adopted by all 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:49 UTC

Di Caprio addresses the UN on Earth Day and to celebrate the Paris Agreement

“We can congratulate each other, but it will mean absolutely nothing if you return home to your countries and fail to push beyond the promises of this historic agreement.”

This year, the United Nations has decided to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April, in a very special way, by signing the Paris Agreement: a landmark climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December. This, of course, was extremely great news for climate advocates and ambassadors all over the world, including Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo Di Caprio.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:33 UTC

As your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater

I realise that there’s been considerable speculation, about the timing of my visit. And I confess: I do want to wish Her Majesty a happy birthday in person.

By Barack Obama, President of the United States - In 1939, President Franklin D Roosevelt offered a toast to King George VI in the White House. “I am persuaded that the greatest single contribution our two countries have been enabled to make to civilisation, and to the welfare of peoples throughout the world,” he said, “is the example we have jointly set by our manner of conducting relations between our two nations.”

Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 08:16 UTC

Draghi defends ECB easy money policy despite sharp criticism from Germany

“We have a mandate to pursue price stability for the whole of the Euro zone not only for Germany; we obey the law, not the politicians”, said Dragui

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brushed off German criticism of his ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday and vowed to use all the tools at his disposal for “as long as needed.” He said the ECB's policy was working, which helped boost the Euro.

Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 08:00 UTC

Sentenced ex FIFA vice-president in home arrest following surgery in Uruguay

Eugenio Figueredo was ex FIFA vice president and before also head of Uruguay's football association

FIFA's former vice-president and ex president of Uruguay's football association Eugenio Figueredo is under home arrest following prostate surgery. Judge Adriana de los Santos authorized the 'temporary' measure while the former official recovers. He was in hospital several days given his age, 84 and heart problems.

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