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Montevideo, June 27th 2017 - 12:20 UTC

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  • Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 06:11 UTC

    Thursday night UK will know the winner of the general election

    Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting, which accounted for 16.4% of the total electorate at the 2015 general election.

    Millions of people will be casting their vote in the UK general election later. Polls open at 07:00 BST at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote. That is up from the last general election, in 2015, when there were 46.4 million registered voters.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 09:24 UTC

    Barriers in London central bridges; cyclists protest width of lanes

    London Cycling Campaign said it was fully supportive of Met, TfL and boroughs involved taking urgent steps to provide extra protection for Londoners and visitors (Pic Reuters)

    Barriers have been installed on three central London bridges following the latest terror attack to hit the British capital. The structures have been introduced to stop traffic from mounting the pavement on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 09:19 UTC

    Falklands government welcomes Red Cross team to begin humanitarian work

    Mr. Corbaz arrived at the Falkland Islands on Saturday 3rd June 2017, and together with his team are expected to begin preparation work immediately. (Pic AP)

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has extended its welcome to Laurent Corbaz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, project to identify the remains of the unknown Argentine soldiers buried at the Darwin Cemetery.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 08:58 UTC

    FAO meets in Oslo to discuss agreement on ports and IUU fishing

    Designed to prevent fishing vessels from landing IUU catches, PSMA is part of a global effort to safeguard global marine natural resources, Graziano da Silva said.

    The Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, an international treaty aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices, gives the world “all the instruments necessary to achieve our goal,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 08:27 UTC

    Argentina and UK agree to implement the trade and investment March MoU

     Ambassador Sersale di Cerisano, minister Greg Hands and  Production minister Francisco Cabrera at the Embassy in London

    Argentina and UK agreed to begin implementing in August/September the trade and investment chapters included in the in Memorandum of Understanding signed last March in Buenos Aires. Argentine Production minister Francisco Cabrera is currently in London for a round of business talks with the private sector but also met Trade and Investment minister Greg Hands to continue advancing with the MoU.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 06:38 UTC

    UK election: only half of under 30 certain to vote on Thursday, shows poll

    The National Centre for Social Research, an independent research group, found that 53% of Britons under the age of 30 were certain to vote.

    Only half of Britons under the age of 30 say they are certain to vote in Thursday’s election, according to a survey that casts doubt on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s strategy of energizing non-voters. According to the Financial Times, the youth vote has been a source of uncertainty in opinion polls, some of which imply turnout among young people of up to 80% on Thursday — nearly double the levels seen in previous elections.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 06:26 UTC

    Theresa May puts tackling suspected terrorists above human rights laws

    “Restrict the freedom and movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them”

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if they “get in the way” of tackling suspected terrorists. The PM said she would make it easier to deport foreign terror suspects and “restrict the freedom and movements” of those that present a threat. Labour said it was “not the message that we should be sending”.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 08:05 UTC

    UN opens conference on the health of the world's oceans and seas

    “Improving the health of our oceans is a test for multilateralism, and we cannot afford to fail,” said Guterres during his first major UN conference

    Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials urged on Monday coordinated global action to protect the planet. Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the oceans will continue to deteriorate.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 07:12 UTC

    “Cherish the planet that protect us” urges UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

    “On World Environment Day – and every day – let us reconnect with nature. Let us cherish the planet that protects us,” underlined Mr. Guterres.

    On World Environment Day, which is observed on 5 June every year, United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres urged everyone to ''cherish the planet that protect us''. In a video message, “Connecting people to Nature”, uploaded on YouTube, Guterres said, “Without a healthy environment we can't end poverty or build prosperity. We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.”

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 06:54 UTC

    British Airways says “human error” led to travel chaos for 75.000 passengers

     Willie Walsh, CEO IAG said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected.

    The boss of British Airways' parent company says that human error caused an IT meltdown that led to travel chaos for 75,000 passengers. Willie Walsh. chief executive of IAG, said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected. He said there would now be an independent investigation “to learn from the experience”.