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Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 08:10 UTC

On Columbus Day, “we also pay tribute to the legacy of Native Americans”

President Obama: On Columbus Day, we reflect on the moment the world changed

Proclamation by Barack Obama - When Christopher Columbus -- a son of Genoa, Italy -- set sail across the Atlantic, no one could imagine the profound and lasting impact he would have on the world. In search of a westward route to Asia, he instead spotted the Bahamas. As dawn broke on October 12, 1492, Columbus's crew set foot on a Caribbean island and changed the course of history. For much of Europe, this marked the discovery of the New World, and it set in motion the more than five centuries that have followed.

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Santos confirms he authorized FARC leader to attend peace talks in Cuba

Allegedly Londoño, or “Timochenko”, has gone to Havana several times on non-commercial flights from Venezuela

Colombian guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londoño has made secret government-authorized trips to Cuba several times in the last year to meet with his team of negotiators as part of peace talks to end 50 years of civil war, Colombian officials said.

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 06:04 UTC

Brazil testing patient suspected of Ebola infection; another 64 in quarantine

“All of the steps called for by protocol were effectively and very successfully carried out,” said Brazilian Health minister

Brazilian Health Minister Arthur Chioro said on Friday the results of tests on a patient suspected of Ebola infection would take 24 hours. At a press conference in Brasilia, the minister assured the situation was under control and that proper precautions had been taken to isolate the patient.

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

Nobel Peace for Muslim and Hindu activists struggling against oppression of children

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner by far.

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 03:24 UTC

Special Master Pollack to meet with Argentina's and holdout lawyers next week

Daniel Pollack confirmed that he anticipated a meeting, but declined to provide further details

A United States court-appointed mediator said on Friday he would hold a meeting next week between lawyers for Argentina and 'holdout' creditors suing the country in a longstanding dispute over defaulted debt.

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 01:47 UTC

UN Human Rights Council calls for immediate release of Venezuelan dissident Leopoldo Lopez

”The arrest of Mr. Leopoldo López is arbitrary (...) Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is to immediately release Mr. López”

The United Nations adopted a resolution Wednesday decreeing the Venezuelan government should immediately release Leopoldo Lopez, the opposition leader who has been imprisoned for almost nine months in connection to the violent protests in Caracas in February.

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 01:18 UTC

Falklands lawmakers at CPA conference discuss support for the Islands and education

The 60th annual meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference was held in Yaounde, Cameroon. has 53 country members.

Falkland Island lawmakers, MLAs, Barry Elsby and Phyl Rendell have been attending the 60th annual meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference in Yaounde, Cameroon. CPA is made up of Parliamentarians from 53 democratic countries with 188 branches in 9 Regions across the world.

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 09:12 UTC

Will Ukraine commit economic suicide?

Ukrainian President Poroshenko signed off on the new tax code on Aug. 1, which effectively doubles the tax private gas producers in Ukraine will have to pay

Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55% tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year's budget, which aims for a continuation of the same.

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 06:13 UTC

Bumper harvests and stockpiles driving down cereal prices, says FAO report

World wheat production in 2014 is forecast to reach a new record

Food markets are more stable and prices for most agricultural commodities are sharply lower than they have been in recent years, according to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report and a new update to the Organization's monthly Food Price Index.

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 05:34 UTC

WB tribunal rules Venezuela must pay ExxonMobil 1.6bn dollars for 2007 nationalization

The ICSID decision is in compensation for the expropriation of the Cerro Negro project, the La Ceiba project, during president Chavez time

A World Bank arbitration tribunal has determined Venezuela must pay ExxonMobil Corp. around 1.6 billion dollars to compensate for a 2007 nationalization, the award posted on the ICSID website on Thursday showed.

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