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Montevideo, June 18th 2018 - 08:02 UTC


  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 07:30 UTC

    IMF and Argentina agree on a 36-month US$ 50bn Stand-By Arrangement

    Christine Lagarde said the plan is owned and designed by the Argentine government, aimed at strengthening the economy for the benefit of all Argentines

    The Argentine authorities and IMF staff have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) amounting to US$50 billion (equivalent to about SDR 35.379 billion or about 1,110% of Argentina’s quota in the IMF). This staff-level agreement will be subject to approval by the IMF’s Executive Board, which will consider Argentina’s economic plan in the coming days.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 07:25 UTC

    2018 World Oceans Day theme: “Clean our Ocean!”

    Each year on the evening of World Oceans Day, the  Empire State Building is lit in blue to honor the world’s oceans.

    The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day every year on June 8. As part of the celebrations, the Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea organizes several events and hosts a reception at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, where the Secretary-General’s Annual World Oceans Day Message is delivered and the winners of the Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition are announced.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 07:13 UTC

    Boris Johnson anticipates Brexit “meltdown” and admits to admiring Trump...and his methods

    The UK foreign secretary also referred to the Treasury as the “heart of Remain”, according to a report by Buzzfeed.

    Boris Johnson reportedly warned there may be a Brexit “meltdown” in comments made at a private dinner this week. The UK foreign secretary also referred to the Treasury as the “heart of Remain”, according to a report by Buzzfeed.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Theresa May fighting to keep Brexit plans on track: major debate next Tuesday in the Commons

    Tory Brexit rebels were seen in Downing Street as the Prime Minister sought to avert defeat when the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the Commons on Tuesday

    Theresa May has been fighting to keep her Brexit plans on track despite a Cabinet row over proposals for the Irish border and a potential revolt in the Commons. The UK’s proposals for a “backstop” arrangement for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are to be published “shortly”, although Brexit Secretary David Davis understood to have concerns about some of the details.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 14:06 UTC

    Sister of Queen Maxima of Netherlands dies of an apparent suicide

    Inés was found at her home on Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. Inés, who worked for the government, is believed to have suffered from depression (Pic ABC)

    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is mourning the loss of her younger sister Inés Zorreguieta, who has passed away at the age of 33. Local Argentine media have reported that Inés died of an apparent suicide. She was found at her home on Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. Inés, who worked for the government, is believed to have suffered from depression and mental health issues.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    On TUC's 150th anniversary, UK trade union membership dropped by a quarter among the under-30

    TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady admitted the union movement had a “problem” in reaching young people

    Trade union membership in the United Kingdom has dropped by a quarter among under-30s since the turn of the century, according to figures from the Trades Union Congress. As the TUC marks its 150th anniversary, the union body has revealed the number of people under 30 who are members of a trade union has fallen from just over 20% in 2001 to 15% in 2017.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    UNWTO calls for greater awareness of sustainable tourism policies

    This two-volume report showcases 23 case studies from around the world of tourism contributing to sustainable development in all its dimensions.

    In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 June during the European Development Days (EDD), and called for greater awareness of sustainability in tourism policies and business practices as well as in tourist behavior.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Europe's five leagues revenue €14.7bn, in 2016-17, and the English Premier League is market leader

    In revenue terms, the Premier League is 86% larger than its nearest competitor, Spain's La Liga.

    The big five European leagues generated a record €14.7bn in revenue in 2016-17, a 9% annual increase, according to new figures from Deloitte. It says the European football market is now worth some €25.5bn and the English Premier League was the market leader, with record revenue of £4.5bn, as each of the 20 clubs se their own annual revenue record.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    The terrorism 2004/2016 bill cost the UK 43.7bn Euros, says Rand Europe

    Incidents at Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green may have led to a loss in economic output of around 3.5 billion Euros

    Terrorism has hit the UK’s economy harder than any other EU country in recent years, according to a study. Analysis found the UK lost an estimated 43.7 billion Euros (£38.3 billion) in GDP terms due to terrorist activity from 2004 to 2016, according to a report published by the Press Association.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    “Feminist cabinet” in Spain, 11 of 17 women ministers including defense, economy and finance

    Sánchez mix of party colleagues and experienced figures from outside politics is being described in Spain as a “feminist cabinet”.

    Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has given 11 of his 17 cabinet posts to women, a higher proportion than anywhere else in Europe. A self-styled feminist, Sánchez' choice was in marked contrast to the male-dominated executives of ex-PM Mariano Rajoy, ousted last week.