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Monday, January 25th 2016 - 08:24 UTC

Storm Jonas heading for UK across the Atlantic, with forecasts of torrential rain

The UK Met Office has issued a severe weather warning covering most of Wales, north-west England and west Scotland.

The storm that battered America is on its way to Britain, forecasters have warned. But instead of dumping loads of snow, it’s going to bring severe rainfall across large parts of the country. It is expected that the ‘remnants’ of Storm Jonas will hit the UK on Tuesday, with torrential rain and heavy winds on their way.

Monday, January 25th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

Corbyn favors Falklands' 'power-sharing' deal with Argentina, says ex ambassador Castro

Ms Castro said that Mr Corbyn “shares our concerns”, adding: “In short, he is one of ”ours“.”  She described the Labor leader as “humorous” and “a good listener”.

United Kingdom's leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn is in favor of making a power-sharing deal with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, according to an Argentine diplomat. Outgoing Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro says that the Labour leader is “one of ours” and that he told her he supports a British-Argentine power-sharing deal in the vein of Northern Ireland.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 07:48 UTC

Argentina wants to recover the space it deserves in the world, said Malcorra

“Argentina is in a plan to insert herself in the space that she deserves in the world”, Malcorra affirmed.

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra was also very busy while in Davos, holding a raft of meetings including with US Secretary John Kerry, who at the end of talks twitted, “great discussion on range of topics w FM @SusanaMalcorra. #Argentina remains important friend & partner in region”.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 04:41 UTC

France confirms Hollande visit to Argentina, Uruguay and Peru next month

Macri and French PM Valls talked in Spanish and cordial. Valls confirmed President Hollande would be visiting Argentina in February

President François Hollande will be visiting Argentina next month, the country’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, confirmed to President Mauricio Macri in Davos, where the two leaders discussed the remaining details of the trip that will include stops in Uruguay, Peru and Argentina.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 04:35 UTC

IMF chief Lagarde will stand for a second term

Lagarde's term in office expires on 5 July and the process to find a successor opened on Wednesday.

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has confirmed she will stand for a second term. Ms Lagarde threw her hat into the ring during an appearance on French television.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 12:41 UTC

Infantino proposes spreading FIFA' World Cup across regions and not limited to wealthy countries

Infantino has a plan to expand World Cup to 40 teams, allowing several countries to stage matches ensuring it is not limited to just a few wealthy potential hosts.

The World Cup could be spread across entire regions, emulating the continent-wide 2020 European Championship, if Gianni Infantino wins the FIFA presidential election next month. The UEFA secretary general used his manifesto to say FIFA should not limit the tournament to be being held in one or two countries. The 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea was the only time the event has been co-hosted.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 09:35 UTC

Uber wins the bitter battle against London's black taxi trade

The London mayor said he had rejected what he described as “neanderthal” and “ludicrous” calls from London taxi drivers to crack down on the company.

Uber have emerged victorious in their bitterly fought battle against London's black taxi trade. London mayor Boris Johnson threw out a series of proposals which would have heavily restricted the minicab booking app. The London mayor said he had rejected what he described as “neanderthal” and “ludicrous” calls from London taxi drivers to crack down on the company.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 07:32 UTC

New governor for St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha

Lisa will take up her appointment in St Helena during April 2016.

Lisa Phillips is to succeed Mark Capes as Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha in April 2016.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:45 UTC

Macri/Cameron coincide on new relationship; Falklands left for further on

President Macri and PM Cameron next to their delegations, talked for over half hour this Thursday midday in Davos

Argentine President Mauricio Macri met on Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Davos as both leaders attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The atmosphere of the meeting was described as 'very positive' and several steps of a new relationship were announced, while the Falklands/Malvinas issue was left for further on.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

UK position on Falklands remains as expressed by 2013 referendum, Cameron tells Macri

The UK government said three areas were covered in the talks between PM Cameron and Argentine president Macri

The United Kingdom government has released a statement pointing out the “three areas” British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Mauricio Macri “covered” during their Davos meeting on Thursday.

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