Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 04:33 UTC

Despite incident, defiant Blatter won't leave FIFA until after successor is elected February 26

“This is for North Korea 2026,” Brodkin said as he put the bills on the desk in front of Blatter. He then tossed the notes into the air as security led him away. (Pic Reuters)

A British comedian disrupted a news conference by Sepp Blatter on Monday, showering the FIFA president with fake money. As Blatter took his seat, performer Simon Brodkin rose from a front-row seat to confront him.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 04:28 UTC

Falklands' oil industry: Mercosur special declaration in support of Argentina's Malvinas dispute

“Aware of the presence of a semi-submersible rig in the Argentine continental shelf involved in hydrocarbons exploration activities non authorized by Argentina...”

The latest Mercosur summit, held last week in Brazil included a special statement, --besides the main regular declaration with 69 articles--, blasting the UK for violating international law and Argentine domestic law over the exploration of hydrocarbons “in the Argentine continental shelf in proximity of the Malvinas Islands”.

Monday, July 20th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

France calls for an 'Euro government” led by a 'vanguard of countries'

“I have proposed taking up Delors' idea about Euro government, with the addition of a specific budget and a parliament to ensure democratic control”.

France favors a “stronger organization” behind the Euro led by “a vanguard of countries”, French President Francois Hollande said in an interview published Sunday. In the past week “the European spirit prevailed” in addressing the Greek crisis, he told the weekly Journal du Dimanche.

Monday, July 20th 2015 - 08:03 UTC

A new chapter for Greece: banks reopen and a raft of VAT increases

The reopening of banks and an increase in VAT are aimed at restoring trust inside and outside Greece after an aid-for-reforms deal averted bankruptcy.

Banks in Greece expect long queues but no major problems when they reopen this Monday for the first time in three weeks, although withdrawals will still be limited and capital controls will remain, senior banking officials said on Sunday.

Monday, July 20th 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Dairy prices forecasted to continue falling as Southern hemisphere milking season takes off

Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has seen profits fall for nearly two years in the face of volatile prices, which sank to a 12 1/2-year low last week.

New Zealand dairy exporter Fonterra is cutting jobs in an effort to shore up its cash flows as a slump in global dairy demand, particularly from number one buyer China, threatens to snuff out the country’s “white gold rush.”

Sunday, July 19th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

Capital Economics announces opening of office in New York

Neil Shearing is Capital Economics’ Chief Emerging Markets Economist. He joined in 2006 from Britain's Treasury where he worked as Economic Adviser

Capital Economics, a leading macroeconomic research company has announced the imminent opening of an office in New York. The office will be led by the firm’s Chief Emerging Markets Economist, Neil Shearing, who is relocating to the US from London.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Jewish Congress criticizes “lack of progress” in investigation of 1994 AMIA bombing

Singer criticized the “lack of progress in the investigation” and added: “No matter how long it takes, we will not rest until justice has been done!”

World Jewish Congress (WJC) CEO Robert Singer criticized on Friday “a lack of progress” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing, during the twenty first commemorations of the attack on the local Jewish community headquarters in downtown Buenos Aires.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

UK ambassador in Argentina and Chubut governor workout Welsh immigration celebrations

“First Minister Jones will visit Chubut on 27/28 July. We are scheduled to meet at Government house to sign several agreements and bilateral talks” said Buzzi

UK ambassador in Buenos Aires John Freeman met with Chubut province governor Martin Buzzi in Rawson to work out the agenda of activities scheduled for the end of the month when Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones is expected to arrive for the 150th anniversary celebration of Welsh immigration to Argentina, reports the local media, Diario Jornada.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

The man who silenced Maracana in 1950 passes away with full honors

Ghiggia at the time was 22 and admits on scoring the second decisive goal (2 -1) he didn't realize until much later what a monumental feat had been achieved.

“Only three people silenced Maracana: the Pope, Frank Sinatra and me”. The comment belongs to Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguay's last member and striker of the team that beat Brazil in the World Football Cup final of 1950 and thus winning the Jules Rimet Cup. It would be Uruguay's second world cup: the first in 1930 when it beat Argentina.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Uruguay after a Mercosur 'action plan' to eliminate all inter-trade restrictions

“Our maximum aspiration is for the summit to agree on making Mercosur more transparent, on admitting our shortcomings”, said the Uruguayan official

Uruguay is attending the Mercosur summit in Brazil hoping the group implements deep changes, particularly referred to the free circulation of goods, services and production factors, and considers a six month period should be sufficient trial for the changes to become effective.


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