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Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 03:44 UTC

UK Coca Cola adopts color coded labeling with nutritional information

The color-coding shows how much fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and energy (calories) is in a product.

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) is adopting the UK Government’s voluntary front of pack nutrition labeling scheme, which combines nutrient amounts and percentage Reference Intakes (RIs) with color-coding to show how much fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and energy (calories) is in a product.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 03:35 UTC

William and Kate expecting their second baby and fourth-in-line to British throne

“Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby” said PM Cameron

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, his office announced on Monday. The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born in July last year.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 07:22 UTC

“Smart-cruise” will have all passengers connected on RFID the moment they step on board

Royal Caribbean’s 'Quantum of the Seas' or “The World’s First Smart-ship” will be launched next month in Germany

With technology that has never been used on cruise ships before, including high-tech “WOWband” bracelets and apps that put everything at passengers’ fingertips, Royal Caribbean’s 'Quantum of the Seas' has been dubbed “The World’s First Smart-ship.”

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Malvinas Argentine sovereignty policy launches book recalling first speech before UN C24

Timerman and Filmus insisted that Malvinas sovereignty policy is a “State policy” supported by all democratic governments

Foreign minister Hector Timerman and Malvinas affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus, made the official presentation of the book “Malvinas Argentine sovereignty; 50 years since ambassador Ruda's speech” which recalls the fiftieth anniversary of the first Argentine presentation on the question of the Malvinas Islands before the UN Decolonization Committee, or C24.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

China aids Argentina: a billion dollars in Yuan pledged by end of the year

The announcement from the Argentine central bank was made following a meeting of Fabrega with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan in Basilea

Argentina's central bank chief, Juan Carlos Fabrega, met his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan in Basilea, Switzerland on Sunday to discuss how a currency swap worth billions of dollars will be put into action, the Argentine monetary authority said.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

London offers greater fiscal autonomy as Scotland poll shows pro-independence is tied with NO vote

“The Westminster elite are losing this campaign... we've got them on the run,” said Salmond. “They've failed to scare the Scots; now they're trying to bribe us”

The British government on Sunday pledged greater fiscal autonomy for Scotland, after a poll put the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time ahead of the September 18 referendum on separation. Only Scottish residents can vote in the referendum.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Gibraltar's debut in the 2016 European Championship ends in 7-0 loss with Poland

The Sunday match was played in the Portuguese city of Faro

Gibraltar's competitive football debut ended in a predictably one-sided 7-0 loss to Poland on Sunday when the team predominantly made up of amateurs started 2016 European Championship qualifying.

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Latin America has the worst homicide and abuse stats in children and teenagers

Brazil had in 2012 the second largest number of young murder victims, 11.000, only behind the 13,000 deaths in Nigeria, exposed to Islamic fundamentalism

Latin America and the Caribbean have the largest share of homicides among children and adolescents in the world, revealed a UNICEF report released yesterday. According to the study, in 2012 alone, “more than 25,000 homicide victims in the region were below the age of 20 — representing about one quarter of all homicide victims worldwide.”

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 03:14 UTC

Argentina says creditors willing to swap bonds; holdouts warn about “contempt of court”

“Many bondholders have expressed publicly their will to accept new bonds of sovereign payment,” Capitanich told reporters

Argentina's Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said on Friday that “many” creditors are willing to accept a change in payment location to collect their money as the ongoing legal dispute with the holdouts continues to endanger the country's international credit and reputation.

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 07:47 UTC

Argentine Senate approves bill changing debt payment jurisdiction; next step Lower House

“Sometimes there are court decisions that cannot be followed,” said Miguel Angel Pichetto, head of the government's coalition in the Senate.

Argentina's Senate on Thursday passed a bill aimed at circumventing U.S. court decisions regarding its defaulted debt by changing payment jurisdiction, sending the proposal to the lower house Chamber of Deputies for final approval. The chamber, like the Senate, is controlled by government allies who are expected to vote the bill into law.

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