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Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

FIFA's calendar of world cups: US in 2026 and Uruguay/Argentina 2030?

The Centenario stadium where the first world Cup was played and won by Uruguay 4-2 against Argentina

Two strong favourites have emerged to host the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. The UK is hopeful that they can follow Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 and bring the cup to the country for the first time since 1966.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Embraer's 20-year market outlook: 6,250 new jets in 70 to 130-seat segment

The C-190, one of Embraer's most successful 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft

Brazil leading aircraft manufacturer and space research company, Embraer has released its Market Outlook 2014-2033 which details the company's forecast for deliveries of new 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft over the next twenty years. The report examines the main drivers contributing to air transport growth and reviews projected deliveries by world region.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

Italian chapter of holdouts tells Argentina it will continue to the last consequences

“Argentina must face it: the time has come for them at last to make whole the retail bondholders who it once targeted,” said Nicola Stock in the FT.

The Italian chapter of Task Force Argentina (TFA), an organization which represents bondholders that did not accept the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps, urged the government of President Cristina Fernandez to negotiate and warned it will keep on pursuing its interests until the last consequences.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

China confirms its interest in Brazil with credit and infrastructure projects

Presidents Xi and Rousseff seal the close relationship

China expanded its trade partnership with Brazil with 7.5 billion dollars in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets from plane-maker Embraer and renewed commitment to invest in infrastructure.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 13:22 UTC

Spanish ambassador to UK summoned over incident in Gibraltar waters

“I condemn this provocative activity and urge the Spanish government to ensure that it is not repeated”, said Minister Lidington

The Foreign Office has summoned the Spanish Ambassador to the UK to underline serious concern at the activity of a Spanish Navy vessel in international waters off Gibraltar on Wednesday.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 09:39 UTC

BOT leaders, including Falklands, meet in Cayman Islands ahead of London's December council

Gibraltar's Picardo is president of the UK Overseas Territories Association.

Several leaders from British Overseas Territories, BOT, including Falkland Islands, are meeting in Cayman Islands to discuss the agenda of the Joint Ministerial Council to be held in December in London.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 08:39 UTC

China offers 35bn fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America

Xi met with 11 Latin American and Caribbean leaders at the end of a three-day visit to Brazil before heading to Argentina

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a 20 billion dollars fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 08:27 UTC

Today we are all Malaysians: ICTP Chairman issues statement

 Steinmetz: “our prayers are with the families of the victims of the terrible Malaysia Airlines shot down ”

”The World travel and tourism industry must come together and take leadership after the Malaysia Airlines (MH17) incident.” This is the opinion voiced by Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:52 UTC

IAATO commends Norwegian court for convicting violator of Antarctic Treaty

Andhøy, skipper of the ill-fated yacht Berserk that went missing February, 2011 in the Ross Sea, with the loss of three crew members

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has commended the Nord-Troms District Court for convicting Jarle Andhøy of violating the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:32 UTC

US confirms six Guantanamo prisoners will be transferred to Uruguay

The jail in Guantanamo still holds over 140 prisoners from the war on terrorism launched by former president George W. Bush

President Barack Obama's administration has discretely notified Congress of its intention to transfer to Uruguay six prisoners from the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba, according to the State Department.

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