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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.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Falklands' de-mining plans for next two seasons funded by FCO

Experts helping to clear some of the minefields close to Stanley, planted by the Argentines

The Falkland Islands will be seeing further de-mining over the next two summer seasons funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that will also carry out a tender process for the works, according to a report from Penguin News.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 05:39 UTC

Malaysia jet killing 298 was apparently downed by Ukrainian separatists

The Ukrainians appeared to point the finger at either Russia or pro-Russian separatists (Pic Reuters)

A suspected Russian-made surface-to-air missile downed a Malaysia Airlines jet in a separatist-controlled corner of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting the Kiev government to denounce an “act of terror” that killed all 298 people on board.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

BRICS development bank HQ in Shanghai and India will hold the presidency

“It is a sign of the times, which demand reform of the IMF” Rousseff told reporters at the close of the summit

The first president of the BRICS group New Development Bank will be from India and the position will rotate every five years among Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, said a joint statement from the leaders said.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

CFK says BRICS support Argentina in the holdouts dispute, but where’s the document?

Dilma Rousseff will be taking a proposal on sovereign debt restructuring to the G20 summit in Australia, according to the Argentine president

President Cristina Fernandez assured that Argentina received the support from the group of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in its struggle against the holdout speculative funds, during the two summits held in Brazil, in Fortaleza and Brasilia.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 07:14 UTC

CFK admits having to pay 300% profit on holdouts’ dollars, but never 1.680% as pretended

In an impassionate 26 minute speech the Argentine leader called for support in the battle with holdouts

Argentine President Cristina Fernández rejected on Wednesday the possibility of a new default during the UNASUR-BRICS meeting in Brasilia, highlighting Argentina is going to “keep on paying and honoring its debt,” while asking for support against the “so called vulture funds,” who are “pretending to collapse the Argentine debt restructuring.”

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 05:39 UTC

“K” economist claims holdout hedge funds are after Argentina’s shale resources

 Economist Agustín D’Atellis bashed ‘vulture funds’

The holdout speculative funds or “vulture funds” are going after Argentina’s resource-rich Vaca Muerta region and are seeking to threaten the government with a “technical default” scenario, economist Agustín D’Atellis.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 09:19 UTC

Amazing new invention from UK business ready to save the Southern Ocean’s Albatross

Dead black-browed Albatross in Uruguay fishery ( Credit M. Abreu, BirdLife International )

Globally, an albatross dies on a fishing hook every 5 seconds. Since working with Falklands Conservation from 1996-2005, biologist Becky Ingham has wanted to help prevent the decline of these iconic birds. The Hookpod is a clever new invention that catches fish, not birds and here Becky tells us how ot works.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 08:05 UTC

IBSA, as important if not more than BRICS for India

 PM Modi and president Dilma Rousseff during the BRICS summit in Fortaleza

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Brazil to attend the Sixth BRICS summit in Brazil on 15-16 July. During his meeting with President Dilma Rouseff, PM Modi will review the bilateral relations with Brazil with which India is committed to a strategic partnership.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Hammond pledges new relationship with EU, reflecting the concerns of the British people

 “I will work with the Prime Minister and Chancellor to negotiate significant reform in how the European Union works”

Incoming Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond praised his predecessor and promised to lay the ground for “a new relationship between Britain and the EU; one that promotes our national interest and reflects the concerns of the British people”.

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