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Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

Chile and UK sponsor 'Mining and sustainability' seminar in Antofagasta

Chilean and UK officials during the seminar held in Antofagasta

The British Embassy joined the Chilean British Chamber of Commerce and Plan CREO from the city of Antofagasta to host the Seminar “Antofagasta: City, Mining and Sustainability, Where are we headed?” which took place last week at the National Library of the city.

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:30 UTC

Health professionals from Latam and Caribbean train for management of Ebola

”The goal of the workshops is to strengthen the clinical response capacity of doctors and nurses assigned to treat Ebola patients,” said Dr. Marcos Espinal

Health professionals from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive training in clinical management of Ebola in three upcoming workshops sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The workshops are part of a series of PAHO/WHO actions intended to help countries strengthen their preparedness for potential cases of Ebola.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Mercosur and EU could not establish a date for the exchange of new proposals

EC indicated it has to finalize the internal consultation process regarding its own proposal which it estimates “should take place any time now”.

European Union and Mercosur representatives analyzed the current state of negotiations for an association and free trade agreement but could not establish a date for the exchange of new proposals because “the European Commission has yet not concluded the consultation process with member states to harmonize its proposal”.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Oil price plunges as OPEC decides against cutting output despite world glut

The cartel, whose largest producer and exporter is Saudi Arabia, will meet again in June next year, said an OPEC delegate.

Brent and US crude oil plunged as much as 6.50 dollars a barrel on Thursday, the steepest one-day falls since 2011 following on OPEC's decision against cutting output despite a huge oversupply in world markets.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:17 UTC

Griesa rejects payment request from investors holding Argentine bonds in Euros

“I cannot make more exceptions” said Griesa and ordered that the payment of interest for those bonds remain frozen in the Bank of New York Mellon.

US Federal judge Thomas Griesa has rejected a request by European investors seeking payment on Argentine titles currently blocked in New York, despite an ongoing parallel court battle over the issue in London.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:08 UTC

World health experts meet to discuss the high levels of antibiotic resistance

The meeting on “surveillance of antimicrobial resistance for local and global action” will be hosted in Stockholm by Swedish ministries and WHO.

Next week, 2-3 December, senior government representatives from more than 30 countries are expected to agree on a pilot system for collecting data on antibiotic resistance—a major step forward in addressing this threat to global public health.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

The Rolling Stones named 'guests of honor' by Buenos Aires City

“The Stones have become an essential part of popular music,” the initiative stated, arguing it is “undoubtedly the best rock and roll band in the world.”

British iconic rock band The Rolling Stones have been named Buenos Aires City “guests of honor”, after the city legislature passed an initiative proposed by ruling Victory Front (FpV) lawmaker Maria Rachid and “Seamos Libres” lawmaker Pablo Ferreyra.

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 12:19 UTC

Twenty six British universities participated in Education UK Exhibition in Chile

The event was organized by the British Council in conjunction with the Embassy in Chile, and with over a thousand students and young professionals attending.

Twenty six British universities participated in Santiago de Chile at the Education UK Exhibition for postgraduate studies organized by the British Council in conjunction with the Embassy in Chile.

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Gibraltar MEP leader of UK Tories delegation to the European Parliament

A staunch supporter of Gibraltar’s British sovereignty, Mr Fox has been MEP for the South West and Gibraltar since 2009.

Gibraltar MEP Ashley Fox was elected this week leader of the British Conservative delegation in the European Parliament, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 05:16 UTC

Malvinas next-of-kin deny any soon exhumation of Argentine fallen at Darwin cemetery

The Darwin Cemetery with the remains of Argentine soldiers fallen during the Falklands conflict of 1982

The Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands fallen next of kin commission, in a public statement said that exhuming and identifying remains of Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands Darwin cemetery is a most personal issue for each family, strictly humanitarian, not decided and thus rejects any political intentionality in recent statements on the matter.

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