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Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

Philanthropist who funded recovery of Falklands' SS Great Britain had died

'Union Jack' also helped fund the return to Bristol of Brunel's ship from the Falkland Islands in 1970

Sir Jack Hayward, the man instrumental in bringing the SS Great Britain back to Bristol, has died. The 91-year-old multi-millionaire helped fund the project to return Brunel's ship from the Falkland Islands in 1970, a journey of 8,000 miles. Known as 'Union Jack' for his patriotism, the businessman was a former owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:39 UTC

Spanish diplomat expert in Gibraltar affairs will head EU Defense Agency

Jorge Domecq headed the Gibraltar Desk in Madrid even during the Tripartite Forum period

Jorge Domecq, the senior Spanish diplomat who headed the Gibraltar desk at the Spanish Foreign Ministry including during the Tripartite Forum period, has been appointed as the next European Defense Agency Chief Executive. This comes as a result of a selection process which started last December.


Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Following Falklands' incident Argentine company buys local operations of Japan's Nissui

The acquisition of Pesantar includes fishing vessel Echizen Maru, quota of Patagonian toothfish and an 800 metric tons processing capacity plant

Newsan, an Argentine firm involved in electronics but also in seafood supply, has reportedly acquired Argentine operations of Japan’s second largest seafood company, Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui). The operation follows an incident involving alleged fishing of the Japanese company in the South Atlantic both in Argentina and Falklands' waters.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 04:14 UTC

Controversy in Argentina over Timerman's 'common citizen' attendance of Sunday's rally in Paris

“Chancellor Timerman has signed the Condolence Book, in which Argentina condemns terrorism, and he expressed solidarity with our sister Republic of France,”

Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman called a press conference to explain that he did march in Paris as a “common citizen” in the massive rally of solidarity after the terror attacks on France last week, rejecting reports by Clarin newspaper of alleged presidential orders instructing him not to attend the rally.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 04:05 UTC

Charlie Hebdo Wednesday edition expects sales to reach 3 million copies

The front page has an image of the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign saying “Je suis Charlie” below the headline “Tout est pardonné”( All is forgiven”).

Up to 3 million copies of Charlie Hebdo could hit newsstands this week, dwarfing its usual print run of 60,000, in response to soaring demand for the first edition of the satirical weekly since last week's deadly attacks by Islamist militants.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 08:56 UTC

The real cause of low oil prices: Interview with Arthur Berman

Oil prices need to be around $90 to attract investment capital. So, are companies OK at current oil prices? Hell no! They are dying at these prices

With all the conspiracy theories surrounding OPEC's November decision not cut production, is it really not just a case of simple economics? The U.S. shale boom has seen huge hype but the numbers speak for themselves and such overflowing optimism may have been unwarranted. When discussing harsh truths in energy, no sector is in greater need of a reality check than renewable energy.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Cristina Fernandez to Beijing in February; more financial support from China

Xi Jinping and Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires when the bilateral relation was upgraded to a “comprehensive strategic association”

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will be travelling to Beijing next month, reciprocating a visit from her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last July, it was officially announced by chief of staff Jorge Capitanich. The meeting was anticipated last Friday in a meeting of the two countries foreign ministers on the sidelines of the CELAC/China ministerial forum held last week in Beijing.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands circumnavigation planned by Royal Marine veterans for PTSD awareness

Mick 50, has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and was skipper of the first and only rowing boat to cross the North Pacific, from Japan to San Francisco

Two Brighton based former Royal Marines will, on January 29th, officially launch their bid to kayak the 650 miles of unforgiving coastline of the Falkland Islands. Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham will undertake the circumnavigation in spring 2016, a challenge which is set to take about 30 days.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Goldman Sachs forecasts oil price close to 40 dollars for most of fist half of 2015

The oil price has now fallen by more than half since June, when the price stood at 110 per barrel.

The price of a barrel of the North Sea benchmark dropped on Monday by 5.5% to 47.36 dollars, its lowest level since early 2009. US crude oil was also at its lowest level since that time, down by 5% to 45.90 a barrel.

Monday, January 12th 2015 - 09:22 UTC

“Paris is the capital of the world” said President Hollande next to 44 foreign leaders

Immediately to Hollande's left, walked Merkel and to his right Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. France has provided troops to help fight Islamist rebels there.

Dozens of world leaders including Muslim and Jewish statesmen liked arms leading hundreds of thousands of French citizens in an unprecedented march under high security to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks.

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