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Friday, June 19th 2015 - 15:32 UTC

Joint IAATO-Lloyd’s Register workshop to prepare for the Polar Code

A dynamic, interactive and constructive workshop on how to tackle implementing the forthcoming International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Polar Code has just concluded and fittingly, the workshop took place at London’s home of exploration, the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington.

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Thatcher secret documents on Falklands' war reveal her anxiety over casualties

She wrote: 'The Union Jack was flying in San Carlos Bay. We had returned to the Falklands. My heart was full but desperately anxious about casualties'.(Pic Mail Onliine)

The Mail on line revealed on Thursday a secret handwritten account of the Falklands War by Margaret Thatcher. The 128 page, 17,000 word handwritten memoir of the 1982 conflict reveals for the first time her anxiety on the eve of battle and her joy at winning back the Islands from Argentina.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Mercosur/EU hope 'for positive news in third quarter' despite members' domestic problems

Sendic revealed that not only Argentina has 'difficulties' for a Mercosur/EU accord: the same can be said of several European countries

The European Union also has difficulties in completing a draft proposal of goods and services to exchange with Mercosur in the search for a long delayed trade agreement between the two blocks, revealed Uruguayan vice-president Raul Sendic during a report to the Senate on his recent 10/11 June trip to Brussels for the Celac/EU summit. However in “the third quarter of the year there should be positive news”.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:18 UTC

Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as lead presenter of Top Gear

“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward,” pledged Chris Evans

British TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear line-up, the BBC has announced. Evans said he was “thrilled” to get the job, describing the motoring show as his “favorite program of all time”.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:10 UTC

Nestle will destroy more than 50m dollars of Maggi noodles in India

The company insists that the noodles are safe and is challenging the ban. Nestle has 80% of India's instant noodles market.

Nestle says it will destroy more than $50m worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following a ban imposed by India's food safety regulator following tests have found the instant noodles “unsafe and hazardous” and has accused Nestle of failing to comply with food safety laws.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:01 UTC

Switzerland pulling the noose: evidence of 53 FIFA suspicious banking reports

Switzerland’s attorney general Michael Lauber is leading the investigation into criminal mismanagement and money laundering within FIFA

Swiss authorities say they have evidence of 53 suspicious FIFA-linked banking relations reported by Swiss banks. Under the Anti-Money-Laundering Framework of Switzerland, banks are required to report any suspicious activity that happens within their accounts. Some of the 53 suspicious reports are among 104 banking relations already known by the investigators.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 04:51 UTC

ITUC challenges football associations and sponsors to push for independent FIFA reform commission

”Sponsors should make this reform commission a condition of any continued relationship with FIFA” according to Sharan Burrow

The International Trade Unions Congress, ITUC is calling on national football associations to push for genuine reform of FIFA through the establishment of an independent commission, and not merely accept that FIFA can suddenly reform itself under a leadership which has failed to end corruption after years of multi-million dollar scandals

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:46 UTC

Stiglitz comes to the rescue of Argentina and Greece on debt restructuring

Stiglitz continues to assert that the US Treasury's belief that sovereign debt restructurings do not need to be under international law is “incredible”.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has reiterated his support for a wider system of control on international sovereign debt restructuring, citing the examples of Argentina, Greece and Ukraine to back up his assertion that the area needs more supervision to protect those involved.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:41 UTC

UK Parliament restless about Cameron's planned EU membership referendum

Cameron's tactical shifts show the challenge he faces in keeping Tories united on an issue that helped topple his two immediate predecessors

British Prime Minister David Cameron has suffered his first parliamentary rebellion since being re-elected last month as he tried to unite his party on Europe by making concessions on the timing and rules of a planned EU membership referendum.

Tuesday, June 16th 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Magna Carta 800th anniversary: PM David Cameron's speech

Prime Minister David Cameron delivering his speech at Runnymede, Surrey

800 years ago, on this day, King John put his seal to a document that would change the world. We talk about the ‘law of the land’ and this is the very land where that law – and the rights that flow from it – took root.

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