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Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:04 UTC

Infantino secures backing from several European federations for his FIFA presidency bid

German FA leader Reinhard Rauball said Infantino was the best-equipped candidate to replace Sepp Blatter in the Feb. 26 election.

Gianni Infantino has secured the backing of the German and Icelandic FAs and could end the week with significant support from Europe’s 53 federations after meetings in Nyon. The Iceland FA confirmed support on Thursday, with Infantino tweeting “Many thanks to the Football Association of Iceland for the support. Together we can take FIFA forward!”

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:59 UTC

Last year was the hottest in modern times since 1880, shattering 2014 record

Compared to 2014, last year was 0.29 Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius) warmer, the “largest margin by which the annual global temperature record has been broken.”

2015 was by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change. Not only was 2015 the warmest worldwide since 1880, it shattered the previous record held in 2014 by the widest margin ever observed, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:46 UTC

“Do not forget the poor” Francis tells the global economic elite in Davos

New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with “soulless machines,” the pope said in a message to the WEF in Davos.

Pope Francis told members of the world's wealthy political and economic elite that they should not be deaf to the cry of the poor and must consider their own role in creating inequality. New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with “soulless machines,” he said in a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:33 UTC

Argentine Finance minister expected to meet IMF chief to renew formal ties

Resuming formal ties means allowing the IMF to conduct a review of the Argentine, which would be their first since 2006.

Argentine Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay is planning to meet with IMF's Christine Lagarde at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss resuming formal ties with the international lender, according to a report published by Bloomberg.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:24 UTC

Holdouts request postponement of Argentina's proposal to solve dispute

Caputo met in New York with mediator Pollack and holdout representatives and announced that on January 23, Argentina would present its proposal

Representatives from holdout investment funds have requested the Argentine government to postpone until the first week of February, next week's scheduled proposal to overcome the country's debt situation which remains technically in default.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:04 UTC

“Great expectation” regarding Macri/Cameron meeting; Malvinas, 'a priority'

There is great expectation because “we hope to open a dialogue space on the Malvinas Islands sovereignty”, added Malcorra.  ”President Macri has scheduled several high level meetings, one of them with

There's 'a great expectation' regarding Thursday's meeting between Argentine president Mauricio Macri and UK Prime Minister David Cameron on the sidelines of the Davos economic meeting in Switzerland, said Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra, who emphasized that ”Malvinas (Falklands) remains a priority issue for Argentine policy”.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:38 UTC

Falklands' says it's time Corbyn accepted a briefing on the Islands to understand politics and geography

“Mr Corbyn is clearly confused about the right to self-determination, and has little understanding about the Falkland Islands” said MLA Mike Summers, OBE.

The Falklands Islands elected government said it was time Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn took up the offer of a proper briefing on the Falklands which might help him understand the Islands politics and geography.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:29 UTC

Falklands' people had “spoken as clearly as they possibly could” and UK will “guarantee that”

PM Cameron said that in a referendum as recently as March 2013, 99.8% of Falklands inhabitants voted to remain a British overseas territory.

UK Prime Minsiter David Cameron blasted Jeremy Corbyn's comments at Prime Minister's Question confirming his government's full support for the Falkland Islands to decide on their future and develop their economy. At the weekend, the Labour leader claimed it was “ridiculous” the UK was still in dispute with the Argentina over South Atlantic islands, as he demanded “sensible dialogue” over the Islands.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:20 UTC

“Labour party supports Falkland Islanders self determination, including defense of the Islands”

When Corbyn was asked if Islanders should have a right to veto talks regarding their future, ”let's have that discussion and let's not say agendas in advance.”

“We are committed to upholding the right of the Falkland Islanders to self determination, including by ensuring the defense of the Islands”, was the reply from a Labour Party spokesperson to the Falkland Islands Radio service, in Stanley following Jeremy Corbyn's controversial statements at the BBC 1 Andrew Marr show last Sunday.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 17:42 UTC

The “Blue Belt” of English waters is now Marine Conservation Zones

The new MCZs will cover areas from as far north as Farnes East off the coast of Northumberland down to Land’s End in the South West

The 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) announced by UK Marine Environment Minister, George Eustice, bring the total to 50 marine protected areas, which now cover more than one fifth of English waters. The ‘Blue Belt’ now comprises over 20% of English waters granting vital protection for the diverse array of wildlife in the country’s seas.

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