Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:43 UTC

China constructing a satellite tracking station in Argentine Patagonia

According to the Neuquen province minister Rodolfo Laffitte, the space antenna will be finished and ready to operate next February.

A space tracking station for lunar exploration being built in Argentine Patagonia by China, as part of the strategic relation and accords between the two countries, has caused concern in the Argentine congress because of the secrecy surrounding the terms of the deal.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:39 UTC

Singapore Olam will invest 80m in dairy processing facility in Uruguay

The plant is expected to begin production in 2017 with a potential of a million liters per day

Singapore based Olam International's wholly-owned subsidiary New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay will be investing 80 million dollars to establish a new dairy processing facility in Uruguay.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:28 UTC

IAATO Environmental Manager resigns to focus on PhD

“Claudia (pic) has had a big impact on the association over the last two and a half years with her fresh ideas, knowledge and experience of the Antarctic tourism industry.” said

Claudia Holgate, Environmental Manager for the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), has decided to step down from the position, which has grown to become full time.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:18 UTC

Congo reports 31 new Ebola cases in the week to 9 September

All cases have been localized in Jeera county, particularly in the villages of Watsi Kengo, Lokolia, Boende, and Boende Muke.

Thirty one cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) more have been reported between 2 and 9 September 2014, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing the cumulative number of cases to 62 (14 confirmed, 26 probable, and 22 probable), according to the latest report from WHO, World Health Organization.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 16:29 UTC

UK political leaders from all parties off to campaign in Scotland as YES vote advances

“I would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we've put together...if this family of nations was torn apart” pleaded PM Cameron (Pic Getty)

The leaders of the main UK parties have made a plea for a vote against Scottish independence, as they campaigned north of the border ahead of the referendum. Prime Minister David Cameron said he would be “heartbroken” in the event of a “Yes” vote, while Labor leader Ed Miliband said the case for the Union came from the “head, heart and soul”.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 16:19 UTC

Royal Navy will have a second aircraft carrier, “Prince of Wales”

“The second carrier will be brought into service. It’s means the Royal Navy will be able deploy a carrier 100 percent of the time,” Cameron said.

The UK Royal Navy is to get the second operational aircraft carrier, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced. Britain is building two 65,000-ton aircraft carriers in a £6.2 billion deal with a BAE Systems-led industry alliance, but the Conservative-led coalition had previously said it would mothball or sell the second warship due to the cost of operating two carriers.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 15:53 UTC

Key economic responsibilities to France and UK in EU new executive team

“Today I am presenting the team that will put Europe back on the path to jobs and growth” said EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker

The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities to French and British commissioners but overseen by others in a new-look hierarchy.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 15:46 UTC

Ana Botin appointed new chairwoman of Spanish banking giant Santander

Her father Emilio Botin, the head of a banking dynasty died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.

Ana Botin has been appointed the new chairwoman of the Spanish banking giant Santander, following the death of her father, Emilio Botin, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 05:14 UTC

Islamic State's ultimate goal: Saudi Arabia's oil wells

IS knows that first is to capture and secure the most important country in the Muslim world: Saudi Arabia.

For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that it had no choice but to set its sights on the ultimate prize: the oil fields of Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 04:48 UTC

Judge Griesa will wait for appeals court ruling before acting on holdouts' Citibank subpoena

“It almost goes without saying whatever the court of appeals decides will have an effect on the issues we're dealing with here,” Griesa said.

US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.


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