Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 01:18 UTC

FIFA joins global campaign against money laundering and corruption

President Joseph S. Blatter: “this is a historic moment for football”

FIFA the international federation of associate football will implement as of next October first a new computerized system of players’ transfers geared to establish a greater control and help combat money laundering and corruption.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 01:13 UTC

Guardia Civil and Gibraltar police physically scuffle in the Rock’s waters

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Peter Caruana: “totally unacceptable incident”

A suspected smuggler was removed from Gibraltar territorial waters by the Spanish Guardia Civil following physical scuffles and a tense stand-off with the Gibraltar police. The incident was described as “very serious” and Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Peter Caruana warned that it could undermine the efforts of the Trilateral Forum to cooperate on law enforcement issues.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 01:12 UTC

Germany pays off last war debts on anniversary of reunification

On 9 November 1989, Germans on both sides of the divided nation demolished the Berlin Wall

Germany will finally pay off the last of its debts from World War One next Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of German reunification. Germany's federal office for central services and unresolved property issues (BADV) said a bond issued to pay remaining debts stemming from the conflict would mature on Oct. 3, two decades after West and East Germany united.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010 - 19:36 UTC

At least 30 Latam journalists killed doing their job in nine months

“The situation continues to deteriorate”, says PEC’s secretary general Blaise Lempen

At least 90 journalists (30 in Latinamerica) have been killed doing their job so far this year, a 25% increase on the same period of 2009, the media watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said this week. PEC has also called on the UN Humans Rights Council to urgently take up the matter.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010 - 04:40 UTC

IMF head sees “no major danger” of escalation of currency devaluations

Strauss-Khan however admits the Chinese Yuan is undervalued

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kham sees no major danger of an escalation of currency devaluations as countries seek to boost economic growth.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010 - 04:38 UTC

Argentina chairs G-77; CFK demands effective multilateralism

Argentina is overcoming the “sad isolation” inflicted by the 2001 crisis, argued Mrs. Kirchner

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led on Tuesday in New York the 34th G-77 annual meeting to celebrate Argentina's appointment as the group's chairmanship.

Tuesday, September 28th 2010 - 04:50 UTC

German unification conditioned to acceptance of Euro, reveal documents

Former president Francois Mitterrand was the architect of the deal

Deceased French president Francois Mitterrand in 1989 gave his approval to German unification on condition that then Chancellor Helmut Kohl opened the way for the creation of an only currency in the European Union.

Monday, September 27th 2010 - 18:26 UTC

China alleges ‘dumping’ and imposes 104% tariff on US chicken imports

Chicken are one of the few items that help to counter trade deficits with China

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said it would impose a 105.4% tariff on U.S. chicken exports after concluding they were unfairly priced. After a yearlong investigation, China concluded US exporters were selling chicken in China at prices that were lower than the costs of production, a practice known as product “dumping.”

Monday, September 27th 2010 - 17:47 UTC

Hague announces review of policy towards Overseas Territories

Foreign Secretary William Hague said France and UK regard their OT differently

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced a review of the overall approach of the coalition government towards the Overseas Territories and stated that contrary to France the UK does not regard OT as part of the home state nor has plans for such a move, reports Panorama.

Monday, September 27th 2010 - 15:10 UTC

Last airworthy Falklands ‘veteran’ Vulcan bomber running out of funds

The delta winged bomber was part of UK nuclear deterrent arsenal during the Cold War

The last airworthy Cold War British Vulcan bomber, and 1982 Falklands conflict veteran, could have made its final public flight on Sunday unless its owners can raise £400,000 by the end of October.


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