Friday, July 1st 2016 - 13:22 UTC

UK and France mark centenary of start of the Battle of Somme, WW1 bloodiest

The battle saw more than one million men killed and wounded on all sides. The British suffered almost 60,000 casualties on the first day of Somme

Commemorations are being held in the UK and France to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Britain fell silent to mark the moment on 1 July 1916 when the battle began and the start of the bloodiest day in British military history.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 10:15 UTC

Tory infighting forces Boris Johnson to step down from leadership contest

Johnson whose backing for the Leave cause was essential to its victory, saw his leadership bid crumble after Justice Secretary Michael Gove, announced his bid

Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain's prime minister that he was once favored to win, upending the contest less than a week after he led a campaign to take the country out of the EU.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 10:07 UTC

Theresa May stands out among Tory leader contenders; round of voting begins Tuesday

Ms. May has received pledges of support from many more MPs than the other four candidates, with at least three more cabinet members among her backers.

Theresa May's bid to become Britain's Conservative leader has won the support of two more cabinet ministers and the Daily Mail. Michael Fallon and Patrick McLoughlin now say they back the home secretary.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 09:43 UTC

Ex president Cristina Fernandez properties searched as part of a alleged financial fraud wider investigation

 The raids were ordered by judge Claudio Bonadio after allegations of corruption and fraud were leveled against Cristina Fernandez relating to a company

The properties of former Argentina president Cristina Fernandez, in the province of Santa Cruz, have been raided by police on Thursday. The search was part of an investigation into the ex president's possible involvement in financial fraud.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 09:08 UTC

“Possible surprise” in US elections must have the Pacific Alliance “ready to react”

“We must have the ability to create a platform of integration, vision and progress” said Guajardo..., if there is a surprise in the US election

The Pacific Alliance must be “ready to react” to a possible “surprise” in the United States presidential election, Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said in Chile on Thursday.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 08:45 UTC

Pacific Alliance after stronger integration and closer links with the EU

Michelle Bachelet urged the bloc to expand integration efforts to Mercosur, the other Latin American alliance, to obtain greater benefits.

The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, the four member states of the Pacific Alliance, met on Thursday in the Chilean town of Puerto Varas to strengthen their economic integration in order to deal with the ravages of global finance. They also called for closer links with the European Union to bolster education for development.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 08:30 UTC

Pacific Alliance members plan financial integration investing pension funds in infrastructure

Pension funds in the Pacific Alliance countries have about US$404 billion in investments, according to the Inter-American Development Bank

The Pacific Alliance must improve integration of financial systems to spur investment in key areas such as infrastructure, finance ministers from the four member nations said on Thursday. The group, composed of Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and Peru, has already reached several accords in areas such as free commerce and immigration rules, but admitted that significant opportunities for integration remained.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands: Red Cross clear on Argentine families' wishes of identifying remains at Darwin cemetery

The delegation were able to speak with Islanders:  Stanley public meeting last night, (L to R) Mike Summers MLA and the ICRC delegations  Edmond Corthesy, Laurent Corbaz, Morris Tidball-Binz and Oran

Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) currently visiting the Falkland Islands have stated they are quite clear on the wishes of the Argentine families, in relation to the potential future identification of remains of unknown Argentine soldiers in the Argentine memorial at Darwin.

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 23:05 UTC

“Business as usual” for Falklands travel trade and consumer despite Brexit, says Tony Mason

Our message to the local Falkland Islands travel trade and consumer is that it's business as usual, pointed out Tony Mason.

“Business as usual”, because there will be no immediate effects to the way people travel, is the message to Falkland Islands travel trade and consumer, following the British people Brexit vote for change in the future, underlined in a release Tony Mason, Director of International Communications for the Falklands Tourist Board.

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 15:46 UTC

Pacific Alliance summit in Chile convenes seven regional presidents

President Michelle Bachelet will be joined by her Alliance peers, Ollanta Humala (Peru); Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia), and Enrique Pena Nieto from Mexico.

Six Latin American leaders and a president-elect will be participating in the two day Pacific Alliance business forum and presidential summit hosted by Chile and beginning on Thursday.


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