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Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 09:34 UTC

Pioneer initiative to triple Brazil's marine protected areas project

“The coastal zone is currently one of the most environmentally threatened regions in Brazil” said Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Minister of Environment

A pioneer initiative will more than triple the ocean area under environmental protection in Brazil, from 5.5 million hectares to over 17.5 million, an area larger than Greece.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 09:30 UTC

Glaxo fined 490 million in China and apologizes for illegal activities

Chinese authorities had accused GSK employees of bribing hospitals, doctors and health institutions to gain billions of dollars in illegal revenue.

A Chinese court on Friday fined British drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion Yuan (490 million dollars) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 09:26 UTC

Samper in Argentina updates Unasur agenda with Timerman

The former Colombian president also met with Cristina Fernandez

Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper in his first overseas official trip this week visited Argentina, where he met with President Cristina Fernandez and foreign minister Hector Timerman, and also held a round of political talks and other ministerial meetings.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 08:33 UTC

World bank describes global growth this year as 'disappointing'

“At one point our projections were as high as 3.2% for growth globally, and now they're around 2.7%” said Dr. Kim

Global growth had been “disappointing” this year, according to World Bank president Dr Jim Yong Kim, who counted Europe's woes, reforms in Japan, and the impact of US monetary policy on emerging markets, among the world's greatest economic challenges.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Argentina's defense budget with many pledges but not much beef

Despite last year's pledge no Mirage I or Kfir fighter planes for the Air Force

The Argentine 2015 budget contemplates 25.2 billion pesos (*) for the Defense ministry which includes refurbishing aircraft, tanks, sea vessels and the incorporation of state of the art radars for air space control, according to the bill presented to Congress this last week.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

US court dismisses Citibank and Argentina appeal: back to Judge Griesa

“We decline to find jurisdiction because the order appealed from is a clarification, not a modification, of the amended February 23, 2012 order”

A US court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citibank and Argentina to let the country make payments on debt tied up in a bitter legal battle with hedge funds.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 08:03 UTC

Gibraltar governor supports deployment of large UK naval vessel to patrol territorial waters

Sir James said deployment of an offshore vessel would strengthen the Royal Navy’s ability to patrol British waters and stay at sea for longer periods of time.

Gibraltar Governor Sir James Dutton has publicly voiced strong support for the deployment of a larger British naval vessel to patrol Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
Sir James, a retired Royal Marine with a distinguished military record, said such a move would send “a really valuable message” in the face of persistent incursions by Spanish state vessels.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 07:23 UTC

Falklands' next Director of Central Services delighted with the challenge of a new life

“I've been told Amazon deliveries take eight weeks, but on the other hand I'll be able to look out of my window and see dolphins and whales swimming around”

Matt Bassford who has been named by the Falkland Islands the new Director of Central Services, is swapping bustling Cambridge for a new life in the South Atlantic, a British Overseas Territory where there are about 170 sheep for every human being resident, according to Cambridge News.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 07:13 UTC

Queen on the 'day after' calls for a 'spirit of mutual respect and support'

“For many in Scotland and elsewhere today, there will be strong feelings and contrasting emotions - among family, friends and neighbors”

The Queen has said she believes Scotland will unite in a “spirit of mutual respect and support” following the independence referendum. She added she understood there would be “strong feelings and contrasting emotions”.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 07:05 UTC

Samond resigns, but is convinced “Scotland can still emerge as the real winner.”

“I am immensely proud of the campaign that Yes Scotland fought and particularly of the 1.6 million voters who rallied to that cause.”

Alex Salmond is to step down as Scottish first minister after voters rejected independence. He will also resign as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which he has led for a total of 20 years.

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