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Friday, April 17th 2015 - 04:12 UTC

Malvinas Secretary Filmus to talk about Falklands and oil in London

Filmus and Ambassador Castro will be hosting the conference and media round this Friday in London

Argentina's Secretary for Malvinas Islands Affairs, Daniel Filmus will be giving a conference on Friday in London on the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute with the UK and the current round of oil drilling offshore the Islands, in what Argentina considers its territory.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:39 UTC

Mercosur must exhaust efforts to advance in trade talks with EU, insists Uruguay

“Many elements such as the free circulation of goods, services and persons is not working” and there is a distortion of the Mercosur founding treaty, said Cancela

Mercosur must exhaust efforts with determination to advance in trade negotiations with the European Union, said Uruguay's Deputy foreign minister Jose Luis Cancela confirming the country's commitment with the block, but also demanding 'sincerity' in addressing the challenges and agreeing on an international insertion strategy.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:26 UTC

Former IMF director and Spanish minister detained accused of fraud

Magistrates are investigating alleged widespread misuse of company credit cards for personal expenses during Rato's tenure as chairman of bailed-out Bankia.

The former director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Spaniard Rodrigo Rato, has been detained by police in Madrid. Rato, who has also been Economy Minister during Spanish President José María Aznar’s administration, is accused of money laundering and fraud.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:16 UTC

World Medical Association supports growing moves for plain tobacco packaging

Dr. Xavier Deau said the WMA strongly supports the proposal for plain packaging, and “deplored the legal moves being taken by the tobacco industry”

The World Medical Association has supported the increasing number of countries planning to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products, including Australia and France. This week it joined the Norwegian Medical Association in supporting proposals to introduce plain packaging in Norway.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:08 UTC

Sir Simon steps down after five years as FCO Permanent Under-Secretary

Sir Simon, 56, joined the FCO in 1979 and specialized in Europe, international economic policy and Middle East. He served in Baghdad, Damascus, Paris and Brussels.

The Permanent Under-Secretary (PUS) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Simon Fraser, will step down after five years in the role and leave HM Diplomatic Service at the end of July 2015. He was appointed PUS, taking over from Sir Peter Ricketts, in August 2010.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:57 UTC

British team recovers U$S50m trove of silver coins from sunken ship south of St Helena

The SS City of Cairo was torpedoed south of St Helena by a German U-boat and sank to 5,150m. The 100 tons of coins were recovered in the deepest salvage operation in history

A British-led team has recovered a $50m trove of silver coins that has lain on the seabed since the steamship carrying them from Bombay to England was sunk in 1942. The SS City of Cairo was torpedoed 772km south of St Helena by a German U-boat and sank to 5,150m. The 100 tons of coins, recovered in the deepest salvage operation in history, belonged to HM Treasury.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:45 UTC

EU parliament Armenia resolution “mutilates history and law” blasts Turkey

“The EU parliament known for contriving obstacles to the development of Turkey-EU relations aspired once again to rewrite history regarding the 1915 events”

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry slammed the European Parliament’s decision to adopt a resolution that urges all EU member states and Turkey to recognize the 1915 events as ‘genocide’ and accused the resolution of mutilating history and law, Daily Sabah reports.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:43 UTC

Santos orders resumption of bombing raids after FARC attack kills 10 soldiers

“This incident was a product of a deliberate attack by the FARC, it was not a coincidence”, Santos said after meeting with his defense team in Cali.

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the resumption of bombing raids against FARC rebels after an attack he blamed on the group killed 10 soldiers, a move that will intensify combat after efforts to cool tensions.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

British embassy in Montevideo awards scholarships to young football players

Athletes received certificates from Ambassador, Ben Lyster-Binns; Fernando Caceres, Director of Sports and Pablo Hernandez, Coordinator of “Goal to the Future”.

A football player doesn’t only depend on their sporting attributes on the pitch, but also needs to have the skills to be competitive out of the stadium. For those who start playing football, English can be the key to access to new opportunities, or to put it another way, it can be like a Goal to the Future.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:12 UTC

Brazil questions Argentina's approach to China in military procurement

“I returned from Buenos Aires with assurances that Argentina gives leading priority to its association with Unasur”, said minister Jacques Wagner<br />

Brazil's minister of defense Jacques Wagner questioned Argentina's approach to China regarding military procurement, but discarded any conflict with Buenos Aires, since the country is a 'strategic and important partner' of Brazil. Apparently the issue was brought up by Jacques when he visited his counterpart Agustín Rossi in Buenos Aires last week.

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