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Politics
Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 23:43 UTC

US and Spain host to most of the 6.5 million that migrated from the Americas from 2003 to 2009

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, a research with no parallel in the region

Between 2003 and 2009, nearly 950,000 people per year emigrated from the Americas to countries of the OECD and of this total, nearly half went to the United States, and a fourth to Spain, according to the First Report on International Migration in the Americas.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 23:32 UTC

China secures one of IMF four Deputy Managing Director posts

Zhu Min was deputy governor of the Bank of China and since May 2010 Special Advisor to the Managing Director

China has secured its first top-level post at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in recognition of its growing power in the global economy. New IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde appointed Zhu Min to a newly created deputy managing director post.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 07:39 UTC

HMS York returns to Portsmouth after months on Falklands and South Georgia duty

Cheering crowds celebrate the arrival of the Type 42 destroyer (Photo RN)

Type-42 destroyer HMS York returned to cheering crowds of families and well-wishers at Portsmouth Naval Base last week following a varied and wide-ranging deployment to the Falklands in the South Atlantic and Libya.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 07:33 UTC

“A majority (70%) of Buenos Aires City voters do not like to be blackmailed”

Macri privileged to be Mayor of one of the most important cities of the world

Buenos Aires City Mayor, conservative Mauricio Macri said on Monday he was “really surprised” with the large margin victory obtained in the first round of his bid for re-election and considered the result “a good example of the voters’ independency, and how citizens can surprise with their decisions”.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 07:30 UTC

Police reveal former PM Brown could have been victim of Murdoch’s tabloid

Family of former PM Brown shocked by the level of criminality

Police have said that former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown may have been a victim of phone hacking by an investigator working for British newspapers, his spokeswoman said on Monday.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 07:23 UTC

News of the World bought UK royal family details from police team, says BBC

“The security of the head of state was in some sense being jeopardised” (Photo BBC)

The News of the World newspaper bought contact details about the royal family from a policeman, the BBC reported today, deepening the scandal engulfing the News Corp media empire.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 07:15 UTC

UK statements on the Malvinas issue are “ridiculous” says Cristina Fernandez

The Argentine president toasting with generals and admirals at the Armed Forces annual dinner

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said that “Argentina is absolutely committed to peace” and dismissed as “ridiculous” statements from the United Kingdom threatening to use force if needed to preserver the occupation of the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 01:41 UTC

Adopted heirs of Argentine media group test negative to first DNA tests

Marcela and Felip Noble Herrera are suspected of having been stolen as babies under military rule

DNA tests from the adopted children of one of Argentina's richest women do not match blood samples from two families who suspect the siblings were stolen as babies from political prisoners in the 1970s, legal sources said on Monday.

Monday, July 11th 2011 - 23:50 UTC

Falklands’ MLA Summers takes the oath: “a pleasure and a responsibility” to be back

MLA Summers committed to fight Argentina’s “outdated political concepts and downright lies”

The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly has eight members once again. Mike Summers, a veteran of Falklands’ affairs was sworn in as an MLA at an official ceremony held at Government House this Monday morning.

Monday, July 11th 2011 - 18:12 UTC

Euro-confidence crisis contagion reaches Italy and again attacks Spain

Chancellor Merkel says she has full confidence that Italy will address the issue

European finance chiefs will consider how to dig Greece out of its financial hole just as markets batter the bonds of Spain and Italy, opening a new front in the debt crisis.

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