Politics

Politics
Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:06 UTC

US Lower House questions President Obama on Libyan conflict policy

The resolution was sponsored by (Republican) House Speaker John Boehner

The United States House of Representatives demanded that President Barack Obama clarify the US role in the conflict in Libya, but rejected an attempt to force him to end America's military involvement there.

Sunday, June 5th 2011 - 12:29 UTC

Cristina Fernandez says Argentine is back in the world stage with ‘a bang’

Cristina Fernandez mentioned restructuring the debt, human rights, art and cultture

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that the restructuring of Argentina’s debt allowed the resumption of relations with Italy, and in human rights, art and culture Argentina was back in the world map with ‘a bang’.

Saturday, June 4th 2011 - 06:35 UTC

Raul Castro completes the octogenarian club to rejuvenate Cuban leadership

“How to I look ladies?” joked with reporters Raul who turned 80 on Friday

Cuban President Raul Castro turned 80 on Friday, vowing to rejuvenate the country's aging leadership and its sagging economy.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 23:54 UTC

With no accord on US debt limit, Moody’s could downgrade US ratings

Obama and Biden involved in a furry of negotiations

Moody's has warned it may downgrade the US debt rating if Congress fails to increase the US debt limit in the coming weeks and risks default. The agency warned of political “entrenchment” preventing an increase.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 23:48 UTC

A split Argentine opposition names two presidential tickets and more could come

Ricardo Alfonsin Jr will be running in the presidential ticket with a respected economist

Two Argentine opposition groups announced this week their presidential tickets for the coming October election that are expected to compete with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who has to yet confirm her bid even when all opinion polls show her a clear winner in the first round.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 23:37 UTC

Claims of stolen babies: DNA tests for adopted heirs of Argentine media group

Ernestina Herrera de Noble, head of the influential Clarin group

An Argentine court ruled this week that the adopted children of one of the country’s largest media group must submit to DNA tests to determine if they were stolen as babies during Argentina's military dictatorship.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 18:24 UTC

Falkland Islands Government on Twitter

MLA Dick Sawle: spreading a positive message about life on the Falklands

The Falkland Islands Government has moved into the world of micro-blogging. The global phenomenon of Twitter has been rapidly changing the way that we communicate and is widely used by international journalists as an important source of information.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 17:46 UTC

Hispanic population ‘tsunami’ in the US: in ten years it doubled in nine states

Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center

A new report from the United States Census Bureau shows that the biggest jumps in the Hispanic population over the past decade were seen in the Deep South and Midwest in places such as South Carolina, Alabama and South Dakota.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 08:09 UTC

Falklands’ legislators will be meeting US and Canadian officials in Washington and Canada

MLAs Dick Sawle and Roger Edwards will meet US State Department officials

Falkland Islands Members of the Legislative Assembly Roger Edwards and Dick Sawle will be in New York June 21 to attend the United Nations Committee of 24 sessions and later will meet US and Canada officials in Washington and Ottawa.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 07:59 UTC

Falklands determined to exercise the right to self determination and to remain a BOT

MLA Roger Edwards currently at the Caribbean regional seminar of eradication of colonialism

The Falkland Islands are determined to exercise their right to self determination and to remain a British Overseas Territory, a message to the international community that tells of the success story of the Falklands in spite of the attempts by the government of Argentina to impede sectors of the economy, said Falklands’ elected legislator Roger Edwards addressing a UN seminar on eradication of colonialism.

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