Politics

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MLA Summers committed to fight Argentina’s “outdated political concepts and downright lies”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

Monday, July 11th 2011 - 08:05 UTC

News of the World exits but the political consequences have just begun

Rupert Murdoch and the last edition of the News of the World

British government lawyers are drawing up a plan to block Rupert Murdoch's bid for the pay-TV operator BSkyB, the Independent newspaper reported on Monday.

Monday, July 11th 2011 - 07:34 UTC

Mayor Macri wins in Buenos Aires; confirms he’s the main opponent to the Kirchner plans

Macri celebrating with his running mate at party headquarters

Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri took a 20-point lead on Kirchnerite mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus on Sunday’s election but none of the candidates managed to obtain more than 50% of the votes.

Sunday, July 10th 2011 - 09:00 UTC

“The News of the World” last mobile phone hacking message: “Thank You & Goodbye”

Last front page edition (Photo AP)

The final edition of the paper engulfed in a phone hacking scandal was published today as Rupert Murdoch headed to London to try to save the bigger prize of his takeover of the British broadcaster BSkyB.

Sunday, July 10th 2011 - 06:05 UTC

Buenos Aires City mayoral race seems set for a run off at the end of July

Current mayor Mauricio Macri leads in the opinion polls but short of the magic 50% plus one vote

Almost two million and a half Buenos Aires city residents will vote Sunday to elect a new Mayor and Deputy-Mayor for Argentina’s capital from a list of 15 hopefuls although current mayor Mauricio Macri and the central government coalition sponsored candidate Daniel Filmus are expected to re-edit the scenario of four years ago.

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