Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 21:38 UTC

Olympics Brazilian security personnel have been trained by Israel Special Forces

According to Israeli television 10.000 police and soldiers officers have been trained by Israel  International Security & Defense Systems (ISDS).

Next month's summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will take place under watchful eyes of 10,000 Brazilian soldiers and police officers and all have been highly trained for the job by Israelis, according to a report on the Israel NonStop website, based on details broadcast by Israeli Channel 2 television news reporter Nir Dvori.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 17:42 UTC

Nephews of Venezuela's First Lady confess to trying to smuggle 800 kilos of cocaine to the US

Efraín Campo and Francisco Flores were arrested last November in Haiti in a sting operation coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady Cilia Flores, confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the US, according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case. The court filings by prosecutors shed new light on the case that has sounded alarm bells about high-level corruption and drug trafficking by Venezuela’s political elite at a time of increasing economic and political turmoil in the country.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 17:37 UTC

Mothers breastfeed openly in public places across Argentina to claim rights

Unicef joined the debate recalling breastfeeding is a fundamental right and that the “state, health teams, family and community must defend breastfeeding.”

Thousands of women across Argentina on Sunday gathered at landmarks and public squares to breastfeed their children in solidarity with a San Isidro woman who was reprimanded by local police and threatened with resisting authority for doing just that even though breastfeeding in public is legal.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 11:19 UTC

Calls to reframe BOT-UK relationship: 'Territories are now more strategically important to Britain'

“There is need for re-reframing of the OT-UK relationship to be more mutually beneficial, and take into direct account Territories' priorities” said Premier Smith.

The Premier of the British Virgin Islands Dr D Orlando Smith has called for the relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and its Overseas Territories (OTs) to be re-framed to become more mutually beneficial.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

Paraguay and Brazil reiterate “Venezuela is a non full member of Mercosur”

“Paraguay is still awaiting a reply from the presentation made for the Mercosur meeting with respect of Venezuela and the Ushuaia Protocol”, said Eladio Loizaga.

Paraguay announced officially that it will not be attending the Common Market Council of Mercosur in Montevideo next 30 July, if the agenda includes the transfer of the group's presidency to Venezuela.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 11:11 UTC

Malcorra disappointed with leaks from confidential process to chose Bam Ki'-moon successor

“Although results of the talks are confidential, I am grateful for all the support received and much value the confidence in my aspiration” said Ms Malcorra

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed that the United Nations Security Council held its first informal round of consultations among hopefuls for the UN Secretary General post, and underlined that the results of such talks are confidential, and there will be further such meetings, the first step in a long process.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 10:17 UTC

Falkland Islands' portfolio for Sir Alan Duncan

Between 2010 and 2014, Sir Duncan was Minister of State for International Development. He held a long list of shadow cabinet jobs during Labour governments

Alan Duncan KCMG MP has been appointed as Minister of State at the Foreign Office, responsible for Europe and the Americas. He replaces Hugo Swire MP, and will report to the new Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. Sir Alan (59) remit will include NATO, the Americas, the Falklands, Gibraltar and polar regions.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 10:03 UTC

Argentina's tall ship frigate “Libertad” calls in Liverpool, first time in 24 years

The majestic Libertad arrived in Liverpool in style to the sound of The Beatles, the crew band had been practicing Yellow Submarine since leaving Argentina.

The Argentine Navy tall ship frigate Libertad docked in Liverpool on Saturday on its first visit to the Mersey River in 24 years. Arriving in style to the sound of The Beatles, the crew band had been practicing Yellow Submarine since they left Argentina. Docked at Liverpool's cruise terminal she was open to the public on Sunday.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 09:51 UTC

UK ambassador in Argentina presents credentials: new chapter in relations﹖

 Mark Andrew Geoffrey Kent formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori. He is ex ambassador in Thailand

Mark Kent, the new British Ambassador to Argentina formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori last week, marking the start of a four-year stint as London’s representative in Buenos Aires. Kent, who was British Ambassador to Thailand from 2012 until April of this year, replaces John Freeman.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 08:07 UTC

PM May announces in Germany negotiations for an “orderly departure” from EU this year

PM May said UK was in no rush to trigger the exit process, which  although “this would not please everyone” it was right to hold off until the UK “objectives were clear”.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK will not begin official negotiations on leaving the EU this year as she held talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. Speaking in Berlin on Wednesday, the PM said securing a “sensible and orderly departure” from the EU would take time, but she insisted the UK would not “walk away” from Europe and wanted to retain the “closest economic links”.


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