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Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Two presidents at opening of Rio Olympics in August

Temer in his role as head of state will officially declare the first Games in South America open, said Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio 2016 organizing committee.

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's suspended president, will be invited to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the organizing committee said Thursday. Rousseff has been replaced by vice-president Michel Temer pending her impeachment trial over allegations of fiddling government accounts.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:38 UTC

Brazilian leading contractor, in plea bargain, expected to involve Rousseff directly in campaign illegal funding

Folha said Odebrecht will acknowledge having warned Rousseff in Mexico that prosecutors were about to discover illegal transfers to her re-election strategist

Marcelo Odebrecht, the former chief executive of Latin America’s largest construction company, will admit in a plea bargain testimony that he personally oversaw illegal campaign donations for suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff in the 2010 and 2014 elections, Folha de São Paulo reported.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Colombia-FARC, “a historic event and exemplary implementation of peace”

UN Secretary-General  Ban ki Moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attended in Cuba the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement and laying down of weapons between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and described the historic event as an exemplary implementation of peace.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Vote Leave Chief and ex London mayor expected to go for PM Cameron post

“I will be advocating Vote Leave - or whatever the team is called, I understand there are a lot of them - because I want a better deal for the people of this country”

When Boris Johnson announced in February that he would back the UK campaign to Leave the European Union, it transformed the debate. Johnson is popular with the public and within his party. By becoming the official head of Vote Leave, he gave the weight of the establishment to a campaign previously spear-headed by fringe political figures such as Nigel Farage and George Galloway.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

“Leave” win tremors: sterling falls; Bank of England on full alert; “EUexit” domino calls

England and Wales voted strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

The UK has voted on Thursday, 23 June, to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum. Leave won by 51,9% to 48,1% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:12 UTC

Colombia signs historic cease fire to end half a century armed conflict

Castro handed the document to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC chief Rodrigo Londoño, who shook hands amid applause.

An agreement aimed at ending more than five decades of conflict between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group was signed in Havana on Thursday at a ceremony presided over by Cuban head of state Raul Castro.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands are not recognized as a “people” and the principle of self determination does not apply, argues Malcorra

 Among the tasks that this Special Committee deals with year after year is an issue of great importance to my country: the question of the Malvinas Islands

With a less aggressive tone but with the same determination, Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra (and hopeful UN Secretary General), argued that the principle of self-determination is not absolute and does not apply to the disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands, since the principle of territorial integrity of States prevails, and the inhabitants of the Malvinas are not recognized as a “people”.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 22:16 UTC

“We are Falkland Islanders”, it has taken 160 years to decolonize from UK, “we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant”

During the Thursday morning presentation before C24 at the UN in New York, MLA Summers made a long detailed description of the Falklands economic self sufficiency

“We are a people in our own right, who care deeply for our country and our home. We are Falkland Islanders. It has taken us around 160 years to de-colonise from the United Kingdom, and we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant”, emphasized MLA Mike Summers before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 22:06 UTC

“We, Falklands are the only people who can say what we want for our future”, MLA Short tells the C24 committee

 Member of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Gavin Short reminded the C24, that the special UN committee is about “de-colonisation not re-colonisation”

A Falkland Islands lawmaker addressing the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, C24, in New York said that the political future of the Islands is not about the UK or Argentina, but rather the people of the Falklands, and “We are the only people who can say what we want for our future”.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 19:07 UTC

Second-Love site attracts ladies while partner is glued to football matches

Important sporting events seem to be an ideal excuse for women and pushes them to look for an adventure while their husband or partner is glued to the television

Women users in Argentina of the Second-Love site, which helps couples find and experience a parallel erotic adventure, have jumped 55% during the matches of the Bicentenary Americas Football Club which is currently being played in the United States, and with Argentina having good chances.

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