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Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 02:26 UTC

Church of England appoints first female bishop

Revd Libby Lane was chosen to become the Church of England's first female bishop.

A married woman, whose husband is also a priest, will be consecrated next month. Prime Minister Cameron speaks of “an important day for equality”.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 01:17 UTC

Francis instrumental in US-Cuba relationship process

Presidents Barack Obama of the United Stes and Raul Castro of Cuba agreed to restore full diplomatic ties with help from Pope Francis.

The first Latin American pope in history sent letters to Obama, Raúl Castro and brokered negotiations which ended up in Wednesday's announcement that both countries are to resume full ties.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 01:04 UTC

Tango dance at St Peter’s Square to celebrate Pope's birthday

 Buenos Aires-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, given tango party for his 78th birthday.

Buenos Aires-born Pontiff offered out-of-the-ordinary milonga in his honour. He also receives cakes and other gifts from children and seminarists, but doesn't forget the atrocities taking place in Australia, Pakistan and Yemen.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 01:00 UTC

US, Cuba to resume full diplomatic ties

US citizen Alan Gross' release from Cuban prison for humanitarian reasons paved the way for full diplomatic ties to be restored. (Pic AP)

Presidents Obama and Castro finalize details over the telephone, make announcement. US restrictions require Congressional approval to be fully lifted. Alan Gross released. Other swaps ensue.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 20:21 UTC

OAS Celebrates “Historic Announcement” of Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Cuba

The two leaders shake hands during the funeal of Nelson Maldela

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today welcomed the “historic announcement” made by the Presidents of Cuba and the United States, Raúl Castro and Barack Obama, of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as the re-opening of embassies in Washington and Havana, the lifting of certain commercial restrictions and the beginning of new paths for cooperation on issues of mutual interest, among other measures.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 19:41 UTC

Falklands has a new Director of Health; Mr Bainbridge takes his position next January

Mr  Ian Bainbridge  joins the Directorate from a career in Health and Social Care in the UK

The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ian Bainbridge as Director of Health and Social Care, taking up post from 28th January 2015.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 13:11 UTC

US Court of Appeals will hear Argentine case on assets disclosure

Argentina attorneys have filed an appeal against Griesa’s ruling asking local banks for information on Argentina’s assets, which is known as “discovery.”

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan this Wednesday morning will hear Argentina’s appeal against US Judge Thomas Griesa’s order to Argentine banks to provide information on the state’s assets.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 07:38 UTC

State Dept. document assuring Uruguay Gitmo inmates innocent disclosed

The former Guantanamo Bay inmates enjoying freedom in Montevideo.

Uruguayan president produces US-signed evidence to calm down opposition. Refugees adapting gradually to life in Montevideo.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 04:52 UTC

Filmus: Scholar approach at Malvinas Question

Argentine Secretary of Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus calls for three-part deeper approach. at the issue of sovereignty

Argentina's Secretary of Malvinas (Falklands) Daniel Filmus moves spotlight onto juridical, historical knowledge, continental platform and international relationships to back sovereignty claims

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 03:46 UTC

Cristina makes major castling on eve of Mercosur Summit

”Bolivian president Evo Morales and Governor Sergio Urribarri sport their national football teams' jerseys in a friendly match in Parana.

Evo Morales, Governor Urribarri play football - New Intelligence boss appointed.

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