Politics

Politics
Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 06:11 UTC

US/Argentina are going through 'a difficult period'; Timerman downplays situation

“Right now we are going through a difficult period in our relationship, but we hope we can still develop a positive tie with Argentina,” Jacobson said

US Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson has said the bilateral relationship with Argentina is going through a “difficult period”, but stated the legal battle between that country and holdouts is not a “political problem” but a “judicial problem.”

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 16:44 UTC

Germany takes distance from 'holdouts' controversy and praises Argentina

Capitanich lashed out at Germany's finance minister, denouncing Berlin's “hostile attitude” toward Argentina's debt restructuring effort.

Angela Merkel’s administration attempted to lower tensions with the Argentine government on Thursday following controversial statements made by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble regarding the so called 'holdouts' or 'vulture funds' conflict.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Marina Silva pledges economic stability and a “fiscal responsibility council”

“We will not take chances in economic policy. We will not reinvent the wheel. Our pledge is to create an environment that attracts investments”

Former Environment Minister Marina Silva, one of the two main contenders in Brazil's Oct. 5 presidential election, said on Thursday that, if elected, she will not embark on any “adventure” in economic policies.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 07:37 UTC

“Falkland Islands” on British Overseas Territory passport front cover

MLA Mike Summers

The Falkland Islands British Overseas Territory Citizen passport book is to be changed to include ‘Falkland Islands’ on the front cover, it was agreed a few weeks ago.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

Falklands' representatives at Labor party conference

MLAs Cheek and Hansen with Vernon Coaker MP at the Falklands stand in Manchester (Photo courtesy of GUSPIX)

Falkland Islands representatives attended the Labour party conference in Manchester which extended from 21/24 September and on Sunday will be present in Birmingham for the Conservatives conference until next Wednesday.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Colombian court orders mining companies to return land to aboriginal tribe

The ruling calls the government to reinstate the Embera Katio's land rights and aid the tribe in their return to the area, including making security improvements

Colombian legal tribunal has ordered 11 companies to halt gold-mining operations in a 50,000-hectare reserve in the northwest of the country and return the land to the native tribe that previously lived there.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

US expands marine reserve in the Pacific to three times the size of California

“We have a responsibility to make sure... the future has the same ocean to serve it. Not to be abused, but to preserve and utilize” said John Kerry

US President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum to expand a vast marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will become the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Colombia and FARC disclose copies of agreements reached at peace talks

“We think the process is advanced enough and well protected enough to make what we have agreed public,” Santos said.

Colombia's government and Marxist inspired FARC rebels have released copies of previously unpublished agreements reached at peace talks to end five decades of war, providing a glimpse of accords that could make up a final deal.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:26 UTC

Argentina tightens security on all air flights: requested info must be delivered 72 hours before take off

Argentina said the information will be used in the fight against “drug trafficking, international terrorism, human trafficking and illegal migration.”

The Argentine government announced that airlines for both commercial and non commercial flights will be required to deliver further information of its passengers to the National Migrations Office, the AFIP tax bureau, Airport Police and Civil Aviation National Administration (ANAC).

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:20 UTC

Pope Francis removes Opus Dei bishop accused of protecting pedophile priest

While an ongoing Vatican investigation, Livieres Plano promoted a priest in his diocese who had been accused of sexual abuse while serving in the United States.

Pope Francis has dismissed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who was accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people in the United States, the Vatican said on Thursday.

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