As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Sunday.
On Tuesday 21 April the Falkland Islands will be holding a parade to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth. Contingents from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the Falklands' Defense Force will form at Stanley's Victory Green, reports Gilbert House, seat of the Falklands' elected Legislative Assembly.
Swiss prosecutors have uncovered over 300 accounts at more than 30 Swiss banks that they suspect are linked to the massive corruption and money-laundering scandal at Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras.
Argentina's Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández said on Sunday that he has filed an official complaint against attorney Adrian Bastianes, who posted on Twitter a photo of the dead body of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, to the Federal Police.
United States Judge Thomas Griesa finally authorized Citibank Argentina to process interest payments of bonds issued under Argentine law, with a payment deadline on March 31 and on June 30, and to exit its custody business in Argentina.
Petrobras corruption scandal reaches New York court: banks will have to explain sale of bonds to US investors
Fifteen banks will join Petrobras next week, April 3, in a New York court to explain how they did nothing wrong when selling 98 billion dollars worth of the Brazilian state oil company’s bonds to American investors. Of the 15, lawyers representing the investment banking divisions of Itau and Bradesco will appear before New York judge Jed Rakoff in hopes to escape the scandal.
Russia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted Sunday as London again denounced Moscow's “illegal annexation” of the peninsula.
Argentina’s current account deficit widened 7.9% to 5.07 billion dollars in 2014 as Latin America’s third-biggest economy eked out meager 0.5% growth, official data showed. Exports fell 11.9% from 2013 to 71.94bn, hurt by low international prices for Argentine soy, wheat and corn as well as weakened demand in key trading partner Brazil, where economic growth is also stagnant.
Prosecutors who uncovered Brazil's biggest corruption case called for tougher prison sentences and more legal powers to crack down on rampant graft that costs taxpayers more than the annual budget for education and health.
A Brazilian museum received 139 works of art, including a painting by Joan Miro, seized from individuals involved in the corruption scandal rocking state oil giant Petrobras. Works by Brazilian artists Djanira and Heitor dos Prazeres were among the trove that police delivered to the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in the city of Curitiba.