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Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Uruguay could compete for another pulp mill, if it develops logistics infrastructure

Another state-of-art pulp mill in Uruguay is possible if the logistics infrastructure is rebuilt to support large scale export-oriented businesses, said Jaakko Sarantola

Finland´s UPM pulp conglomerate which already has a plant in Uruguay announced it will commence discussions with the Uruguayan government on the development of logistics infrastructure for a possible mounting of another mill. Discussions will include railroad and roads, which currently are a critical challenge to establish large scale industrial operation in the Uruguayan inland and to connect it to a deep sea port.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

CEO denies plan to privatize Petrobras: 'Brazilian society not mature enough to discuss the issue'

“I want to leave my opinion very clear, I don't believe Brazilian society is mature enough to even discuss privatization”, said CEO Parente

The Brazilian government has no plans to privatize state-run oil company Petrobras and is still deciding whether to sell its controlling share in several units to shore up its finances, the company's Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said in an interview with a local newspaper published on Monday.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 05:37 UTC

Brazil tightens security at airports ahead of the Olympic Games in the aftermath of Nice

Authorities insisted the new screenings were not related to attacks abroad, but were in line with international security standards.

Stepped-up security screenings produced long lines for travelers at Brazil’s main airports on Monday in the aftermath of the truck attack in Nice, France and weeks ahead of the Olympic Games scheduled to open next 5 August in Rio do Janeiro.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 05:11 UTC

Falklands attending OTs and UK ministerial meeting in Turks and Caicos: Brexit in the agenda

MLA Roger Edwards is representing the Falklands at the  Pre-Joint Ministerial conference in the Caribbean Turks and Caicos islands.

Economic, social, health and environmental issues, as well as the relationship between Overseas Territories (OT`s) and the United Kingdom, will be discussed at the upcoming Pre-Joint Ministerial conference to be held in the Caribbean Turks and Caicos islands. The Falkland Islands will be represented by MLA Roger Edwards and Gibraltar by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

Monday, July 18th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Boris Johnson reassures Gibraltar's sovereignty and prosperity during meeting with Picardo

The Foreign Secretary met with Mr Picardo to tell him Britain will would never let Gibraltar pass into another state's control without the consent of the people.

The UK will take “whatever action is necessary” to safeguard Gibraltar’s British sovereignty and prosperity”, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said after his first meeting with Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo in London on Saturday, according to a release from the Foreign Office.

Saturday, July 16th 2016 - 10:32 UTC

Five arrests believed to be linked to the Nice killer of 84; another 52 remain in critical condition

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel plowed with a truck through crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he was shot dead by police.

Five people believed to be linked to the man who killed 84 people in Nice are in police custody, the Paris prosecutor's office says. Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, Le Monde reported. Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel plowed with a truck through crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he was shot dead by police.

Saturday, July 16th 2016 - 09:39 UTC

Military coup fails in Turkey; people take to the streets and expose a divided Army

After a night of drama and bloodshed, at least 190 people had died, more than 1,150 people were wounded, and hundreds of rebel soldiers arrested

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan battled to regain control over Turkey Saturday after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to his 13 years of dominant rule was faltering. After hours of chaos and violence unseen in decades, Erdogan ended uncertainty over his whereabouts, flying into Istanbul airport in the early hours and making a defiant speech cheered by hundreds of supporters.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 06:32 UTC

French foreign minister calls Boris Johnson a liar with “his back against the wall”

Mr Ayrault said: ”I am not at all worried about Boris Johnson, but you know his style, his method during the campaign - he lied a lot to the British people.

France's foreign minister has said his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with “his back against the wall”. In comments to Europe 1 radio, Jean-Marc Ayrault said Mr Johnson had lied to the British people during the recent EU referendum campaign and would now be under pressure “to defend his country”.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 04:13 UTC

“We'll be back with Cristina and we'll return to Malvinas”, pledges Maradona in Ushuaia

 The former Argentine captain and coach Maradona with Ushuaia mayor Vuoto and the “We'll return” poster

“We'll be back with Cristina, and we'll be back in Malvinas”, said Argentina's world football ex-star Diego Armando Maradona before leaving Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego where he spent mini vacations.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 03:01 UTC

'Suspend Falkland/Malvinas sovereignty claim until 2033', when hopefully Argentina becomes attractive

“The multilateral path no longer yields a result”, insisted Caputo. In 2033 with whoever is UK Prime minister, we should call for a review of the situation”

Argentina's former foreign minister Dante Caputo has proposed suspending the sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands until 2033, when the 200th anniversary of the “British occupation” because according to his own words, “the multilateral path no longer yields a result”. And he emphasized, “they will come when the country becomes attractive for the Argentines”.

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