Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 08:18 UTC

Putin claims 40 countries fund ISIS including some members from G20

Putin said he provided examples based on Russian data on the financing of different Islamic State units by private individuals.

Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped a bombshell when he alleged that the dreaded Islamic State (ISIS) is being funded by 40 countries including some members of the G20 countries.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:55 UTC

G20 leaders in Turkey vow to step up the fight against terrorism

G20 leaders promised to cooperate on managing borders, airline safety, sharing information on suspects, countering propaganda and freezing terrorist assets.

In the wake of the Paris horrific coordinated attacks, leaders from the world's top economies ended on Monday a two-day summit at a resort in Turkey with a vow to step up the fight against terrorism. The attacks that left 132 people dead and hundreds of injured shrouded the nine hours of formal talks that were already set to include discussions of terrorism and a refugee crisis stemming from the mass exodus of people from war-torn Syria.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

UEFA confirms the Euro 2016 will remain in France

“The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled and the final tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016”, announced UEFA

Euro 2016 will remain in France, UEFA has announced. The country’s hosting of the tournament has come under scrutiny since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people with many more seriously injured. France’s 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine was one prominent figure to call on the country to give up hosting rights, claiming: “It is simply too dangerous”.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:17 UTC

Flags at half-mast on Whitehall as UK observes a minute's silence on Monday

As a mark of respect and expression of solidarity, all Whitehall government departments have lowered their Union Flags to half-mast

Flags fly at half-mast on Whitehall government buildings as the United Kingdom observed a minute's silence on Monday 16 November 2015. The minute's silence was held across Europe at 11am (UK time), in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the series of terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Falklands addresses European refugee crisis and possible assistance

MLA Mike Summers met with members of the UK Home Office team recently in the UK

Following requests from a number of members of the public to assess the possibility of assisting with the European refugee crisis, the Falkland Islands government, FIG, has reviewed with HMG the options to take part in their resettlement scheme.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Latin America expanding at a “two-speed” rate: Pacific Alliance and Mercosur

The Spanish bank lowered all growth expectations for most countries of the region because of global uncertainty and poor performance of China's economy

Latin America is expanding at a 'two-speed' rate according to the latest report from the Spanish bank BBVA, pointing out that the Pacific Alliance is expected to grow 2.5% in 2015/16, while Mercosur will be lagging with a contraction of 2% to 1.5%.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 08:15 UTC

Cristina Fernandez overspending to the last Peso and credit before leaving

Congress approved a “fiscal deficit of approx 50.000 million Pesos for the twelve months, but in the first six months it already stands at 100.000 million Pesos”

Outgoing Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will be leaving not only the Central bank reserves exhausted but also a budget deficit which is estimated at 7% of GDP by the end of the fiscal year, equivalent to 400.000 million Pesos, according to the country's National Auditing Office, AGN.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Presidential debate: not much substance but a clear fading of the Kirchnerite confrontation spirit

The two candidates stood by their guns and strategy: not many questions were answered but it was a civilized debate

With a repeat of their respective campaign strategies, not much content, and less replies Argentina's presidential candidates, incumbent Daniel Scioli and opposition hopeful Mauricio Macri debated during 75 minutes in four main blocks following clearly established rules of two minutes presentations and one minute question and answer.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front coalition divided over Venezuela

OAS chief Almagro and former Uruguayan ex foreign minister sent a letter to Venezuelan electoral authorities calling for transparent elections

The strong 16 pages long letter sent by OAS (Organization of American States) secretary general Luis Almagro to Venezuelan electoral officials calling for transparency, international observers and freeing political prisoners, ahead of December 6 legislative elections, triggered an immediate furious insulting reaction from Venezuela's strongman Diosdado Cabello, but also again exposed a growing rift in the Uruguayan government.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 06:49 UTC

St Helena airport official opening has been delayed from February to May 2016

In September, a Beechcraft King Air 200 plane landed at St Helena Airport for the first time, prior to conducting a series of calibration flights.

The opening of St Helena Airport in the south Atlantic Ocean has been delayed from February 2016 to May 2016 to allow for additional refinement of the aerodrome's infrastructure.


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