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Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:55 UTC

Interim president Temer announces grace period for Brazilian states debts

The agreement brokered by minister Meirelles was a compromise between the two-year grace period requested by states and the partial relief proposed by Brasilia

Brazilian states will get a six-month grace period on debts with the federal government, followed by a year and a half of reduced payments, interim President Michel Temer announced.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:46 UTC

Trumps sacks campaign manager to ease relations with fellow Republicans

Lewandowski, as brash and unconventional as the candidate himself, had been by Trump's side since the beginning of his unlikely rise to presumptive GOP nominee

Donald Trump has fired his hard-charging campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and reverse one of the most tumultuous stretches of Trump's unconventional White House bid.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:29 UTC

Brazil slams Mercosur policies of 'populist governments”; proposes a more flexible working accord

 Serra pointed out it was not Brazil's intention to exterminate Mercosur, rather “we want deeper investment policies and physical integration”

Brazil wants a more flexible dynamic Mercosur which allows member countries to reach autonomous agreements with third parties, that can help overcome the de-industrialization process suffered by recent “populist governments”, said Brazilian foreign minister in a speech to the Sao Paulo State Federation of Industries, FIESP.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands will be making their case before the UN C24 this week

Krysteen Ormond, MLA Mike Summers, Karen Minto and MLA Gavin Short with the US Congress cupola in the background

The Falkland Islands and Argentina will be making their case on Thursday in New York before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, an annual event where the Islanders demand recognition of their right to self determination, as clearly expressed in the UN charter for all peoples of the world.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 08:31 UTC

Anti -establishment Lady mayor for Rome: pledges to end corruption

Raggi had campaigned on ending corruption in the Italian capital and reversing the trend of severely failing public services across Rome.

An anti-establishment candidate has been elected Rome's first female mayor after Sunday's runoff elections in Italy. Thirty-seven-year-old lawyer Virginia Raggi led by a 2-1 margin over Premier Matteo Renzi's chosen candidate, Roberto Giachetti, who conceded defeat less than an hour after polls closed.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 08:24 UTC

“Kiss chain” in support of Remain, and a vote of love for tolerance and unity

“A vote for Remain is a vote for love, tolerance and unity in our diversity,” commented Alice Jay, Avaaz campaign director in a statement.

A long line of people kissed each other outside parliament in London on Sunday in a show of love to urge Britain to remain in the European Union.Campaigners said that over 420 people had taken part in the “kiss chain” in London, as other mass kissing events took place in Berlin, Paris and Rome.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 06:15 UTC

Spain heading for another hung parliament, and with no clear possible coalitions

El Pais, El Mundo and ABC showed that the ruling centre-right People‘s Party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be the biggest vote-getter

Spain is likely to repeat its indecisive election of December when it returns to the polls next weekend, according to survey results from three major newspapers, signaling that the country‘s political limbo is set to linger.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:46 UTC

Most Argentines believe Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of corruption scheme

 A majority of Argentines, 63% believe ex president Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of the corruption actions attributed to her ex Public Works minister

A majority of Argentines, 63% believe that former president Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of the corruption actions attributed to her ex Public Works minister Jose Lopez, who was caught handling bags with almost nine million dollars cash in a Buenos Aires suburban convent, while 21% are of the contrary opinion.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:34 UTC

France wants strong immediate action from European Council if UK votes Leave

“You are in or out... The EU Council should give the British an ultimatum about their intentions, and France’s president will be very clear about that,” Macron said

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday the EU should act quickly and firmly if Britain votes next week to leave the European Union. Britain’s EU referendum will be held on Thursday, with an EU summit set for a few days later on June 28 at which Macron said EU leaders should take a firm stand with regard to the UK.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:22 UTC

Peruvian First Lady charged with money laundering for electoral campaigns

Nadine Heredia is not to leave the country in order to answer charges of suspected money laundering in the electoral campaigns of 2006 and 2011.

Judge Richard Concepcion ordered Peru's first lady and the president of the ruling Nationalist Party, Nadine Heredia, not to leave the country in order to answer charges of suspected money laundering in the electoral campaigns of 2006 and 2011.

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