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Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:47 UTC

Switzerland and Argentina closer to deal on double taxation and sharing tax information

The agreement is in line with the applicable international standard for the exchange of information upon request instead of being automatic.

Switzerland took a step forward on implementing its double taxation agreement (DTA) with Argentina as the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the deal and submitted it to parliament for approval. Meanwhile, in Argentina the agreement has already been passed by the Foreign Affairs and Budget Committees of the Lower House and was cleared for debate.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Number of homicides in Argentina again on the rise, indicate Healthcare stats

Even with a relatively low rate and on average one of the best in the region: 7.3 per 100.000 inhabitants, concern remains over insecurity minors

The number of homicides per year in Argentina dropped from a peak of 4.630 back in 2002, but this did not impede that in the following decade that figure totaled, 31.992, according to official stats from the country's Healthcare ministry.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

China's leadership meets to crack down on 'abuse of power' and promote 'rule of the law'

The gathering is expected to take action against Zhou Yongkang, the powerful former domestic security tsar who fell to the anti-corruption campaign

Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party opened a highly-anticipated meeting Monday, as state media emphasized the need to tighten control over the country's legal system. Known as the Fourth Plenum, it brings together the party's 205-strong Central Committee and around 170 reserve members, along with officials from bodies including its much-feared internal watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:08 UTC

Argentine Central bank chief downplays any chance of devaluation of the Peso

“There was a clear attempt by some sectors to trigger a new devaluation of the peso,” Vanoli stated in an interview, “but it failed”

Argentina's newly-appointed Central Bank (BCRA) governor Alejandro Vanoli claimed a “devaluation attempt” by 'concentrated powers' and rejected any official plans to downward the value of the country’s currency. He pledged to discourage speculation and to “put an end to abuses from financial institutions.”

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 07:39 UTC

The Royal Navy with more admirals than surface warships?

“Documents seen by the Mirror prove there are 14 more admirals than there are modern warships as defined by Parliament’s Defense Select Committee”.(Pic Daily Mirror)

London's Daily Mirror had taken on the Royal Navy arguing that the shrunken service now has nearly twice as many admirals as surface warships. In effect despite destroyers and frigates being cut to a paltry 19, the Senior Service still boasts 33 admirals on £100,000 a year.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:48 UTC

Falklands' patrol HMS Clyde tested in full operational exercises

Clyde is visited by â Albertâ whilst at anchor off Ajax Bay.(Pic RN)

September and early October has been a busy five weeks for the smallest ship in the Royal Navy with a flight deck. HMS Clyde is tasked with patrolling the Falkland Islands whilst also monitoring the airspace that covers the wider area, and routinely visits the many small settlements that feature around the Islands.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:39 UTC

The Caribbean and Colombia ban entry of travelers from Ebola stricken countries

Colombia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on travel restrictions

A group of Caribbean countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola. Jamaica said it would not accept travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:22 UTC

Fallon visits Gibraltar and reaffirms UK support to deal with unlawful Spanish incursions

 “My visit proves once more that the UK takes Spanish incursions very seriously, and will continue to deal robustly with them”, said Fallon.

A package of new measures announced by the Defense Secretary has reaffirmed the UK’s support to Gibraltar. On his first visit since becoming Secretary of State, Michael Fallon paid tribute to those working to support defense activities in Gibraltar and emphasized the strategic importance of the permanent joint operating base there.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Gibraltar and Falklands right to self determination underlined at academic symposium

Decolonization can only be in accordance with the peoples' wishes in exercise of the right of self determination, said Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia

The people of the non-self governing territories on the United Nations list, like Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands, have to be decolonised in accordance with the wishes of those people in exercise of the right of self determination, said Gibraltar Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia during the opening of the academic symposium on “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century”

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:50 UTC

Cristina Fernandez on 48 hours medical rest because of pharyngitis

Cristina Fernandez was last seen in public Thursday night after the launching of Argentina's first domestically built communications satellite.

Doctors on Friday instructed Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to rest for 48 hours in order to recover from a sore throat. Argentina's presidency said in a statement that the 61-year-old leader is suffering from pharyngitis and had to suspend a public event scheduled for later in the day in order to get some rest.

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