Politics

Politics
Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 07:10 UTC

Chilean football fans vandalize Malvinas memorial in Rosario: 46 arrests

The Chileans are accused of damages to “public property” for having defaced, scribbled with graffiti, torn benches and perpetrated other offensive actions

Two of the 46 Chileans arrested on Monday for vandalism against a Malvinas Fallen Monument in Argentina's second largest city, Rosario, were still waiting on Tuesday for the prosecutors' charges before going before a federal judge. During the first hearing, advised by a government supplied lawyer, the Chileans abstained from making any statement while demanding to be set free.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 07:04 UTC

Harsh time for Rousseff in Congress: booing and threats of more difficulties

Rousseff's participation at the ceremony was a gesture of rapprochement toward Congress, as in previous years she had delegated the task on one of her ministers.

Brazilian Congress gave on Tuesday a harsh welcome to President Dilma Rousseff at its yearly inaugural session, booing her and threatening new “difficulties” added to the turbulent relations that prevail between the executive and legislative branches.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 06:15 UTC

Brazil airline shares soar as regulator admits opening to foreign capital

Rousseff may propose legislation giving her discretion to let foreign groups own as much as 100% of local airlines, up from 20%, Valor Econômico reported.

Brazilian airline shares soared nearly 30% on Monday after a newspaper report said the government may scrap limits on foreign ownership of domestic airlines to attract investment to the struggling sector. President Dilma Rousseff may propose legislation giving her discretion to let foreign groups own as much as 100% of local airlines, up from 20%, Valor Econômico reported.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 05:14 UTC

Four MPs expected in the Falklands next week: two Tories and two Labour

On top D. Morris and G Opperman, below G. Matheson and P.Dowd MP

A group of four Members of Parliament from Britain will be visiting the Falkland Islands as guests of FIG from February 11-16, accompanied by Sukey Cameron MBE, from the Falkland Islands Government Office in London.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 - 12:07 UTC

Havana Club rum war: Bacardi appeals US decision to let Cuba have the trademark

That green light, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is illegal, Bacardi said in the latest salvo of a long-running legal battle that goes back to 1959.

Bacardi filed suit on Monday against the United States demanding an explanation of its decision to let Cuba sell Havana Club rum in the United States once the U.S. trade embargo against the Castro brothers' island is lifted.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 - 11:59 UTC

FIFA puts Conmebol and Concacaf funding 'on hold' given 'current proceedings'

“...in light of current proceedings involving individuals related to Conmebol and Concacaf, FIFA has put contributions... on hold until further notice,”

FIFA has cut off funding to the corruption-hit confederations for football in the Americas, the global football body said on Monday, in a move which could cause future cash flow problems for the two organizations.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 - 06:12 UTC

Iowa surprise: Senator Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump: “I'm honored by second place”

“Tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives,” Ted Cruz declared, to great applause, as he railed against Washington, lobbyists and the media.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, the first vote of the US 2016 presidential election. He took 28% of the Republican vote, beating his rival, the once frontrunner Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 - 05:58 UTC

Raul Castro received in Paris with full honors; Hollande calls for an end of US sanctions on Cuba

“President Obama... must, and he's said it himself, go all the way and bring an end to this vestige of the Cold War” Hollande said after meeting with the Cuban leader

French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an end to US sanctions on Cuba during a historic visit to Paris by President Raul Castro, seen as a key step in rebuilding ties with the West.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 - 05:49 UTC

FARC will enter politics once peace deal is signed, announces top guerrilla leader

“We will be in politics without arms,” FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño , known by his nom de guerre “Timochenko” or “Timoleón Jiménez,” said in a rare interview

Colombia’s FARC rebel guerrillas will enter politics and seek alliances with other parties after it signs a peace deal with the government, its secretive leader said, despite rebel fears they may be targeted by right-wing armed groups..

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 09:36 UTC

China's manufacturing contracts for sixth month running in January

According to the latest factory survey, the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed a reading of 49.4 for the month compared to December's reading of 49.7.

Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted for the sixth month in a row in January - and hit its lowest level since 2012. According to the government's latest factory survey, the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed a reading of 49.4 for the month compared to December's reading of 49.7.

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