Politics

Politics
Wednesday, July 13th 2016 - 02:30 UTC

Beijing rejects adverse international ruling on South China Sea islands and maritime space

President Xi Jinping said China's “territorial sovereignty and marine rights” in the seas would not be affected by the ruling “in any way”

China has firmly rejected an international tribunal ruling that its claims to rights in the South China Sea have no legal basis. President Xi Jinping said China's “territorial sovereignty and marine rights” in the seas would not be affected by the ruling “in any way”, however he added that Beijing was still “committed to resolving disputes” with its neighbors.

Tuesday, July 12th 2016 - 08:03 UTC

Neighbors Stand Up to Venezuela

“You can be elected democratically but lose legitimacy over time through your actions,” Eladio Loizaga Caballero, the foreign minister of Paraguay said

By New York Times Editorial Board

This summer, Venezuela was poised to assume the rotating presidency of Mercosur, a trade bloc that includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. But at the urging of Paraguay, Mercosur heads of state are considering blocking Venezuela, at least temporarily, citing the erosion of democracy there.

Tuesday, July 12th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

“Brexit means Brexit and we're going to make a success of it”, pledges Theresa May

Speaking outside Parliament, Mrs. May said she was “honored and humbled” to succeed David Cameron, after her only rival in the race withdrew on Monday.

Home Secretary Theresa May promised to build a “better Britain” and to make the UK's EU exit a “success” after she was announced as the new Tory leader and soon-to-be PM. Speaking outside Parliament, Mrs. May said she was “honored and humbled” to succeed David Cameron, after her only rival in the race withdrew on Monday.

Tuesday, July 12th 2016 - 06:36 UTC

Mercosur ever so divided plans a new meeting to decide on Venezuela´s presidency of the group

Host minister Nin Novoa said that the group would take a two-day recess and meet again next Thursday following consultations

Mercosur four founding members meeting in Montevideo have been unable to reach a consensus on whether to transfer, for the next six months, the group's pro tempore presidency to Venezuela and decided on a new round of talks next Thursday. Uruguay insists in complying with the charter and calendar, but Paraguay and Brazil question the current government of Venezuela's credentials for the job, and Argentina has an ambiguous position.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 10:20 UTC

Spontaneous ovation and acknowledgement for Malvinas veterans during Bicentenary celebrations

As veterans approached the box with authorities, thousands that had turned out for the event started to applaud them, as the crowd shouted “Argentina, Argentina”

Malvinas veterans received a huge ovation and applause when they marched in Buenos Aires closing the main parade that concluded two days of festivities and speeches across Argentina to celebrate the bicentennial of the country's declaration of independence on 9 July 1816.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 07:19 UTC

Second Chinook helicopter back in the Falklands from Afghanistan

Prior to 2006 the United Kingdom had a pair of Chinooks permanently detached to the Falkland Islands

The United Kingdom has returned to the Falkland Islands one of the two Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopters that were withdrawn in 2006 for operational service in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) told IHS Jane's on 4 July.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

Lord Prescott admits Iraq war was “illegal” and a “catastrophic decision”

Writing in the Sunday Mirror, Lord Prescott said he would live with the “catastrophic decision” for the rest of his life.

John Prescott, who was deputy prime minister when Britain went to war with Iraq in 2003, says the invasion by UK and US forces was “illegal”. Writing in the Sunday Mirror, he said he would live with the “catastrophic decision” for the rest of his life.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 06:20 UTC

The Pound beats the Argentine Peso as worst performing currency in 2016

Some analysts are convinced the pound still has further to fall, with some predicting lows of US$ 1.20 against the dollar in the next three months.

The pound has beaten the Argentine peso to become 2016's worst performing currency after it plunged to a 31-year low in the aftermath of the decision to leave the EU. Sterling dipped below US$1.30 for the first time since 1985 in the second week after the European referendum.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 06:16 UTC

Pope Francis appeals to “a greater Fatherland” in message to Argentina's independence bicentennial

“We need grandfathers with dreams which drive the young — inspired by those same dreams — running forward with the creativity of the prophesy”.

In anticipation of Argentina's Independence Day bicentenary on Saturday,( 9 July 1816), Pope Francis sent a special message calling for the homeland to fulfill the prophesy of Joel (1st chapter. 4th verse) — only if our grandparents dare to dream and our youths to prophesy great things can our homeland be free.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 06:12 UTC

Disenchantment with Trump and Hillary makes room for an alternative candidate, shows Reuters/Ipsos poll

Poll shows 21% of likely voters will not back Trump or Clinton in the November presidential election.

A public opinion poll from Ipsos, contracted and publishes by Reuters shows that United States citizens demand for an alternative to the two main presidential candidates has surged since the last election, underscoring the unpopularity of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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