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Politics
Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Ambassador Castro hosts social promotion activity of probably Argentina's next First Lady

Soledad Peralta, Banco Provincia Foundation; Carolina González Bunster, founder of “Walkabout” next to Ambassador Castro and Karina Rabolini

The president of the Argentine Banco Provincia foundation, Karina Rabolini, signed on Friday at the Embassy of Argentina in the United Kingdom a cooperation agreement with “Walkabout Foundation”, a non-profit organization that focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Vatican signs first treaty with 'State of Palestine; supports two-state solution

Pope Francis shakes hands with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas during a visit to the Vatican

The Vatican signed on Friday its first treaty with the “State of Palestine”, calling for “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. The treaty concerned the Catholic Church's activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas, a territorial integrity issue; a C24 visiting mission would have to be to Buenos Aires and London

Sending a visitors' mission would have to be to Bs As and London to emphasize, “Gentlemen, when are you going to sit and negotiate”, said Lasso Mendoza

The president of the UN Decolonization Special Committee (C24), Xavier Lasso Mendoza argued that the Falklands/Malvinas issue is a territorial integrity and sovereignty dispute between two countries, and since there is no subjugated people in the Islands, if a visiting mission is to be sent, it would have to be to Buenos Aires and London, with the simple message, ”when are you going to sit and begin negotiations?

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands' 'fk' domain battle at the ICANN Buenos Aires conference

The organisation ICANN originally gave the Falklands their own web address in 1997 and then confirmed the Islands' online presence in 2005 with 'fk'.

The British government has stood up to Argentina in a battle over the Falkland Islands' right to exist in cyberspace at the ICANN conference in Buenos Aires. Argentina is furious that the disputed territory is allowed to give websites a “.fk” address - identifying them as hailing from the disputed territory and brought up the issue during the current conference.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 04:54 UTC

Timerman: UK attempts to convince Malvinas population that it could have a right to self-determination that does not exist

British unilateral acts have done nothing but increase, putting Argentina on the need to adopt any and all measures allowed by Argentine law and international law

Statement by Argentine Foreign Affairs and Worship before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, 25 June 2015.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 03:40 UTC

“CFK, a very intelligent political animal, whether you like it or not”

“It seems CFK had an asbestos suit; great conflicts that she had to deal with had struck her but she has managed to give a step aside and come off well,” says Wornat

The world is watching closely Argentina’s political scenario with the general elections just around the corner next October and the BBC has published an article on President Cristina Fernández highlighting the leader’s popularity as she readies to leave office in December.

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Argentina's vice-president to stand trial on bribery and conflict of interests charges

Amado Boudou, the playboy and rock guitar player vice-president, personally picked by Cristina Fernandez but who has fallen in disgrace

Argentina's vice-president Amado Boudou is expected to stand trial within the next two weeks, for his involvement in the transfer of the former Ciccone mint, the company that prints Argentina's peso bills. The decision by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo follows on the Federal Cassation Court confirming the indictment Boudou on charges of bribery and negotiations incompatible with public office (conflict of interests).

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Obama given authority to conclude trade agreements and US workers financial aid for possible job loss

The worker assistance bill includes a tax credit that will allow thousands of Delphi salary retirees not yet eligible for Medicare to buy health insurance.

The United States House of Representatives concluded a tumultuous three-week debate Thursday on trade when Democrats reversed themselves and approved a bill designed to provide financial help to US workers who can show they lost their job because of international trade.

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:23 UTC

Petrobras bribery case reaches US courts on investors' class action lawsuit

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to throw out an investors' class action lawsuit claiming a multibillion-dollar bribery scandal overvalued it for years. Speaking at a hearing in federal court in New York, Petrobras lawyer Roger Cooper said the company itself was a victim of the fraud, which he said was orchestrated by a handful of individuals.

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UN Decolonization Committee supports Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas claims

Hector Timerman said that UK's unwillingness to negotiate, “Far from making the smallest effort to solve the controversy, they irresponsibly aggravate it”

The United Nations Decolonization Committee approved on Thursday a new resolution urging the United Kingdom to discuss the Falklands/Malvinas dispute with Argentina, in order to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The decision came as no surprise since it has become an annual event despite Falklands' representatives demand for C24 to act in support of Non Self Governing Territories.

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