Politics

Politics
Friday, September 12th 2014 - 04:08 UTC

FIFA vice-president has called for 'corruption' report to be published

Webb said that “if there is proven bribery or corruption” FIFA should either run a revote or the hosting rights should “go to the runners-up”.

FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb has called for Michael Garcia’s report into the corruption-tarnished World Cup bidding process to be published. The CONCACAF president made his declaration at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester on Tuesday.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 03:58 UTC

Canadian team locates English vessels lost in 1845 in the Northwest Passage

PM Harper announced one of Canada's greatest mysteries has been solved with the discovery of one of the two ships belonging to the Franklin Expedition

After more than 160 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a Canadian team has located one of Franklin’s historic ships and solved one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries, according to reports from Parks Canada.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 03:37 UTC

Emilio Botin, “El presidente” and the 'unofficial king of Spain'

Botin took advantage of cultural and language ties to expand rapidly into Latin America, and in 2004 snapped up Britain's Abbey National for 14.5bn dollars

Emilio Botin, “El Presidente” to co-workers and the third generation of Botins to run Santander, was at the forefront of a drive to create global banks, offering a one-stop shop to multinational companies and a range of services to consumers.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 17:00 UTC

There are two Mercosur, but only the ideological one prevails

The ideological Mercosur is limited to a political board of three. Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, “the original Mercosur is over” indicated Magnoli

The original Mercosur is over; it has been reduced to a political block with a three member board, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, according to Demetrio Magnoli a renowned Folha de Sao Paulo columnist who added that the 'political' Mercosur has helped the Alliance of the Pacific to advance.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 16:29 UTC

UK political leaders from all parties off to campaign in Scotland as YES vote advances

“I would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we've put together...if this family of nations was torn apart” pleaded PM Cameron (Pic Getty)

The leaders of the main UK parties have made a plea for a vote against Scottish independence, as they campaigned north of the border ahead of the referendum. Prime Minister David Cameron said he would be “heartbroken” in the event of a “Yes” vote, while Labor leader Ed Miliband said the case for the Union came from the “head, heart and soul”.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 16:19 UTC

Royal Navy will have a second aircraft carrier, “Prince of Wales”

“The second carrier will be brought into service. It’s means the Royal Navy will be able deploy a carrier 100 percent of the time,” Cameron said.

The UK Royal Navy is to get the second operational aircraft carrier, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced. Britain is building two 65,000-ton aircraft carriers in a £6.2 billion deal with a BAE Systems-led industry alliance, but the Conservative-led coalition had previously said it would mothball or sell the second warship due to the cost of operating two carriers.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 15:53 UTC

Key economic responsibilities to France and UK in EU new executive team

“Today I am presenting the team that will put Europe back on the path to jobs and growth” said EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker

The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities to French and British commissioners but overseen by others in a new-look hierarchy.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 15:46 UTC

Ana Botin appointed new chairwoman of Spanish banking giant Santander

Her father Emilio Botin, the head of a banking dynasty died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.

Ana Botin has been appointed the new chairwoman of the Spanish banking giant Santander, following the death of her father, Emilio Botin, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 05:14 UTC

Islamic State's ultimate goal: Saudi Arabia's oil wells

IS knows that first is to capture and secure the most important country in the Muslim world: Saudi Arabia.

For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that it had no choice but to set its sights on the ultimate prize: the oil fields of Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 04:48 UTC

Judge Griesa will wait for appeals court ruling before acting on holdouts' Citibank subpoena

“It almost goes without saying whatever the court of appeals decides will have an effect on the issues we're dealing with here,” Griesa said.

US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.

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