Politics

Politics
Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 06:12 UTC

China and Brazil confirm closer trade and investment ties

Rousseff said Brazil hopes to enhance cooperation with China in such areas as oil and gas, new energy, satellite and information technology

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff in Australia on the sidelines of the G20 summit, calling for substantial progress in China-Brazil railway cooperation and further expanding trade and investment.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

Rousseff wants to improve ties with Washington, but hurdles and attitudes persist

After re-election Rousseff told Vice President Joe Biden that she wanted to restart discussions “right away” for a formal state visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who cancelled a White House trip last year in anger over U.S. spying revelations, now wants to improve ties and reschedule the state visit - but some U.S. officials warn it might not be that easy.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

IEA says oil supplies may not keep up with demand

Global oil demand is expected to increase by 37% by 2040, with a dominant proportion of that coming from developing countries – i.e. China and India

Despite what appears to be a saturated oil market in 2014, oil producers around the world will struggle to meet rising demand over the next few decades.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Top Gibraltar delegation after trade and political contacts in US

“Gibraltar has an opportunity to tap into that single market” which is being discussed between the EU and the US, said Fabian Picardo

Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia are in Washington DC for a series of commercial and political meetings, which took off at the US Chamber of Commerce building in order to support the formal accreditation of AmCham Gibraltar.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Falklands' giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy painted by school in Hampshire

“The finished product is beyond mine and my committee and mess members’ wildest imagination – it is a truly inspirational piece of art”, said Simon Hayman (Pic by RN)

Students from a Hampshire college in the UK have completed a giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy’s role in the Falklands Conflict. Twenty students from South Downs College at Waterlooville spent a week completing the 12ft square artwork on a wall in the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

UK will not support World Bank loans to Argentina; British public opinion against such aid

PM Cameron is being urged by MPs to prevent any more money being sent to Argentina before a final decision on the latest loan is made next month

The United Kingdom contributions mostly through World Bank loans and aid to Argentina have again been questioned in Britain with demands on Prime Minister David Cameron to block British taxpayers cash going to the country which has 'precarious finances' and a long standing demand over the Falkland Islands sovereignty.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

Thousands march in Buenos Aires marathon in support for Falklands' dialogue

“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas” said the Argentine government

Thousands of people participated Sunday in a race organized by Argentina's government to press for a dialogue with Britain over the Falkland Islands, officials said.“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas,” Malvinas Islands Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus said in a Twitter post.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 08:20 UTC

Almost 30% of teenagers (15 to 19) are mothers in Latin America

Early maternity in Latin America and the Caribbean means 17.5 % of all infants are born to adolescents, a higher rate than the global average (11.2 %).

Nearly 30 % of young women in Latin America are mothers before they reach 20 years and the majority of them are underprivileged, which fosters the reproduction of poverty, hinders women's autonomy and their life projects, and underscores the need for public sex education and reproductive health services.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 08:12 UTC

Brazilian police kill an average of six people per day, says public safety group

“The empirical evidence shows that Brazilian police make abusive use of lethal force to respond to crime and violence,” the report said.

Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 with an average of six a day, a public safety group has said. The study by the Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Forum on Public Safety said police nationwide had killed 11,197 people over the past five years, while law enforcement agents in the US had killed 11,090 in the past 30 years.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

Stats bash Roussef: Brazil lost jobs in October for the first time since 1999

Many of Brazil's homebuilders, carmakers and retailers have already been trimming jobs since earlier this year to reduce costs and protect profits

Brazil lost jobs in October for the first time in at least 15 years, revealing the delicate state of the economy ahead of potential tax hikes and government austerity. Labor Ministry data showed on Friday that Latin America's largest economy unexpectedly trimmed 30,283 net payroll jobs in the tenth month of the year, the worst reading for the month since the data series began in 1999.

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