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Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 08:11 UTC

NIESR 2015 global economic growth forecast lowered from 3.2% to 3%

Growth forecasts for US and many emerging market economies was lowered but for the Euro zone was only cut slightly.

Global economic growth will slow this year to the lowest rate since the financial crisis, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). The think tank cut its 2015 forecast to 3.0% from the 3.2% it predicted in May.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

PM Cameron: UK must not become a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world

Describing corruption as “the enemy of progress”, PM Cameron will call for a “global effort” to tackle it, the world has “looked the other way for too long”.

Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with “plundered or laundered cash” and a “global effort” launched to defeat corruption, David Cameron will say in a speech later. Cameron will vow to expose the use of “anonymous shell companies” to buy luxury UK properties - often in London.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falkland Islanders under Argentina 'will elect their own members to Congress and enjoy oil benefits'

“Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands some day, and in the meantime we will continue with dialogue and claims” said Castro

'Some day' Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas and in no way will the Falkland Islanders or their culture, traditions or language be discriminated, and furthermore they will be able to elect their members to congress, governor and fully enjoy the benefits of oil production.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 05:31 UTC

“A diplomatic success” the presence of Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones

“The presence of First minister Jones is a significant success for Chubut, and a day of great celebration for our nation and our people” underlined Castro

As a day of great celebration, Argentine ambassador in the UK, Alicia Castro described the festivities for the 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers arrival to Patagonia, taking place in Chubut with the attendance of Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones, Argentine cabinet ministers and members of the Welsh-Argentine community.

Friday, July 24th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina asks why UK is not punished for not complying with UN

“Why some countries are punished if they don't accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members” can look aside and not comply asked Filmus

Argentine diplomats questioned in Montevideo why the United Kingdom is not punished for its denial to comply with the UN General Assembly Resolution from 1965 which calls on Argentina and the UK to sit and dialogue on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute. They also denied any attempts from Argentina to suffocate the Falklands economy or hydrocarbons industry.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015 - 05:41 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas special session at Aladi's offices in Montevideo

Aladi founded in 1980, includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay.

The Latin American Integration Association, Aladi, with main offices in Montevideo, will be holding on Thursday an extraordinary meeting on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands question in the framework of the recent Day of Affirmation of Argentine rights over the South Atlantic Islands (June 10), and the fiftieth anniversary of UN Assembly Resolution 2065, which called on Argentina and UK to dialogue and find a solution to the dispute.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 04:28 UTC

Falklands' oil industry: Mercosur special declaration in support of Argentina's Malvinas dispute

“Aware of the presence of a semi-submersible rig in the Argentine continental shelf involved in hydrocarbons exploration activities non authorized by Argentina...”

The latest Mercosur summit, held last week in Brazil included a special statement, --besides the main regular declaration with 69 articles--, blasting the UK for violating international law and Argentine domestic law over the exploration of hydrocarbons “in the Argentine continental shelf in proximity of the Malvinas Islands”.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

UK ambassador in Argentina and Chubut governor workout Welsh immigration celebrations

“First Minister Jones will visit Chubut on 27/28 July. We are scheduled to meet at Government house to sign several agreements and bilateral talks” said Buzzi

UK ambassador in Buenos Aires John Freeman met with Chubut province governor Martin Buzzi in Rawson to work out the agenda of activities scheduled for the end of the month when Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones is expected to arrive for the 150th anniversary celebration of Welsh immigration to Argentina, reports the local media, Diario Jornada.

Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 08:15 UTC

Aphids beat latest 'odor' efforts to repel them and protect GM crops

GM crops are being grown commercially since 1996. Land with GM crops has increased from 1.7m in 1996 to around 175.2m hectares worldwide in 2013.

In what is described as a major blow to genetic modification of crops, a variety of wheat developed in the UK to repel pests has failed in field trials. The variety engineered to produce an odor that repels aphids, failed in the field test after it was successfully tested in the lab, proving a wide gap between lab and commercial application of the process.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas UN resolution 2065 remembered in Ushuaia

Filmus proclaimed that “if we remain united, each of Latin America's causes will have a happy ending”

A group of lawmakers from six Latin American countries and Argentine officials met in Ushuaia in support of Argentine 'legitimate sovereignty rights over Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands', in the framework of UN General Assembly Resolution 2065 fiftieth anniversary celebration, which called on the United Kingdom and Argentina to reach a peaceful negotiated solution over the Falklands/Malvinas dispute through bilateral discussions.

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