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United Kingdom
Monday, September 14th 2015 - 09:24 UTC

Corbyn's victory seems to indicate Labor wants to move to the left and away from Blair-Brown era

Corbyn has never held a ministerial role and his rivals collectively have greater government experience. But Blairite candidate Liz Kendall, only managed 4.5%.

When Jeremy Corbyn entered the race to lead the Labor Party earlier this year, he struggled to get the 35 nominations from members of parliament needed to make it onto the ballot. That is a distant memory after he won a resounding victory to become the leader of the party. With 59.5% of the first-preference votes, Corbyn's mandate beats that won by Tony Blair in 1994.

Monday, September 14th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Cristina Fernandez celebrates Corbyn as “the triumph of hope”

“Jeremy Corbyn is the great friend of Latin America and joins with solidarity our vindication of equality and political sovereignty”, said Cristina Fernandez

Argentine President Cristina Fernández congratulated Jeremy Corbyn for the victory in the elections of Britain’s Labor Party calling him “the great friend of Latin America” and for supporting dialogue with London to discuss the sovereignty of the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 09:59 UTC

UK offshore oil sector lost 65.000 jobs; industry's challenge: taking a barrel's operational cost to £15

The Oil and GAS UK report said the number of jobs supported by direct, supply chain and indirect employment had fallen from 440,000 to 375,000.

The contraction of Britain's offshore oil sector has already stripped out 65,000 jobs, according to a new report. The calculation of a 15% drop since the start of last year came from the annual economic impact report of trade body Oil and Gas UK.

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

Queen Elizabeth thanks well-wishers for their 'touching messages of kindness'

Dressed in turquoise with her trusty black handbag at her side, the Queen spoke briefly to the gathered crowds earlier.

Queen Elizabeth has thanked well-wishers in the UK and overseas for their “touching messages of kindness” as she becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Speaking in the Scottish Borders, the 89-year-old monarch said the title was “not one to which I have ever aspired”.

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Lula da Silva pictured with the Pope's Malvinas-dialogue poster

Hopeful Scioli, Lula da Silva and Cristina Fernandez holding the Pope's poster calling for Malvinas dialogue

Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was pictured holding Pope Francis' poster calling for dialogue in the 'Malvinas issue'.

Wednesday, September 9th 2015 - 08:23 UTC

Germany willing to take half a million refugees annually over several years

Merkel's deputy Sigmar Gabriel, said Berlin ”could surely deal with something in the order of half a million (refugees) for several years”

Germany said it could take half a million refugees annually over several years as Greek islands struggled on Tuesday to process a huge backlog of migrants desperate to travel to western Europe. Reflecting deepening concern, the European Union's president warned the EU faced a years-long refugee crisis, while the UN urged countries worldwide to help tackle the problem.

Wednesday, September 9th 2015 - 06:31 UTC

Don't Be Fooled by Dialogue -- Argentina Only Wants One Answer to 'the Falklands Question'

'Falklands government has previously worked alongside the government of Argentina, with joint accords on a range of economic issues' said MLA Cheek (Pic NRK)

By Jan Cheek (*) (*) - On Friday 4th, Ms Cecilia Nahón, Argentina Ambassador to the United States, wrote an article for the Huffington Post, titled 'Malvinas: All Argentina Is Saying Is Give Dialogue A Chance.'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch

On Wednesday Queen Elizabeth will pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria.

Queen Elizabeth II will on Wednesday pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria. Here are some figures about her reign, which has lasted more than 63 years:

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 09:59 UTC

“For a more competitive Europe”

We must reinvigorate negotiations with the big South American trading bloc and look to the dynamic economies of Asia. Now we have a deal with Vietnam

Prime Minister and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wrote an article for the Spanish newspaper Expansión on competiveness.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 09:51 UTC

Chevening scholarships for 27 Argentines: farewell party at the embassy

Ambassador Dr. Freeman pointed out that the scholarship was “not all about studying, but also about taking the opportunity to travel and meet new people”.

The British embassy in Buenos Aires offered a farewell reception for 27 Argentines who will be studying in UK universities under the Chevening Scholarships program. Ambassador Dr. John Freeman pointed out at the occasion that the scholarship was “not all about studying, but also about taking the opportunity to travel and meet new people”.


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