Spanish treasury inspectors tasked with “tightening the noose” on Gibraltar have been invited to travel to the British Overseas Territory and talk to officials in a bid to debunk claims that the Rock is harbouring tax dodgers from Spain.
An historic trawler, originally from the city of Hull could be returned to the city as part of commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War. The ‘Viola’, which is currently rusting in South Georgia, is the last remaining boat of its kind to have fought in what was known as the Great War.
Australian red meat exports (beef, lamb, mutton and goat meat) to China continue to go from strength to strength, with total shipments for May surpassing the previous all-time high registered in February.
Argentina’s Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial Counsel of Magistrates reform, drafted by the Cristina Fernández (CFK) administration, is unconstitutional and suspended the election of the twelve members up for the popular vote in the next election. The result was six votes in favour and one against.
Leaders of the G8 major economies have agreed new measures to clamp down on money launderers, illegal tax evaders and corporate tax avoiders. Governments agreed to give each other automatic access to information on their residents' tax affairs. They will also require shell companies - often used to exploit tax loopholes and invest money anonymously - to identify their effective owners.
As the threat of massive protests in Brazil’s major cities continues, President Dilma Rousseff early Tuesday tried to defuse the situation by acknowledging the need for better public services, more responsive governance and at the same time praising Brazilians commitment to a strong democracy.
In a strong display of support for Paraguayan president-elect Horacio Cartes, European Union ambassadors confirmed the leader will be travelling next week to Brussels, seat of the EU in what will be his first contacts out of the region.
Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza apologized to Bolivian president Evo Morales for the disclosure of a letter in which the indigenous leader back in 2008 when the discussion of a new constitution pledged he would not run for a third consecutive mandate.
Argentine jet trainer manufacturer FAdeA has been banned from installing a British made ejection seat in a new version of the Pampa by the government of President Cristina Fernandez, according to company boss Raul Arganaraz.
Maria Angelica Vernet and Falklands’ born Alejandro Betts will be Argentina’s petitioners at Thursday’s June 20 United Nations Decolonization Committee session in New York when the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute will be addressed.