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Stories for December 10th 2014

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 21:48 UTC

    HMS Dragon confirms “commitment to UK/Chile defense relationship”

    Ambassador Fiona Clouder with First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, and UK's Defence Attaché, Coronel Angus MacLeod.

    The UK showed its commitment to the UK/Chile defense relationship by sending a Royal Naval ship and the First Sea Lord to Exponaval 2014. The Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Dragon, made its first visit to Chile since commissioning and this was an opportune time for both navies to discuss their future modernization plans and acknowledge the important historic and enduring links between the two Services.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

    Summit supports Argentina in its struggle with bond holders

    Leaders reaffirm their solidarity and support for Argentina in a solution which does not compromise its development or the wellbeing of its people

    The two-day summit of Ibero American leaders meeting in Mexico, besides the traditional declaration, also put out a special statement in support of Argentina and its ongoing struggle with speculative funds.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

    Falklands' sovereignty bilateral talks requested by leaders' summit in Mexico

    Negotiations should be in the framework of resolutions from the United Nations, Organization of American States including the principle of territorial integrity.

    Argentina managed to include a special statement on the Falklands/Malvinas question, at the end of the Ibero American leaders summit held in Mexico, calling on both sides of the dispute, Argentina and the UK, to resume negotiations, in the shortest time possible, to reach a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and surrounding maritime spaces.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 07:56 UTC

    Weaker Latin American currencies against the US dollar next year

    Strong dollar and fall in commodities prices will have an impact on the region's currencies

    Latin American currencies will lose value against the US dollar in 2015 because of the strong US recovery and lower commodities' prices according to Itau-Unibanco, Brazil's largest private bank which also anticipates a strong fiscal adjustment by President Dilma Rousseff's next administration, in an effort to regain investors' 'confidence'.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 07:33 UTC

    Churchill sent troops to the Falklands in 1942 fearing a Japan-Argentina entente

    “The Falklands are very well known and their loss would be a shock to the whole Empire,” wrote Churchill. “They would certainly have to be retaken.”

    Winston Churchill dispatched 1,700 troops to the Falkland Islands in 1942 out of concern that the Japanese were planning to invade the territory and interfere with critical sea routes in the South Atlantic. In support of this plan Tokyo allegedly was prepared to hand control of the Falklands to Argentina, according to a piece in the Daily Telegraph, credited to Julian Ryall, from the Japanese capital.

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 01:54 UTC

    OAS: “The fight against corruption does not rest solely on public authorities”

    Secretary General Insulza said that ”we must jointly tackle this problem that affects us all and that we must all work together to solve.”

    The Organization of American States (OAS), Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, celebrated International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9) calling on the international community to reaffirm their commitment to fight corruption and to “jointly tackle this problem that affects us all and that we must all work together to solve.”

  • Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 00:46 UTC

    United Nations urges “the dismantling of corruption's high walls”

    The 2014 International Day theme, Breaking the Corruption Chain, is geared to in tackle a phenomenon “that strikes hardest at the poor”

    The fight against corruption is a global concern requiring the broadest possible response to “dismantle its high walls”, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, 9 December, in a message marking International Anti-Corruption Day (*).