Spain’s anti-austerity left-wingers Podemos would come in second, ahead of the Socialist party (PSOE), if general elections were held today, a polling firm declared this week, as the party, barely one year old, continues its surge in popularity.
Shares in Brazil's oil giant Petrobras plunged Friday as banking executive Aldemir Bendine, who is seen as too close to President Dilma Rousseff's party, was named the scandal-hit firm's new chief executive.
United States employment rose solidly in January and wages rebounded strongly, a show of underlying strength in the economy. Nonfarm payrolls increased 257,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.
Qatar Airways has emerged as the owner of a 10% stake in International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways (BA) and Iberia. The Gulf airline is already a member of the Oneworld Alliance.
Argentine prosecutors and the judicial employees union have officially called for a demonstration on February 18 marking a month since the death of Alberto Nisman who was in charge of investigating the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people back in 1994.
Three scholarships for Falkland Islanders at the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) in Trinidad and related to the oil and gas industry are likely to be available within two years and will be overseen by the Training Centre in the Falklands.
Argentina will not tolerate any United States intervention in the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, and will consider any attempt as an interference in the country's domestic affairs and a violation of Argentine sovereignty.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez plans to write actress Mia Farrow and retired tennis star Martina Navratilova to rebut their recent criticism and explain that the scandal engulfing her is a smear campaign, officials said Thursday.
Brazilian federal police said on Thursday they had started questioning João Vaccari Neto, the treasurer of the country's ruling Workers' Party, as a corruption probe focused on state-run oil company Petrobras widened to include political figures.
The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in January, averaging 182.7 points for the month, or 1.9 percent below its December 2014 level. Lower prices reflect strong production expectations as FAO also raised its 2014 forecast for world cereal production to a record high and noted that early indications for crops in 2015 are favorable.