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Stories for March 10th 2015

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

    Spain insists in blocking Gibraltar from EU single sky measures

    García-Margallo has been pressing for Gibraltar to be excluded from a new trench EU Single Sky measures, currently frozen because of the row

    Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has renewed his bid to have Gibraltar excluded from the European Union aviation measures. According to Spanish wire reports he raised the issue in Riga during a conference of foreign ministers which was intended to focus on the crisis with Russia and Ukraine.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 08:07 UTC

    US confirms sanctions against seven top officials from Maduro's regime

    Manuel Bernal Martínez, Justo Noguera Pietri, Gustavo González López, Antonio Benavides Torres, Miguel  Vivas Landino and Manuel Pérez Urdaneta

    United States President Obama on Monday issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

    Brazilian lawmakers accused of Petrobras graft fight back

    Farias told Folha de Sao Paulo that while he may have acted improperly, his actions weren’t illegal. The senator admitted taking a US$650,000 donation

    Brazil’s congressional heads denied involvement in the country’s largest graft scandal after being named among dozens of politicians for investigation. Renan Calheiros and Eduardo Cunha, the heads of the Senate and Lower House respectively, and Rio de Janeiro Senator Lindbergh Farias all rejected allegations of graft in the Petrobras kickback scheme dubbed “Carwash.”

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

    Renewal of car quotas with Mexico reveals shortcomings of Brazilian industry

    “We need to deal with our competitiveness issues before reaching a free-trade agreement with any nation,” said Moan, head of Brazil’s auto-maker association

    Brazil and Mexico announced the renewal of vehicle quotas for four years, delaying the implementation of a free-trade agreement between the two countries. Under the new agreement, Brazil and Mexico will permit $1.56 billion of duty-free vehicle imports for the first year of the agreement. That amount will rise 3% each year until the agreement expires, in 2019, when they’ll return to a free-trade regime.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

    ECLAC estimates 28% of Latin America's population live in poverty

    It is estimated 2014 will reveal a similar 28% poverty, which given demographic growth would translate into an increase in absolute figures to 167 million people.

    Poverty affected 28% of Latin America’s population in 2014, revealing that its decline has stalled at around that level since 2012, while indigence rose to 12.0% from 11.3% during the same two-year period in an overall context of economic deceleration, according to the projections from a study released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

    Journalist who first reported Nisman's death sues Aerolineas and Telam

    “I won’t come back to Argentina during the current government, and also I don’t know if I will return after,” Pachter said in an interview from Israel.

    Following the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, an Argentine-Israeli journalist who first reported the death has sued two state-owned companies that publicized his private data.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:17 UTC

    Saudi Arabia largest importer of defense equipment in 2014, and probably 2015

    Moores said “the Middle East is the biggest regional market and there are USD110 billion in opportunities in coming decade.”

    Saudi Arabia has replaced India as the largest importer of defense equipment worldwide and took the top spot as the number one trading partner for the US in 2014, according to IHS’ annual Global Defense Trade Report.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:12 UTC

    Former French Olympic sports' figures die in helicopter collision in Argentina

    “Apparently, the two helicopters collided as they were filming. There are no survivors,” said La Rioja government spokesperson Horacio Alarcón.

    Two helicopters have collided in mid-air in northern Argentina, killing 10 people including cast members filming a French reality show, officials said. The crash happened Monday afternoon in a mountainous part of La Rioja, a scenic area popular with tourists, around 1,100 kilometres north of the capital Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

    Commonwealth Day 2015: Message from The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

    The Queen attends the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey

    One simple lesson from history is that when people come together to talk, to exchange ideas and to develop common goals, wonderful things can happen. So many of the world's greatest technological and industrial achievements have begun as partnerships between families, countries, and even continents. But, as we are often reminded, the opposite can also be true. When common goals fall apart, so does the exchange of ideas. And if people no longer trust or understand each other, the talking will soon stop too.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 03:21 UTC

    Argentina's top tax official attends HSBC hearings at UK Parliament

    AFIP chief Ricardo Echegaray and the Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro outside Parliament

    Argentina wants HSBC Holdings Plc to repatriate 3.5 billion dollars the bank's Argentine branch moved offshore to help clients evade taxes and move capital abroad, the country's tax chief Ricardo Echegaray said on Monday during a hearing which took place at the House of Commons in London, where top executives of HSBC were present.

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