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Stories for May 2015

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 10:03 UTC

    Mercosur/EU officials will assess trade talks in Brussels on 11 June

    Malmstrom “has invited Mercosur members for a meeting on 11 June”, indicated the European Commission spokesperson

    Mercosur foreign ministers will be meeting in June with the European Union Trade Commissionaire Cecilia Malmstrom to 'assess' the current negotiations for a comprehensive trade and cooperation agreement. The meeting in Brussels will be on the sidelines of the EU-Celac (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) summit, the first at ministerial level since January 2013

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 09:46 UTC

    Brazilian unions hold rallies in main cities to protest austerity measures

    Protests were organized by a group of six labor confederations, including CUT, which is Brazil's largest and closely allied with the ruling Workers' Party

    Brazilian unions held nationwide protests Friday against the federal government's austerity measures and a bill that would allow companies to outsource any part of their operations. unions held rallies in 23 of Brazil's 27 states to protest the outsourcing proposal and a separate bill that would restrict access to unemployment insurance, both of which are nearing full legislative approval.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 09:38 UTC

    Ban Ki-moon stresses “invaluable contribution” of UN peacekeepers on their Day

    “Throughout its history, the UN has established a total of 71 peacekeeping operations” with more than one million personnel involved said Ban Ki-moon

    On the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the “invaluable contribution” of peacekeeping to the history of the Organization and reaffirmed his commitment to improving the effectiveness of ‘blue helmets’ in the coming years.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 09:27 UTC

    FIFA case: US investigator 'fairly confident' of another round of indictments

    “I'm fairly confident that we will have another round of indictments,” Weber told the NY Times on Friday.

    Richard Weber, the United States Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) leader of criminal investigations, told The New York Times he was fairly confident that there would be another round of indictments, following on the 14 FIFA officials accused of racketeering and accepting $150 million in bribes to rig marketing contracts and the selection of the host country for the 2010 World Cup.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 09:15 UTC

    Interpol and Argentine police raid sports media office linked to FIFA scandal

    TyC had rights over Argentine football broadcasts, and allegedly bribed late AFA head Grondona to win worldwide rights to broadcast Copa America editions

    Interpol and Argentine federal police officers conducted a raid at the San Telmo offices of Torneos y Competencias, the sports media company directed by Alejandro Burzaco, one of the three Argentine citizens indicted by the US in the corruption scheme that involves FIFA.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 09:01 UTC

    Ford announces investments to boost car production in Argentina

    “We’re growing our business in Argentina. Our 2011 decision to invest in global products (based in the country) has been successful” said CEO S. Armstrong

    Ford Argentina announced investments in the country for some 220 million dollars following a meeting between President Cristina Fernández and local and regional executives from the US corporation.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 08:51 UTC

    US and Germany disagree about a world economy 'possible accident' if Greece collapses

    ”There is great uncertainty in (the Greek situation) at a time when the world needs greater stability and certainty,” Lew told reporters after the G7 meetings. (Pic Reuters)

    The United States warned on Friday of a possible accident for the world economy if Greece and its creditors miss their June deadlines to avert a debt default. Germany said there was no sign of a breakthrough. The ongoing debate is taking place in Dresden, Germany in the framework of G7 Finance ministers and central bank chiefs meeting.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 01:39 UTC

    Interpol after Argentine promoters linked to FIFA corruption case

    Judge Martínez de Giorgi issued arrest warrants after prosecutor Delgado filed three writs arguing that the accused should not be exempt from arrest.

    Argentine judge Marcelo Martínez de Giorgi has approved the arrest of three Argentine business leaders named in a corruption scandal engulfing world football and facing US extradition requests, though he acknowledged he did not know if they were in the country. The businessmen were considered fugitives from justice on Thursday after Interpol was unable to locate them at their residences.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 00:48 UTC

    One step closer: US drops Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism

    On April 8, 2015, Kerry completed the review and recommended President Obama that Cuba no longer be designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

    The United States on Friday formally dropped Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, the US State Department said in a statement. The removal of Cuba from the US terrorism list eliminates an obstacle toward restoring diplomatic ties between the United States and the communist-led Caribbean island state after 54 years.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 00:20 UTC

    Without a wink of remorse, Blatter celebrates FIFA's fifth re-election victory

    Neither Blatter nor Jordanian challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein got the necessary two thirds of the vote in the first round

    Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after the only other candidate conceded defeat after a first round of voting in an election overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world soccer. Blatter's victory came despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery scandal being investigated by US, Swiss and other law enforcement agencies.