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Stories for June 19th 2015

  • Friday, June 19th 2015 - 23:58 UTC

    Middle East carriers among the top ten 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards

    Qatar Airways took first place followed by Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, which claimed the top honors in 2014.

    Middle East carriers again outranked US airlines this year in the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Qatar Airways took the top honor, up from second place in 2014. But the other Gulf airlines from the so-called Middle East Three group, Emirates and Etihad, were not far behind, in fifth and sixth place, respectively.

  • Friday, June 19th 2015 - 23:51 UTC

    Fourteen Caribbean BOTs blacklisted by EU as world's worst tax havens

    European Commissioner Moscovici said publishing the list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” was a decisive step for territories to adopt international standards.

    Fourteen Caribbean countries are among 30 territories blacklisted by the European Union (EU) as the world’s worst tax havens. The list published by the EU on Wednesday includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  • Friday, June 19th 2015 - 23:45 UTC

    Ecuador's Correa suspends controversial death duties debate until after Pope's visit

    “We are aiming for a peaceful, joyful and reflective environment during Pope Francis’ visit; I have decided to temporarily withdraw the bills mentioned”

    Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa announced he would temporarily withdraw two controversial tax bills from the legislature, saying he would give the public time to debate them. The bills, which would have raised taxes on inheritances and capital gains, generated uproar that led to mass street protests in recent days.

  • Friday, June 19th 2015 - 23:36 UTC

    Venezuelan pickets stone and threaten visiting Brazilian senators

    Former presidential candidate Aecio Neves described the situation as an aggression saying the vehicle came “under siege” from “protesters”.

    Brazilian senators seeking on Thursday to visit jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela said their minibus was stoned and blocked, forcing them to return to the airport. The group of opposition senators had planned to drive from the coastal airport of Maiquetía to the capital Caracas and then on to a military jail where hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo López has been for more than a year.

  • Friday, June 19th 2015 - 15:32 UTC

    Joint IAATO-Lloyd’s Register workshop to prepare for the Polar Code

    A dynamic, interactive and constructive workshop on how to tackle implementing the forthcoming International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Polar Code has just concluded and fittingly, the workshop took place at London’s home of exploration, the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington.

  • Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:13 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez confirms Scioli; sponsors three candidates for Buenos Aires province governor

    “Make no mistake. I support all of Cristina’s decisions. She leads this project and I will remain part of this project,” Randazzo

    In a display of her political standing, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez confirmed Daniel Scioli as her Victory Font's grouping presidential candidate forcing the other hopeful, whom she had also encouraged, Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo to step down from his candidacy.

  • Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

    Thatcher secret documents on Falklands' war reveal her anxiety over casualties

    She wrote: 'The Union Jack was flying in San Carlos Bay. We had returned to the Falklands. My heart was full but desperately anxious about casualties'.(Pic Mail Onliine)

    The Mail on line revealed on Thursday a secret handwritten account of the Falklands War by Margaret Thatcher. The 128 page, 17,000 word handwritten memoir of the 1982 conflict reveals for the first time her anxiety on the eve of battle and her joy at winning back the Islands from Argentina.