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Stories for April 4th 2016

  • Monday, April 4th 2016 - 19:15 UTC

    Magallanes region has the lowest unemployment rate in Chile, 1.8%

    Magallanes 1,8% confirms its ranking as Chile´s region with lowest unemployment rate, followed by Los Lagos with a 2.2% rate and Aysén with 3.4%.

    The unemployment rate in Magallanes extreme south region of Chile recorded 1.8% in the December-February quarter according to the country's Statistics Institute, INE, which compares favorably with 2.8% in the previous quarter and the national rate of 5.9%.

  • Monday, April 4th 2016 - 06:52 UTC

    Arctic sea ice recorded its lowest maximum level on record

    The ice cover was also about 431,000 miles less than the 30-year average. Put into context, that difference is the size of Texas and California combined.

    The growth of Arctic sea ice this winter recorded the lowest maximum level on record, prompting fears of faster climate change than previously expected. Unusually warm temperatures were said to be responsible for the shrinkage.

  • Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:25 UTC

    Genscher, an architect of reunification and modern Germany dies in Bonn

    Former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

    Hans-Dietrich Genscher, a widely respected German elder statesman who helped break down international resistance to the 1990 reunification of East and West Germany, died on Thursday at his home near Bonn. He was 89. His office confirmed the death, saying he had been stricken by heart failure. Bonn was West Germany’s capital during the Cold War.

  • Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:20 UTC

    Argentine Army reiterates its commitment to the Malvinas cause on invasion anniversary

    “April 2, 1982 is an unforgettable date in the glorious history of the homeland,” said Suñer, calling it the “anniversary of the recovery” of the Islands.<br />

    Argentina’s Army Chief Diego Luis Suner said on Saturday that the “Malvinas cause” continues to be a “national, standing and inalienable objective” of the Argentine people. The statement was made on the 34th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict that was triggered by the Argentine military invasion of the Falklands in 1982.

  • Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:12 UTC

    Petrobras launches voluntary layoff program to cut 12.000 jobs

    Investors have long criticized Petrobras for over hiring and struggling to cut some of the 57,000 people it directly employs when things get tough.

    Brazil's embattled oil company Petrobras said it will launch a voluntary layoff program to cut an estimated 12,000 jobs in a bid to save up to 33 billion reais ($9.20 billion) by 2020. The program will cost 4.4 billion reais and is open to all employees, according to a statement from Petrobras, which has been hard hit by low oil prices, refinery project problems and a massive price-fixing, bribery and political kickback scandal.

  • Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:04 UTC

    Macri's ministers pledge not a single day rest in the fight for Malvinas sovereignty

    “This is my first experience with these such solemn events and I can't but feel but highly emotional” admitted minister Frigerio

    ”There's not going to be a single day in the four years of (President Mauricio Macri) government in which we will not continue to fight for our rights in the South Atlantic”, said Argentine Interior minister Rogelio Frigerio during the April 2 commemoration of Malvinas war veteran and Fallen Day in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.