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Stories for May 23rd 2016

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 14:29 UTC

    Brexit and Bank of Japan easing described as major risks at G7 finance and central banks meeting

    The meeting itself saw contentious positions between Japan and the US on the topic of further BOJ easing.

    The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors concluded their 2-day meeting in Sendai, Japan on Sunday. The discussion of international event and banking risk has set the stage for issues to be discussed at the larger G7 leaders’ summit starting on the 26th.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 14:09 UTC

    Hundreds of thousands in 500 cities worldwide protest against Monsanto

    According to the March Against Monsanto (MAM) group, people in around 500 cities held peaceful protests against the corporation’s policies

    Hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in nearly 50 countries around the globe to protest against the US mega producer company of genetically engineered (GE) seeds Monsanto, saying the corporation’s modified food and chemical herbicides pose grave threats to health.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 12:14 UTC

    Argentina, one of Brazil´s main foreign policy priorities, anticipated Serra who is expected in Buenos Aires

    Malcorra and Serra spoke on the phone soon after Temer took office in Brazil.

    Argentina will be one of the main priorities for Brazil’s interim government under President Michel Temer, declared foreign minister José Serra who is expected this Monday in Buenos Aires for his first overseas trip. He is also anticipated a review and redraw of Mercosur plus agreements with the US, European Union and Japan.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 11:28 UTC

    What does the next OPEC meeting have in store?

    The new Saudi oil minister, Khalid al-Falih, will attend his OPEC meeting, but experts doubt he will have the same clout as outgoing  Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi.

    The next OPEC meeting on the 2nd of June will act as little more than a forum for continued altercations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The 2 June 2016 OPEC meeting will be held amid a backdrop of oil prices near $50 per barrel, a sharp drop in Nigerian production due to sabotage, turmoil in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia operating with a new oil minister, and Iran aggressively pumping close to pre-sanction levels.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Paul McCartney ends his tour thanking his Argentine fans for a great week

    Paul playing in Cordoba where he filled a stadium with 55.000 fans

    Paul McCartney at the end of his latest Argentine tour, in Cordoba and La Plata, thanked all his fans for a great week and for being so loyal. In a brief message, from Time 4 Fan, the former Beatle who has played in Argentina several times underlined that “we always like it in Argentina, because they like us”, and because “it really helps us when we see that you like it: it inspires us to do better, Thanks Argentina”.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 11:13 UTC

    Limited street protests against Temer's government in Sao Paulo and Rio

    Organizers estimated 2,000 people participated in the demonstration. In Rio de Janeiro, about 1,000 protesters staged a march calling for Temer to resign.

    Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to protest acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days after he was sworn in. A march in Sao Paulo was heading toward Temer's residence, but police blocked roads near the house, and the interim president left for the capital of Brasilia hours earlier.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 10:58 UTC

    Temer backsteps and this Monday will reinstate the Culture Ministry

    Caetano Veloso and Erasmo Carlos, pioneers of Brazil's rock music movements, held a protest concert in the Education building in Rio de Janeiro last Friday

    Brazil's interim President Michel Temer will reinstate the Culture Ministry this Monday, a government official said, after an outcry from some of the country's top artists over his policy to fold it into the Education Ministry to save money

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 10:50 UTC

    New recommendations for athletes and visitors of the coming Rio Olympic Games

    CDC recommends using condoms if afraid of getting Zika from sex, and athletes will have hundreds of thousands of them provided for free in the Olympic Village.

    Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced. However, the virus has been linked to a birth defect that causes babies to be born with unusually small heads.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 09:25 UTC

    British Airways direct flights Santiago/London from next January

    Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight service to Bs As

    British Airways is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago in Chile from January 3, 2017. Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight of 13 hours 50 minutes service to Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 09:12 UTC

    Gibraltar has benefited from 60m Euros in EU funding

    Picardo said “membership of the EU has allowed Gibraltar to access EU funding. This is an advantage for local businesses and also for employment”

    On the day that the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia leave for Brussels, the Government of Gibraltar considers that it is important to highlight the fact that Gibraltar stands to receive a total of nearly 60 million Euros in EU funding since the first allocation of such funds was made in 1990. This includes the current program.

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