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Stories for October 29th 2016

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 10:46 UTC

    Post Brexit UK economy surprises and grows above expectations

    The higher-than-expected GDP figure was driven by the services sector - which accounts for more than 78% of the UK economy

    The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the three months after the Brexit vote, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. The figure for July to September was down from the 0.7% growth recorded in the second quarter of 2016 - the months before Britain voted to leave the European Union.

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 10:39 UTC

    UK retains three-year seat at the UN Human Rights Council

    Human Rights Minister Baroness Anelay said: “I am delighted that the UK has been re-elected to serve a further three year term on the Human Rights Council”.

    The UK on Friday was successful in its bid for election to the UN Human Rights Council for the term January 2017 – December 2019. This follows an eleven month campaign, resulting in a high number of votes from countries around the world.

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Ibero-American summit supports Argentine claim and calls for dialogue with UK

    “The summit includes a communiqué with reference to the Malvinas question and the support for Argentina's claim”, anticipated Malcorra

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra thanked countries attending the XXV IberoAmerian summit in Colombia for their support to Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and the compliance of UN resolutions calling for dialogue with the UK. A brief release from the Argentine ministry said “we are grateful for the support we have received from the IberoAmerican space on the Malvinas question”.

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 10:07 UTC

    South Atlantic deep water seismic survey between YPF and Norway's Statoil

    YPF CEO Ricardo Darre and Statoil Exploration vice president Tim Dodson sign the agreement in Oslo

    Argentina's oil company YPF and Norway's Statoil have signed a cooperation agreement to further gather information on Argentina's offshore potential. The accord was signed in Oslo between YPF CEO Ricardo Darré and Statoil Exploration vice president Tim Dodson.

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

    Jorge Batlle, Political Scion Who Led Uruguay, Dies at 88

    After his initial defeat in 1966, Batlle ran unsuccessfully for president in 1971, 1989 and 1994, until he won in 1999

    By Sam Roberts, The New York Times

    Jorge Batlle, the brash scion of a political dynasty who had been groomed to be president of Uruguay since he was a teenager, got elected to the post on his fifth try and then audaciously presided over a pro-American administration that survived a brush with bankruptcy, died on Monday in Montevideo. He was 88.