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Stories for November 2nd 2016

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 19:46 UTC

    Prefecture of the Falklands has new Apostolic Administrator, Fr. Hugh Allan

    The new Abbot Allan will support Fr John Wisdom o.praem, the priest who has ministered to the 230 Catholics on the Falklands since August 2015

    The Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, has appointed Fr Hugh Allan OPraem, Prior of Norbertine Community of St Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, as the new Apostolic Administrator of the Prefecture of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastical Superior of the Missions sui iuris of the islands of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha ad quinquennium (for a period of five years).

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 19:27 UTC

    As expected Fed leaves rates unchanged, but the real game begins in December

    Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen has been repeatedly criticized by Republican candidate Donald Trump

    The Federal Reserve, on Wednesday following a two-day meeting, and with two members dissenting, left interest rates unchanged but anticipated the FOMC “judges that the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has continued to strengthen, but decided, for the time being, to wait for some further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives”.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 14:19 UTC

    EU and Canada sign free trade accord, but has to clear 40 European parliaments

    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau signed the treaty along with heads of EU institutions, a step that should enable a provisional implementation of the pact early in 2017.

    The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement on Sunday that aims to generate jobs and growth though it must still clear some 40 national and regional parliaments in Europe in the coming years to enter fully into force.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 12:24 UTC

    Argentine court appraising Cristina Fernandez properties in Rio Gallegos

    The case sponsored by lawmaker Margarita Stolbizer against Cristina Fernandez and her two children, Maximo and Florencia for alleged illicit enrichment

    Argentine justice started to value properties belonging to former president Cristina Fernandez at her home province of Santa Cruz in the framework of an investigation into a society, Los Sauces, of which she is a shareholder. “We are rating the properties; we want to know the exact value of them”, said prosecutor Carlos Rivolo who has the case.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:39 UTC

    Maduro avoids impeachment, begins dialogue but must change

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro must change to avoid impeachment

    Opposition leaders agree to halt impeachment procudres against the Venezuelan President, but demanded that all politicial prisoners be released and elections are held rather soon.Venezuela's opposition-led Parliament, postponed on Tuesday the beginning of impeachment procedures against President Nicolas Maduro in view of a nascent dialogue with the Government, National Assembly Speaker Henry Ramos Allup announced.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:30 UTC

    Trump overtakes Clinton for first time since May in ABC poll

    Republican candidate Donald Trump slightly ahead in ABC poll

    The Republican candidate now has a one-point lead in election that is too close to call, according to major survey.Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton to take a single percentage point lead in a poll by ABC, the first time he has done so since May. Though the result remains within ABC’s margin of error, the broadcaster said the leaders changing places was a noteworthy moment with just a week to go until election day.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:25 UTC

    Storms cause damage and power outages in several parts of Paraguay - orange alert still on in Uruguay

    Storm causes power cuts in Paraguay

    Various locations within the country, Central, Asunción and the metropolitan area have been area without power for several hours, even in places that were not hit directly by the adverse weather. But service had to be interruped nonetheless as several destructions were reported.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:05 UTC

    Portugal pledges in Brazil to promote Mercosur/EU trade agreement

    “Portugal can become another strong voice in the EU to help make possible this trade agreement the soonest possible”, said Temer

    Brazilian president Michel Temer said that Portugal and Spain are determined to help speed trade negotiations between Mercosur and the European Union. Temer made the announcement on hosting Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa who was on a brief visit to Brazil for the Community of Portuguese Language Countries summit in Brasilia.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 10:48 UTC

    Santos state visit to UK highlights Britain's involvement in the Colombian conflict and peace process

    The Queen and the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Horse Guards Parade at the start of Colombia's first ever State Visit to the UK.

    Tuesday saw the first ever state visit by a Colombian president to the UK. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Juan Manuel Santos is visiting for three days as an official guest of Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. He will have a working lunch with Prime Minister Theresa May, visit Belfast and attend events at Mansion House, the Natural History Museum and his old university, the LSE.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 10:35 UTC

    Argentina negotiates oil worker contracts in effort to woo investment

    Vaca Muerta in southern Argentina, one of the world's largest shale reserves, is still largely unexplored.

    Argentina's government is negotiating more flexible oil workers' contracts to woo investors to the Vaca Muerta shale fields and overcome an energy deficit.High labour costs are thought to be the primary obstacle to investment in the country's oil and gas sector, and negotiations are politically sensitive in a country with an influential labour movement, meaning some changes are off the table.

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