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Stories for November 2016

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 11:36 UTC

    “Money must serve rather than govern” Francis tells conference of Catholic businesses

    Corruption “is a fraud to democracy” and opens the doors to “terrible evils”, above all ”corruption is to become a follower of the devil, the father of lies.”

    Pope Francis warned Catholic business leaders against the danger of worshipping money, saying corruption is to follow the lies of the devil, whereas practices aimed for the common good are always built around principals of honesty and fraternity. “Corruption is the worst social plague. It’s the lie of seeking personal gain of that of the group itself under the guise of a service to society,” the Pope said on Thursday.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 11:13 UTC

    Argentina pledges to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 million by 2030

    Minister Bergman voices Argentina's commitment to making a difference on environmental issues

    Argentina will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from 570 to 483 million tonnes by 2030, Environment Minister Sergio Bergman announces in Marrakesh.Argentina's Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Sergio Bergman said Thursday at the United Nation's 22nd Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakesh (COP 22) that his country was working on a plan to achieve “zero deforestation,” the recovery of degraded lands and the change of energy matrix.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 11:02 UTC

    Southern Cone countries reach border control accords

    Southern cone countries agree in Brasilia to work together towards safer borders

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, sign in Brasilia documents providing for the joint work by security agencies to fight drug trafficking, smuggling of goods and people and money laundering.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    Buenos Aires' to have its own Trump Tower luxurious offices by 2020

    Buenos Aires Trump Tower project picks up momentum

    With a budget of 100 million dollars, construction of the 35-story building may start in June next year and be finished by 2020, it was announced by the same developers in charge of the residential project in Punta del Este under the name of next President of the United States.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 09:36 UTC

    Argentina and Canada allies in supporting free trade and combating protectionism

    Macri and Trudeau said “the challenge we’re facing now is to demonstrate that we can create trade deals that give benefits to small and medium-sized enterprises”

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took direct aim on Thursday at the walls of protectionism set to be erected around the United States, saying that freer trade is the best way to pull their countries out of economic uncertainty. The two leaders said there is real anxiety that progress and global trade have resulted in people being left behind or children being robbed of the same opportunities afforded their parents and grandparents.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 09:22 UTC

    Trump's presidency short lived? Two experts who anticipated his victory make the prediction

    Allan Lichtman said Trump's history of playing “fast and loose with the law,” his unpredictability and lack of public service experience could end in impeachment.

    Donald Trump caught the world by surprise when he emerged victorious at the United States elections, but his stay at the White House could be short-lived, according to university professor who has correctly predicted presidential poll outcomes for the last 30 years. A similar prediction has been made by journalist and filmmaker Michael Moore who also forecasted Trump's victory with weeks' anticipation.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 09:15 UTC

    Yellen intends to remain her four-year term; anticipates rate increase “relatively soon”

    “I was confirmed by the Senate to a four-year term, which ends at the end of January of 2018, and it is fully my intention to serve out that term.”

    The United States Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Thursday that she is not stepping down. Her statement follows on strong attacks during the campaign from president elect Donald Trump who claimed the Fed was favoring president Barack Obama and candidate Hillary Clinton with its low interest rate policy.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

    Because of “pre-existing commitments”, Dylan will not pick up the Nobel Prize in Stockholm

    Dylan had said he would try to attend, but now he says he cannot accept the award in person at the December ceremony in Stockholm.

    Bob Dylan says he will not travel to Stockholm to pick up the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature. The Swedish Academy, which gives out the Nobel prizes, says it received a personal letter from Dylan saying he had “pre-existing commitments”. From the very beginning there was a lot of speculation whether Bob Dylan even wanted his Nobel Prize in Literature since it took him more than two weeks to acknowledge that he'd won.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 08:53 UTC

    Former governor of Rio do Janeiro arrested for allegedly embezzling public works funds

    Cabral was arrested in an operation linked to Brazil's Petrobras corruption investigation, involving prominent business leaders and politicians

    The former governor of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro was arrested Thursday for allegedly embezzling funds intended for public works projects, authorities said. Sergio Cabral was apprehended at his home in Rio de Janeiro city's Leblon neighborhood just one day after another former governor of that same state, Anthony Garotinho, was detained on suspicion of attempted vote-rigging.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 08:41 UTC

    2016 is set to be the world’s hottest year on record and an anticipation of current trend

    Global temperatures continue to rise at a rate of 0.10-0.15°C per decade, and over  five years from 2011 to 2015 they averaged 0.59°C above the 1961-1990 average.

    According to the World Meteorological Organization preliminary statement on the global climate for 2016, global temperatures for January to September were 0.88°C above the long-term (1961-90) average, 0.11°C above the record set last year, and about 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels. While the year is not yet over, the final weeks of 2016 would need to be the coldest of the 21st century for 2016’s final number to drop below last year’s.