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Stories for November 2016

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 08:27 UTC

    Trump-nomics: Speculation iPhones could soon be manufactured in the US

    “Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source told Nikkei.

    iPhones might soon be made in the U.S., a result of Donald Trump’s win on Election Day, according to Nikkei Asian Review report. Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, a main Apple assembler, has allegedly been looking into the possibility of making iPhones in the United States, sources revealed to Nikkei.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 08:03 UTC

    Post-truth, has been named Oxford Dictionaries 2016 international word

    Katherine Connor Martin said post-truth surged most sharply in June after the Brexit vote and Trump securing the Republican nomination for president

    ”Post-truth” has been named Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 international word of the year, vanquishing a politically charged field that included “adulting,” “alt-right,” “Brexiteer,” “glass cliff” and “woke.” The use of “post-truth”, defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”, increased by 2,000 percent over last year, according to analysis of the Oxford English Corpus, which collects roughly 150 million words of spoken and written English from various sources each month.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 07:58 UTC

    Rosmit Mantilla released from prison late Thursday evening

    Rosmit Mantilla as seen on Periscope late Thursday following his release from a Venezuelan jail

    Venezuelan opposition leader Rosmit Mantilla was released from jail late Thursday evening by the government of Nicolás Maduro. Mantilla was finally allowed to undergo surgery on November 13 and is believed to be one of the first political prisoners to be set free in the coming days.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 12:12 UTC

    Argentine Congress approves special pensions scheme for Malvinas veterans

    The exceptional pension scheme benefits those who “participated in war actions between 2 April and 14 June 1982 in the Malvinas Operations theatre”

    The Argentine Senate unanimously (58/58) passed a bill with a special pensions' scheme, described as exceptional and optional for those citizens who were involved in the Malvinas war. The vote was cheered by the veterans present at the session's discussion.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 10:07 UTC

    Santos in US for medical exams; the president underwent prostate surgery in 2012

    “This news comes as a surprise to my family and me. I remain confident that the result of these new tests will be positive,” Santos said.

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has travelled to the United States for medical exams after follow-up tests for a 2012 case of prostate cancer came back abnormal, he said. Santos, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to reach a peace deal with Marxist rebels, announced the trip in a brief statement as he left a clinic in Bogota where he has undergone regular check-ups since having surgery to remove a small prostate tumor four years ago.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 09:59 UTC

    Trudeau due in Buenos Aires Thursday morning

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau due in Buenos Aires enroute to Lima

    Straight from Havana and enroute to Lima, the Canadian Prime Minister seeks to assert regional leadership following the tied caused by Donald Trump's election for the presidency of the United States.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

    Soros believed to be behind counter-revolutions where the other party wins elections

    Millionaire George Soros known to many for his support of counter-revolutions where he dislikes the democratic outcome of an election.

    Anti-Trump protests so strong and well coordinated make spontaneity unlikely to the reasoning observer who makes out that ”someone is stirring the pot because America has never traditionally had a problem with accepting the outcome of an election,” as one analyst put it.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 09:48 UTC

    Narrative Prize for Cristina Fernández namesake in Spain

    Narrative earns Cristina Fernandez Cubas a literary prize.

    Catalonian writer Cristina Fernandez Cubas was awarded the National Narrative Prize for her work 'Granny's Room' (La Habitación de la Nona) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The author will receive 20,000 euros.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 09:38 UTC

    Putin eyes Russia's withdrawal from International Criminal Court after Crimea ruling

    President Vladimir Putin to withdraw from ICC following ruling that an armed conflict exists in Crimea?

    The draft for a presidential decree, available on the internet, would mean that Russia will “accept the proposal of the Russian Ministry of Justice in agreement with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other federal bodies of executive power, along with the Russian Supreme Court, the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation and the Russian Investigative Committee, about sending the Secretary General of the United Nations notice of the intention of the Russian Federation to no longer be a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.”

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 09:29 UTC

    Embargo imposed on those responsible for Buenos Aires Herald newspaper

    Judge imposes embargo on Buenos Aires Herald publishers. The English-language newspaper saw its last print edition out in October.

    Judge Marcelo Aguinsky imposed an embargo of over 5 million pesos for unpaid taxes and pension contributions on the assests of those responsible for running the Buenos Aires Herald, a daily newspaper originally conceived for the English-speaking community, which saw its last print edition come out in October.