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Stories for December 9th 2016

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 17:04 UTC

    ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ too gender-biased for London's public transport

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan considering an end to binary “Ladies and Gentlemen” announcement

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan looks to scrap the traditional “Ladies and Gentlemen” announcement on trains and buses and replace it with a gender neutral phrasing following complaints from a transgender woman who was mocked as she ‘didn't sound like a Miss’.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 16:30 UTC

    IMF ups forecast for Uruguay's growth in 2016 to 0.7% - In October it had anticipated 0.1%

    Uruguay was doing better than the October figures were telling, according to IMF.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday raised its forecast for economic growth in Uruguay this year to 0.7%, a substantial increase from the 0.1% estimated in October, and underlined the country's resilience to the problems of its neighbors Argentina and Brazil.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 15:25 UTC

    UK faces threat of “unprecedented” proportions, says British chief spy

    MI6's Alex Younger warns of unprecedented threats

    MI6 Director Alex Younger said on Thursday that the unprecedented terrorist threat his country is going through would not abate until the end of the civil war in Syria. Ha added that 12 plots to commit an attack have been dismantled since June 2013 and warned that “the efficiently murderous” Islamic state continues to plan attacks from Syria, despite recent military setbacks.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 15:14 UTC

    Maduro calls for “anti-coup” test as dialogue with opposition dies

    Nicolas Maduro vows tol never surrender

    During a “commemorative assembly” marking the fourth anniversary of the day the late Hugo Chavez picked him as his successor, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a powerful civilian and military mobilization next December 17 to make a “anti-coup” test in view of the alleged threats from “imperialism” and “national oligarchy.”

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 10:53 UTC

    Argentina and Chile alternate in Antarctic Combined Naval Patrolling

    ARA Islas Malvinas is one of four Russian built polar multipurpose class tug, purchased at the end of ex president Cristina Fernandez mandate

    Argentina and Chile are already alternatively operating the Antarctica Combined Naval Patrolling, (PANC), which is responsible for maritime control and safety, including search and rescue missions, in the Southern Ocean particularly significant in summer months because of the increase in tourism traffic.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 10:01 UTC

    Brazil and Argentina agree to open Mercosur to the world and expand trade horizons

     “You can't be a member of a club with full rights without complying with obligations”, said Malcorra in reference to Venezuela

    Brazil and Argentina foreign ministers agreed on Thursday in Brasilia that Mercosur must open to the world and expand its trade horizons, but it will have to be done without Venezuela which has been currently “ceased” from the block. Jose Serra and Susana Malcorra coincided that Mercosur must speed the trade agreement with the European Union taking advantage of the fact US elected-president Donald Trump has pledged to limit such treaties.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 09:47 UTC

    UK and Brazil underline significance of bilateral cooperation and initiatives in strategic areas

    Dr Liam Fox and Minister for Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira emphasized the importance of current bilateral cooperation<br />
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    British Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, and the Brazilian Minister for Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, emphasized the importance of current bilateral cooperation and agreed initiatives on strategic areas to support mutual economic development, during the 9th UK-Brazil Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) meeting held in Brasília this week.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 09:27 UTC

    UK celebrates 25th anniversary of Antarctic Environmental protection treaty

    “The Environmental Protocol is the only international agreement designed to protect an entire continent” pointed out Sir Alan

    On the twenty fifth anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Protocol on Environmental Protection, British Minister for Polar Regions, Sir Alan Duncan underlined the hsitoric contribution and role played by the UK in Antarctica and in elaborating the protocol. Sir Duncan also pointed out that Antarctica has been the scene of considerable cooperation between the UK and Argentina, both within the Treaty system and in the field of science, “an area where I hope we may be able to do even more in the coming years”.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 04:41 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Red Cross hosting talks on identifying Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin

    The Darwin cemetery in Darwin which holds 123 graves with remains of unidentified Argentine soldiers

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in an official release announced that on Friday, (9 December), in Geneva, it will be hosting talks with delegations from Argentina and the United Kingdom to discuss next steps relating to the identification of the unidentified Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.