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Stories for 2016

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2016 - 06:30 UTC

    Five cups of coffee a day good for the heart and to combat diabetes, says 10-year study

     The 10-year study found that the more coffee people drank, the less likely they were to die early. Results were similar with people who drank decaffeinated coffee.

    A major US study has found that people who drink up to five cups of coffee daily are less likely to die from health issues such as heart disease and diabetes compared to those who don’t drink coffee at all. The 10-year study found that the more coffee people drank, the less likely they were to die early. The results were similar with people who drank decaffeinated coffee.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2016 - 06:25 UTC

    Chile seaweed exports net 209 million dollars in nine months

    The total volume of products derived from seaweed exported in the three quarters reached 5,385 tons, representing a 27.7% increase compared with 2014.

    Seaweed exports from Chile reached 209 million dollars in the first nine months of the year, which is 16.4% below the same period in 2014.According to the latest Boletín de Exportaciones Pesqueras y de Acuicultura de Chile, (Fisheries and Aquaculture exports report) prepared by the Economy Department of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP), the contribution of these products to total income received from the sector's exports was 5%.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2016 - 01:40 UTC

    As copper prices slide, the US dollar in Chile climbs to its highest value since 2003

    As the world's main exporter of copper, sliding prices have hit the Chilean economy

    The US dollar reaffirmed its value in the Chilean money exchange market during the first week of the year, trading in the commercial sector at an average of 728 Pesos, almost at its highest level of 735 twelve years ago, 31 March 2003.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 14:13 UTC

    Agreement in Catalonia puts more pressure on Madrid for a grand coalition

    Puigdemont, the 53-year-old mayor of Girona who comes from a fervently pro-independence family, will now appoint his cabinet.

    A fiercely secessionist leader was elected president of the wealthy region of Catalonia thanks to a last-minute show of unity, giving fresh impetus to attempts to break away from Spain after months of infighting. The appointment of Carles Puigdemont, just hours before a deadline which would have forced fresh regional elections, drew an immediate rebuke from Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 14:09 UTC

    Rioting and clashes with police in Sao Paulo and Rio to complain transport fares

    Protesters smashed the windows of buses and vandalized bank agencies. They also threw rocks and bottles at the police, who responded with tear gas

    Brazilian riot police on Saturday evening fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a violent protest against a rise in public transport fares in the country’s largest city, Sao Paulo. Television images showed small groups of rock-throwing, masked youths clashing with police in the centre of the metropolis, amid burning piles of rubbish.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 13:50 UTC

    Argentina and Uruguay praise new spirit in relations and “return to normality”.

    “It was a very cordial meeting that had concrete results,” Malcorra said in an interview with Mitre radio station.

    Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra said that the meeting between President Mauricio Macri and his Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez last Thursday symbolized a “return to normality” for bilateral relations between the two neighbours.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 13:45 UTC

    VW sales drop for the first time in eleven years following the emissions scandal

    VW has promised it will have a fix in the coming weeks for the millions of US cars with defeat devices that disguised emission levels in diesel cars.

    German carmaker Volkswagen has posted its first drop in VW brand sales in 11 years as the company continues to cope with its emissions scandal. Sales of VW brand cars fell 4.8% in 2015 to 5.82 million cars from 6.12 million a year earlier. Falling demand in China and US added to the losses as orders fell in December.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 13:36 UTC

    Boeing king of the skies: record 762 planes delivered last year

    Last year, the US manufacturer delivered 120 of its 737s in the final three months of last year, slightly below the target production rate of 42 a month.

    Boeing looks to have cemented its position as the world's biggest aircraft manufacturer after delivering a record 762 planes last year. The figure exceeds Boeing's previous forecast that it would deliver between 755 and 760 aircraft.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 13:29 UTC

    Guns are our shared responsibility

    Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns.

    By Barack Obama - The epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 12:51 UTC

    Argentina's financial agenda: talks with holdout funds and farmers' dollars

    Finance Secretary Caputo will travel to New York and meet with court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack and representatives from the so-called holdout  funds.

    A challenging financial week takes off for Argentina's new administration of president Mauricio Macri: on the one hand Argentine farmers have to keep their part of the deal by providing the central bank with 400 million dollars a week, and on the other the long-awaited debt talks are expected to resume in New York next Wednesday with United States hedge funds suing Argentina over defaulted sovereign bonds.