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Stories for February 26th 2017

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 14:25 UTC

    EU pledges to keep Ireland and Ulster border “as open as possible”

    PM Kenny met European Commission President Juncker and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, where he stressed Dublin’s concerns about the border

    The EU’s negotiators will work to keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland “as open as possible” after Brexit, the President of the bloc, Jean-Claude Juncker, said after meeting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 14:18 UTC

    A Latino, ex-Obama Labor secretary elected chairman of the Democrats

    “By getting back to basics, we can turn the Democratic Party around, take the fight to Donald Trump, and win elections from school board to the Senate”, said Perez

    Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday was elected chairman of the United States Democratic National Committee, defeating top-rival Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, in their respective bids to chart the direction of the national party. Perez was elected after two rounds of balloting in Atlanta at the party’s annual winter meeting. He received 235 votes, crossing the threshold of 218 ballots.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 14:04 UTC

    “I prefer bridges to walls”, Kuczynski tells Trump at the White House

    “We're interested in the free movement of people ... I emphasized that to President Trump and we prefer bridges to walls”, said the Peruvian president

    The first Latin American leader to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House said that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of people across borders. However, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declined to comment specifically on Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking in a press conference following the meeting.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 13:50 UTC

    Paraguayan guerrillas free abducted teenager after ransom is paid

    Franz, who turned 18 while in captivity, is shown in an EPP video

    A Mennonite teenager, Franz Weiber who was abducted last July by Paraguayan Marxist inspired guerrillas in the north of the country was released on Saturday, safe and sound, after the family and friends collected the equivalent of US$ 25.000 in food to distribute among fourteen Indian communities in the area.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 11:29 UTC

    Argentine economy finally seems to have began a rebound

     Last year was difficult as President Macri enacted a number of market-friendly reforms aimed at liberalizing the economy, which in the short-term led to rampant inflation.

    Argentina's economic activity rose 1.6% in December compared with the previous month, government data showed, a sign the economy likely expanded in the fourth quarter after a long recession. The economy fell 0.1% in December year over year and closed 2016 down 2.3% compared with 2015.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 11:21 UTC

    YPF and Shell reach deal to develop oil and gas assets in Vaca Muerta shale field

    The deal comes after President Macri reached an agreement with oil companies and unions last month to stimulate investment in Vaca Muerta

    Argentina's state-run oil company YPF said it reached a preliminary deal with Royal Dutch Shell Plc to develop oil and gas assets in the Vaca Muerta shale field, involving a US$300 million investment from Shell.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 09:19 UTC

    Argentine-Chilean Antarctic inspectors check BAS Rothera base

    The bi-national team at Rothera next to the aircraft used for the inspection tour

    A team or Argentine and Chilean experts have visited Czech and British bases in Antarctica as part of the routine inspection of environment and security operations, in the framework of the Antarctic Treaty. The Argentine foreign ministry reported that the inspections took place for the second consecutive year between 19 January and 25 February.