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Stories for May 22nd 2017

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 09:04 UTC

    French financial prosecutors investigating submarines' sale to Brazil

    The investigation on the submarines, started last October, concerns potential “corruption of foreign officials”, according to a report by French daily Le Parisien.

    French financial prosecutors have launched an investigation into a 6.7 billion euro (US$7.5 billion) 2008 contract between naval supplier DCNS and Brazil that included the sale of five submarines, it was reported on Sunday in Paris.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 08:51 UTC

    TPP 11 committed to go ahead despite the Trump administration dropping out

    Japan, Australia and New Zealand are leading efforts by the so-called TPP 11 to resuscitate the agreement, convinced it will lock in future free trade (Pic file)

    Asia-Pacific trade ministers agreed to try to revive a massive free trade pact, even though the United States reaffirmed its decision to pull out, as fears grow of a new global era of protectionism. The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) covered 40% of the global economy before US President Donald Trump abruptly abandoned it in January, to meet a campaign pledge to save American jobs which he says have been sucked up overseas.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 08:13 UTC

    Gibraltar hosting Brexit conference for Commonwealth parliamentarians

    Parliamentarians will be welcomed by CM Fabian Picardo, who will follow the Official Opening by the President of the Gib Branch of the CPA, Adolfo J Canepa.

    Nearly forty Parliamentarians from eleven Commonwealth countries and territories (including Falkland Islands) are meeting in Gibraltar in order to discuss the impact of the decision taken in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, among other current issues.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 07:15 UTC

    Temer's time running out; economic reforms delayed; possible names to succeed the discredited president

    ”This clandestine recording was manipulated and tampered, clearly with devious intentions,” Temer charged.

    Demonstrators marched across Brazil on Sunday calling for the resignation or ouster of President Michel Temer who is implicated in a widening corruption scandal that is undermining his government's fragile efforts to end a historic recession. Protests took place in cities including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where hundreds of demonstrators marched along the shoreline, chanting and waving banners reading “Temer Out!”

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 07:00 UTC

    Venezuela: over fifty people killed in fifty days of protests

    Maduro personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations

    A young demonstrator has died from a gunshot wound to the chest, raising to over 50 the number of people killed in fifty days of protests targeting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday. The president personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations across the country Saturday demanding early elections.