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Stories for May 2017

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2017 - 07:57 UTC

    Macri receives Italian president to boost “unique” links and EU/Mercosur talks

    “The visit of president Mattarella is evidence of the affection of Italy towards Argentina but also of trust in the process that was started in 2015”, Macri said

    President Mauricio Macri met on Monday midday with his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, who is in Buenos Aires on the first official visit by an Italian president to Argentina in 16 years. The two leaders underlined the unique links between Italy and Argentina and announced the re-launching of diplomatic and trade relations.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2017 - 07:41 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez meets Greek leaders, cuts short European tour: no Oxford visit

    Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez met with Greek parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis

    Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez met on Monday with Greek parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis and Prime minister Alexis Tsipras, as part of the first leg of her trip to Europe where she travelled following authorization from magistrates, and depositing a significant bail, since she has been indicted in several cases.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2017 - 07:17 UTC

    Lula's five hurdles before he can ensure a comeback in the 2018 election

    Although Lula currently leads in opinion polls, his legal problems mean he has a steep path to climb.

    Lula da Silva, Brazil's hugely influential leftist president between 2003-2010, faces no fewer than five court cases, each of which could thwart his dream of a comeback in 2018. On Wednesday he is due to appear before Brazil's top anti-corruption judge, Sergio Moro, to face charges that he was given a luxury apartment as a bribe.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2017 - 07:04 UTC

    Mercosur and Japan resume talks on trade and investment opportunities

    Ambassador Raimondi emphasized Mercosur renewed policy of increasing contacts both overseas and regionally to advance integration

    Mercosur and Japan resumed trade negotiations and exchanged data on the state of their respective agendas regarding the IV chapter of the bilateral dialogue. and reaffirmed their commitment to continue with the talks. The delegations met in Buenos Aires at the foreign ministry, chaired by Argentina which currently holds the pro tempore chair of Mercosur.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2017 - 06:49 UTC

    Next challenge for Macron: the 'abstention' party will have strong representation in the next legislative

    Macron's victory was marred by the high number of abstentions, many of them apparently from left-wingers who voted for Jean Luc Mélenchon  in the first round

    Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France with 65.5% of the vote, beating the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, according to official estimates. But the abstention rate - at 25%- is the highest since 1969. After a campaign packed with shocks, dirty tricks and invective,

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 22:05 UTC

    A third of fish catches in worlds' oceans is unreported, claims Canadian report

    Zeller pointed out that the team was able to uncover the unreported fishing activity by restructuring the official data provided by the UN with external data

    A scientific research from the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s “The Sea Around Us Project”, indicates that nearly a third of fish caught in the world's oceans goes unreported. The scientists carrying out the analysis found that while as much as 120 million tons were fished from the oceans in 2015, the United Nations’ official capture reports revealed that in 81.2 million tons were harvested from the ocean, CBC reported.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 22:00 UTC

    Chinese conglomerate becomes the major shareholder of Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank has been looking to raise funds after incurring major losses due to legal probes and misconduct charges.

    Chinese conglomerate HNA has overtaken Blackrock to become Deutsche Bank's biggest shareholder after increasing its stake in the firm to nearly 10%. HNA became a major shareholder in Europe's largest investment bank after acquiring a 4.8% stake in March.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 21:57 UTC

    Brazilian economy expected to begin takeoff in the first quarter

    Meirelles said the reform of Brazil's costly social security system, the main cause of a gaping budget deficit, is crucial to restore growth and create jobs

    Brazil's economy will post growth of between 0.7% and 0.8% in the first quarter, turning the corner on a two-year recession, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said this week. In an interview with GloboNews cable channel, Meirelles said Brazilian companies will have to start to restock inventories and draw up investment plans.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 17:50 UTC

    The Falklands penguins that would not explode

    Yorke Bay is particularly difficult, since mines were placed on top of the sand dunes, but, over 35 years, the dunes have changed shape and shifted with the wind. (Pic Peter Gibbs)

    The Falklands and the efforts to clear minefields left by the Argentine invasion in 1982, which have become de facto nature reserves for penguins, will be aired on BBC Radio 4 under the heading of “Listen to Exploding Penguins”, presented by Peter Gibbs and produced by Matthew Teller. The presentation will be Tuesday 9 May at 15:30 UK time.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 06:46 UTC

    Punta Arenas 2016/17 cruise season: 99 calls and 67.560 visitors

    The Antarctica Norwegian cruise vessel Midnatsol has confirmed that Punta Arenas will continue to be its operational base

    Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile received 73.358 visitors during the last 2016/17 cruise season ending in April, of which 67.560 (92.1%) arrived in international vessels and 7.9% in domestic vessels.