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Stories for 2017

  • Monday, January 2nd 2017 - 12:14 UTC

    African migrant’s storm wire border fence trying to enter Spanish territory

    Ceuta and Melilla are Spanish enclaves, sitting on the northern shores of Morocco's Mediterranean coast. They are the EU's only land borders with Africa.

    More than 1,000 illegal African migrants tried to enter Spanish territory by scaling a 6 meters wire border fence on New Year's Day. Fifty Moroccan and five Spanish officers were injured as they clashed with armed men carrying metal bars and rocks trying to break through the gates to access the border fences of Ceuta and Melilla.

  • Monday, January 2nd 2017 - 08:58 UTC

    Don't trust computers, important stuff write it and have it delivered by courier, recommends Trump

    “I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know”

    President-elect Donald J. Trump, expressing skepticism about intelligence assessments of Russian interference in the US election, said that he knew “things that other people don’t know” about the hacking, and that the information would be revealed “Tuesday or Wednesday.” He also underlined that no computer is safe and recommended sending important information the old fashion way, write it out and have it delivered by courier.

  • Monday, January 2nd 2017 - 07:13 UTC

    Guterres new UN chief call to make 2017 a Year for Peace

    On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first.

    In his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.“On this New Year's Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year's resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first,” said Mr. Guterres in an appeal for peace. He said one question weighs heavy on his heart. “That is: how can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?”

  • Monday, January 2nd 2017 - 05:45 UTC

    Argentina's new economic team aims to fight budget deficit and reform the tax code

    Dujovne is viewed as more of a fiscal hawk than Prat-Gay, whose 2017 budget project included the 4.2% deficit target, higher than the 3.3% initially proposed.

    In his first public comments since his appointment, Argentine Economy minister Nicolas Dujovne told a press conference that his main objective would be to continue with center-right President Mauricio Macri's economic policies.

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