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Stories for January 10th 2018

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:38 UTC

    Farage: Barnier doesn't understand why 17 million voted to leave the EU

    Farage, member of the EU Parliament, said he was left with the impression after the Barnier meeting that the UK and EU would easily strike a trade deal for goods.

    Nigel Farage, who as leader of the UK Independence Party was one of the leading campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union, crossed swords with one of his main EU adversaries. After meeting Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, for about 30 minutes in Brussels, Farage said he was convinced that the Frenchman doesn’t understand why more than 17 million people voted for the UK to leave in the 2016 referendum.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:33 UTC

    Scorched Australia: 2017 third hottest year on record

    Summer heat described as “exceptional” had resulted in several land-based records being set in New South Wales and Queensland.

    Australia experienced its third-warmest year on record in 2017, according to the nation's Bureau of Meteorology. The national mean temperature of 22.75C was almost 1C higher than a 1961-1990 baseline, its annual report revealed. Only 2005 and 2013 were warmer, based on records kept for about a century.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:28 UTC

    UK Cabinet reshuffle makes government look “more like the country it serves”

    Of Tuesday's PM May reshuffle, six men and eight women were new additions to government, including five from ethnic minorities and 11 who were elected in 2015.

    Theresa May has said her reshuffle makes the government look “more like the country it serves” with a “new generation” of ministers brought in. The PM has appointed several new faces to her ministerial team.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:23 UTC

    Seatrade Cruise Global returns to the renovated Miami Beach Convention Center

    Between 3 and 11 April 2019, over 11,000 attendees will descend on greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale to participate in the conferences.

    Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event in the cruise industry, will return to the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center 8-11 April 2019 after a three year stint at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:18 UTC

    Workshop on Chinese outbound tourism scheduled at FITUR in Madrid

    A workshop on Chinese outbound tourism (17 January) will be among the first activities of UNWTO at FITUR

    The UN World Tourism Organization, WTO, Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, African and Middle East tourism development and the Chinese Market among the activities of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR, January 17-21), the yearly kick-off for the world’s leading tourism meeting points.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:14 UTC

    Blue tongue outbreak among sheep in Brazil

    “Blue tongue” is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants, mainly sheep and less frequently cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries, and antelope.

    Uruguayan animal health authorities are on the alert following the outbreak of a blue tongue focus among sheep in south Brazil. The outbreak has been located in Santa Maria, in central Rio Grande do Sul, and Uruguay's Agriculture and Livestock ministry has strengthened controls along the border which divides the rich farmland region.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Brazilian politics at its best: nepotism and a sentenced rapist to Congress

    The future minister Cristiane Brasil, was ordered to pay a labor debt to a driver who provided services to her family for three years.

    Brazilian president Michel Temer's latest cabinet reshuffle has not been very encouraging or in accordance with his survival abilities so far. In effect the candidate named as future minister of Labor had to reach a debt payment deal with a driver that provided services to the family, and the politician who will be replacing her in Congress was sentenced for raping minors.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:57 UTC

    Great recession almost over, “but no time for complacency”, warns World Bank

    “The broad-based recovery in global growth is encouraging, but this is no time for complacency,” World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim said.

    The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1% in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues, and as commodity-exporting developing economies benefit from firming commodity prices.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:52 UTC

    Argentine central bank cuts basic rate to 28%; annual inflation target 15%

    Argentina also has a new 2019 inflation target of 10% and 5% for 2020. “This pathway is now the objective of central bank monetary policy,” the bank said

    Argentina’s central bank cut its policy rate to 28% from 28.75%, two weeks after relaxing its 2018 inflation target, the bank said on Tuesday. The bank’s first rate cut in 14 months came after a December 28 news conference announcing an official inflation target for this year of 15%, up from the bank’s previous target range of 8% to 12%.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Women to the rescue of men: don't fall into a “Puritanical” witch hunt

    Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an editorial Tuesday in Le Monde, criticizing the current #MeToo movement for restricting sexual freedom.

    Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an editorial Tuesday in French daily Le Monde, criticizing the current #MeToo movement for restricting sexual freedom.

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