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Stories for February 14th 2018

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 19:04 UTC

    Falkland Islands gears up for Illex Season 2018

    John Barton said 105 fishing vessel required licensing for the Illex squid season.

    The Falkland Islands Government are currently going through the annual process of licensing fishing vessels for the Illex squid fishery in their Conservation Zone. Illex are a migratory species of squid, caught in significant quantities in the South-West Atlantic annually. The product is mainly shipped to the Far East where it is consumed.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 16:54 UTC

    FIFA's Infantino visits Putin to discuss World Cup preparations

    This is the first meeting between Infantino and Putin since Vitaly Mutko decidedlast December to step down as head of World Cup Host Organizing Committee.

    With four months to go before the football World Cup, both Russia and FIFA want toavoid any surprises. Hence the meeting on Feb.12 between Russian President VladimirPutin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the Kremlin to discuss World Cuppreparations.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 16:28 UTC

    Clean Oil That Only Costs $20

    If there's one big reason for the U.S. energy revolution, it's that new technology has allowed American companies to beat the competition

    The United States is in the midst of an energy revolution.

    Oil production has risen by 5 million barrels per day (bpd) since 2010, an increase of nearly 100 percent. New technology, particularly techniques in shale oil drilling, has opened up vast new opportunities for oil and gas companies.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 10:04 UTC

    Falklands under the cone of a partial solar eclipse on Thursday

    When the moon passes from the orbit between the sun and the earth, the moon’s shadow appears over the sun. This phenomenon is called the solar eclipse.

    Everyone admired the rare phenomenon of the supermoon recently. Pictures of the lunar eclipse flooded the social media platforms. But for astronomy enthusiasts, there is another celestial event happening this week. On the 15th of February, a partial solar eclipse is going to take place. However, the celestial event will be seen over parts of Antarctica, southern parts of the Atlantic ocean and South America's Patagonia, including the Falkland Islands.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:58 UTC

    British Judge refuses to halt legal proceedings against Assange

    Assange said on Twitter he had three months to appeal the ruling. He said the judge’s ruling contained “significant factual errors” which he did not spell out

    A British judge refused on Tuesday to halt legal proceedings against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail and fleeing to the Ecuadorean embassy in London in June 2012. The ruling leaves Assange, 46, in a legal and diplomatic impasse, with no way out of the embassy where he has lived for almost six years, unless he decides to face the prospect of arrest by British police.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:54 UTC

    Temer said that Brazil will continue to receive Venezuelan refugees

    Temer promised financial assistance for Roraima and to organize the flow of Venezuelans, including transporting some of the refugees to other states.

    Brazil will not block Venezuelans from entering the country through the border in the northern state of Roraima, but has launched a task force to organize the flow and provide resources for cities and states dealing with the refugees.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    PDVSA bonds should be traded as in default, recommends EMTA

    The move follows a similar advisory issued by EMTA on sovereign bonds and is likely to extinguish any lingering belief that Caracas might avoid a PDVSA default

    Emerging markets trade group EMTA has recommended that bonds issued by Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm PDVSA should be traded flat or without accrued interest, the way bonds in default are typically traded.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:36 UTC

    Five ex PDVSA officials on trial in Houston for US$ 1 billion graft probe

    The indictment was filed in a US federal court in Houston and was made public after Spain on Friday extradited one of the former officials, Cesar Rincon

    U.S. prosecutors announced charges against five former Venezuelan officials accused of soliciting bribes in exchange for helping vendors win favorable treatment from state oil company PDVSA, the latest case to stem from a US$1 billion graft probe.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:28 UTC

    “Lima Group” blasts Maduro's call for elections without an agreement with the opposition

    In a statement, the 14 countries said the election would not be free and fair as long as Venezuela has political prisoners, the opposition was not fully participating

    The “Lima Group” of Latin American nations plus Canada on Tuesday criticized the Venezuelan government’s decision to hold a presidential election on April 22 without reaching an agreement with an opposition coalition.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:22 UTC

    South African ruling party recalls president Zuma to step down

    Magashule said there was no date for Zuma to stand down, and added that there would be “continuing interaction” between ANC officials and Zuma.

    South Africa's ruling ANC party on Tuesday “recalled” scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but set no deadline for him to step down, pitching the country into further uncertainty. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters that Zuma had “agreed in principle to resign” and had proposed leaving in three to six months -- a delay that the party rejected.

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