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Stories for March 2018

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Hung parliament in Italy, according to election projections

    An RAI State TV projection from Sunday's election showed the center-right bloc in front, with 35.5%, and the center-left lagging at 23%.

    Election projections in Italy early Monday showed a center-right coalition that includes an anti-migrant party edging past the populist 5-Star Movement but no single bloc or party with the support to win a majority in Parliament. If confirmed by official results, the outcome could set the stage for weeks of political haggling to forge a new government.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    Chilean film wins Oscar for best foreign language film, and is an icon for LGBTQ

    The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement

    Taking home the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Sebastian Lelio's drama became the first-ever Chilean film to win an Oscar. But, more importantly, it marked a breakthrough in transgender cinema. The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement, and the film's star, trans actress Daniela Vega, its spokeswoman.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Gary Oldman takes the Oscar for his performance as Winston Churchill

    Oldman played Churchill in the historical drama “Darkest Hour”

    Gary Oldman took home gold for his performance as Winston Churchill in the historical drama “Darkest Hour” at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Beware: OPEC and US shale industry scheduled to meet and share dinner in Houston

    OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo and other OPEC officials are expected to hold a dinner on Monday with U.S. shale firms on the sidelines of the conference.

    Oil prices rose early on Monday ahead of a meeting between OPEC and U.S. shale firms in Houston, raising expectations that oil producers would discuss further how to clear a global oil glut. Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other global oil players are set to gather in Houston as CERAWeek, the largest energy industry conference, begins on Monday.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez and cronies must face trial on public works contracts

    According to Argentine law Senator and ex president Cristina Fernandez, can be tried and sentenced, but parliamentary immunity protects her from imprisonment.

    An Argentine judge on Friday said that ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner must face trial over alleged corruption related to the awarding of public contracts in her southern political stronghold of Patagonia.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:58 UTC

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default And Nuclear Weapons

    Verisk Maplecroft surveyed a long list of countries, and produced its Government Stability Index (GSI), which uses some predictive data and analysts forecasts to take stock of geopolitical risk in var

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the oil market, according to a new report.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:49 UTC

    Sterile by obligation: “I cannot donate sperm because I am Venezuelan”

    “By order of the Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom, we consider Venezuela now within the red line of international epidemics”

    I was stunned when the occupational assistant, with a form in hand and looking to me over her glasses, told me “is that if you are Venezuelan you cannot participate in this program”. We were just her, a newly purchased stretcher and a plate of donuts.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 19:58 UTC

    Falklands: Argentine tombstones with the names of identified soldiers should arrive Sunday

    UK ambassador in Argentina, Mark Kent, Foreign Office officer Kara Owen and Enrique Pinedo, head of the Argentine Senate (Pic Clarin)

    An Argentine charter is scheduled to land in the Falkland Islands this Sunday carrying the plaques (tombstones) with the names of the 88 now identified Argentine soldiers buried in the Darwin cemetery following a DNA forensic identification process during last year, led by the International Red Cross.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:46 UTC

    Theresa May and Donald Tusk clash over Brexit: “real political difficulties”

    May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by EU was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union

    ”Real political difficulties” lie ahead for Brexit, EU summit chair Donald Tusk said after Prime Minister Theresa May gave him a preview of the vision of future trade ties she will unveil on Friday. Over lunch on Thursday at her Downing Street office, May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by the European Union on Wednesday was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union, potentially isolating the province economically from the British mainland.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:43 UTC

    Brazil back on the growth path in 2017 after two years of contraction

    The modest growth represented a significant turnaround for Latin America's biggest economy, which contracted 3.8% in 2015 and 3.6% in 2016.

    Brazil's economy grew by a percentage point in 2017 after two years of contraction, government figures showed Thursday, confirming the South American giant's recovery from one of the worst recessions in its history. The agro-industrial sector led the way with 13% growth last year, trailed by the service sector, which showed 0.3% growth. Industrial output remained stable.