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Stories for June 13th 2018

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:41 UTC

    Theresa May contains Brexit defeat with last minute concessions to pro-EU Tories

    MPs voted 324 to 298 to reject a House of Lords amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill which would have given MPs the power to tell the PM to renegotiate Brexit

    Theresa May has seen off a potential defeat over her flagship Brexit bill, after last-minute concessions which could give MPs a bigger say on the final withdrawal agreement and make a “no-deal” exit much less likely. MPs voted by 324 to 298 to reject a House of Lords amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill which would have given MPs the power to tell the Prime Minister to go back and renegotiate the Brexit deal.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    FIH Group has seen pretax profit rise 74%

    The Falkland Islands Company unit saw revenue rise 2.4% to 18.3 million and pretax profit 23% to GBP1.3 million.

    Falklands-focused retail and logistics firm FIH Group PLC hiked its dividend on Tuesday after profit and revenue rose amid a much improved performance from its largest unit. For the year ended March, pretax profit widened 74% to GBP3.3 million from GBP1.9 million the year prior. This was after revenue rose 8.2% to GBP43.8 million from GBP40.5 million the year before.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:31 UTC

    Start Fund announces financial support for Guatemala

    British Ambassador Carolyn Davidson said that NGOs receiving the donation work in a wide range or issues, “a very valuable in this emergency”

    Following the recent Fuego Volcano tragedy in Guatemala, the Start Fund has agreed to provide £182,760 (1.8 million quetzals) to international humanitarian organisations, reported the UK embassy in Guatemala City..

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    Russian economy expecting US$ 1.6bn boost from the World Cup

    Minister Oreshkin expressed confidence Western sanctions won’t affect the event. “There’s politics, there’s the economy, and then there’s the life of regular people”

    The Russian economy is expecting to get a significant financial boost from an increased tourist flow during the FIFA World Cup, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development said. “According to our estimates, foreigners will spend over 100 billion rubles (US$1.6 billion) during the World Cup in Russia,” Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin told Sovetsky Sport newspaper.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    Falklands fishing companies launch new website and promotional video

    The idea of the event was to further raise the profile of the Falklands fisheries both domestically and internationally effectively re-branding FIFCAS

    The Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, (FIFCA) hosted a reception at the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley on Thursday the 31st May to launch their new website and promotional video. In attendance were invited guests that included HE the Governor Mr Nigel Phillips CBE along with Members of the Legislative Assembly, representatives of the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department, FIFCA members as well as the local media and press outlets.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    A divided Argentine congress and society vote to decriminalize abortion

    President Mauricio Macri although he has declared himself “pro life”, last March he supported the initiative calling for “a mature and responsible debate”

    Argentina's Lower House will vote on Wednesday a bill to decriminalize elective abortion without judicial authorization in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. In Argentina abortion is only allowed when the mother's life is at risk or as a result of rape.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Italy/Spain insist Europe must share the burden of migrants

    The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry.

    Italy has dispatched two ships to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores to Spain after the new populist government refused them safe port in a bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry. The ship is carrying 629 migrants including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and six pregnant women.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Opinion polls confirm Duque as winner in Colombia's presidential runoff

    Duque has promised to overhaul the 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and cut taxes

    Right wing candidate Ivan Duque looks set to win Colombia’s presidential run-off on June 17, two polls published on Friday indicated, as he held on to his long-running lead over leftist Gustavo Petro.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    UK High Court rejects challenge of Article 50 (Brexit) legality

    Hugh Mercer QC told Lord Justice Gross and Justice Green on Tuesday: “It is a public interest challenge which aims to ensure simply that the law is applied.”

    Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge over the legality of Article 50. They hoped to win permission for a judicial review which, they claimed, could result in Brexit negotiations coming to a halt. Lawyers for Elizabeth Webster, who spearheaded the crowd-funded effort, said there was clearly an arguable case to go forward to a full hearing.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:19 UTC

    Nike leaves Iran football national team without boots fearing US sanctions

    “US sanctions mean that, as a US company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian national team at this time,” the company said in a statement

    Sportswear giant Nike says it has withdrawn its supply of boots to Iranian footballers ahead of the World Cup because of new US sanctions. The decision has frustrated Iranian players and head coach Carlos Queiroz, who asked FIFA to “help” his players.

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