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Stories for June 2018

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Theresa May fighting to keep Brexit plans on track: major debate next Tuesday in the Commons

    Tory Brexit rebels were seen in Downing Street as the Prime Minister sought to avert defeat when the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the Commons on Tuesday

    Theresa May has been fighting to keep her Brexit plans on track despite a Cabinet row over proposals for the Irish border and a potential revolt in the Commons. The UK’s proposals for a “backstop” arrangement for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are to be published “shortly”, although Brexit Secretary David Davis understood to have concerns about some of the details.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 06:48 UTC

    Falklands confirms exchange of fisheries data with Argentina will resume “in short order”

    Speaking to the Fisheries Committee, Mr. Barton responded to concerns expressed by members and reassured them that the exchange of data would be mutual.

    The Falkland Islands Director of Natural Resources John Barton confirmed this week that exchange of fisheries data will resume “in short order” following the resumption of fisheries talks with Argentina last month. Mr. Barton confirmed that proposals for joint research cruises are being drawn up and another meeting has been scheduled to take place in London in late 2018.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 23:10 UTC

    The Uruguayan Foreign Ministry describes the number of immigrants arriving in the country as “never seen before”

    “The Secretariat of the Refugee Commission is completely overwhelmed,” said the Minister of Human Rights, while “acts of discrimination and xenophobia in Uruguay” are emerging.

    Immigration to Uruguay, Argentina and Chile has exploded exponentially in recent years. It is receiving an “unprecedented” daily requests for refuge in the southern country, according to the Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dianela Pi, who explained to MercoPress that “There are acts of discrimination and xenophobia that are emerging in Uruguay as never before” as a result of the migratory phenomenon. This wave comes mostly from citizens of Venezuelan origin.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 14:06 UTC

    Sister of Queen Maxima of Netherlands dies of an apparent suicide

    Inés was found at her home on Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. Inés, who worked for the government, is believed to have suffered from depression (Pic ABC)

    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is mourning the loss of her younger sister Inés Zorreguieta, who has passed away at the age of 33. Local Argentine media have reported that Inés died of an apparent suicide. She was found at her home on Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. Inés, who worked for the government, is believed to have suffered from depression and mental health issues.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Brazilian currency falls amid rising investor worries and political turmoil

    Driving the currency’s decline are apprehension over recent labor unrest, shaky economic growth and a presidential election slated for October.

    The Brazilian currency has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar in more than two years, amid rising investor worries over recent economic and political turmoil. The Real is down 14% this year, near its lowest levels since March 2016. On Wednesday in New York, the dollar bought 3.8534 Reais, versus 3.8087 Reais late Tuesday.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    On TUC's 150th anniversary, UK trade union membership dropped by a quarter among the under-30

    TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady admitted the union movement had a “problem” in reaching young people

    Trade union membership in the United Kingdom has dropped by a quarter among under-30s since the turn of the century, according to figures from the Trades Union Congress. As the TUC marks its 150th anniversary, the union body has revealed the number of people under 30 who are members of a trade union has fallen from just over 20% in 2001 to 15% in 2017.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    With Lula out of the presidential race, far-right candidate Bolsonaro is the clear frontrunner

    The former army captain Bolsonaro says he would include generals in his cabinet and allow police to shoot criminals dead if they are fired at.

    Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is the clear frontrunner in Brazil’s election in October with up to 25% of voter support, followed by center-left populist Ciro Gomes with 12%, a new poll revealed on Tuesday.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

    Falklands will enjoy England's live matches from the World Cup

    Falklands' viewers won’t have to wait for the matches on the delayed BBC and ITV channels.

    The Falkland Islands will be able to enjoy the Football World Cup 2018 live matches of the England side. The British Forces Broadcasting Service operating from MPA has informed that Falklands' viewers will receive the best football experience possible from Russia by showing all the England matches live on the Sky News Channel.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    UNWTO calls for greater awareness of sustainable tourism policies

    This two-volume report showcases 23 case studies from around the world of tourism contributing to sustainable development in all its dimensions.

    In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 June during the European Development Days (EDD), and called for greater awareness of sustainability in tourism policies and business practices as well as in tourist behavior.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Europe's five leagues revenue €14.7bn, in 2016-17, and the English Premier League is market leader

    In revenue terms, the Premier League is 86% larger than its nearest competitor, Spain's La Liga.

    The big five European leagues generated a record €14.7bn in revenue in 2016-17, a 9% annual increase, according to new figures from Deloitte. It says the European football market is now worth some €25.5bn and the English Premier League was the market leader, with record revenue of £4.5bn, as each of the 20 clubs se their own annual revenue record.