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Stories for July 2018

  • Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 06:30 UTC

    World Travel & Tourism Council congratulates EU on the ETIAS visa scheme

    We see this as an important first step in the digitalization of travel, stated Gloria Guevara, President & CEO World Travel & Tourism Council.

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has congratulated the EU on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), a pre-authorization system which allows the EU to know who is entering the EU, from where and if they pose a risk to EU security.

  • Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 06:16 UTC

    Argentine forensic team identifies soldier 93 buried in the Falklands

    Andres Folch, 19, was among the first to land in the Falklands during the Argentine invasion and died at the end of the conflict when Stanley was recovered

    Argentina's Human Rights Secretary confirmed on Thursday that another combatant, killed during the Falklands conflict and buried at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin has been identified. This brings the total to 93. The 19 year old conscript, Andres Folch was born in the northern province of Tucuman but lived in the San Marin county of Buenos Aires province.

  • Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 05:50 UTC

    France beats Uruguay 2-0 and qualifies for its sixth World Cup semifinal

    France reached that stage of the event in 1958, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2006 and now in 2018. Only three countries have done better: Germany (12), Brazil (8) and Italy (7)

    France is only one step away from reaching the fourth World Cup final of its rich football history. Didier Deschamps’ team beat Uruguay 2-0 and now has qualified for its sixth World Cup semifinal.

  • Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 05:27 UTC

    British embassy participated at Pride Parade in Santiago de Chile

    Despite winter weather, a group from the Embassy enthusiastically marched with the LOVEisGREAT Britain banner and photo frame

    The British Embassy participated at the 2018 Pride Parade held in Santiago on 23 June. Organized by two of the most important Chilean LGBTI organizations, Movilh and Fundación Iguales, the Parade attracted over 80,000 people who marched to demand respect for the rights of the LGBTI community in Chile.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 10:56 UTC

    US tariffs on Chinese goods become effective: global trade war takes off?

    “The United States has violated World Trade Organization rules and ignited the largest trade war in economic history,”  China's Commerce Ministry said

    US President Donald Trump fired the biggest shot yet in the global trade war by imposing tariffs on US$ 34 billion of Chinese imports. China immediately said it would be forced to retaliate. The duties on Chinese goods started at 12:01am Friday in Washington, just after midday in China.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 10:48 UTC

    Theresa May and split cabinet hold summit to agree on Brexit White Paper

    Mrs. May must resolve splits within the cabinet over the shape of Brexit. She is expected to present a proposal for UK-EU customs arrangements

    Theresa May says her cabinet has “a great opportunity - and a duty” to agree a blueprint for the UK's future relationship with the EU. Before Friday's crunch Chequers meeting she said she wanted “ambitious new trade deals” and an agreement “in the best interests of the UK and the EU”.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 10:37 UTC

    Brazil's labor minister suspended by the Supreme Court on fraud investigation

    Yomura's removal is another blow to President Temer's administration, which has already seen several ministers resign amid scandal

    Brazil's labor minister was suspended Thursday by a Supreme Court justice as part of an investigation into fraud. Helton Yomura cannot enter the Labor Ministry's offices or have contact with its staff, said Joana Dantas, a ministry press officer.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Brexit and the Falkland Islands: Potentially catastrophic?

    Fishing vessel in Falklands waters - In 2017 all loligo squid imported to Spain came from the Falklands

    Brexit could be “potentially catastrophic,” for the Falklands according to a recent UK newspaper article. And by all accounts it could have a serious impact if heavy tariffs were applied to goods exported from the Islands into the EU. But just how bad could it be?

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:41 UTC

    Trump planned invading Venezuela

    Amid its rapidly deteriorating economy and weakening law and order, Venezuela received threats from the US president Donald Trump to restore democracy in the country

    Associated Press (AP) revealed that last August, during a meeting in the Oval Office, US President Donald Trump asked a question that startled his advisors: given that the situation in Venezuela threatens regional security, why does the United States not invades the South American country?

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    US EPA chief steps down following numerous scandals and ethics violations

    Federal officials are looking into some questions surrounding Pruitt, including first-class airline travel and ordering a US$ 43,000 soundproof booth for his office

    United States Embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has resigned after fighting numerous scandals and alleged ethics violations. “The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us,” Pruitt wrote in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday.