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Stories for 2018

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:05 UTC

    Costa Cruises will incorporate four new ships, including the first powered by LNG

    In October 2019, the cruise line will welcome the flagship Costa Smeralda, the first cruise ship for the world market powered by Lng, built by Meyer shipyards

    Costa Crociere to welcome four new cruise ships by 2021. Between 2019 and 2021 four new ships will enter service with the Italian cruise line, based in Genoa, Italy, for an overall increase in passenger capacity of 43%. In February 2019, the company will welcome the new Costa Venezia, currently under construction at the Fincantieri plant in Monfalcone.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:00 UTC

    Honoring Falklands' fallen begins full agenda for Macri's cabinet chief in London

     Peña will attend with Ambassador Carlos Sersale de Cerisano, Strategic Affairs Secretary Fulvio Pompeo and retired British Army Colonel Geoffrey Cardoso

    Argentine cabinet chief Marcos Peña arrived on Sunday in London for a two-day full agenda beginning Monday, with a round of ministerial meetings, media interviews, a visit to Parliament, a conference, even a visit to 10 Downing Street, but it will all take off at St. Paul's cathedral to honor the fallen in the Falkland Islands war.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    Mercosur/EU begin new fresh round of trade talks: Geographical Indications high in the list

    EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said she hoped for progress on difficult issues this week, but cautioned that further talks would be required.

    Mercosur and the European Union begin a fresh round of trade talks this week with renewed optimism that negotiators may be nearing an accord after almost 20 years of talks. Since trade negotiations with the United States were frozen after Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election victory, the European Union has turned its focus to other large economies and has already struck agreements with Japan and Mexico.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 07:24 UTC

    UK Armed Forces minister visits Chile and Uruguay

    Minister Mark Lancaster made a protocol call on Chilean Minister of Defence, Mr. Alberto Espina

    The United Kingdom Minister for the Armed Forces was in Chile and Uruguay as part of a visit to South America in the framework of increasing closer bilateral relations. The Rt Hon Mark Lancaster TD MP, made an official visit to Chile in order to further strengthen the strong defense relation between the two countries.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 07:06 UTC

    Truckers strike is estimated to have cost Brazilian agriculture some US$ 1.77 billion

    Chicken and pork losses are estimated in US$ 798 million. Brazil is the world's biggest chicken exporter. It shipped 4.3 million tons of chicken meat in 2017

    The 10-day-long Brazilian striking truckers protests are winding down and companies from meatpackers to soy crushers are resuming operations. Some problems persist in some sectors and will need time to recover. Primary estimates of losses for farmers' sector could reach US$ 1.77bn

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 06:47 UTC

    Over half of Mexican voters express support for Lopez Obrador

    Lopez Obrador is riding a wave of anger against the ruling party amid rising violence, corruption scandals and sluggish growth.

    With less than a month before Mexico’s presidential election, more than half of voters support leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a survey showed, while they pulled support from the poll leader’s main rival following attacks on his honesty.

  • Saturday, June 2nd 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    Nisman death was a homicide, rules Argentine federal appeals court

    The Federal Court of Buenos Aires said there was no doubt that Nisman’s death was a homicide rather than suicide

    An Argentine federal appeals court confirmed on Friday that special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, found dead in 2015 while investigating a 1994 Jewish center bombing, was murdered.

  • Saturday, June 2nd 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    Nicaragua's husband-wife team ready to fall: end of the road for the Ortegas

    The protests by now have left 90 people dead and almost a thousand injured. The great majority of victims are students, and others shot by the police

    By Gwynne Dyer (*) - From the Ceausescus in Romania (overthrown and shot 1989) to the Mugabes (removed in a non-violent military coup 2017), husband-and-wife teams running authoritarian regimes seem to have a particularly high casualty rate. And now it may be the turn of the Nicaraguan team: President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo.

  • Friday, June 1st 2018 - 20:01 UTC

    London tube operator interested in operating Buenos Aires underground system

    TfL is one of a number of international underground transport operators to have expressed interest in the Buenos Aires contract.

    British underground operator Transport for London (TfL) is keen on securing a multi-million dollar contract with Buenos Aires City to operate the city’s underground network, one of the first to be inaugurated in the world. According to a February report in The Times, TfL is one of a number of international underground transport operators to have expressed interest in the contract.

  • Friday, June 1st 2018 - 18:44 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government publishes Budget for 2018/19

    MLA Stacy Bragger, Chair of the Legislative Assembly, said: “This Budget is designed to put people first

    The Falkland Islands Government has set out its medium term plan for the Islands with an ambitious Budget designed to ensure that we have solid foundations for future economic, social and political development.