Defence secretary expected to announce reinforcements of troops and equipment after Argentina said to be buying long-range bombers from Russia
Britain is to “beef up” the defence of the Falkland Islands the government has confirmed, amid reports of an increased risk of invasion by Argentina.
The China Development Bank (CDB), one of the two banks of Chinese development, and Brazil's Petrobras today announced an agreement to open a credit line of 3,5 billion dollars for the oil company.
In a brief statement, without specifying the details of the agreement, Petrobras reported that "the parties confirmed the intention to develop a new partnership in the future."
The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon said today that 8400 million dollars are needed to meet the humanitarian needs in Syria.
During the Third International Donors Conference for this Arab country, held in Kuwait with the participation of 67 countries and numerous humanitarian organizations, Ban Ki-moon warned that "the Syrians are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".
Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Jan Eliasson, warned that the world is experiencing a "crisis of employment" with the youth as the main victim and warned of the consequences of failing to address that problem.
"It is essential to do more to create jobs for young people. Their frustration is understandable and undermines the belief in government and national institutions," Eliasson said in a speech to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Some six million Bolivians attended the polls today to elect nine governors and 339 mayors, among other regional authorities on a day which saw a high turnout and only minor incidents.
Reports from the Bolivian Information Agency (ABI), which quoted the government, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) and international observer missions, detailed the course of the elections.
Also during the elections 4500 regional authorities have been nominated.
At least 40 young Mexicans went on hunger strike in New York, demanding the Governor Andrew Cuomo to include in his budget proposal a law that would benefit undocumented students.
Mexicans are part of a group of at least 70 people who decided to join the protest, after Governor Cuomo announced last Tuesday that the "Dream" budget law has been removed from the draft.
More than three million Venezuelans have signed up against a decree of the President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, which sees Venezuela as "a threat," said leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and mayor of the Libertador municipality of Caracas Jorge Rodriguez.
The US Treasury Department on Tuesday excluded many people and companies linked to Cuba from its list of sanctions, as part of the process of rapprochement initiated by the United States and Cuba after half a century of isolation.
In a brief statement, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury reported that from the sanctions list 6 persons, 28 companies and 11 naval vessels have been removed, including vessels operating under Cypriot flag.
Faced with the collapse of the Ukrainian economy, the West only offers promises, says US expert.
"We have lost a quarter of the national economy," said Yatseniuk at a meeting with governors.
He further stated that hundreds of companies had to close, although Ukraine has collected more in taxes this year than in 2014 and there were no delays in social payments.
Not exactly known for truthfulness, U.S. neocons have been trying to reassure the American people that sinking a negotiated deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program would be a painless proposition, but at least one prominent neocon, Joshua Muravchik, acknowledges that the alternative will be war – and he likes the idea.