RIGHT-WING candidate Mauricio Macri has won the run-off in Argentina’s presidential election by a narrow margin, ending 12 years of “Kirchnerismo.”
With almost all ballots counted this morning Mr Macri had 51.5 per cent of the vote to ruling Front for Victory (FPV)...
Tuesday 24th Nov 2015
posted by James Tweedie in World
RUSSIA’S Defence Ministry said yesterday that its aircraft had blitzed more than 1,000 Islamic State (Isis) oil tankers in five days.
Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov added that the Russian Air Force had flown 141 sorties in two days, hitting 472 terrorist targets.
VENEZUELA and Russia were set to discuss responses to US fixing of the oil market in Tehran yesterday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were due to meet in the Iranian capital to discuss stabilising oil prices — a matter of utmost...
SYRIA’S ambassador to the UN has hit back at Gulf Arab states after they equated Damascus and its allies with Islamic State.
Syrian permanent representative Bashar al-Jaafari spoke out against a Saudi Arabian-proposed resolution at the UN general assembly’s human rights...
Saturday 21st Nov 2015
VENEZUELA has demanded that the US identify the agents who spied on national oil firm PDVSA.
Deputy Foreign Minister Alejandro Fleming delivered a formal letter of protest to charge d’affaires Lee McClenny, the top diplomat at the US embassy, in Caracas on Thursday.
Air strikes will cut revenue from smuggled oil
Friday 20th Nov 2015
VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro vowed that his country would “revise its relationship” with the US following revelations that Washington spied on the state oil company.
Whistleblowing US website the Intercept and South American TV network Telesur exposed the espionage...
INDIA’S blockade of Nepal has led to an acute shortage of medicines, with 300 lorryloads of drugs stuck at the border.
Indian border officials, claiming that protests against Nepal’s new secular republican constitution are putting drivers’ lives in danger, have for...
Obama signals co-operation may happen
Thursday 19th Nov 2015
PROTESTERS against a controversial new Pacific trade agreement clashed with police in the Philippines’ capital yesterday.
Demonstrators scuffled with officers as they tried to enter the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Manila.
Trade unions, students,...