USVI, DR Make CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 12, 2011: The U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic have made it through to the first group stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier. They joined Bahamas in the first group after winning their respective second-leg matches Sunday to complete aggregate victories […]

Brazil’s Real Weakens

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News Americas, BRASILIA, Brazil, Tues. July 12, 2011: Brazil’s real traded weaker Monday as the government tried to stem the rise of the currency against the U.S. dollar. The real traded at 1.5801 to the dollar on Monday afternoon, compared with Friday’s close of 1.5615, according to Tullet Prebon PLC […]

Finding A New Role For The ACP

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By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. July 12, 2011: Does the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of nations (the ACP) have a future beyond 2020, the date that the Cotonou Convention expires? Judging from the responses to this and related questions at a recent European Centre for Development […]

Head Of Colombian Marketing Group Jailed

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 12, 2011: The founder of Colombian marketing giant, D.M.G. Group (“DMG”), will have to spend the next nine years of his life in jail. David Eduardo Helmut Murcia Guzmán was sentenced late last week for his participation in a scheme to launder millions […]

Jamaica Has Date With IMF

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News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. July 12, 2011: Jamaica’s Minister of Finance, Audley Shaw, has a date with the IMF this week. The minister is set to meet with the International Monetary Fund’s new Regional Director, Luis Breuer on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, to discuss all outstanding issues to be […]

Jamaican Briton Could Be In Next Bond Film

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News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. July 12, 2011: A British-born actress with Jamaican roots could be part of the cast of the next Bond film. Producers of the popular film series have reportedly met with Naomie Harris, best known for her turns in 28 Days Later and the Pirates of […]

Murdoch grip on reins comes under fire in hacking

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Akira Suemori Members of the media gather outside News International’s office in London, Monday, July 11, 2011. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday urged Rupert Murdoch to reconsider his bid for broadcaster BSkyB, citing an outpouring of revulsion that followed the phone hacking scandal that hit the tabloid News […]

A Tale of Two Airlifts: Gaza and Berlin

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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling Before discussing the recent Free Gaza Flytilla and a Gaza Airlift, most people are familiar with the 1948 Berlin Airlift. Three years earlier near the end of World War Two and at the Potsdam Conference, Germany and Berlin were divided into four separate zones. […]

Cameron ready to sink BSkyB deal

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David Cameron launched a desperate bid to kill Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of BSkyB last night – finally signalling a decisive break with the media mogul. Downing Street revealed the Prime Minister wants to prevent the tycoon buying out the television company until criminal proceedings have concluded into the News of […]