October 13, 2015

Victory Front presidential hopeful Daniel Scioli today pledged to revise the current tax scheme on agricultural exporters adding that if elected in October 25 elections, he will offer Salta’s governor Juan Manuel Urtubey a post in the national cabinet.

• Kicillof takes aim at Urtubey’s ‘ignorance’ over ‘vultures’

By Federico Poore
Drug-trafficking has dominated the electoral agenda ahead of this month’s presidential vote, but proposals from the candidates on how to tackle the issue have been quite different. None, however, has been as shocking as Sergio Massa’s plan to use the Armed Forces.

London's cash-strapped police will no longer keep officers stationed outside the Ecuadorean embassy to catch WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up inside for over three years, the force said.

Voting intentions for the upcoming general election on October 25 remain similar to the results of the August presidential primaries, according to the latest weekend polls published in the national newspapers.

Police arrested several Air France workers at their homes early today as investigators tracked down protesters who hounded executives from a meeting about mass job cuts last week and tore the clothes of two fleeing managers.

Brazil is still by far the largest economy in Latin America despite its recession and the impact of the devaluation of the real, according to the latest report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which said Venezuela dropped to the position of the region’s seventh-largest economy with a GDP that’s now half the size of Colombia’s.

Victory Front Senator Juan Manuel Abal Medina

‘Kirchnerism doesn’t draw the line for political reasons’

By Tomás Brockenshire

Turkey's government said today Islamic State was the prime suspect in suicide bombings that killed at least 97 people in Ankara, but opponents vented anger at President Tayyip Erdogan at funerals, universities and courthouses.

• Angry mourners gather in Turkey

British-born economist Angus Deaton won the 2015 economics Nobel Prize for "his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare", the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said today.

A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence showed no signs of abating yesterday, as three Palestinians, including a two-year-old and a 13-year-old, were killed by Israeli forces, and four Israelis were wounded in an evening stabbing attack.

US stocks traded little changed today as investors braced for a busy week of quarterly results from major US banks and several Dow 30 companies.

Credit ratings agencies will be key next year for Argentina, as the country looks for fresh currency in global markets to achieve a smooth lifting of the restrictions on the dollar trade, but their role is being questioned by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), who says they favour countries with a certain ideological bent.

Rugby — World Cup

Argentina thrashes Namibia 64-9

POLO — Tortugas Open

Ellerstina qualifies for final

By Jorge Andrades


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