October 24, 2014
The head of ministers renewed the government’s criticism of the IDEA meeting bringing together Argentina’s top business leaders, questioning ironically the lack of “ideas” of its participants.• Capitanich fires back at IDEA forum
In his daily message to the press, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich dismissed what he called “eventual perspectives” of looting, considering that talking about the issue was to make a “defence of crime.”
Argentina received less foreign direct investment than any other country in the region in the first half of the year. In fact, the country’s net foreign direct investment (FDI) was not just low — it was negative.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo leader Estela de Carlotto and the activist's recovered grandson Guido Ignacio in her residence in Olivos, before heading a rally in the province of Chaco.
A US judge has scheduled a December 2 hearing to weigh arguments over whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an expected interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.• US court denies appeal over BoNY payment
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed a drop in economic activity of 1.2 percent during August, compared to the same month last year.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.• Protests continue after failure of talks
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that “there has been practically no change” in the number of real estate agencies in the past year, in response to remarks by the vicepresident of the Argentine Real Estate Chamber, Armando Pepe, who had said that 884 real estate firms had closed in Buenos Aires City.
Ruling Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández rejected claims that the new Criminal Procedural Code reform is “xenophobic” and defended the initiative that seeks to deport foreigners who are found guilty of a crime once they have served their sentence.
Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez explained that according to the proposed new Criminal Procedural Code foreigners who are found guilty of an ‘insignificant crime’ will not be expelled.
Dr. Craig Spencer has been placed in a quarantined unit at Bellevue Hospital, six days after returning from Guinea, renewing public jitters about transmission of the disease and rattling financial markets.• Doctor in NY tests positive for Ebola • First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali
A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said.
Soccer - AFA
All 50 members of the assembly chose Luis Segura to be in charge of the Argentine Football Association for one more year. There were no opponents, although the officials’ real intentions will be shown in 2015 elections.
At least one gendarme and several protesters have been injured during a clash in Panamericana highway between the Gendarmerie and former employees of Lear automaker, who were demanding to be re-incorporated in the company.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city.• Soldier killed as Canada parliament attacked
By Veronica StewartOpen House II: a peek behind BA’s doors
By Luciana Bertoia
The year’s most high-profile legal battle will officially end in a big nothing today when the charges for malfeasance against Saavedra and Núñez prosecutor José María Campagnoli expire.
By Santiago Del Carril
Catholics should hand over any information they have about the missing children of people who were disappeared during the last military dictatorship, a leader of the Argentine Catholic Church has said.