March 10, 2014
While in six provinces, some five million children could not start school yet due to an ongoing strike, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the “mandatory conciliation order which allows the dialogue to continue” and confirmed wage talks with unions will be resumed on Wednesday.
A few more cobwebs, but hardly many children, is how this week’s start to the school year is starting to play out — at least in six provinces, where some five million children will not be able to go to school as provincial unions will today continue with their strike activity in the wake of ongoing failed wage negotiations on both a national and provincial levels.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today informed the Health Ministry headed by Juan Manzur this morning received a consignment of 9 million flu vaccines to be distributed across the country and applied for free on high risk groups.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos heads into presidential elections for a second straight term with his lead all but certain, even while seats for his ruling coalition were trimmed in a congressional vote that cemented his fiercest rival as the main opposition, results showed today.
US stocks opened slightly lower today, on the heels of a record high for the S&P 500, following unexpectedly weak data from China that tempered enthusiasm over the strength of the global economy.• For the US stock market, it’s joy vs worry
Government-aligned lawmakers and jurists came out in defence of the reform to the Penal Code yesterday after it faced strong criticism last week from much of the opposition.
More than 20 countries confirmed that representatives from their governments will attend the inauguration of Chilean president-elect Michelle Bachelet tomorrow, Chilean Senate leader Jorge Pizarro said yesterday.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof yesterday argued that Argentina does not have serious economic problems, but rather “complexities, difficulties and challenges,” and accused economists and dissident media outlets of orchestrating a campaign to generate an “end of the world” feeling among members of society.
By Guillermo Háskel
China’s move to buy a controlling stake in Netherlands-based agricultural trading company Nidera has divided waters among farmers in Argentina, one of the world’s leading soy exporters, with larger producer celebrating the purchase and smaller ones raising concerns about potential market concentration.
NATO will start AWACS reconnaissance flights over Poland and Romania to help monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the alliance said today.• Merkel raps Putin’s defence of Crimea vot
The disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented aviation mystery", a senior official said today, with a massive air and sea search now in its third day failing to find any confirmed trace of the plane or the 239 people aboard.• Jet may have disintegrated in mid-air
By Scott Mayerowitz
Track star Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, wept and vomited into a bucket in a South African courtroom today after hearing graphic details from her autopsy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin defended breakaway moves by the pro-Russian leaders of Crimea in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron.• US won't recognize Crimea annexation
River Plate stays in the title contention as its 1-0 win over Arsenal allowed it to be three points behind leader Colón after the seventh round. Fernando Cavenaghi scored the winner from a controversial penalty.
Real Madrid took full advantage of Barcelona's shock reverse at lowly Real Valladolid with a 3-0 win at home to 10-man Levante that put them three points clear at the top of La Liga.
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Produced by Pablo Toledo
Mystery disappearance of flight MH370
By Jamey Keaten
When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there’s a good chance that no one’s checking whether you’re using someone’s lost or stolen passport.
Growing organic cabbage, squash and other crops for their seeds in northwest Oregon gives Sarah Kleeger and Andrew Still plenty to worry about, from hungry insects to unexpected frosts.