Buenos Aires

US broadside leaves WTO meeting in tatters

At the current meeting of the World Trade Organization, the top US trade representative has launched a broadside at the trade body's 164 members, …

Business

'Nothing is free': Starbucks' WiFi hijacked customers' laptops to secretly mine cryptocurrency

"Feels a little off-brand," Stensul CEO Noah Dinkin, who first noticed the cryptomining code, said.<p>Starbucks' free in-store Wi-Fi has been caught …

Wi-Fi

Soccer Bosses' High-Flying Lives on Display at Corruption Trial

The South American soccer barons gathered at Miami Beach’s St. Regis Bal Harbour hotel in late April 2014 to gloat: they’d just made $100 million …

Corruption

Pope Francis’s Controversial Step on Communion for the Divorced and Remarried

Must faithful Catholics now give a ‘religious submission of mind and will’ to Francis’s teachings on this issue?<p>Last week, Pope Francis made another …

Christianity

Cardinal Kasper: The controversy surrounding ‘Amoris Laetitia’ has come to an end

MUNICH, Germany — The controversy regarding <i>Amoris Laetitia</i> has come to an end, according to German cardinal Walter Kasper. What is more, he has …

Christianity

Federation of Argentinian Jewish centers elects first female president

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The Jewish Argentinean federation for sports and social community centers, or FACCMA, elected for the first time a female …

Jewish Culture

Lionel Messi s brother under house arrest over gun possession

Matias Messi, older brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel, has been sentenced to house arrest in Argentina for possession of a weapon, a …

Soccer

Too early to regulate e-commerce: Jack Ma

Even as India and many countries, especially from Africa, have been opposing attempts by nations including China to initiate negotiations on …

Alibaba Group

Commentary: Multilateralism needs more champions amid rise of anti-globalization - Xinhua

by Xinhua writer Shi Xiaomeng<p>BEIJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- As discussions on international trade rules are taking place in Argentina's capital city of …

News (China)

Argentina calls for bolstering multilateral trade at WTO meeting - Xinhua

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Argentina on Monday called for strengthening the multilateral system of trade during the 11th World Trade …

News (China)

U.K. Wants ‘Virtually Identical' Trade Deal With EU After Brexit

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the U.K. would like a trading relationship with the European Union after it leaves the bloc that’s …

Brexit

Cheap Flights to Argentina Are Going to be Available in 2018

There will be 100 new routes to and from the county next year.<p>Travelers will soon be able to take advantage of more competitive fares to South …

Air Travel

2018 Might Be The Year You Can Afford Your Dream Trip

2017 has been a banner year for cheap flights around the world. In fact, overall prices for long-haul flights fell by seven percent. That’s great if you want to fly to Europe for the first time or finally see Bangkok’s famed street markets.<p>Over the last year or two airlines like WOWair, Norwegian, …

Air Travel

EU's Malmstrom sees Mercosur trade deal by early 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Trade talks between the European Union and South America's Mercosur bloc are closing on a deal which could come …

World Politics

US, EU, Japan slam market distortion in swipe at China

BUENOS AIRES - The United States, European Union and Japan vowed on Tuesday to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies …

China

Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

One morning last week, Argentines woke up to a political earthquake: A judge had charged a former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, with “treason against the homeland,” punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Her crime? Nothing less than covering up Iran’s role in one of the deadliest …

Latin America

'It looks like someone's gran': Diego Maradona statue unveiled in India

Bronze likeness ridiculed after unveiling in Kolkata ‘I’m not a god of football’ says former Argentina player<p>Another football icon has been honoured by a statue with a bronze sculpture of the Argentina great, Diego Maradona, unveiled at a club in Kolkata, although the dubious likeness to the 1986 …

Soccer

New target in search for missing Argentine sub

Research vessel R/V Atlantis deploying the cable-controlled Undersea Recovery Vehicle (CURV-21) off the coast of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, to …

News (South Africa)

How a new storage system delivers the goods for MercadoLibre

If you can’t find something in a store in Buenos Aires, the shop owner will often recommend you buy it online at MercadoLibre. (Looking for fancy …

OpenStack

Capturing Buenos Aires’ Captivating Coffee Culture

Argentina

First Look: Palermo Opens in the CBD

Palermo is one of the largest suburbs in Buenos Aires. The area is named for Saint Benedict of Palermo, the patron saint of Sicily’s capital, which …

St Kilda

The Sprout: EU reportedly nervous about Bayer-Monsanto deal

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sprout, where your host had a delightful time in Montreal this weekend (the Oilers trouncing the Canadiens 6-2 was …

Robert Lighthizer

WTO unlikely to reach final fishery deal during conference - spokesman

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - World Trade Organization (WTO) members are unlikely to reach a final deal to curb fishery subsidies during the ministerial conference underway this week in Buenos Aires, spokesman Keith Rockwell told reporters on Monday.<p>Delegates of the 164-member body were instead …

Fishing

Trip of the Week: Buenos Aires Soujourn

Buenos Aires is described as the most European of South American cities (in the best way!), and after a few days in the Argentine capital you’ll see …

Argentina

The debate on China’s status as a market economy

December 11, 2017<p>Three little words in the 102-page protocol that China signed when it agreed to join the World Trade Organization is turning into a …

Economics

Hanukkah 2017: The eight cities to visit during the Jewish festival

While Hanukkah is probably the Jewish festival with the most mainstream recognition, it’s far from the most important period on the Jewish calendar. …

Tel Aviv

Argentina criticised for banning NGOs from conference over social media posts

President Macri under fire for revoking accreditations for World Trade Organisation conference over ‘calls for violence’, a charge those affected deny<p>Argentina’s centre-right president Mauricio Macri has come under heavy criticism for banning representatives of 26 international NGOs from attending …

Business

Canada's Extraction Secrets

For human rights defenders putting their lives on the line in Guatemala, justice could hinge on an unfulfilled election promise of Prime Minister …

Papua New Guinea

British Airways: 50,000 passengers stranded after de-icing meltdown at Heathrow

At 9pm on Sunday night, around 300 passengers waiting at Heathrow for British Airways flight 245 to Buenos Aires discovered they would be not be …

Aviation

DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Jan 31

Dec 11 (Reuters) -<p>For other diaries, please see:<p>Top Economic Events<p>Government Debt Auctions<p>Political and General News Events<p>Index of All Diaries<p>Guide to Economic Indicators ----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events …

Economy