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Falklands' Government sends Letter of Condolences to London

Flag at the seat of the Falklands' government flies at half mast for London victims The Falkland Islands Government has sent a letter of condolences to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, expressing sympathy and support from all members of the Falkland Islands community following the Wednesday attack at Westminster bridge and attempt to break into Parliament.

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Obamacare bipartisan support turns into Trump's first major legislative defeat

“We were very close,” president Trump told reporters Friday afternoon after the health care vote was cancelled. In the aftermath of his first major legislative defeat, President Donald Trump is standing by his team, preaching confidence in House Speaker Paul Ryan, and remains convinced of Obamacare's eventual downfall.

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Lord Heseltine claims Brexit delivers Europe to Germany; “Berlin lost the war and won peace”

Lord Heseltine questioned how Theresa May campaigned to remain in the EU but “within a few weeks” of becoming PM, insist “Brexit means Brexit”. The UK is handing control of Europe's destiny to Germany by leaving the EU, Lord Heseltine has claimed. The Tory peer, sacked as a government adviser after defying the whip over Brexit, said the Germans had lost World War Two but the UK was now giving them the “opportunity to win the peace”.

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The European Union is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Rome

The Treaties of Rome were signed on 25 March 1957 by representatives of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The heads of state and government of the EU countries are gathering in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. The celebrations will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25th, when the heads of state and government and the leaders of the EU institutions will arrive at the Palace of the Conservators, located on the Capitoline hill.

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Mexico prepared to “step away” from NAFTA if negotiations don't benefit the country

“If what is on the table is something that is not good for Mexico, Mexico will step away from NAFTA,” Videgaray said. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said that if North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations don't benefit all parties involved, the country is willing to “step away” from it. In an interview with Bloomberg, he said pulling out of NAFTA would be a last resort.

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Maduro asks United Nations to help with supplies of medicines

``I've asked for support from the United Nations to help treat the economic and social injuries that have hit our people,'' Maduro said on national television Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost the country's supplies of medicines. Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalize the supply and distribution of drugs in the country.

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Argentina closer to energy self sufficiency: US$ 2.3bn investment in Vaca Muerta shale fields

Tecpetrol will aim to produce an average 14 million cubic meters of shale gas per day by 2019, which is half the volume of gas Argentina currently imports Argentina's Tecpetrol, part of the Techint Group, said on Thursday it would invest US$2.3 billion in the Vaca Muerta shale fields through 2019, the largest announcement in the formation in years. Tecpetrol said in a statement the investment was made possibly due to measures from President Mauricio Macri's government, including a deal with labor unions earlier this year and a definition of price supports this month.

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Icebreaker Almirante Irizar ready to begin sea trials after a decade in repairs

Malcorra and Martinez before boarding for a tour of the recovered icebreaker Almirante Irizar Argentine foreign and defense ministers Susana Malcorra and Julio Martínez toured on Friday the recently repaired and refurbished Navy's icebreaker and Antarctica flagship, Almirante Irizar which a decade ago almost became a wreck after she caught fire on return from the annual Antarctic mission.

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