June 30, 2016

The Senate passed the government-sponsored bill to carry out a new tax amnesty, settle debts with pensioners with retirement claims against the state, update the value of pensions and create a universal benefit for senior citizens.

Judge Daniel Rafecas today rosecuted José López, the former Public Works secretary during the second administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, on illicit enrichment charges, ordering as well an embargo of 200 million pesos.

• Prosecutor: López must remain detained

By Ignacio Portes

The bureau officially confirmed the country is in a recession, as production fell over the last three quarters, deepening an already problematic, four-years-long stagnation. The first quarter of 2016 was the worst of the last three, with a 0.7% contraction.

The United Nations Committee for Human Rights grilled the Argentine delegation sent by President Mauricio Macri’s administration to Geneva over the alleged dismantling of institutions that play a supportive role in crimes against humanity trials.

Federal Judge Sebastián Casanello has requested for the Anti-Corruption Office (OA) and the City of Buenos Aires analyze President Mauricio Macri’s sworn statements from 2013 to 2015 in connection with an investigation into offshore companies named in the “Panama Papers.”

Not clear when he would be working on the Báez case

Questions remain over prosecutor Marijuan’s trip to the US

• Making friends in New York

US Joint Base Andrews, the military facility near Washington that is home to the president's plane, was placed on lockdown amid what turned out to be erroneous reports of a gunman at large during an exercise to test responses to an active shooter.

Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain's next prime minister, in a shock move that upturned a political order shaken by last week's vote to leave the European Union.

• 'For heaven's sake man, go!' • The risk of a constitutional crisis • Bid to keep Scotland in EU rebuffed

A two-day rally by US stocks faltered as oil prices fell sharply and investors shifted their focus from Brexit to broader economic factors.

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 42 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan, a Turkish government official said.

• Islamic State prime suspect • Dramatic footage shows moment of explosion

Two years after it declared a caliphate across large parts of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is in crisis. In the last few weeks, the group has suffered major territorial losses in Iraq, Syria and Libya, and is fighting hard to defend major strongholds.

Canada, the United States and Mexico mounted a fierce defence of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite an increasingly acrimonious debate about the value of globalization.

Olympics — Soccer

Neymar named in Brazil squad

The US dollar was climbing 3 cents to 15.21 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, á reported, as the Central Bank continues to operate in the market to prevent a higher surge.

Starting today, the Central Bank will put in circulation the new 500-peso note, ending a 24-year period in which the 100-peso note had been the largest denomination of the local currency.

Fool Britannia

Michael Soltys / Senior Editor

Fool Britannia

The English PL has lost out

Eric Weil / Sportsworld

The English PL has lost out

Fear and loathing in Brussels

James Neilson / As I See it

Fear and loathing in Brussels

To identify unknown soldiers killed in 1982

Special Red Cross mission arrives in Malvinas Islands

• World Trade

Panama opens new locks amid cost battle

• On Sunday

A major milestone

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