July 23, 2016

More bloodshed in Western Europe: third attack against civilians in eight days

MUNICH, Germany — A gunman opened fire at a busy mall in the German city of Munich yesterday evening, killing at least nine people and sending shoppers running for their lives in a rampage police described as suspected terrorism and the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

The problem has been common knowledge for years but the debate remains divided: How to resolve the trend of depreciating quality in education at primary and secondary school level in Argentina and sky-high drop-out rates in the latter?

The new rate scheme for natural gas does not stand and bills will have to be issued without any kind of increase, a La Plata judge ruled yesterday, claiming that rates will remain frozen until there’s a definitive ruling by the Supreme Court

In order to remain popular, politicians act on the assumption that they have to say things the public wants to hear. That is why the most comfortable place to be a politician these days is the opposition. The Macri administration is learning the hard way that the marketing populism and political correctness it used to beat the former Kirchner administration’s real-life populism might not fit the demands of office.

German authorities declared a state of emergency in the southern city of Munich on Friday evening after gunmen attacked a busy shopping mall, killing at least eight people, television station NTV reported.

During a visit to the province of Catamarca to inaugurate a new supply market, President Mauricio Macri once again justified the utility rate hikes implemented by his administration.

A La Plata prosecutor yesterday asked for the courts to suspend the 400-percent cap recently introduced by the Macri administration on natural gas price increases nationwide, on the basis that no public hearings were carried out before the measure was implemented.

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State (IS) and preparing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said.

A new economic controversy is making noise after suggestions that President Mauricio Macri’s administration could raise the retirement age.

Half of civil servants have not made mandatory filings

Public officials ignore affidavits

Almost half of the public officials who are obliged by law to present financial affidavits before the Anti-Corruption Office (OA) declaring their interests and holdings have failed to do so, the government department said yesterday.

Turkey will be able to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a three-month state of emergency approved yesterday by lawmakers following last week’s attempted military coup.

US$1,000 and 50KG limits set for incoming packages

Door-to-door deliveries on way

For many people living in Argentina, whether local- or foreign-born, receiving packages and post from overseas has meant bureaucracy and long queues at the City’s Customs Office in Retiro. Those lines, however, could soon be a thing of the past.

As demands for the removal of Buenos Aires province police chief Pablo Bressi continue, Governor María Eugenia Vidal yesterday tried to burnish her pro-transparency credentials saying the police’s internal affairs unit had suspended 1,600 officers from the force during her first seven months in office.

Argentina will experience a deeper economic contraction than initially expected this year, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest report.

Federal Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral has requested that Singapore and Malaysia arrest Ali Akbar Velayati — Iran’s former foreign minister and a suspect in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre — and extradite him to Argentina.

Venezuela’s opposition coalition said yesterday that officials have validated enough signatures to proceed to the next phase of a referendum to recall unpopular President Nicolás Maduro.

• Middle-class Venezuelans swap savings for food

US President Barack Obama on Friday pledged support for Germany after gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in Munich.

Supporters of the Islamic State militant group celebrated on social media a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday that killed and wounded many people.

France's highest appeals court ruled on Friday that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400 million euros ($440 million) state payout in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie.

Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" as US secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday accepting the Republican presidential nomination.

• Trump attacks Clinton legacy of ‘death,’ vows to turn back on ‘globalism’ • The Republican refrain: ‘Lock her up!’

Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra’s hopes of becoming the first woman ever to lead the United Nations were hit with a damaging setback yesterday after she emerged from the first informal straw poll of Security Council members in the middle of the 12-candidate pack. She now faces a difficult task catching up to former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres, who received the most votes.

Donald Trump accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of “death last night, destruction and weakness” dating from her time as US secretary of state, as he pitched heavily to the working class in a speech last night accepting the Republican presidential nomination.

• The Republican refrain: ‘Lock her up!’

Employees say they face constant threats of harassment while at work

Workers at BA City hospitals go on strike over lack of security

Medical staff from over 30 hospitals in Buenos Aires City staged a 24-hour strike yesterday in protest at the lack of action over ongoing security issues at hospitals throughout the Argentine capital, with many medical employees saying they face the consistent threat of harassment and insufficient security while at work.

Cleveland police arrested 18 protesters on Wednesday after scuffling with demonstrators who tried to set an American flag on fire near the crowded entrance to the arena where Republicans made Donald Trump their presidential nominee, officials said.

The government today issued $770 million in dollar-denominated 94-day and 213-day Treasury bonds, known as Letes, the Finance Ministry said.

The Bastille Day attacker who killed at least 84 people in the French Riviera city of Nice had been planning the attack for months with the help of at least five accomplices, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday.

in supermarkets and shopping centres

Consumption plunges

soccer — normalizing commission unveiled

‘We’ll meet with many candidates’

Luis Enrique on player’s international retirement

‘I would like Messi to continue playing’

Soccer — Domestic League

Tevez to take three-day leave

36 percent of population considered ‘vulnerable’

UNDP: up to two million Argentines risk falling back into poverty

The Argentine government and the United Nations Development Programme put pen to paper on a plan of action on sustainable development for the period of 2016 to 2020 signed to counter the threat of between 1.5 million and two million Argentines falling back into poverty.

The US dollar today fell 10 cents to 15.19 pesos in banks and foreign exchange agencies while the “blue” informal rate climbed 10 cents to 15.43 pesos and accumulated a 17-cent rise this week.

The future of soccer

Eric Weil / Sportsworld

The future of soccer

Six-packs and small beer

Michael Soltys / Senior Editor

Six-packs and small beer

Another week, another massacre

James Neilson / As I See it

Another week, another massacre

This June has joined every other month of this year so far in setting an all-time monthly record for global temperatures, according to two separate federal science agencies — though the globe was not as extremely warm last month as it was earlier in the year.

Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year rein over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives.

Extreme poverty affects 1 in 8 globally

• World Trade

G20 ministers agree to take on protectionism

• On Sunday

The tragic downfall of the British media

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