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  • Tony Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests

    10/29/2003 10:25:12 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 40+ views
    AFP ^ | October 29, 2003 | AFP
    Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests SAO PAULO (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) was re-elected vice president of the Socialist International, drawing protests from delegates who said his support of the US-led war in Iraq (news - web sites) made him ineligible. Socialist parties in Argentina, Chile, Panama, Mexico and Nicaragua sought to derail the re-election of Britain's Labour Party leader. "It is necessary to make a distinction between the Labour party and its place in history and the leadership of Tony Blair, which has been so horrible for world peace," said Hernan...
  • Russian government owned news agency claims a British mine caused the sinking of the ARA San Juan

    11/27/2017 3:57:29 AM PST · by Lower Deck · 12 replies
    ukdefensejournal.com ^ | 11/27/17 | George Allison
    putnik has claimed that the sinking of Argentine submarine ARA San Juan was caused by a British deep-sea mine deployed during the Falklands War. The problem? Britain didn’t lay any mines. Sputnik News is a successor to Russian state-owned RIA Novosti’s international branch which became defunct in 2013. The agency is wholly owned and operated by the Russian Government. The article, which can be found here, suggests that the explosive event registered in the area of ​​operations of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan was caused by a deep-sea mine “installed at the time of the Falklands War in 1982.”...
  • Missing submarine: Argentine navy ends rescue mission

    12/01/2017 2:22:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    cnn ^ | December 1, 2017 | Radina Gigova, Steve Almasy and Jason Hanna,
    The Argentine Navy has called off rescue efforts to find 44 crew members aboard a missing submarine, effectively acknowledging that there's no hope they'll be found alive. The ARA San Juan disappeared a few hundred kilometers off Argentina's coast on November 15, and despite an extensive air and sea search no sign of the sub has been found. Balbi wouldn't speculate on the fate of the crew, but said the search for the missing sub will continue until it's found. "Despite the magnitude and efforts made it has not been possible to locate the submarine. Information was received from two...
  • Crew in missing Argentina submarine reported a fire, leak in final message

    11/28/2017 7:13:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 28, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Enrique Balbi, a spokesman for the Argentine Navy, told reporters that in it the ARA San Juan's last message, the vessels captain said water had entered through the snorkel when the sub was charging batteries. He said the water entered through the ventilation system to a battery connection tray in the prow and caused a short-circuit and the beginning of a fire, or smoke without flame. Balbi said the captain later communicated via satellite phone that the problem had been contained. They had to electrically isolate the battery and continue sailing underwater to Mar del Plata using another battery circuit,...
  • Water entered missing Argentine sub's snorkel, causing short circuit

    11/28/2017 3:23:24 AM PST · by Lower Deck · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/28/17 | Hugh Bronstein
    Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew. The San Juan had only a seven-day oxygen supply when it lost contact, and a sudden noise was detected that the navy says could have been the implosion of the vessel. Ships with rescue equipment from countries including the United States and Russia were nonetheless rushing to join the search. Before its disappearance, the submarine had been ordered back to its...
  • 2 sailors didn't board missing Argentina submarine at the last minute

    11/24/2017 11:17:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    At the very last minute, two sailors did not board the Argentinian submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days now. For different reasons, Humberto Vilte and Adrin Rothlisberger did not board the submarine with the 44 other crew members, according to O Globo, a Brazilian newspaper. Vilte was allowed to skip the mission after he learned that his mother had been hospitalized, O Globo reported. Known by his friends as "Beto," Vilte was not only given permission to leave, but the navy also paid for his trip back home, according to Argentinian newspaper Clarn. Since...
  • Britain buys Iron Dome for Falkland Islands

    11/24/2017 9:43:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 11/24/17 04:13 | Ben Ariel
    Britain has spent 78 million protecting the Falkland Islands with a new missile defense shield also used by Israel, Russia Today reported Thursday. The Falklands new Sky Sabre defense system is part of a 280-million renewal package for the islands announced by then-defense secretary Michael Fallon in 2015. The Sabre uses radar to track short-range rockets and can predict a missiles path and blow it out of the sky before it reaches its target. The shield utilizes the same technology as Israels Iron Dome anti-missile system, which has shot down hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza. It will be fully...
  • Argentina submarine search: Sound detected is 'consistent with explosion'

    11/23/2017 6:56:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 23, 2017
    A sound detected in the hunt for a missing submarine is "consistent with a non-nuclear explosion", Argentina has said. The ARA San Juan has been missing in the South Atlantic since the middle of November and dozens of planes and boats have been involved in search. Some 44 people are on board and the operation has entered a "critical phase" because the crew's oxygen supply could be running low. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said relatives of the crew members have been told about the development and the search will continue until the fate of the crew is known. He described...
  • Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race

    11/22/2017 6:57:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2017 | Sara Malm
    Complete Headline: Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race to the spot with oxygen due to run out imminently Search for missing Argentine submarine intensifies as the crew said to run out of oxygen today US Navy aircraft reportedly detected a 'heat stain from a metallic object' at a depth of about 230ft Separately, a rescue vessel allegedly reported hearing an infrasound sonar signal late Tuesday night Sub with 44 crew went missing last Wednesday while sailing from Ushuaia to naval base in Mar del Plata They sailed on Monday,...
  • Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reported

    11/21/2017 12:49:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    rueters ^ | November 21, 2017 / 5:20 AM / Updated 3 hours ago | Walter Bianchi
    Authorities were investigating white flares spotted in the South Atlantic overnight, as urgency grew on Tuesday in the search for a missing Argentine navy submarine amid worry that its 44 crew members could be running out of oxygen. Searchers found an empty raft floating in the ocean, and noticed white flares from a distance. But the rafts brand suggested it did not belong to the ARA San Juan, which was equipped with only red flares for emergencies and green flares for other situations, a navy official said. Still, boats searching for the submarine were heading toward the flares to investigate...
  • Argentinian navy detects noises that could be from missing sub

    11/20/2017 9:11:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/20/2017
    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft, also known as a submarine hunter, is now assisting in the search area. The official said that the waters of the Atlantic Ocean where the sounds originated are extremely deep. The official stressed that search efforts thus far have yet to locate the submarine. The Argentinian military has been working with a US company that specializes in satellite communication to determine the location of the submarine. The ARA San Juan submarine and its 44 crew members were traveling from a base in southern Argentina's Tierra del Fuego archipelago to their home port in Mar...
  • Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

    11/19/2017 5:46:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Argentina's Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members onboard. ... Navy has intensified its aerial search off the country's southern Atlantic coast after adverse weather conditions spurred waves up to 26 feet and made a maritime search difficult. ... Enrique Balbi said the low-frequency satellite signals received Saturday lasted a "few seconds," but had not connected with a base, partly due to inclement weather. The communication attempts were originally thought to indicate that the crew was trying to re-establish contact. On Sunday, search units...
  • Argentine Jewish businessman, 4 friends among dead in NYC terrorist truck ramming

    11/03/2017 2:59:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Five of the fatalities in the terrorist truck-ramming attack in New York City on Tuesday afternoon were Argentine tourists celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation, including one Jewish businessman. At least eight people were killed and about a dozen injured when a truck rammed into a crowd on a bike path in downtown Manhattan in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called an act of terror. According to Argentinas Foreign Ministry, the victims are Diego Enrique Angelini, Ariel Erlij, Hernn Diego Mendoza, Alejandro Damin Pagnucco and Hernn Ferruchi. Erlij, 48, is a Jewish steel mill owner from the...
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • Five Argentines among 8 dead in New York City terror attack

    11/01/2017 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/01/17 | Renae Merle, Devlin Barrett, Wesley Lowery, Rachel Siegel and Samantha Schmidt
    NEW YORK A 29-year-old man driving a rental truck plowed down people on a Manhattan bike path Tuesday in what authorities described as a terrorist attack that killed eight and injured 11 before the suspect was shot and arrested by police. A sunny fall day along the Hudson River erupted in chaos just around the time students were getting out from nearby Stuyvesant High School, when a rented Home Depot truck turned on to the bike path along the West Side Highway. Witnesses say the speeding truck struck unsuspecting bicyclists and pedestrians while onlookers screamed and scattered. The truck...
  • Five Argentinian friends killed in New York attack

    11/01/2017 3:47:55 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 Nov 2017 | Wire
    The Argentine victims were from the city of Rosario, and were visiting New York for a school reunion. Eleven others were seriously hurt when the truck driver struck in broad daylight just blocks from the 9/11 Memorial, on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, close to schools as children and their parents geared up to celebrate Halloween."The Argentine government expresses its most sincere condolences for the deaths of Argentine nationals Hernan Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi, in the dramatic terrorist attack this afternoon in New York," a ministry statement said. The injured...
  • After a historic default, Argentina is a far cry from its past

    10/24/2017 2:54:17 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 8 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2017 | The Monitor's Editorial Board
    SHIFT IN THOUGHT In a world awash in red ink, Argentinas reforms since 2015 show how attitudes can shift toward excessive debt. The worlds largest economies are awash in red ink, the International Monetary Fund reported in October. And they are hard-pressed to service their debts, which on average amount to more than twice their domestic output. China accounts for much of this global rise in debt. After a leadership reshuffle this week, Beijing may start to finally tackle the problem. But one country in particular, Argentina, has shown how to change attitudes and turn around an unhealthy dependence...
  • Pope Francis "Loses" Argentinean Elections

    10/23/2017 3:02:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 23, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Center-right Argentinean president Mauricio Macri who received from Pope Francis in February 2016 a frosty welcome in the Vatican, won the midterm parliamentary elections on Sunday. Former leftwing Peronist President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, favoured by Francis but involved in a corruption affair, lost against Macris candidate in Buenos Aires by four percentage points. During the election campaign Kirchner had claimed that Macris policies would hurt the poor. In Buenos Aires Macris coalition received more than half of the vote.
  • Macri's Party Holds Lead in Argentina's Legislative Elections

    10/22/2017 6:10:09 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 2 replies
    teleSUR TV ^ | 10/22/17 | NA
    Candidates of Mauricio Macri's conservative coalition Cambiemos party are leading across the country, according to the preliminary results in Argentina's heated mid-term legislative elections.
  • Macri Ally Takes Lead in Senate Run in Argentina Midterms

    10/22/2017 4:06:33 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 1 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 10/22/17 | Charlie Devereux
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