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Ecuador quake toll rises to 272

Monday, 18 April 2016 10:20
Quito: The toll in the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday evening has risen to 272 on Monday, with authorities stepping up relief efforts and activating all resources to cope with the disaster.According to Vice President Jorge Glas,…

Rousseff's impeachment hearings begin in Brazil

Saturday, 16 April 2016 11:12
Brasilia: Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the National Congress, started the three-day hearings on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on charges of manipulating government accounts.On Sunday, members of the National Congress will officially vote on the…

Argentinean President Macri defends ban on Uber

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:44
Buenos Aires: Argentinean President Mauricio Macri on Thursday said he supported the ban on Uber's operation here after the ride-hailing service sparked furious protests of taxi drivers.On Wednesday, the municipal government suspended Uber activities for operating without legal permits, just…

Rousseff confident of surviving impeachment vote

Thursday, 14 April 2016 11:54
Brasilia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she is confident that her supporters will deny the opposition the votes needed to bring her impeachment case to the upper house of parliament.If she wins, Rousseff would propose a new pact among all…

Fujimori secures lead in Peru's presidential elections

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:36
Lima: Peru's presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori of the Popular Force party consolidated her lead over rivals in general elections that took place on April 10.With 82.6 percent of the votes counted, the results on Monday showed that Fujimori garnered 39.55…

Three exit polls predict win for Fujimori in Peru presidential election

Monday, 11 April 2016 11:46
Lima: The presidential candidate for the Popular Force party, Keiko Fujimori, is ahead in early exit polls from the Peruvian general election.According to a poll by IPSOS-Peru, Fujimori is counting with 37.8 percent of voting intentions in the election, which…

Brazil to meet Panama in pre-Copa America friendly

Saturday, 09 April 2016 15:05
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil will finalise their preparations for the centenary edition of the Copa America with an international friendly against Panama, the Brazilian football confederation has said.The match will be played at Dick's Sporting Goods park in Denver, Colorado,…

Ensuring bidders' entry to Duncan's tea estates, says court

Saturday, 09 April 2016 10:34
Kolkata: Following allegations of denied entry, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed access be ensured, to seven of the tea estates belonging to the Duncan Industries in West Bengal, to the bidders who have expressed interest of taking over…

Plane wreckage found in Argentina 50 years after crash

Friday, 08 April 2016 12:09
Buenos Aires: Half a century after crashing in Argentina, the wreckage of a twin-engine Piper Apache aircraft has been found with the bodies of the four people aboard, Argentina's National News Agency DyN reported.The four people on board were the…

Government to engage Congress to break GST deadlock: Jaitley

Thursday, 07 April 2016 17:29
New Delhi: The government will attempt to break the deadlock on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Rajya Sabha by engaging the opposition Congress party in discussions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday."The only opponent on…