The Royal Navy has deployed ice patrol ship HMS Protector to help search for an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 people on board. Contact with the Argentine military sub ARA San Juan was lost three days ago, Wednesday.
Visiting Brazil will soon become easier for international travelers under a new electronic visa program, starting on January 15. The entire visa process to tourists coming from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan will be doable online, and concluded within an estimated 72 hours.
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Minister of the Interior of France, Gerard Collomb, met in London on Friday and discussed a range of home affairs matters including joint efforts to fight terrorism, illegal migration, border security and efforts to tackle serious and organized crime.
On Sunday, Chileans will choose a new president that will rule the country for the 2018-2022 pereriod replacing current president, socialist, Michelle Bachelet. Senators, deputies and regional councilmen will also be chosen on Sunday.
The Argentine navy has stepped up its search of the South Atlantic for a submarine with 44 crew on board that remains missing two days after its last communication on Wednesday. ARA San Juan was in the western south Atlantic some 432 kilometers from the Patagonian coast close to the San Jorge Gulf, when it sent its last signal on Wednesday midday, naval spokesman Enrique Balbi said on Friday.
European Union President Donald Tusk warned Britain on Friday that it had until early December to make much more progress on divorce terms in order to unlock Brexit trade talks by the end of the year.
Overseas visitors to the UK spent £2.8 billion in August, up 3% on the same month last year, and the highest ever. It was a record August for inbound visits to the UK, with 3.9 million visits, up 5% on the same month in 2016.
House Republicans have passed a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates. The vote came after US President Donald Trump made a rare visit to Congress to rally lawmakers around the tax overhaul plan. The Senate is working to build support for its own version of the bill, but one Republican has said he is a 'no'.