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Stories for December 20th 2017

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 18:50 UTC

    Óscar Pérez successfully attacks Maduro's Bolivarian Guard

    “God and Jesus Christ gave us victory, Operation Genesis, an impeccable tactical operation where we continue to recover the weapons of the people and for the people..... ,” Pérez tweeted on Tuesday. P

    A video of the military operation and statements from the rogue officer are released through social media as the alleged resistance claims a small victory in what was dubbed “Operation Genesis.”

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 11:13 UTC

    Images of Falklands' war wrecks: HMS Coventry, HMS Ardent and HMS Antelope

    Sister HMS Ardent sank in Grantham Sound after being hit by a succession of bombs on May 21, 1982.

    Images showing the wrecks of three Royal Navy ships sunk in the Falklands War and which are the final resting places for 42 British servicemen. The remains of HMS Coventry, HMS Antelope and her sister ship HMS Ardent have been captured using sonar images taken by the survey vessel HMS Enterprise.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 10:59 UTC

    Prince Harry appointed Captain General Royal Marines

    L-R: Major General Robert Magowan, The Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Major General Charles Stickland<br />

    The Queen has given her formal approval to the appointment of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales as Captain General Royal Marines. Prince Harry will assume the role in succession to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 10:42 UTC

    Peru, “Best culinary destination” in the world for the sixth year running

    In 2016, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu received 1.4 million visitors and had an average growth of 6 percent during the last five years.

    For the sixth consecutive year, Peru receives the recognition as ‘Best Culinary Destination’ in the world, while Machu Picchu was awarded as ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 10:22 UTC

    CMA-CGM take over Mercosul Line from Maersk Line

    CMA CGM and Maersk Line announced a binding agreement in June, subject to Brazilian regulatory approval and closing of Maersk's Hamburg Süd acquisition.

    The transfer of ownership of Mercosul Line from Maersk Line to CMA CGM. (Maritime Freighting Company-General Maritime Company), was completed on Friday. Mercosul is a leading player in Brazil's domestic container shipping market, with a fleet of four container vessels and around 290 people employed.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 10:11 UTC

    Acute intoxication with cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in Montevideo beaches

    A string of beaches along the Montevideo coastline. Photo: Sebastián Astorga (www.sebastorga.com)

    An acute case of intoxication with cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in recreational exposure during an algal bloom in Montevideo beaches, Malvin and Carrasco, was reported in the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 09:30 UTC

    EU support for Falklands at the UN in doubt, warns ex UK ambassador

    “We could have the same phenomenon if and when the Falklands comes before the United Nations at some stage or other in the future,” Lord Hannay warned.

    The European Union will refuse to back Britain in United Nations votes over the Falkland Islands after Brexit, a former ambassador has suggested. Other countries regarded the UK’s loss of influence since the Leave vote “as a shark would regard blood in the water”, Lord Hannay told a parliamentary inquiry.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 08:48 UTC

    Protecting UK (and Falklands) fisheries in a post Brexit scenario

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has anticipated EU fishing quotas referred to UK will be scrapped, and foreign fishing fleets chased from catching in UK waters

    In the midst of the Brexit debate in the UK, and its expected consequences, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has anticipated EU fishing quotas referred to UK will be scrapped and if things go as planned by the cabinet member, French, Spanish, Danish and other nations fishing fleets will be chased form illegally fishing in UK waters.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 08:45 UTC

    Shame on you Argentina

    This harrowing image was taken by a local journalist and gained notoriety when it was uploaded to Facebook by Unicef worker Migue Ríos.

    A heartbreaking photo of a tiny indigenous girl drinking from a filthy puddle in the blistering sun has prompted soul searching across Argentina and the wider Spanish-speaking world. The toddler, from the Mbya Guarani people who live across Brazil and Argentina, was reported to be begging for money with other children in the city of Posadas.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 08:37 UTC

    Despite the violence and protests, Argentina's pension reform bill is passed

    “We’ve created a formula that defends (retirees) from inflation and guarantees that they will be better,” Macri said.“Our priority is to take care of the retirees.”

    Argentina’s president defended a pension reform bill approved by Congress in the early hours of Tuesday that has prompted violent protests and a general strike, saying it seeks only to benefit retirees. The measure passed in the lower house by a 127-117 vote after more than 12 hours of debate, much of which came as demonstrators clashed with police outside the chamber.