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Stories for June 28th 2017

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 18:49 UTC

    Takata to continue manufacturing airbags in Uruguay despite bankruptcy

    Unlike other auto part manufacturers in the country, Takata Uruguay has increased its output in Uruguay in recent times.

    The Uruguayan plant of the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, which has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, will continue to operate normally, Takata Uruguay plant manager José Enrique Alonso explained.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 17:21 UTC

    Chinese Navy launches 10,000-tonne destroyer

    The new Type 055 ship is comparable in size to the latest destroyers fielded in Asian waters by the United States, Japan and South Korea

    China's Navy Wednesday launched a new 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced destroyer. The vessel, of the Type 055 class, is the first of a new generation of destroyers equipped with new air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, and it is regarded as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. The ship entered the water following a ceremony at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 15:07 UTC


    Type 23 frigates Sutherland and Iron Duke have now joined the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier

    Two Royal Navy frigates have joined HMS Queen Elizabeth to secure the seas around the giant aircraft carrier as she embarks on her maiden sea trials. HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke are escorting the Royal Navy's largest ever warship as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland today.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 03:20 UTC

    Sturgeon puts independence referendum off until better days

    Sturgeon admitted that “we face a Brexit that we didn’t vote for and in a form more extreme than any of us could have imagined one year ago.”

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Tuesday admitted she needed to “reset” her referendum strategy and that she had abandoned her demands for a new independence referendum before the signing of the Brexit deal.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 02:57 UTC

    Macri and Bachelet meet in Santiago to discuss trade and also Venezuela

    Macri and Bachelet: “We are looking for a solution for Venezuela, so that there are elections and no more political prisoners”

    Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina and Michelle Bachelet of Chile met Tuesday at the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago to discuss bilateral ties and a trade agreement between the two countries.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 02:10 UTC

    Argentina resumes exports of lemons to Brazil

    A shipment of 1,400 boxes (21,000 kilograms) from the province of Tucumán has already crossed the border by land on its way to the Sao Paulo Central Market, the national Agriculture Ministry reported Tuesday. Lemon exports to Brazil had been halted in 2009.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 02:01 UTC

    UN says FARC rebels hand over weapons to Colombian authorities

    FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, also known as Timochenko, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Jean Arnault, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Colombia and Head of the UN

    Leftist rebels in Colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters’ individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year to end a half century of conflict, the United Nations said Monday.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 01:48 UTC

    Venezuela's Maduro warns of war if 'revolution' toppled

    “We would never give up, and what couldn't be done with votes, we would do with weapons” said Maduro

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro warned on Tuesday that he and supporters would take up arms if his socialist government was violently overthrown by opponents who have been on the streets protesting for three months.