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Montevideo, June 18th 2019 - 21:23 UTC

Stories for June 2018

  • Tuesday, June 5th 2018 - 06:56 UTC

    IMF/Argentina talks “very constructive”; growth estimate falls to 1.3% from 2.5%

    “Talks are well advanced”, underlined Alejandro Werner

    The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that talks with Argentine authorities for financial support are well advanced and the plan is driven by Argentina priorities with a particular focus on protecting the most vulnerable.

  • Tuesday, June 5th 2018 - 06:37 UTC

    Argentina identifies remains of the 92nd combatant buried in the Falklands

    Julio Ruben Cao was 21 and a teacher when he volunteered to combat in the Falklands

    The Argentine Human Rights Secretary announced on Monday the name of another Argentine soldier fallen during the Falklands conflict and buried at the Argentine military cemetery at Darwin, taking the number of identified remains to 92.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Guatemala volcano eruption: 25 dead, dozens missing, thousands fleeing the area

    Twenty-five people have been reported dead, while at least another 25 were injured after the Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala erupted, shooting smoke and rocks 10 km into the air, the eruption forcing a mass exodus from nearby villages blanketed by ash, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala (Conred) confirmed. Local reports indicate that some 2,000 people have fled the area.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Trade deal falls warns China, if US insists with imposing more tariffs

    China’s warning came after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and China’s top economic official, Vice Premier Liu He, wrapped up a meeting in Beijing

    China said on Sunday it wouldn’t step up its purchases of United States products if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to tax billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports. White House advisers insisted on fundamental changes in ties between the world’s two biggest economic powers.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    Colombia renews flexible credit line of US$ 11.4bn with IMF

    Mitsuhiro Furusawa, chair of IMF executive board, says that Colombia’s international reserves are “adequate for normal times”

    In a continuation of a previous arrangement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved Colombia for a flexible credit line of US$ 11.4 billion. The new two-year arrangement replaces the pre-existing credit line, which has now been cancelled. Colombia will continue to see the funds as precautionary to be used only in if economic conditions worsen due to an external shock or other emergency, according to the IMF.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    New blood test could detect different types of cancer even in early stages

    “This is a very promising study,” said Dr. Kazuaki Takabe, the Alfiero Foundation in breast oncology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo

    A new blood test shows promise for detecting many types of cancer, even in the early stages of the disease, according to a new study. In the study, researchers found that the test could detect 10 types of cancer and that it was 80 to 90% accurate for some cancer types. However, much more research is needed before doctors will be able to use the test on their patients, experts say.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Heathrow with less connections to Latin America than major European hubs

    There are 25 countries and 41 airports across Central and South America, plus the Caribbean, with links to major European hubs, but none to London Heathrow

    London Heathrow is connected to fewer Latin American country markets and individual destinations than all of the other major European hubs. That’s the conclusion from the analysis of which airports are missing from Heathrow’s route network in the lead-up to the Heathrow HubLAB Conference in London on 12 June.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    Pilot whale dies in Thailand after swallowing eighty plastic bags

    The bags, weighing about 8kg, had made it impossible for the whale to eat food, a marine expert said.

    A pilot whale has died off southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, Thai marine officials say. The whale vomited five bags during a vain attempt by conservation officials to save it in a canal in Songkhla province.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    British Army HQ with gender-neutral toilets

    More than 2,000 military and civilian personnel are housed at the Army’s £44million HQ in Andover, Hants.

    Toilets at British Army headquarters are now gender-neutral, according to the London media. “Ladies” and “Gentlemen” signs have been removed as part of a huge equality drive across the military. Chiefs have warned officers that promotions will be blocked unless they improve the “inclusiveness and diversity” of units.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Brazilian manufacturing activity slows down for second month in May

    New orders slowed for a third straight month, suggesting growing uncertainty around this year's presidential elections are weighing on demand

    The growth of manufacturing activity in Brazil slowed for a second straight month in May, a private survey showed on Friday, a sign that a weaker currency and political uncertainty are taking a toll on Latin America's largest economy.