Environmental activists have labelled Brazil and Saudi Arabia “fossils of the day” during the United Nations two-week climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
The remains of Argentine pilot Luis Darío José Castagnari, who died in combat during the 1982 Falklands War, arrived at his hometown of Río Cuarto in the province of Córdoba Wednesday afternoon.
Venezuela this month plans to import over 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of refined products to ease domestic fuel shortages caused by hobbled refineries and need to prioritize exports, according to internal documents, reports Reuters.
Brexit's economic effects will be the focus of a Commons debate later, as government whips work behind the scenes to gain support for Theresa May's deal. Ministers will say it creates a unique partnership with the EU, while Labour argues it will make people poorer.
Argentina's state-run energy company YPF and Malaysia's Petronas agreed this week to invest US$ 2.3 billion in a shale oil project in Vaca Muerta, with a target of reaching 60,000 b/d of oil equivalent by 2022. The investment will be in La Amarga Chica, where the companies have been testing the shale oil potential since 2015 and have spent US$ 550 million to date in the process, YPF said in a statement.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge adore their pet dog, Lupo, and see him as a true member of their family – and now, the story behind how they got their beloved spaniel has come to light. After the royal couple held a Christmas party for RAF families at Kensington Palace, one of the guests spoke of her conversations with William and Kate – revealing that the pair had decided to get the dog to help Kate cope while William was away in the Falklands Islands.
Five of the world’s largest democracies now have populist governments, claimed The Guardian last week, and proceeded to name four: the United States, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Which is the fifth? At various points it name-checks Turkey, Italy and the United Kingdom, but it never becomes clear which. (And by the way, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi is not a populist. He’s just a nationalist.)
Peru's Congress Wednesday passed the bill which adds illicit financing of political organizations to the Penal Code, it was announced.
The Russian aircraft manufacturer Ilyushin has sought to attract Argentina's interest to purchase their Il-96 jets of various specifications, it was revealed Wednesday.
The Scottish Parliament has voted by 92 to 29 to formally reject the UK government's draft Brexit deal. SNP, Labour, Green and Lib Dem members at Holyrood backed a motion rejecting the proposals, as well as the prospect of leaving without any deal. However, the parties have not come to a consensus on an alternative plan.