The World Bank slashed its global growth forecasts for this year in a report released on Tuesday that portrayed a world gripped by deepening trade conflict, tumbling confidence and increasingly skittish investment. Although the global development lender currently expects a modest recovery 2020 and 2021, the bank said in its semi-annual report that a lot will have to go right for this to happen.
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has pledged to turn the tide on plastics with new guidelines set to reduce single-use plastic use among visitors to the white continent.
The man accused of killing four men in a shooting spree in northern Australia while evading police for more than an hour was an ex-convict wearing a monitoring bracelet, authorities said on Wednesday, ordering an urgent review into parole procedures.
Community comes first is the clear message of the Falkland Islands Government Budget for 2019/20 by prioritising investments in education, health and inflationary increases across welfare allowances. The spending commitments also aim to consolidate progress with capital plans and ensuring that these developments can continue to be funded without running a deficit.
The challenging complexity and uncertain consequences of Brexit, progress in understandings with Argentina, including the second weekly air link to Sao Paulo, a sound economy with financial stability and the strong commitment of the Falkland Islands population with representative democracy, were outlined by Governor Nigel James Phillips, CBE in his annual address to the elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands.
Thousands of Argentine protesters flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday in a show of force for the abortion rights movement, and to denounce violence against women.
Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation had started high level talks on Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants.
An £8.15 million contract to build a new wharf at the remote Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is awarded to BAM Nuttall this week. The contract is part of a major investment programme to modernize the UK’s Antarctic infrastructure.
El Salvador’s decision to establish ties with China was correct and the two countries have bright prospects, a Chinese envoy told El Salvador’s maverick new president, who has been critical of Beijing.
China is set to mark 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen incident with a wall of silence on Tuesday after arresting activists and tightening internet censorship ahead of the politically sensitive anniversary.