Argentine president-elect Alberto Fernandez thanked British prime minister Boris Johnson for his congratulation message but also cautioned that he will not give up the sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network’s report linking him with a former police officer accused of killing a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to cancel the broadcaster’s license.
Chile has withdrawn as host of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade summit in November and the COP25 climate conference in December after several weeks of violent unrest, President Sebastian Piñera announced on Wednesday. He described the decision as “deeply painful” but “common sense” dictated the decision to withdraw from the two major international summits.
Brazil's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a new all-time low of 5.00% on Wednesday as expected, but signaled that further easing may be less aggressive than it has been in recent months, despite inflation running well below target.
Bayer, the world's largest maker of seeds and pesticides, said U.S. farmers were unperturbed by lawsuits seeking damages from Bayer for an alleged cancer-causing effect of glyphosate-based herbicides.
In a conciliatory gesture 37 years after the Falklands War, military bishops from Great Britain and Argentina exchanged images of the Virgin Mary on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square, blessed by Pope Francis.
Speaker John Bercow is set to shout order order for the last time in the House of Commons as his 10-year reign as Speaker comes to an end. He will preside over the business in the chamber one final time.
Twitter announced on Wednesday it would ban political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media.
The US central bank has cut interest rates again, hoping to shield the economy from the impact of trade wars and a global slowdown. The Federal Reserve lowered the target for its benchmark rate by a quarter-point, to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The move was the third cut in four months.
Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA are in talks to combine in a deal that could create a US$50 billion automaker. The announcement could be made this same week.