Brazil Wednesday reopened its scientific Comandante Ferraz base in Antarctica, which had been destroyed in a fire in 2012. In the incident two soldiers died and more than two thirds of the facilities were destroyed.
A former Cabinet Office minister said British overseas territories such as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands should be able to elect MPs to Parliament after Brexit. John Penrose wants the 14 overseas territories, which include the renowned tax-havens the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, to be able to negotiate devolution arrangements similar to that enjoyed by all four countries within the UK, and also elect MPs to Westminster.
Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry has asked Argentina’s government to disavow comments by Bolivian former President Evo Morales, currently living in exile in Buenos Aires that called for the organization of armed militias in his home country.
On a grey midsummer day in the Southern Hemisphere, the crew of HMS Scott pause for reflection over one of the Navy’s most hallowed sites. Ten meters below this spot, sitting upright, almost snapped in two, is the shattered hull of frigate HMS Antelope, torn apart by a series of explosions after bomb disposal experts triggered an unexploded device, in turn detonating the ship’s magazine.
World stocks inched to a record high on Thursday after the United States and China signed a deal to defuse their 18-month trade war, which has weighed on global economic growth and hampered investments.
Inflation in Argentina ended 2019 at 53.8%, the highest figure since 1991 when the peso was pegged to the US dollar, data institute Indec said on Wednesday. Indec said the cost of living increased by 3.7% in December alone.
A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as “dinosaur trees”, from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials said.
Brazil hopes to sell assets worth 150 billion reais (US$ 36.33 billion) in 2020, privatizations secretary Salim Mattar said, adding that the focus this year will be on selling subsidiaries of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (ELET6.SA).
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said on Wednesday warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.
Five tourists arrested for damaging Peru's iconic Machu Picchu site will be deported to Bolivia on Wednesday, police said. A sixth was released from custody and ordered to remain in Machu Picchu pending trial after paying bail of US$910.