Argentine president Alberto Fernandez will again be away several days beginning next Wednesday until at least Wednesday, February 3, during which time he is scheduled to meet the Pope, and leaders from Italy, Spain, France and Germany. In his absence vice-president Cristina Fernandez will be acting president.
Sarah Whitby was officially sworn in as the Falkland Islands Senior Magistrate at a ceremony at Government House. Mrs Whitby, previously Crown Counsel for Civil and Safeguarding, will fulfill the role of Senior Magistrate and Coroner for the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and the British Antarctic Territory, as well as acting Judge for the Falkland Islands.
Argentina's Economy Minister Martin Guzman iis in New York and on Monday will be participating of a conference at the Council of Americas. Later in the day he will meet h International Monetary Fund and U.S. Treasury officials, as part of Argentina's efforts to revive growth and renegotiate its debts.
China expanded drastic travel restrictions on Monday and prolonged a public holiday to contain an epidemic that has killed 80 people and infected more than 2,300, as several countries prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak's epicenter.
Former Colombian international footballer Jhon Viáfara has been extradited to the US on drug trafficking charges.
Fears over the global economic impact of the deadly China virus sent oil prices plunging more than on Monday to extend last week's sell-off, while safe-haven assets including the yen and gold rallied.
One in two Australians have donated money to support bushfire relief efforts, a new survey showed over the weekend, with meteorologists warning more hot and dry weather is to return after a heavy rain respite dampened many of the blazes.
NBA legend Kobe Bryant died on Sunday when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in foggy conditions in suburban Los Angeles, killing all nine people on board and plunging the sports world into mourning.
India and Brazil have signed 15 accords aimed at forging closer ties between the two emerging market giants across a range of sectors, especially defense, both countries’ leaders tweeted on Saturday.
A day after Bolivia suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana accused its interim government of having sought to sabotage bilateral ties ever since it took power last year, partly under pressure from the Trump administration.