By Grace Livingstone (*) – Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is often lauded in the UK for standing up to the Argentine military junta during the Falklands War, but declassified British documents show that her government had far more cordial relations with this regime than her wartime rhetoric suggests. The following article was published by Daily Maverick, a South African online newspaper.
An actress known for decades of work in soap operas said on Wednesday she has agreed to become Brazil's secretary for culture. Regina Duarte, 72, made the announcement to reporters as she left the presidential palace.
Squeezed between an argument over what to call its transport strategy and a debate on the coronavirus, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of Britain's orderly departure from the European Union. It was an anti-climactic way to issue the UK's last rites.
Scientists in Antarctica have recorded, for the first time, unusually warm water beneath a glacier the size of Florida that is already melting and contributing to a rise in sea levels. The researchers, working on the Thwaites Glacier, recorded water temperatures at the base of the ice of more than 2 deg C, above the normal freezing point.
Democratic push to force Republicans to accept witnesses at Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the US Senate appeared to be flagging on Wednesday, raising the possibility the President could be acquitted as early as Friday.
Greater certainty around Argentina’s public policies could help reactivate growth and investments in the recession-hit country, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
More than 50 maritime professionals from across the Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and the UK are coming to the Falkland Islands for the Red Ensign Group Conference.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a program to help tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants settle in Brazil for the long-term.
By Gwynne Dyer – In an emergency, the good thing about a dictatorship is it can respond very fast. The bad thing is it won’t respond at all until the dictator-in-chief says it should. All the little dictators who flourish in this sort of system won’t risk their positions by passing bad news up the line until the risk of being blamed for delay outweighs the risk of being blamed for the emergency in the first place.
The BBC said on Wednesday it will cut around 450 jobs from its news division as part of an £80 million (US$103 million) savings drive and modernization program. The corporation said it would reorganize its newsroom along a story-led model where staff will be assigned to stories and not attached to individual programs.