Argentina is threatening a Falkland Islands team to play under the name Islas Malvinas or to pull out of an international competition, it has been claimed. Falkland Islands Badminton are vowing to not give in to bullies amid alleged tensions ahead of the Badminton Pan Am Male & Female Cup 2020, which is due to commence on Thursday.
Recession-hit Argentina opened talks on Wednesday with a team from the IMF, seeking relief from what President Alberto Fernandez says is an unsustainable foreign debt. The delegation, led by Julie Kozack and Luis Cubeddu, arrived in Buenos Aires for a week-long visit as left-wing groups staged public protests to demand a suspension of debt payments.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has proposed a meeting with his Argentine peer Alberto Fernandez on March first in Montevideo when Uruguayan president-elect Luis Lacalle Pou takes office. The information was announced by Argentine foreign minister Felipe Solá, after meeting president Bolsonaro for fifty minutes at his office in Brasilia.
The biggest smartphone conference of the year was just canceled. The organizers of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GSMA, announced in a statement on Wednesday that the conference was canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus.
Brazilian Economy minister Paulo Guedes said that the economic model has changed and no long is made up of high interest rates and a strong Real. His comments follow concerns that the exchange rate of the Real against the US dollar has been increasing sustainedly for the last few days.
Fishing vessels are being briefed on their health obligations regarding novel coronavirus, as the new fishing season begins in the Falkland Islands. Border messaging was introduced last week for air and sea visitors to the Falklands, giving advice on what a person should do if they feel unwell during their time here.
Police in Northern Ireland on Wednesday charged a middle-aged man with the 2019 murder of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead during rioting in the city of Londonderry.
News of the death of at least eight extremely malnourished children in the province of Salta, in northwestern Argentina, has exposed a crisis of hunger of immense proportions in this country, an important exporter of food to the rest of the world. A seventh victim was an adult woman, who died giving birth.
The number of test kits sent out by US health authorities to labs across the country to diagnose the deadly novel coronavirus is faulty, a senior official said on Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began shipping 200 test kits nationwide on Feb 5 to speed up the diagnosis of US cases of COVID-19, which currently number 13.
French justice officials have opened an investigation in connection with the 2017 killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia to determine if there was a French connection, they said on Wednesday.