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Montevideo, February 8th 2023 - 08:01 UTC

Stories for February 2020

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 08:15 UTC

    Coronavirus restrictions announced for the cruise industry

    ”All guests who have traveled to China in the last 14 days prior to their embarkation day will not be allowed to sail.”

    On advice from the Cruise Lines International Association and health officials, Carnival Cruise Line has announced new restrictions due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This also comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency as the virus continues to spread not just in China but around the world and the numbers keep on going up.

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 08:01 UTC

    Colombian peace accord rapidly failing as ex guerrillas are murdered

    A historic peace deal signed with then-president Juan Manuel Santos in December 2016 saw thousands of FARC rebels lay down their arms, and many signed up for a reinsertion program in Ituango

    More than 100 Colombian former left-wing guerrillas and their family members have left an area designated for them following the murder of 12 fellow ex-rebels elsewhere in the country, the FARC said on Friday.

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 07:53 UTC

    Trump lifts restrictions on deployment of landmines, the “non persistent” models

    Trump gave the green light to so-called “non-persistent” landmines that can be switched off remotely rather than staying in the ground forever.

    President Donald Trump on Friday lifted US restrictions on the deployment of landmines, saying a new generation of high-tech explosives would improve security for US forces. In the latest reversal of a policy of his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump gave the green light to so-called “non-persistent” landmines that can be switched off remotely rather than staying in the ground forever.

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