This morning Gibraltar’s new governor was sworn in at the Gibraltar Parliament. Normally this is a high profile event with a guard of honour, residents lining the street outside and a packed crowd in the public gallery and a flurry of photographers. Sadly Sir David Steel missed out on that part of his welcome due to the COVID crisis.
The Spanish government started lobbying on Wednesday for Economy Minister Nadia Calvino to take the presidency of the Euro-group, with a minister saying it would be good news if she were to replace Mario Centeno, who is stepping down.
Wildlife activists on Wednesday welcomed China's decision to remove pangolin parts from its official list of traditional medicines, as Beijing steps up protection of the heavily-trafficked endangered mammal.
The United States Federal Reserve says it will keep buying bonds to maintain low borrowing rates and support the U.S. economy in the midst of a recession. And it says nearly all the Fed's policymakers foresee no rate hike through 2022.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez will receive this Thursday the board members of one of the country's largest agro-exporter groups, Vicentín, following the government's decision to intervene the company, a controversial measure that triggered an immediate reaction from congressional opposition and public opinion.
China and Russia were blamed for spewing out false and misleading online information about Covid-19 in a European Union report that seeks to stem the unprecedented spread of fake news amid the pandemic.
Brazil's government resumed publishing the country's total death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, after facing accusations of trying to hide the magnitude of its raging health crisis.
The Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted on Wednesday to open impeachment proceedings against Governor Wilson Witzel over accusations he embezzled funds for fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazil's oil and gas giant Petrobras during the month of Maye exported 1.11 million tons of fuel oil, surpassing the previous record set in February 2020 by 10%. The amount of fuel oil exported was 231% above the volume exported in May last year.
Zoom said on Wednesday that it had temporarily closed a US account of activists who met to mark the anniversary of China's crackdown in Tiananmen Square, raising alarm over free speech on the fast-growing video-meeting service.