The new leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, sacked his education spokeswoman Rebecca Long-Bailey on Thursday after she shared an article online which included a reference to what he called an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
The attorney general for the District of Columbia on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell for systematically and intentionally misleading consumers about the role their products play in causing climate change, the latest action by a US attorney general against the oil and gas industry.
Uruguay raised US$ 2 billion from a dual-currency debt deal on Wednesday, issuing UYU47.1 billion (US$ 1.12 billion) in new inflation-linked, 20-year notes and adding US$ 400 million to its 4.375% 2031 bonds, plus a rescheduling of US$ 500 million in 2027, 2028 and 2030 Indexed Units.
Argentina is examining alternatives to the planned expropriation of financially ailing soymeal exporter Vicentin, including a possible private-public partnership, Production Minister Matias Kulfas and other sources revealed on Wednesday.
The coronavirus pandemic has yet to peak in the Americas, the World Health Organization warned on Wednesday, as it said global infections were likely to hit 10 million within a week.
More than a thousand swabs have now been taken in the Falkland Islands for COVID-19. To date, 1027 tests have been processed, of which 600 have been carried out in the Islands using Stanley's hospital, KEMH, and its new PCR analyser. It has been more than 50 days since the last positive test for COVID-19 in the Falklands.
UK has been standing out for the Falklands and its squid and fish sales to the European Union, according to an article from the Financial Times, credited to Jim Brunsden in Brussels, and referred to the post-Brexit EU/UK trade talks.
The Falkland Islands currently have an only air link which is the air bridge with the United Kingdom twice a week, since the commercial flights from Chile and Brazil managed by Latam, have been suspended at least until the end of July.
Researchers in Brazil began administering an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University to volunteers, the Federal University of Sao Paulo said on Wednesday.
Bayer AG agreed to settle U.S. lawsuits claiming that its widely-used weed killer Roundup caused cancer for as much as US$10.9 billion after more than a year of talks, resolving litigation that has hit the company's share price.