The government of President Alberto Fernandez thanked Uruguay for supporting Argentina's sovereignty Malvinas Islands' claim during the latest Mercosur summit but also asked for information on flights to the Islands that land in Carrasco airport.
“The Malvinas question unites all Argentines”, according to ex-foreign minister and currently Senator Jorge Taiana, who is also chair of the foreign affairs committee in the Argentine Senate.
Argentina's economic activity experienced an annual 20,6% fall in May moderating the collapse in April, following the quarantine measures implemented because of the pandemic. The data was released this week by Indec, the official stats office, and shows that economic activity in May actually recovered 10% compared to April.
Ecuador unveiled new, tighter regulations for the design and construction of mining waste dams, seeking to avoid disasters like the tailings dam collapse that killed hundreds at a Vale site in Brazil last year.
European Union states have agreed on common hygiene standards such as social distancing and wearing face masks on planes and at airports to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said on Thursday
Devastated by the loss of customers during the virus crisis, around 40,000 bars, hotels, and restaurants in Spain have permanently closed, the hotel and catering industry said. The figure amounts to 13% of such establishments in Spain, a country in which tourism plays a major role in the economy, and where the population tends to eat out very often, Spain's hostelry federation said.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week for the first time in nearly four months, suggesting the labor market was stalling amid a resurgence in new COVID-19 cases and depressed demand.
COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists' ability to hear earth's natural signals and detect earthquakes, a study found on Thursday. Vibrations travel through the earth like waves, creating seismic noise from earthquakes, volcanoes, wind and rivers as well as human actions such as travel and industry.
Samples of wastewater from the Paris sewage system have been showing traces of COVID-19 again since the end of June, having vanished when France imposed a lockdown, according to the head of the laboratory leading the research.
United States President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he was scrapping next month's Republican Party nominating convention in Jacksonville, Florida, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.