Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first US secretary of state to visit Guyana and Suriname as the discovery of oil fuels a sudden new interest in the small South American nations.5 comments
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace agreement as it withdraws from the European Union or there would be no separate U.S. trade deal.6 comments
The planned new port for the Falkland Islands to be constructed at Stanley Harbor was analyzed during a presentation this week to members of the public in the Town Hall, by a team from BAM Nuttall and Royal Haskoning, the companies responsible for the planning and construction of the project.19 comments
The global economic recovery from the crisis originated by the coronavirus pandemic may take as much as five years, the World Bank's chief economist Carmen Reinhart said on Thursday.Add your comment!
Adult obesity is rising in the United States, with a greater impact on racial and ethnic minorities, a US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) report showed, at a time when the health condition is seen causing heightened risk for severe COVID-19.Add your comment!
Standard Chartered has announced further details on how the Bank is providing both short-term relief, and longer-term assistance, to communities across its British, European and American markets via the Bank’s recently launched US$ 50 million Covid-19 global charitable fund.Add your comment!
United Nations food chief David Beasley called on the world's billionaires on Thursday to step up to help save about 30 million people he said are at risk of dying if they don't receive help from the World Food Programme.Add your comment!
After months of trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Michigan intensified their fight on Thursday against a different and potentially deadlier disease: Eastern equine encephalitis, a brain infection transmitted by mosquitoes.Add your comment!
Argentina's peso currency plunged further into record low territory after the central bank tightened currency controls. The peso opened almost 0.1% weaker at 75.25 per U.S. dollar, traders said, and the country risk rose 38 basis points to 1,157. The black market peso or blue dollar plummeted 9.7% to open at a new all-time low 145 per U.S. dollar.4 comments
Brazil’s central bank kept its key interest rate at a record-low 2.00% on Wednesday, pledging to stimulate the coronavirus-hit economy with “forward guidance” rather than more rate cuts because of the risk to financial market stability that they could pose.Add your comment!