United Nations experts said on Wednesday they had been unable to find evidence of direct support by the Islamic State for an Islamist militia in eastern Congo. Several Latin American countries have deployed under command of UN, peace-keeping forces, among which Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Guatemala and Uruguay, with more than a thousand personnel.
US and Russia's Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden have agreed that the two countries’ ambassadors will return to their workplaces in Moscow and in Washington in what became the most significant announcement after Wednesday's summit in Geneva.
Peru's wealthiest people feel threatened by the likelihood of leftwing Pedro Castillo becoming the next president and have therefore started wiring money abroad, it was reported.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández was jeered as he was driven from the Salta airport to the provincial capital downtown for the ceremonies marking the 200th anniversary of the death of national and local hero General Martín Miguel de Güemes.
Argentina's inflation in May was 3.3% for a year-on-year accumulation of 48.8%, the highest mark since March 2020, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC)
Uruguay's Group of Honorary Advisers to the Presidency in matters regarding the anti-covid-19 fight, known as GACH was dissolved Wednesday after a meeting with President Luis Lacalle Pou at the Executive Tower in Montevideo.
Brazil's Butantan Institute has identified 19 variants of the SARS-CoV-2 that were circulating in the state of Sao Paulo, with the Gamma strain -formerly known as P.1 or Manaus- spotted to have a prevalence of 89.9%.
The coronavirus pandemic has worsened corruption across the European Union, Transparency International said in its annual Global Corruption Barometer report for the EU, pointing out that health care has become a hotspot for corruption.
Germans have been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 10% birth rate jump in March to the highest figure since 1998, the Federal Statistical Office said in a release. Germany had already reported a 6% rise in births in February.