The loss of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance is the stuff of legend. She was crushed in the ice of the Weddell Sea in 1915. The subsequent escape of Shackleton and his men is an epic of heroism and survival.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak this week reiterated his congratulations following President-elect Lula da Silva’s victory in Brazil’s election in October, and both leaders agreed on the importance of promoting democratic values.
By Mordechai Taji - A Washington Post article last week resurfaced the issue that Argentina's national football team featured no black players, as opposed to Germany, Spain, France, and other European squads.
Oil and gas company Borders & Southern Petroleum with interests in the Falkland Islands announced this week it had secured the extension of its Production Licenses PL018, PL019, PL020, including the Darwin Discovery Area, according to reports in London's financial media.
The Brazilian central bank maintained the benchmark Selic at 13.75% for a third consecutive meeting this week, as expected by all analysts. It was the last rate meeting before Lula da Silva assumes the country’s presidency on January first.
Police in Belgium have arrested Greek Socialist MEP Eva Kaili, one of 14 European Parliament vice-presidents, in connection with an investigation into a criminal organization, corruption, and money laundering that involves an unidentified Gulf state, but apparently, Qatar reported the Interpol office.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero announced his country would be reopening its embassy in Bangladesh after 40 years, a decision most likely boosted by the Asian country's support of Lionel Messi's team playing the football World Cup in Qatar.
Chinese exports fell at the steepest pace in more than two years in November, the latest indication of how COVID-19 restrictions and slumping global demand are stifling the economy.
Venezuela's Bolivar fell 17% against the US dollar from less than a week ago, leaving minimum monthly pensions and wages at around US$ 9.20, it was reported in Caracas Friday. Set at 130 bolivars in March, incomes went down 69% this year.
Just when US President Joseph Biden had clinched a 51-49 Upper House advantage, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema Friday announced she was leaving the Democratic Party and going independent.