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Stories for 2022

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 09:26 UTC

    Biodiversity conference, “Time to forge a peace pact with Nature”, says UN chief Guterres and proposes a three-step approach

    “This Conference is about the urgent task of making peace.  Because today, we are out of harmony with nature...”, said Antonio Guterrs

    “Nature is humanity’s best friend.  Without nature, we have nothing.  Without nature, we are nothing.  Nature is our life-support system.  It is the source and sustainer of the air we breathe, the food we eat, the energy we use, the jobs and economic activity we count on, the species that enrich human life, and the landscapes and waterscapes we call home”, remarks from UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, in Montreal this week.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 09:19 UTC

    Ecuador back to mandatory masks in indoor settings

    Although not compulsory, the use of masks was recommended in open places and in large gatherings

    The wearing of facemasks in indoor settings has been reinstated in Ecuador due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases such as influenza, the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) announced Wednesday.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 09:11 UTC

    Argentine fisheries exports drop in volume and income in ten months of 2022

    In the first ten months of the year the volume exported reached 408.233 tons and US$ 1,568bn with a double drop of 9,5% compared to the same period a year ago

    Argentine fisheries exports during the first ten months of the year reached 408.233 tons and US$ 1,568bn with a drop both on average in volume and income of 9,5% compared to the same period a year ago, according to the stats made public by CAPECA, the Argentine //fishing vessel owners organization.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 09:02 UTC

    Production of last Boeing 747 completed - the end of an era

    The Boeing 747 first flew for the now-defunct Pan Am and TWA

    After 53 years of non-stop production, aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced the completion of the last unit of the 747 models, which shall be delivered to her buyers in January of 2023.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 08:58 UTC

    Boluarte becomes Peru's first-ever female president

    The 60-year-old Boluarte had been Castillo's running mate

    Dina Boluarte Wednesday became the first woman ever to hold the position of President of Peru after she was sworn in following the impeachment and arrest of Pedro Castillo Terrones for trying to stage a coup d'état.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 08:48 UTC

    US: Dems snatch Senate majority with Warnock's win in Georgia

    Warnock is also Georgia's first Black senator

    Raphael Warnock, a senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, has been reelected onto the US Senate on behalf of the state of Georgia in a close runoff Tuesday against Republican Herschel Walker, which resulted in the Democratic Party securing a slight Upper House majority. With 99% of the votes counted, Warnock led Walker by 50.8% to 49.2%, it was announced Wednesday.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 08:40 UTC

    Castillo housed at same detention center as fellow former President Fujimori

    Castillo faces between 10 and 20 years in jail for the crime of rebellion, in addition to the other corruption charges

    Peru's Prosecutor's Office Wednesday announced the arrest of former president Pedro Castillo Terrones for the “commission of an act in flagrancy” after his failed attempt to dissolve Parliament and his ensuing impeachment by Congress.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 08:31 UTC

    Pacific Alliance Summit called off after political crisis in Peru

    Mexico is willing to offer Castillo asylum should he ask for it, Ebrard said

    Due to Wednesday's events in Lima, the Pacific Alliance Summit scheduled to take place later this month at the Peruvian capital has been postponed yet again, Mexico's Foreign Ministry announced.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 08:13 UTC

    Thursday 8 December, Anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands

    At 10.58am the Governor will arrive at the Battle Memorial and will inspect the Parade.

    Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands Government elected Legislative Assembly has announced that the following program has been arranged for Thursday 8 December 2022 to commemorate the victory of the Naval engagements of 8th December 1914, on which day 6 British sailors lost their lives and a number of others died later from injuries received during the battle. 2,260 German sailors also lost their lives.

  • Wednesday, December 7th 2022 - 20:26 UTC

    Peru's Congress impeaches Castillo; Boluarte to be sworn in

    Castillo was in open and flagrant violation of the Constitution, Williams noted

    Peru's Vice President Dina Boluarte is to be sworn in later Wednesday as the new President after the motion to vacate (impeach) Pedro Castillo Terrones was approved by 101 votes in favor, six against, and 10 abstentions, citing a “moral incapacity” following his coup attempt. Boluarte will be the first woman ever to hold that office