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Stories for February 2023

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Falklands / Malvinas War: “Known Soldier” conference touches young students and veterans alike

    The translator did her job so well everybody cried, Aro explained

    A conference at London's King College School of Security Studies by 1982 war veterans Julio Aro and Geoffrey Cardozo moved British students who got the opportunity to hear first-hand what an armed conflict meant for those participating in it.

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Being President only gave Bolsonaro “problems”

    Bolsonaro will not be returning to Brazil before CPAC alongside his friend Trump

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the mission God entrusted him with was not over and he was therefore calculating his next steps. Regarding his term as head of state, the retired Army captain said “it was an experience that I understand as a mission and if He understands it that way, I believe that mission is not over yet.” Bolsonaroo made those remarks during a speech at an evangelical church in Orlando. “He knows the right time for everything,” he said, receiving an “amen” from the audience.

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Peru pulls ambassador from Mexico after AMLO's criticism

    “Diplomatic relations between Peru and Mexico formally remain at the level of chargé d'affaires,” Boluarte said

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte Friday announced she was recalling Lima's ambassador from Mexico in response to her colleague Adrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) meddling in the internal affairs of her country.

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 09:27 UTC

    Stateless Nicaraguan writers accept new South American nationalities

    “Chile has a deep bond with Nicaragua,” Belli said

    Writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, who were stripped of their Nicaraguan citizenship by the Daniel Ortega regime which declared them “traitors to the homeland,” have made up their minds on which nationalities to accept from the multiple offers from various Latin American countries who jumped in not to leave them stateless.

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 09:13 UTC

    WHO worried: human-to-human transmission of bird flu cannot be ruled out

    An 11-year-old girl in Cambodia died of H5N1 and her father tested positive for the virus //AFP

    World Health Organization (WHO) experts have expressed their concern after two cases of humans catching H5N1 avian flu were confirmed this week. During a virtual press conference Friday, WHO Director of Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention Sylvie Briand said the situation was “worrying.”

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 08:43 UTC

    British Airways owners buy 100% of Air Europa

    Air Europa will keep its brand but will be managed by Iberia

    International Airlines Group (IAG), the group owning Iberia and British Airways, has reached a deal with Globalia to buy Air Europa for €400 million to be disbursed over the next five years and thus fully owns the Spanish carrier of which it had already acquired 20% for €100 million last year.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 12:13 UTC

    The Falkland Islands continue to support Ukraine

    MLA Leona Roberts said: “My thoughts and the thoughts of the Falkland Islands community remain with the Ukrainian people.

    Today, one year ago, Russia made an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. To mark this sad anniversary the Falkland Islands Government and the community continue to express their support for Ukraine in their fight for peace against a hostile nation.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 11:05 UTC

    Two Brazilians arrested in Guyana for illegal mining

    Other miners fled the scene when they spotted soldiers arriving, it was reported

    Guyanan authorities announced Thursday that they had arrested two Brazilian nationals after a helicopter and an illegal mining site were detected.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Chile's Cochamó Valley awarded sanctuary status

    Now the challenge is to balance the needs of the tourists with the need to protect the sanctuary

    Chilean authorities have turned Patagonia’s Cochamó Valley into the South American country's new 42-square-mile sanctuary to protect rivers and wetlands in addition to 6,500 hectares (about 25 square miles) of mature forest and more than 1,800 hectares (about 7 square miles) of thousand-year-old larches which have been labeled as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    HMS Protector calls it a season, heads back north

    “After a season of the sun never setting, it will be good to see the stars again,” Captain Ingham said (Pic RN)

    The Royal Navy's icebreaker HMS Protector has completed her Antarctic scientific mission for the 2023 Antarctic season safeguarding birdlife and laying the groundwork for further research, it was announced.