April 2nd is a special date in the calendar of Argentine events, the country renders homage to the Malvinas Veterans, Fallen, and Families of mostly thousands of raw Conscripts sent by the military Junta 41 years ago, in 1982 to invade and occupy the Falkland Islands. Argentina has been claiming sovereignty over the Falklands, alleging inheritance from once the Spanish empire, and later Argentine governments extended their demand to include “South Atlantic Islands and surrounding maritime spaces”.
Following two weeks of negotiations, the United Nations International Seabed Authority has decided that it will start taking permit applications in July from companies that want to mine the ocean's floor.
Multiple events are to be held across Argentina Sunday marking Veterans Day 41 years after the military Junta's troops landed in Stanley (then renamed Puerto Argentino) thus kicking off the 1982 Falkland/Malvinas War with the United Kingdom.
Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was “unanimously” elected as the head of the New Development Bank (NDB), a multilateral financial institution set up by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries. Rousseff, 75, succeeds her fellow Brazilian Marcos Troyjo, at the Shanghai-headquartered bank.
Russia took over the United Nations Security Council rotating presidency on Saturday promising to act as an honest broker, Moscow's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on Telegram. He added that all attempts to provoke Russia are doomed to fail. Unlike our former Western partners, we play fair in the international arena and we do not promote double standards, he added.
The New York Police Department is taking precautions in case followers of former President Donald Trump stage protests before or after his arrest, scheduled for Tuesday, it was reported. Officials from the New York Police and Trump's secret service bodyguards met during the weekend to finalize the details of the detention.
Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Justice Benedito Gonçalves gave former President Jair Bolsonaro two working days to submit his closing arguments in a case that may render him ineligible for public office, Agencia Brasil reported Saturday.
The UK announced on 31 March the conclusion of trade talks with member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a vast free trade area spanning the Asia-Pacific, after 21 months of negotiations. The bloc is home to over 500 million people and will have a total GDP of £11 trillion once the UK joins.