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Stories for April 2nd 2023

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 19:44 UTC

    Malvinas Veterans, Fallen and Families Day

    Miguel Angel Pichetto, Argentina's National Auditor

    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”.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 14:30 UTC

    Applications for ocean floor mining opened, but no mining code yet approved

    Undersea mining will be conducted to extract key battery materials, cobalt, copper, nickel, and manganese — from potato-sized rocks called “poly-metallic nodules”.

    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.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 11:56 UTC

    Argentines hold nationwide Veterans Day celebrations to honor the fallen

    “Malvinasization is lived here very strongly, from the heart,” Santa Cruz Governor Alicia Kirchner said

    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.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 11:43 UTC

    Dilma Rousseff elected head of BRICS New Development Bank seated in Shanghai

    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.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 11:27 UTC

    Russia takes over the rotating UN Security Council presidency

    Moscow will however not sponsor from the UN any action regarding Russia's war with Ukraine

    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.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    NYPD on “high alert” ahead of Trump's arrest

    Trump has denied the allegations against him

    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.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Bolsonaro given 2 days to reply to TSE, faces disenfranchisement

    Bolsonaro is under investigation for speaking evil of Brazil's electronic ballot box without supporting evidence

    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.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    UK strikes deal to join major free trade bloc in Asia-Pacific, including Chile, Peru and Mexico

    CPTPP membership will complement and reinforce existing bilateral trade agreements UK have already signed, including those with Chile, Mexico and Peru.

    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.