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Stories for April 12th 2023

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 11:10 UTC

    British solo sailor successfully rescued by Taiwanese jigger 900 miles from the Falklands

    The Taiwan-flagged fishing vessel ZI DA WANG safely rescued British solo sailor Ian Herbert-Jones from his dismasted Tradewind 35 Puffin in the South Atlantic

    British solo sailor Ian Herbert-Jones has been successfully rescued by a Taiwanese fishing vessel after being rolled, dismasted, and injured in a major storm in the South Atlantic, reports the Yachting Monthly.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 11:07 UTC

    President Biden received in Belfast airport by PM Rishi Sunak

    Mr Biden was greeted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as he stepped off Air Force One at Belfast International Airport.

    US President Joe Biden arrived in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, starting a trip to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement — the deal that ended some 30 years of civil conflict.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 11:06 UTC

    Another consequence of historic Argentine drought: it could lose its position as world's main soy meal exporter

    Brazil is the main candidate to become the leading international supplier of the soybean by-product, according to the Rosario Stock Exchange, BCR

    Argentina could soon face the consequences of the historic drought ravaging its agricultural and industrial processing potential. This means the country may soon cease to be the world’s largest exporter of soy-meal, since domestic oilseed production, because of the historic drought is likely to reduced by 36% year-on-year to just 27 million tons in the 2022/23 cycle, said the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR).

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 11:04 UTC

    At least 9 killed in Ecuadorian port massacre

    The attack would have been the work of an organized armed group opposed to another that apparently provided protection to the fishermen, Zapata explained

    At least nine people were killed following an assault on the Ecuadorian Artisanal Fishing Port of Esmeraldas Tuesday morning by a group of 30 heavily-armed militias who arrived in two boats and a cab and then left by sea. The perpetrators are still unaccounted for, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    IEA insists increasing fossil fuel production contradicts goals to stop global warming

    The OECD group of industrialized countries created the IEA agency after an oil crisis in 1973 to help secure energy supplies — most of which are fossil fuels.

    Fatih Birol, head of the powerful International Energy Agency, (IEA),, the Paris-based organization led by the energy ministers of mostly rich countries, has warned that companies that increase fossil fuel production are contradicting goals to stop the planet warming.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Antarctic Tourism is up, but experts give it a thumbs down

    Experts from Antarctic ecologists to marine scientists are sounding the alarm about the environmental impacts of that swelling human presence

    By Jen Rose Smith (*) – Even after Captain James Cook first sailed below the Antarctic Circle 250 years ago, icily inhospitable Antarctica stayed quiet for a long, long time. The only continent with no native human population, it remained a place apart, where occasional expeditions and intrepid researchers contended with harsh and sometimes deadly conditions.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Buenos Aires Mayor distances himself from party leadership

    Macri cannot be angry at me for following the law of the City of Buenos Aires, Rodríguez Larreta (Pic) argued

    Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodíguez Larreta's decision to hold municipal elections concurrently with the federal ones albeit with different (and electronic) ballot boxes has sparked friction among Argentina's opposition Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) coalition, particularly from former President Mauricio Macri.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    The Good Friday Agreement that helped end The Troubles

    The deal set out rules on how Northern Ireland's special power-sharing legislature, which demands participation from the largest parties on both sides of the divide, would function.

    The 1998 deal was the culmination of years of talks which helped end decades of violence known as the Troubles. The conflict pitted largely Protestant unionists who preferred to stay part of the UK against largely Catholic republicans, who wanted to be united with the Republic of Ireland in the south.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Chilean Deputies approve working week reduction

    The bill had been submitted by then-Communist Deputies Karol Carilla and Camila Vallejo (photo) in 2017

    Chile's Lower House Tuesday approved by 127 votes in favor to 14 against and 3 abstentions a working week reduction from 45 to 40 hours to be implemented gradually over the next five years, provided or when President Gabriel Boric Font signs into law the bill already greenlighted by the Senate.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Paraguay's ruling party reported to have campaign financing problems

    Cartes as party chairman is a liability for the ANR

    Less than three weeks before the April 30 presidential elections in Paraguay, the ruling National Republican Association (ANR), also known as the Colorado Party, continues to face serious financing problems stemming from Party Chairman Horacio Cartes having been declared significantly corrupt by the United States, which renders him non-eligible for many banks to sign loan agreements.

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