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Stories for May 24th 2023

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    UK and Chile deepen political relations, highlighting 200 years of close people-to-people links

    Cleverly and Chilean Minister Van Klaveren recognized the importance of defense relations between the UK and Chile, noting the strong naval links going back over 200 years.

    Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and the Foreign Minister of Chile Alberto van Klaveren met on 22 May in Santiago for the UK-Chile High-Level Political Dialogue to deepen the UK and Chile’s diplomatic, economic, financial, trade, business, and defense links.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Ecuador: President signs decree-law attracting investments

    After Wednesday's Report to the Nation, Lasso will travel to the US for a medical procedure

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday signed his second urgent economic decree-law after the May 17 invoking of the crossed death constitutional procedure to dissolve Congress and call for snap elections. Tuesday's “Attraction and Promotion of Investments for Productive Development” initiative, which provides for the creation of new duty-free trade zones, needs Constitutional Court's approval to become effective. The bill was submitted two years ago by the Government of Ecuador to the outgoing National Assembly, but it was shelved.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    WHO forecasts new pandemic, deadlier than Covid-19, is coming up

    Tedros also called on world leaders to take preventive measures to avoid a global meltdown

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday warned of a new pandemic coming up in the near future, which will be deadlier than Covid-19 and would be caused by ”another emerging pathogen with even more deadly potential.” It would be a Covid-19 variant, Tedros also explained.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Brazil declares bird flu emergency

    Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22

    Brazilian authorities have decreed a nationwide animal health emergency, it was published Tuesday in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette), Agencia Brasil reported. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22 which will be effective for the next 180 days.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Lula says Zelensky stood him up

    Lula insisted there was no point in meeting with Zelensky or Putin when “both are convinced that they are going to win the war”

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva said he was supposed to have met with his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky last weekend in Hiroshima but that the European leader must have had more important engagements. “I'm not disappointed, I'm upset,” Lula was quoted as saying while confirming the meeting had been arranged.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil to eliminate cell phone roaming between both countries?

    Ambassador Scioli met Tuesday with Communications Minister Juscelino Filho

    Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli and Communications Minister Juscelino Filho Tuesday agreed to advance towards the suppression of roaming between both countries in a new step of the Mercosur integration process heralded by Presidents Alberto Ferenández and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    China and Brazil reaffirm stronger partnership, Brazilian envoy in Beijing

    Ambassador Marcos Galvao said that the success of the state visit by President Lula da Silva to China “certainly points to an even higher stage of the strong partnership” between countries

    Brazil and China are set to embrace a higher state of solid partnership, and the two sides have shown a strong commitment to bolstering bilateral trade, cooperation in aviation and high-tech sectors, and response to climate change, said the country's top envoy to Beijing.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    IMF improves UK economy forecast for this year but “inflation remains stubbornly high”

    The IMF said inflation “remains stubbornly high” and that higher interest rates will need to remain in place if it is to be brought down.

    Improved prospects for the UK economy according to the latest report from the IMF. The Fund said UK is expected to avoid a recession this year, with the economy growing 0,4% in 2023, compared to the a previous forecast of a 0,3% contraction last year.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 08:57 UTC

    Protestors storm shareholders meeting in London yelling “shut down Shell”

    Proceedings were delayed as the protesters ran to the front of the room where executives were sitting on stage

    Protestors yelling “shut down Shell” stormed the oil corporation giant annual shareholders meeting in London with security having to step in to protect board members. Proceedings were delayed as the protesters ran to the front of the room where executives were sitting on stage, and some demonstrators had to be carried out of the building by security.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 08:30 UTC

    Clashes with police and arson in Cardiff following the death of two teenagers

    Footage posted to social media showed dozens of young people clashing with police

    Vehicles were set on fire and dozens of young people clashed with police in Wales in what authorities described as “large scale disorder” following a road accident with two teenagers killed in a motorcycle crash. The unrest broke out in the district of Ely in Cardiff Monday night.

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