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Stories for May 29th 2023

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 20:40 UTC

    Additional funds to continue expanding the port of Ushuaia

    The port of Ushuaia under extension construction

    The port of Ushuaia will be receiving an additional 2,5 million dollars (in Argentine Pesos) to continue the expansion and updating of the terminal in the extreme southern province of Tierra del Fuego. The announcement followed a meeting of the provincial governor, recently re-elected Gustavo Melella, and Deputy Secretary Patricio Hogan, from the federal government Ports, Watercourse ways and Merchant Navy Office.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 20:36 UTC

    UK marks one year without any imports of Russian gas

    Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We have led the world in standing up to Putin’s attempts to use energy as a weapon of war,”

    New figures published this week show the UK did not import any Russian gas in the 12 months to the end of March 2023, while UK gas exports to Europe tripled over the same period. The UK has gone a whole year without importing any Russian gas - a boost for the country’s energy security and a blow to Putin’s war machine.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 20:31 UTC

    Germany in technical recession, Eurozone expects zero growth

    GDP fell by 0.3% for the quarter when adjusted for price and seasonal effects, according to data from the Federal Statistics Office, Destatis.

    Beware the European Union, Germany has entered technical recession. Germany's economy shrunk slightly in the first quarter of 2023 compared with the previous three months, data showed. A preliminary estimate had shown gross domestic product (GPD) stagnating at zero growth in the first quarter — meaning Germany would have narrowly escaped a recession.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 20:20 UTC

    For the first time, global investment in solar power overtakes investment in fossil fuels, IEA report

    “Clean energy is moving fast,” said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol. “For every dollar invested in fossil fuels, about US$ 1.7 are now going into clean energy.” Photo: EPA-EFE

    Global investment in solar power is expected to overtake investment in oil production for the first time ever this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. The IEA projects investment in solar power to hit US$ 380 billion in 2023, compared to investments in oil exploration and extraction at US$ 370 billion.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 19:50 UTC

    General election in Spain in July following the disastrous showing for Socialists in regional voting; Mercosur alert

    President Sanchez said he spoke with Spain's King Felipe VI about the decision, and that Parliament would be dissolved later on Monday.

    Spain is set to hold an early general election on July 23, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Monday. The announcement comes after Sanchez Socialist Party suffered serious setbacks to the conservative opposition in regional elections held on Sunday.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentina's race against time: Economy Minister seeks Chinese support to stay afloat

    Economy Minister Massa and Deputy Máximo Kirchner are traveling aboard the ARG-01 aircraft

    Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa is due in China Tuesday, in a desperate bid to secure much-needed dollars for the government's survival and bolster its chances in the upcoming presidential elections. President Alberto Fernández, who recently announced that he would not seek re-election, has taken a backseat, allowing Massa to spearhead this crucial mission.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Venezuelan president lands in Brazil

    Maduro had last been in Brazil in 2015

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who often canceled his appearances at the last minute, arrived Sunday in Brasilia for Tuesday's South American Summit hosted by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The last time Maduro visited the continent's largest country was in 2015 for the presidential inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    First Chinese-built airliner enters aviation market

    Firefighters performed the traditional water arch in Beijing

    The COMAC C-919, China's first passenger aircraft, Sunday completed its first commercial flight marking its official entry into the civil aviation market, it was reported in Beijing, where authorities are confident it can compete with the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320. China Eastern Airlines flight MU9191 landed “smoothly” at Beijing International Airport Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport with 130 passengers at 12:30 local time, after which firefighters performed the traditional water arch.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Bolsonaro has offended all journalists, São Paulo court rules

    According to the plaintiffs, the former president's statements were given “in a hostile, disrespectful, and humiliating manner”

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro must pay some US$ 10,000 in compensation for “collective moral damage” after having offended journalists while in office, a court of appeals ruled last week on a case filed in 2021 by the Union of Journalists of São Paulo.

  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    New strain of Covid-19 virus detected in Ecuador

    The new variant has already been identified in other Latin American countries such as Guatemala, Chile and Brazil.

    Ecuadorian authorities have reported the appearance of a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the South American country and upped the biosecurity measures in force accordingly, it was announced during the weekend by the National Institute of Public Health Research (INSPI) in Quito, where the asymptomatic patient is.

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