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Stories for June 5th 2023

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:15 UTC

    Haitian-Chilean national gets life sentence for President Moïse's murder

    Jaar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder

    Haitian-Chilean businessman Rodolphe Jaar was sentenced to life in prison by a Miami court for his role in the July 7, 2021, murder of President Jovenel Moïse in Port au Prince when a group of armed men - mostly Colombian mercenaries - stormed his home.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:14 UTC

    Three companies accounted for a third of all corporation tax in Ireland

    Dublin is reaping corporation tax bonanza as reforms to global rules mean major US companies are choosing to pay tax on their international profits in Ireland

    Three companies accounted for a third of all corporation tax collected in the Republic of Ireland between 2017 and 2021, new research suggests. The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) said that amounted to some US$ 6,5billion in 2021 alone and probably increased last year. Corporation tax is the tax that companies pay on their profits.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:11 UTC

    EU farmers refuse to accept plans to restore drained peat-lands, taken over by agriculture

    Globally, peat-lands take up some 3% of the planet's land area — and yet, they absorb nearly twice as much carbon dioxide as all the Earth's forests combined

    European Union farmers and conservative lawmakers are up in arms against landmark nature legislation meant to bolster the bloc's green transition and prevent vital ecosystems and species from being wiped out due to climate change.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:10 UTC

    Peru: State of emergency in Puno extended

    The armed forces have the task of protecting critical national assets

    Peru's government has extended the state of emergency in the Puno region for 60 days, thus allowing the Joint Command of the Armed Forces to retain the Unified Command of the Armed Forces and the National Police amid anti-government protests.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:07 UTC

    British government mulls food price cap; retailers skeptical of impact

    The idea of a cap or freeze on basic food items, as first reported by the Daily Telegraph, is said to be at the “drawing board stage”.

    The British Government's plans to introduce a cap on the price of basic food items will not help tackle the rising cost of living, retailers have warned. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said the measures would not make a “jot of difference” and could thwart efforts to cut inflation.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Argentina closer to becoming a member of BRICS and their Development Bank

    According to the Argentine delegation sources, Rousseff gave Massa the news at the meeting they held at NDB headquarters in Shanghai .

    The board of the BRICS-led New Development Bank (NDB) will hold a vote for the incorporation of Argentina in August, the entity’s president Dilma Rousseff told Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa currently in China with a numerous delegation in search of money for an almost depleted Central Bank

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:38 UTC

    At least 12 killed in Venezuelan mining tragedy

    “The bodies are quite decomposed,” a local official told reporters

    At least 12 people died in the Venezuelan town of El Callao after a closed gold mine collapsed as a result of the heavy rains affecting the area, it was reported Saturday. “As of today we have 12 dead, who entered a mine that was closed a long time ago,” said the secretary of Citizen Security of Bolivar state, Edgar Colina Reyes. “The mine was flooded by the rains,” which caused “these artisanal miners” to lose oxygen and die “due to respiratory insufficiency,” he explained.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:35 UTC

    Lula favors popular car package

    The tax waiver will be fully compensated “by the measures I took to the President of the Republic,” Haddad explained

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is in favor of a package of measures to boost the production of a so-called popular car, according to Finance Minister Fernando Haddad, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:23 UTC

    Argentine women stage 9th “Ni Una Menos” march

    In 2022, 252 femicides were reported nationwide.

    Thousands of Argentine women marched Saturday through the streets of Buenos Aires and other cities nationwide in the now traditional “Ni Una Menos” (Not one [woman] less) demonstration against gender violence and femicides.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:19 UTC

    Business jet crashes after crossing through Washington DC's no-fly zone

    F-16 fighter jets were deployed but the Cessna's pilot was “unresponsive”

    A small plane, identified as a Cessna 560 Citation V business jet, crashed in a sparsely populated area in the US State of Virginia Sunday after the pilot was unresponsive to warnings from Air Force fighters dispatched to escort the aircraft as it was entering Washinton DC's no-fly zone.

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