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Stories for June 10th 2023

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Canada wildfires smoke reducing solar power and New England summer heat

    Operator ISO said smoke from wildfires in Canada has significantly lowered production from solar resources in New England

    Solar power generation in the northeast United States is tumbling by more than 50% as a result of the smoke from eastern Canada wildfires. On Thursday ISO New England, the operator of the grid, said solar power generation in New England was 56% below last week during times of peak demand.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Honduran President lands in China to bolster bilateral ties

    With Castro's decision, Honduras joined the group of nations to cut diplomatic relations with Taipei

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro arrived in Shanghai Friday, starting a six-day visit to China which will include a meeting with President Xi Jinping following her government’s decision to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing and cut off ties with Taiwan.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    French minister warns against rushing EU-Mercosur deal

    Brazil is currently “engaging in a strong energy transition” under Lula, Becht said

    France's Junior Trade Minister Olivier Becht expressed his concerns said this week during his visit to Brazil about concluding the EU-Mercosur deal too hastily. While his country does want a deal concluded between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur, Becht warns against entering into it too quickly, without assurances on environmental and social issues.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Colombian gov't, ELN sign 6-month truce

    Petro hopes to achieve total peace by 2025

    The Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) Friday signed in Havana a 180-day “national”, “bilateral” and “temporary” ceasefire effective from August 3, it was reported. The UN and the Catholic Church will supervise compliance.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:29 UTC

    Argentine Central Bank releases gruesome projections

    Unemployment is also expected to grow for the remainder of 2023 by the BCRA

    Argentine Central Bank's (BCRA) monthly Relevamiento de Expectativas de Mercado (Market Expectancy Survey - REM) report for May released Friday forecasted inflation by the end of this year to reach 148.9%, 22.5 percentage points (p.p.) higher than the previous projection, it was announced in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Trump indicted in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

    “The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” Trump wrote on Truth

    Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted of 37 criminal charges for the classified White House documents seized by the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida regarding nuclear secrets and information on the military defense capabilities of foreign countries for “withholding national security information” and “obstruction of justice,” it was reported in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Miracle in the Colombian rainforest

    President Petro wrote on Twitter and posted a photo of military personnel and indigenous people, purportedly involved in the rescue operation.

    Four Indigenous children who went missing in the Colombian Amazon after surviving a plane crash 40 days ago have been found alive, Colombian President Gustavo Petro said on Friday. The small crash triggered a massive rescue operation for the four siblings.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 09:47 UTC

    Julian Assange loses latest bid to halt US extradition

    UK's High Court Judge, Jonathan Swift, turned down Assange's recent appeal  saying it would simply “re-run” arguments that have previously been made.

    WikiLeaks' founder Australian born Julilan Assange has lost another attempt to block his extradition from UK to the US, according to a court order published on Friday. The 51-year-old is facing 18 treason charges in the US over the release of a series of confidential US military documents and diplomatic cables.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Partygate: defiant Boris Johnson resigns Parliament...“at least for now”

    It “is very sad to be leaving Parliament — at least for now — but above all I am bewildered and appalled that I can be forced out,” Johnson added

    Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was standing down as a member of Parliament on Friday after confidentially receiving the Partygate report. Johnson accused opponents of trying to drive him out of Parliament.