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Stories for June 19th 2023

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 16:00 UTC

    Submarine carrying tourists to Titanic Wreckage reported missing

    The disappearance of the submarine raises concerns about the safety of these expeditions

    A submarine transporting tourists to explore the remains of the Titanic, which sank in 1912, has disappeared off the coast of Terranova, Canada, according to the BBC. One crew member and four tourists are missing and a search operation has been launched, the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 11:29 UTC

    No dove of peace after all for battleship Graf Spee's eagle

    “I still maintain that it is a good idea,” said Lacalle after reversing his decision

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou had a change of mind Sunday regarding the bronze eagle from the Third Reich's battleship Admiral Graf Spee and announced it would not be turned into a dove of peace because “an overwhelming majority did not share” his decision. However, he did not specify what will happen to the piece.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 11:14 UTC

    Partygate: MPs will vote on Boris Johnson's political future on Monday

    It will be a free vote for Tory MPs, meaning party managers - known as whips - will not instruct them what to do at the vote

    MPs will decide later whether to endorse a report that found Boris Johnson deliberately misled Parliament over lockdown parties in No 10. A year-long inquiry from the Commons privileges committee said the former prime minister committed repeated offenses with his Partygate denials, according to a report from BBC.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    Six crewmembers of sunken Brazilian fishing boat rescued alive

    Searches with helicopters and military vessels are now concentrated in the area known as Coral Island<

    Six crewmembers of a fishing boat that sank off the southeastern State of Santa Catarina have been rescued alive, the Brazilian Navy said. The “BP Safadi Seif” with 8 people onboard lost contact with the port authority on Friday night relatively close to the resort town of Garopaba, it was reported.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    US-China ties: Blinken, Qin try to keep dialogue channels open

    Blinken's trip is to conclude following further meetings with Chinese officials on Monday.

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang for more than five hours Sunday to keep channels open as the two countries are -in Quin's words- “at their lowest point since the establishment of diplomatic relations.”

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Bolsonaro aide's phone found to contain coup plans

    It has not been proven that Bolsonaro ever saw these texts, his lawyers have argued

    The mobile telephone of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's aide-de-camp Lieutenant Colonel Mauro Cid was found to contain a series of WhatsApp messages with other military officers openly advocating a coup d'état after last year's elections, it was reported.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    The Scotchmen football club tour of Argentina and Uruguay in 1923

    Third Lanark arrived in Argentina on 9 June 1923 after three weeks at sea

    One hundred years ago, a Scottish football club embarked on a controversial overseas tour to Argentina and Uruguay. “Are Third Lanark wise?” was the question as the Glasgow club set sail for a summer in South America.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Swiss voters fearing melting glaciers vote to become carbon neutral by 2050

    A full 59.1% of voters back the law, requiring Switzerland to slash its dependence on imported oil and gas and scale up the development of greener alternatives.

    Swiss voters on Sunday supported a new climate bill aimed at combating the melting glaciers and requiring the country to become carbon neutral by 2050. Leading Swiss glaciologist Matthias Huss, who has closely followed the glaciers' decline, tweeted that a “strong signal” had been sent, adding he was ”very happy the arguments of climate science were heard.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Italy blocks Chinese company from taking control of tyre giant Pirelli

    Beijing-controlled chemical giant Sinochem is Pirelli's biggest shareholder, with a 37% stake in the 151-year-old Milan-based firm.

    Italy has moved to block a Chinese state-owned company from taking control of tyre making giant Pirelli. The decision is part of measures announced by Italy's government to protect businesses considered strategically important, and as such Pirelli's independence.

  • Monday, June 19th 2023 - 09:16 UTC

    England/Wales police told to 'ramp up', stop-and-search powers

    Home Secretary Suella Braverman said the “dangerous culture” of carrying weapons “must be brought to a stop”.

    The home secretary has told police leaders to “ramp up” the use of stop-and-search powers to prevent more knife attacks and “save more lives”. In a letter to all 43 forces in England and Wales, Suella Braverman said the “dangerous culture” of carrying weapons “must be brought to a stop”.

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