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Stories for June 21st 2023

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 11:45 UTC

    Falklands: ”We do not ask you to support the UK nor Argentina” but “supporting our right”

    Falklads delegation, MLA Gavin Short (L) and MLA John Birmingham (R) with Nikki Wilkis and Mavis Chipunza, both Junior Ambassadors’ for the Falkland Islands

    This Tuesday, 20 June two elected members from the Falkland Islands Assembly addressed the United Nations Special Committee on the situation with regard to the implementation of the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, the so-called UN Committee of 24. The first to address the C24 was MLA Gavin Short, who criticized the aggressive attitude of Argentina towards the Falklands and mentioned several actions, which sought to undermine the Islands' economy.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 11:27 UTC

    Argentina again calls on UK for peaceful solution to Falklands/Malvinas dispute

    Santiago Cafiero with part of the Argentine delegation addressing C24

    As announced the Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero on Tuesday morning, in New York, before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization again called on the United Kingdom for bilateral negotiations with Argentina for a pacific and definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    Biden spoils Blinken's trip to Beijing by likening Xi to a dictator?

    Speaking at a fundraiser in California, Biden said Xi was embarrassed when a Chinese balloon was blown off course over the US in February.

    United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday likened Chinese President Xi Jinping to a “dictator.” The comment came just a day after top US diplomat Anthony Blinken's trip to Beijing aimed at easing tensions between the two countries

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Chile's Central Bank cuts down growth projections

    Chile's economy will contract or, at best, grow at minimal levels this year

    According to the Chilean Central Bank's new projections, the South American country's economy will grow less than expected this year, it was reported Tuesday in Santiago.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Rio Grande do Sul death toll updated to 16 due to extratropical cyclone

    “We stand firm to overcome this very sensitive moment,” Leite said

    Civil Defense from the State of Rio Grande do Sul Tuesday updated the number of casualties from last week's extratropical cyclone to 16 as more bodies were found. The State government has set up a team to search for the missing and to help those left homeless.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Former Peruvian PM arrested in connection with Castillo's coup

    Chávez was cooperative at all times during her arrest

    Former Peruvian Prime Minister Betssy Chávez was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Dec. 7 coup d'état staged by then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones, it was reported. Peru's National Police (PNP) arrested Chávez at her home in the southern city of Tacna after the Supreme Court ordered her pre-trial detention for 18 months.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Germany's far-right wants to dissolve the EU

    The AfD has long been in favor of Germany leaving the EU

    The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has announced that it will “seek the orderly dissolution of the EU and find in its place a new European economic and interests community, a federation of European nations,” it was reported.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Buquebús ship banned from active service

    Buquebús' Eladia Isabel was found to be in a distressing condition, despite not being operational

    Argentina's Customs General Directorate Tuesday banned Buquebús' Eladia Isabel from River Plate shuttle services to Uruguay due to its “poor condition,” it was reported in Buenos Aires. The vessel's sailing certifications were also found to have expired.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Chile's Senate extends state of exception in southern regions

    Minister Tohá said no measure was to be ruled out a priori

    Chile's Senate Tuesday approved by 23 votes in favor, 1 against, and 18 abstentions a 15-day extension to the state of emergency in the Araucanía region and in the provinces of Arauco and Biobío, in the Biobío region, it was reported in Santiago. The Lower House had endorsed the measure with 104 votes in favor, 24 against, and 12 abstentions.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Iceland suspends whale hunting until August 32; public opinion supports decision

    “I have taken the decision to suspend whaling” until August 31, Food Minister Svandis Svavarsdottir said in a statement.

    The Iceland government suspended whale hunting for the rest of the summer on Tuesday, following a report that found the practice contravenes the country's animal welfare standards.

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