Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Geng Shuang has backed Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands and called on countries to abandon “colonial thinking”, warning of its serious implications for the international order.
Some 3,000 head of cattle died from hypothermia in Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul farming state in recent days, according to a statement posted on the website of local veterinary services on Wednesday.
Brazil's Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged but softened its tone regarding further efforts to slow inflation. The bank's monetary policy committee, Copom, left the key Selic rate at 13.75%, where it has stood since August after a series of consistent rate hikes aimed at slowing inflation.
Since inflation in the United States is still excessive, most Federal Reserve officials expect to raise interest rates further this year this year, Chair Jerome Powell told a House committee on Wednesday, who also had to respond about alleged further banking regulations.
Thursday is the day when a team of Falkland Islanders shearers and wool-handlers begin competing at the World Championships taking place in Scotland at the Royal Highland Show. The team is made up of Jan Clarke, Steefen Turner, Jack Wilson, Tara Wilson, and Pilar Castro.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is currently in final negotiations with the Directors of Stanley Growers Limited and Stanley Nurseries and Garden Centre to acquire both businesses and the leases of the land on which they sit.
The 21-year-old shooter who killed two teenagers at a high school in the Brazilian State of Parana earlier this week was found dead in his cell Tuesday night, authorities said. The circumstances of his death are under investigation, Parana's Public Security Secretariat also explained.
With the endorsement of Acting President Geraldo Alckmin, Brazil's Government Wednesday sent the name of former Foreign Minister Carlos França to the Senate to be appointed ambassador to Canada, it was published in the Diário Oficial da União (DOU - Official Gazette).
The World Health Organization (WHO) is to train more than 6,000 healthcare professionals to assist Peru in the dengue epidemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Wednesday. Peru is experiencing one of its worst dengue crises, with 81,202 confirmed cases and at least 193 deaths.
With 58 votes in favor and 18 against, Brazil's Senate Wednesday approved the appointment of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's lawyer Cristiano Zanin to the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to fill the vacancy left by Ricardo Lewandowski, Agencia Brasil reported.