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Stories for June 2023

  • Thursday, June 8th 2023 - 08:45 UTC

    Pope Francis recovering well after hernia surgery

    “The surgery was completed: it was carried out without complications and lasted three hours,” the Vatican said in a statement

    Argentina-born Pope Francis Wednesday underwent abdominal hernia surgery “without complications” at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, where he will remain for a few days, it was reported. The Pontiff is expected to resume his activities by June 18, the Vatican confirmed.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Falklands agrees on main topics of constitutional review

    Attorney General Simon Young said general submissions on the Constitution were welcome but that members of the public might also want to hold fire until the committee reaches the various topics

    The Falklands Islands Select Committee on the Constitutional Review has decided the order in which it is going to deal with the topics to be covered. The first issue to be looked at will be the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms chapter of the Constitution at a meeting that will possibly take place as soon as the middle of June.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Ambitious plan to integrate the port of Santos with the city

    APS President Anderson Pomini said the infrastructure works are in line with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Ports and Airports

    The Port Authority of Santos (APS) has defined ten goals, approved by its Board of Directors (Consad), to improve the existing infrastructure and enhance port-city relations. These objectives include several key projects such as the construction of the Santos-Guarujá tunnel, the revitalization of warehouses 1, 2, 3, and 7, the launching of a public tender for permanent dredging services in the access channel, the remodeling of Left Bank’s Perimeter Avenue in Guarujá, the STS 10 Terminal, and the Internal Railway of the Port of Santos.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Argentine citrus industry hopeful of US market for mandarins

    Dry weather, out of season rains have had a negative impact on the production of lemons, oranges and mandarins in Argentina

    The Argentina citrus industry expects processing for mandarin and the Clementine variety to very soon begin exports to the United States. Jose Carbonell president of the Argentine Citrus Federation, Fedecitrus, was optimistic about the options of a new market.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Falklands: dual nationality voting rights triggers contention

    MLA Teslyn Barkman proposed a change to the order. She said that the issue of voting rights for those with dual nationality needed to be looked at first

    Those who did turn up to the second meeting of the Falkland Islands Select Committee on Constitutional Review on May 25 were greeted by a numbered list of 10 topics projected onto a large screen. The topics were listed in a proposed order for consideration that was produced by what was called “a small group”.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Impeccable landing of a RAF Globemaster C-17 in St Helena airport

    The RAF ZZ177 Globemaster C-17 and its crew after landing at St Helena airport, once considered the “world's most useless ”airport

    As part of a Royal Air Force capability demonstration, the mighty Boeing C-17 Globemaster, with a wingspan of 51.755 meters, is now visiting St. Helena Airport in the South Atlantic. It is the first time an aircraft of such characteristics has landed in the St Helena Airport.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Mexican FM to resign, wants to focus on presidential bid

    Ebrard had already announced in March his intention to be the next president

    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Tuesday announced that he would be resigning from his job to dedicate himself to the 2024 presidential campaign on behalf of the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena). Ebrard, 63, said that he will formally leave his post on June 12.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    IMF fears labor market shock due to AI

    Gopinath found it “encouraging” that the G7 has formed a working group to study AI

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath Tuesday called for global rules to avoid the high social costs of massive job losses from the use of artificial intelligence, it was reported. “When it comes to AI, we need more than new rules,” she stressed.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    World Bank releases contrasting projections for Brazil and Argentina

    The World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report is published twice a year

    The World Bank foresees a 1.2% growth this year for the Brazilian economy and a 2% contraction for that of Argentina, it was reported Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Plan to fight indebtedness launched in Brazil

    Brazil intends to strengthen ties with the United Nations and with the Netherlands, Haddad explained

    The Desenrola plan, a scheme devised by the Government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to help people pay their debts, will be accompanied by a financial education program, said Finance Minister Fernando Haddad Tuesday upon elaborating alongside Queen Maxima of The Netherlands on the project launched the day before, Agencia Brasil reported.