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Stories for June 2023

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Argentina's Antarctica bases join national health system

    Carlos Giovacchini highlighted the importance of the initiative

    Argentina's seven bases in Antarctica have joined the National Health Surveillance System (SNVS), a joint initiative between the Ministries of Health and Defense to improve the capacity for early detection and effective and timely response to public health risks, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Vehicle production grows in Argentina

    “The activity continues to grow in a challenging context,” Galdeano said

    Argentina's Association of Automotive Manufacturers (Adefa) announced Monday that output reached 53,282 units in May, (14.8% more than in the same month of 2022), while exports grew by over 13% in the same period.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Pence launches Oval Office bid

    Pence is likely to emerge as a strong religious figure among evangelicals

    Former US Vice President Mike Pence Monday launched his candidacy for the White House, thus setting up an unprecedented clash in the Republican primaries with his former running mate Donald Trump.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2023 - 09:48 UTC

    FBI's most damaging spy found dead in his cell

    Hanssen was arrested in February 2001 near his Virginia home

    Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who had been sentenced to life in prison for spying for the Soviet Union and later Russia, was found dead in his cell Monday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:15 UTC

    Haitian-Chilean national gets life sentence for President Moïse's murder

    Jaar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder

    Haitian-Chilean businessman Rodolphe Jaar was sentenced to life in prison by a Miami court for his role in the July 7, 2021, murder of President Jovenel Moïse in Port au Prince when a group of armed men - mostly Colombian mercenaries - stormed his home.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:14 UTC

    Three companies accounted for a third of all corporation tax in Ireland

    Dublin is reaping corporation tax bonanza as reforms to global rules mean major US companies are choosing to pay tax on their international profits in Ireland

    Three companies accounted for a third of all corporation tax collected in the Republic of Ireland between 2017 and 2021, new research suggests. The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) said that amounted to some US$ 6,5billion in 2021 alone and probably increased last year. Corporation tax is the tax that companies pay on their profits.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:11 UTC

    EU farmers refuse to accept plans to restore drained peat-lands, taken over by agriculture

    Globally, peat-lands take up some 3% of the planet's land area — and yet, they absorb nearly twice as much carbon dioxide as all the Earth's forests combined

    European Union farmers and conservative lawmakers are up in arms against landmark nature legislation meant to bolster the bloc's green transition and prevent vital ecosystems and species from being wiped out due to climate change.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:10 UTC

    Peru: State of emergency in Puno extended

    The armed forces have the task of protecting critical national assets

    Peru's government has extended the state of emergency in the Puno region for 60 days, thus allowing the Joint Command of the Armed Forces to retain the Unified Command of the Armed Forces and the National Police amid anti-government protests.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 13:07 UTC

    British government mulls food price cap; retailers skeptical of impact

    The idea of a cap or freeze on basic food items, as first reported by the Daily Telegraph, is said to be at the “drawing board stage”.

    The British Government's plans to introduce a cap on the price of basic food items will not help tackle the rising cost of living, retailers have warned. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said the measures would not make a “jot of difference” and could thwart efforts to cut inflation.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Argentina closer to becoming a member of BRICS and their Development Bank

    According to the Argentine delegation sources, Rousseff gave Massa the news at the meeting they held at NDB headquarters in Shanghai .

    The board of the BRICS-led New Development Bank (NDB) will hold a vote for the incorporation of Argentina in August, the entity’s president Dilma Rousseff told Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa currently in China with a numerous delegation in search of money for an almost depleted Central Bank