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Stories for July 10th 2023

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 22:03 UTC

    Sweden in NATO, if Turkey joins the European Union, Erdogan insists

    Membership talks between the bloc and Ankara began in 2005, but were put on hold indefinitely in 2016, after years of democratic backsliding, human rights abuses and provocations under Erdogan.

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday added European Union membership o the list of demands he wants fulfilled in exchange for finally backing Stockholm's accession to NATO.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 19:17 UTC

    Falklands launches tender for replacement of port facility FIPASS

    FIPASS, the obsolete port terminal from the Falklands, which government and the private sector want to renew (Pic FIG)

    FIG today launched a tender for the provision of a new port facility for the Falkland Islands. The tender process was approved by Executive Council in February 2023, and today’s launch follows months of work with professional advisers and engagement with existing port users to refine the specification and provide both FIG and prospective tendering companies with a robust and complete model of what the Falklands needs from its port facility, looking decades into the future.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 19:04 UTC

    US/UK relations “solid rock,” president Biden tells PM Sunak

     Mr Biden said he “couldn't be meeting a closer friend and a greater ally”. Mr Sunak hailed the UK and the US as “two of the firmest allies” in Nato.

    US President Joe Biden has described relations with the UK as “rock solid” during talks in London with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Mr. Biden said he “couldn't be meeting a closer friend and a greater ally”. Mr. Sunak hailed the UK and the US as “two of the firmest allies” in NATO.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Petro and Lula discuss Amazon crisis

    One of the greatest challenges facing the Amazon countries is the strengthening of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, Lula and Petro agreed

    Presidents Gustavo Petro of Colombia and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil convened Saturday at the so-called Leticia Summit in the capital of southern Colombia's Amazonas department to discuss the deterioration of the Amazon rainforest and share experiences on the issue.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Biden lands in UK en route to NATO summit

    Biden will meet with King Charles III for the first time since the monarch's coronation

    Air Force One carrying US President Joseph Biden Sunday landed at London's Stansted airport, marking the first stop of the Democratic leader's European tour which is to climax at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, where Western allies will discuss support for Ukraine against the Russian invasion, among other issues.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Argentina: First segment of President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline inaugurated

    In her speech, VP CFK insisted Argentina cannot pay its foreign debt by exporting commodities

    In an event marking togetherness within the ruling Unión por la Patria front ahead of this year's presidential elections, the first segment of the President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline was inaugurated Sunday in Salliqueló, in the province of Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    At least 14 killed as building collapses in Recife

    Building collapses are common occurrences in poor neighborhoods of Brazil, where illegal construction is rampant

    At least 14 people were killed when an apartment building in the Brazilian city of Recife, capital of the State of Pernambuco, collapsed. The structure had been closed in 2010 by the authorities but it had been occupied irregularly, according to Civil Defense

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazilian States of Pernambuco and Alagoas under weather emergency

    One person died and thousands have been affected by heavy rains

    The Governors of the Brazilian States of Pernambuco and Alagoas issued separate emergency decrees during the weekend due to heavy rains affecting 12 and 29 cities respectively, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Peru: Afghan migrants rescued from people traffickers

    The victims were cheated out of their money and crowded into a house without food

    Peruvian authorities Sunday rescued 23 Afghan victims of migrant trafficking, it was reported in Lima. “The Tahuamanu Prosecutor's Office in the district of Madre de Dios achieved the rescue of 23 migrants of Afghan nationality in an operation carried out on the Peru-Brazil border, in coordination with the police,” said a statement from the prosecutor's office.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Health emergency declared in Peru

    “If the number of cases increases, there could be a lack of immunoglobulin,” Minister Vásquez warned

    Peruvian authorities Saturday declared a 90-day nationwide sanitary emergency due to the “unusual increase” in cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, it was reported in Lima. As per President Dina Booluarte's decree, some US$ 3.27 million will be allocated to improving patient care, reinforcing control on the number of detections, and drafting reports for the population and health personnel.

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