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Stories for July 21st 2023

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentine FM sends message to his British colleague regarding South Atlantic Islands

    “The UK has been violating Argentina's territorial integrity for 190 years,” Cafiero told Cleverly

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero sent a message to his British colleague James Cleverly saying that “the UK has been violating Argentina's territorial integrity for 190 years.” The British government considered Thursday that a “regrettable choice of words” had been made.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Amsterdam bans cruise ships from the city center

    It means the central cruise terminal on the River IJ near Amsterdam's main train station will close. It is the latest measure to clamp down on mass tourism in the city.

    Following a growing tendency in Europe, such as what happened with Venice, Amsterdam's council has banned cruise ships from the city centre as it tries to limit visitor numbers and curb pollution.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Airport in Argentina closed due to bomb threat

    “We could have brought a bomb,” check-in agents were reportedly told

    The Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella International Airport serving the Argentine city of Córdoba was closed Thursday after a bomb threat on a Latam Airlines flight bound for Lima, Peru, which in the end departed at 10.53 am instead of at 8.05 am.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Brazil's gov't wants the “super rich” to pay income tax on funds abroad

    A worker who earns a low salary pays income tax and a millionaire does not, Haddad underlined

    Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said the federal government was considering additional taxes to the country's largest fortunes to “correct absurd things in the tax system,” it was reported. According to the former presidential candidate, the government wants to tax the “super rich” who have offshore funds or hold their investments in exclusive funds that currently do not pay income tax.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Brazil: rape cases 7% up in 2022 from previous year

    Only 22.8% of rapes of people over 14 years old were committed by strangers, the report noted

    According to the Brazilian Security Forum, the number of rapes recorded in South America's largest country last year was 8.2% higher than in 2021, it was reported in the Brazilian Public Security Yearbook 2023 launched Thursday. Rape cases totaled 18,110 victims in 2022, an increase of 7% over the previous year, and those of rape of a vulnerable person, 56,820 victims, 8.6% more than in the previous year, the study also showed.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Production of lithium batteries to start in September in Argentina

    The Y-TEC plant at the University of La Plata will generate cells for batteries for 2,000 homes to supply wind and solar energy to populations isolated from the grid, Salvarezza explained

    Argentina's first National Plant for the Technological Development of Lithium Cells and Batteries will start production in September on the premises of the National University of La Plata (UNLP), Y-TEC (a subsidiary of the state-owned oil company YPF) head Roberto Salvarezza announced Thursday.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Labour and Lib Dems thrash the ruling Conservatives in by elections

    PM Rishi Sunak was spared the prospect of being the first prime minister for 55 years to lose three by-elections in one night

    Elections can be rough and the dichotomy of frenzy results even worse. Something of this happened in England where the Conservatives on Thursday suffered two heavy defeats, but narrowly held on to former PM Boris Johnson's old Uxbridge seat, after a night of three dramatic by-election results.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 09:06 UTC

    Import barriers impact Argentina's health system

    There is an imminent risk of a shortage of products, spare parts, and supplies for medical equipment used in surgeries, diagnoses, and treatments.

    High-tech surgeries such as transplants and other treatments have been put on hold in Argentina due to restrictions on imports that have resulted in a lack of medical inputs leading to the suspension of transplants and other treatments, Buenos Aires' Clarín reported.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 08:36 UTC

    Falklands/Brize Norton air bridge will fly to Birmingham two weeks in August

    The Birmingham international airport

    BFSAI has been informed that due to unexpected repairs to the Brize Norton runway there will be changes to the South Atlantic Arbridge (SAA) to the Falkland Islands, between 14-28 Aug 2023.