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Stories for July 24th 2023

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina, IMF reach new understanding

    Massa might travel to Washington DC shortly to finalize the deal

    Argentina and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached an agreement in principle on the fifth review of the South American country's credit program, it was announced Sunday.

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Sixty years compilation of research on Antarctic ice and topography

    A plane flies over Thwaites Glacier. Photo credit BAS.

    In a significant milestone for Antarctic research, detailed and extensive information on ice thickness and bed topography is now available for the first time in a centralized and standardized format, the British Antarctic Survey has announced.

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Women's World Cup, flexible working hours for Brazilian civil servants to support the Canarinhas

    The Brazilian government has announced civil servants can turn up to work four hours late when the national side – who go by the nickname As Canarinhas — contests the Women's World Cup tournament, co hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Mayor of Ecuador's third-largest city shot dead

    Intriago was elected mayor of Manta for the 2019-2023 term and re-elected until 2027

    Agustín Intriago, the 38-tear-old mayor of Manta, Ecuador's third-largest city, was assassinated Sunday by hitmen, who shot him at least three times in the chest at around 1.30 pm local time while he was visiting a construction site, Interior Minister Juan Zapata confirmed.

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Lula underscores importance of labor unions in Brazil

    Lula insisted that before him and the Workers' Party boosted by the unions, a worker president was unthinkable

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Sunday recalled his origins as a labor union leader. During the inauguration of the ABC Metalworkers Union (SMABC) board of directors, the head of state addressed how this organization and others of its kind had helped create the Workers' Party (PT) which eventually led him to his office, “something, until then, impossible.”

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Tories, after a rough week fight back laws to stop irregular migrant boats and prop the economy

    Under the Illegal Migration Act people who come to the UK illegally will not have a right to stay. They will be sent back to their countries or to a safe third country

    Following a rough week with adverse electoral results and poor prospects for a general election next year, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a strong comeback with new laws to help stop the irregular boats crossing the English Channel, grow the economy, support families and deliver on the priorities that matter most to the United Kingdom, have received Royal Assent.

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Biden picks female Admiral to head US Navy

    US President Joseph Biden has chosen Admiral Lisa Franchetti to become the next Navy Chief of Staff in an unprecedented decision. If confirmed, Franchetti, 59, would be the first woman to become a Pentagon service chief and the first female member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Franchetti, the current Navy's vice chief of operations, is said to have broad command and executive experience.

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    No majority achieved after Spain's snap elections

    “So Spain, Spaniards, comrades, we are more, many more of us who want Spain to move forward and so it will continue to be,” PM Sánchez said after Sunday's results

    Spain's conservative opposition Popular Party (PP) won Sunday's general elections but is short of votes to make Alberto Núñez Feijoó, even though an alliance with the far-right VOX movement, it was reported in Madrid after over 98% of the polling stations were counted.

  • Monday, July 24th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Lula needs hip surgery sometime this year

    After being injected with topical painkillers, Lula was able to carry on with his agenda

    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Sunday underwent pain-killing treatment at Sao Paulo's Hospital Sirio Libanês before attending a metalworkers' union event, it was reported. Lula has publicly complained of hip pain in recent months.