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Stories for August 9th 2023

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    UK warned EU of “Argentina's misinterpretation” on any Falklands reference

    Foreign Secretary James Cleverly sent a text message to Josep Borrell, a senior EU diplomat, urging him to “keep the Falkland Islands out of the summit communiqué”

    The British press is revealing some of the facts surrounding the European Union/Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit, held in the third week of July in Brussels when Argentina celebrated that in the controversial final communiqué, a reference to the Falklands was changed to Malvinas Islands.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Overseas Territories two-day Biodiversity Strategy forum held in the Falkland Islands

    Overseas Territories participants of the Biodiversity Strategy workshop held in the Falkland Islands. Lawmaker MLA Leona Roberts in the middle of the pic.

    A successful two-day workshop for the new Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy, held in the Falkland Islands concluded successfully last Friday. The workshop led by the UK’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee, in partnership with FIG and representatives from conservation, science, rural business, economic development, tourism and fishing sectors.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Argentina: Milei closes campaign ahead of PASO elections

    Milei argued people needed to vote for him “if we don't want to be the biggest slum in the world”

    Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei closed his campaign for Sunday's Simultaneous, Open, and Mandatory Primary (PASO) presidential elections like a rock star in a packed Buenos Aires indoor 15,000-capacity Movistar Arena, capitalizing on one of Mexican singer Luis Miguel's days off at the venue.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Colombian President wants to create “Amazon NATO” to defend jungle “with weapons”

    “It is no longer enough” to reach the goal of “zero deforestation,” Petro insisted

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro Urrego Tuesday suggested during his speech at the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) Summit in the Brazilian city of Belém that an international environmental court should be created to prosecute crimes in the area, in addition to an “Amazon NATO” to defend the region “with weapons”.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Eight Amazon countries sign Belem Declaration

    The document expressed the urgent need to avoid the so-called “point of no return” in the Amazon

    Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela Tuesday signed the Belém Declaration on the opening day of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) Summit in the Brazilian State of Pará, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Brazil questions Argentina charging tolls on Paraná Waterway

    Itamaraty is concerned about the escalation of the situation

    Brazil's Foreign Ministry Tuesday said Argentina charging tolls since the beginning of the year to barges sailing along the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway had affected other countries in the region and questioned the legality of the one-sided measure, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Despite impressive storm, Falklands' airbridge managed to take off for UK

    After many hours battling the heavy snowfall and de-icing the aircraft, the airbridge was able to take off safely from the MPA international airport (Pic BFSAI)

    An impressive storm struck the southern tip of the South American continent during last weekend and at the start of this week. Three cities in the region linked by the cruise tourism industry, air transport, and other issues suffered the consequences of the battering of wind, snow storms, flying debris, and the closure of roads, ports, and airports.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Argentina bird-flu free again

    Under the epidemic, Argentine chicken meat exports contracted by 28% in volume and 35% in value during the first semester

    Argentina's National Agrifood Health and Quality Service (Senasa) Tuesday announced the South American country was again avian influenza free, it was reported in Buenos Aires. In a note to the World Organization for Animal Health, the sanitary agency said the last of the 18 outbreaks detected in commercial establishments had been controlled 6 months after the first case was detected.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 09:43 UTC

    German economy in recession: industrial output down 1,5% in June

    The German Economy Ministry warned that high energy prices and interest rates had taken their toll, despite rising demand

    Germany's industrial output fell for a second consecutive month in June, figures published this week show, with a drop of 1.5% far wider than the previous month's slip of 0.1%.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 07:44 UTC

    UK fuel prices climbing: petrol average 146.2p per liter, 148.2p per liter or diesel

    Prices at the pump have risen for three straight weeks as oil production cuts by Russia and Saudi Arabia drive up wholesale prices

    UK drivers have been hit with the largest weekly rise in fuel prices in more than a year as the Energy Secretary claimed households are being overcharged. Prices at the pump have risen for three straight weeks as oil production cuts by Russia and Saudi Arabia drive up wholesale prices.

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