The BRICS group, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has announced its plan to expand its membership by adding six new countries, including Argentina. The decision was revealed during a press conference jointly conducted by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and leaders from the existing BRICS nations.
The Chilean ambassador before the UK government Susana Herrera has resigned (removed), the Foreign Ministry announced. The Chargé d'Affaires is taking over in the meantime. Apparently, the ambassador did not adjust to regular proceedings, but the work atmosphere at the embassy in London was not the best.
Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said Wednesday in Johannesburg during the 15th BRICS Summit that Argentina might finance its foreign trade with his country by using Chinese yuan instead of US dollars, Agência Brasil reported.
Paraguayan President Santiago Peña Wednesday signed into law a bill suppressing the Finance Ministry and creating a Ministry of Economy and Finance instead, it was reported in Asunción. The motion had been passed by the Lower House earlier this month.
The Falkland Islands National Sports Council is reminding that on the evening of Friday 25 August, members of the Legislative Assembly are hosting a public reception for Falklands athletes and shearers.
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) board of directors Wednesday approved a US$ 7.5 billion disbursement for Argentina, the South American country's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa announced from Washington DC. The decision was adopted unanimously, it was also explained.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou decreed the end of the water crisis affecting the South American country's capital, it was announced Wednesday in Montevideo. Lacalle said Decree 177 dated June 19, 2023, had been revoked, thus reinstating taxation on bottled water, it was explained.
Researchers have discovered an otherworldly, 20-tentacled creature lurking in the freezing depths of the Antarctic Ocean. Resembling an alien or a Lovecraftian horror, the Antarctic strawberry feather star (Promachocrinus fragarius) is one of four new species of crinoids that scientists found at the bottom of the ocean, reports an article in Live Science.
Bethany Cushing from Ballyhea has been selected as Dublin Rose 2023, and joined contestants from all over Ireland and further afield for the top Rose of Tralee Festival that took place this week. The Rose of Tralee international festival celebrated this year its 62nd year, and was broadcast live from the Kerry Sports Academy in Tralee.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's father John Shipton, who is in Brazil promoting a movie on his son, has thanked the South American country for standing in favor of the journalist’s release, Agência Brasil reported.