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Stories for August 30th 2023

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 20:50 UTC

    Meta thwarts “Spamouflage,” covert campaign to boost China and criticize US

    Meta said the so-called “Spamouflage” campaign targeted Taiwan, the US, Australia, Britain, Japan, and global Chinese-speaking audiences.

    Facebook parent Meta announced on Tuesday it had shut down a so-called “Spamouflage” campaign to covertly boost China's image on its platforms. Some 7,700 Facebook accounts plus hundreds of other pages, groups, and Instagram accounts that pushed pro-China narratives online, were eliminated.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Cafiero, Kishida discuss deepening ties

    Argentina's FM and Japan's PM met as part of the celebrations of 125 years of diplomatic ties

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Tuesday met in Tokyo with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss further Japanese investments in the South American country, where there are already some 70 leading companies from the Asian power.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Lula announces new ministry for SMEs

    I’m proposing the creation of a ministry for people, who need credit and opportunity, Lula said

    As part of his efforts to develop over 2 million formal jobs by the end of the year, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Tuesday he would create a ministry to deal with issues linked to small and medium-sized enterprises, assisting those who wish to become entrepreneurs, Agencia Brasil reported. It will be the 38th ministry in Lula’s administration

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Punta Arenas Winter Hockey Cup: Tierra del Fuego official calls Chilean mayor a 'colonialist'

    Mayor Radonich and Honorary British consul John Rees with members of the Falklands hockey delegation

    Success and the brilliant sportsmanship spirit from the Falkland Islands hockey teams, and their trophies, at the Punta Arenas Winter Cup, could not have come with some acid comments from Argentina.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:41 UTC

    US State of Florida braces for Hurricane Idalia

    “Now is the time to leave,” Florida Gov. DeSantis warned

    Some 1.6 million people in the US State of Florida were to evacuate their homes in the coming hours as Hurricane Idalia has been forecast to make landfall on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the northwest of the state with Category 3 winds (111 mph or 178 kph) Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:38 UTC

    Minerva's latest move shakes up Uruguay's meat processing landscape

    Ferber termed the development as “troubling news” from the perspective of INAC. Minerva Foods, which currently operates four plants in Uruguay

    Conrado Ferber, President of the National Meat Institute (INAC) of Uruguay, expressed his concerns on Tuesday regarding Minerva Foods' proposed acquisition of three meat processing plants from Marfrig. If the deal is finalized, it would result in one of the Brazilian multinational corporations controlling 45% of the southern country slaughterhouse market.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:12 UTC

    Military group overthrows President, seizes power in Gabon

    Gabon's borders will remain “closed until further notice,” the officers said

    A group of military officers making up the so-called “Committee for the Transition and Restoration of the Institutions” of Gabon seized power Wednesday in the African country, announcing the “end to the current regime” through a TV broadcast. The rebels also said they had dissolved all government institutions and annulled last Saturday's elections.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 08:59 UTC

    Chile: One of Víctor Jara's murderers kills himself

    Víctor Jana

    Eighty-six-year-old Retired Chilean Army General Hernán Carlos Chacón Soto committed suicide Tuesday moments before he was to be transferred to the Puntateuco jailhouse to begin serving his 25-year sentence for the 1973 abduction and murder of singer-songwriter Victor Jara and Prisons Bureau Director Littré Quiroga, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 08:50 UTC

    Britain orders review of air traffic controls system that cancelled flights and left thousands stranded

    UK's busiest airport, London Heathrow, told passengers to contact their airline before travelling to the airport on Tuesday.

    The British government has ordered a review into the country's air traffic control system on Tuesday after a glitch stranded thousands of passengers and caused delays that are set to last for days

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 08:41 UTC

    Loss of sea ice causes catastrophic breeding failure for emperor penguins

    Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) breed on sea ice during the Antarctic winter

    Emperor penguin colonies experienced unprecedented breeding failure in a region of Antarctica where there was total sea ice loss in 2022. The discovery supports predictions that over 90% of emperor penguin colonies will be quasi-extinct by the end of the century, based on current global warming trends.

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