Growth in the global economy is expected to remain sub-par next year, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which cut its forecast for 2024 from 2.9% to 2.7% on Tuesday.
Spain's national parliament in Madrid allowed the use of three minority languages on Tuesday after a concession to Catalan separatists from Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. Madrid has also called for the languages — Catalan, Basque, and Galician — to become official EU languages, meeting with objections from some other member states.
Brazilian Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said in New York that he believed the future of Mercosur hinged on the outcome of this year's presidential elections in Argentina, Agencia Brasil reported. He also denounced France's attempt to delay the Mercosur-EU trade agreement from becoming effective.
In his last appearance before the United Nations General Assembly, Argentine President Alberto Fernández, who will be leaving office comes Dec. 10, Tuesday called for a change in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) by-laws and and urged greater global equality.
Argos Resources Falklands said on Tuesday that the government of the Falkland Islands has agreed to the transfer of Argos's PL001 production license interests in the North Falkland Basin to JHI Associates based in Toronto, Canada.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday that global multilateralism is being eroded, Agencia Brasil reported. In his eighth speech to the forum and the first of his third presidency, Lula also spoke about protectionism and the difficulty of resolving conflicts.
France's Total Vice-president said the company will start drilling at the Fenix field off the southern Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego in March 2024 and expects to start production the following November.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the leader of UK's opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, at Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. The meeting comes as Starmer — increasingly confident that he can oust the ruling Conservatives and bring Labour back into government for the first time in well over a decade — has been making a number of appearances on the world stage.
The Falkland Islands are holding a by-election on Thursday 20 September to fill the seat left vacant by veteran Member of the Legislative Assembly, Ian Hansen. Two candidates aspire to join the eight-member elected Legislative Assembly, as the third representative of the Camp jurisdiction, Jack Ford and Gary Webb.
US President Joseph Biden Tuesday insisted before the United Nations 78th General Assembly (UNGA) that continued military support to Kyiv was needed to “deter” Russia from invading other countries in the future. He also claimed that no country would have its independence assured if Ukraine lost the war.