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Stories for October 16th 2023

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    WHO warns patients in Gaza have been given a death sentence

    “We are ready to deploy supplies as soon as humanitarian access to the Strip is established,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote

    The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed its concern this past weekend regarding the evacuation of patients from northern Gaza and insisted Israel's ultimatum for 1.1 million people to move to the south was tantamount to “a death sentence,” in addition to the risk that the most critically ill might need to be left behind.

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Ecuador: Noboa wins runoff to complete Lasso's term

    Noboa achieved in his first shot what his father could not in five

    At age 35, Daniel Noboa Azin, the son of Banana tycoon Álvaro Noboa, was elected Sunday to become Ecuador's youngest-ever president after defeating lawyer Luisa González in the runoff, it was reported from Quito. Álvaro Noboa, one of the richest men in the country, had tried on five occasions to reach the presidency.

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Argentina: Massa would not keep all Kirchnerites onboard if elected

    Massa admitted mistakes had been made

    Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa said Sunday over dinner with 96-year-old TV host Mirtha Legrand that some ministers of the Alberto Fernández administration would not be included in his government, should he get elected.

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 09:13 UTC

    Israel and Colombia to sever ties after Petro's remarks?

    “Someday the army and government of Israel will apologize to us,” Petro said

    Diplomatic ties between Israel and Colombia hang from a thread after the South American country's President Gustavo Petro made public his stance regarding the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 08:47 UTC

    Paraguayan President expresses support to Israel

    Peña also said he wished peace would return “to this brother country as soon as possible”

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña Sunday conveyed his country's support to his Israeli colleague Isaac Herzog during a telephone conversation, it was reported in Asuncion.

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 07:35 UTC

    Argentine President arrives in China

    President Fernández (R) was greeted by Chinese officials upon arriving in Shanghai

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández landed in Shanghai during the weekend on a Chinese tour during which he is to meet with his local colleague Xi Jinping as well as with New Development Bank (NBD - also known as the BRICS bank) CEO Dilma Rousseff.

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 05:58 UTC

    First batch of Uruguayan evacuees lands in Madrid

    The Uruguayan nationals who reached Madrid would fly on to South America on regular airline services

    The Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) Hercules C-130 transport carrying 80 evacuees from Israel has landed in Madrid, Defense Minister Javier García confirmed in Montevideo. “Glad to have you among us. Welcome to Hercules FAU 594,” García posted on X (formerly Twitter).