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Stories for October 26th 2023

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Uruguay doing its best to help Hamas-held hostage

    Shani Goren Horovitz met the requirements to be granted Uruguayan citizenship and now Lacalle's administration is brokering her release

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou explained Wednesday that the South American country's Foreign Ministry was engaged in the ongoing talks for the release of the hostages in the hands of the pro-Palestine terrorist group Hamas.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Hamas has 21 Argentine hostages, Buenos Aires confirms

    Argentina is banking on Massa's close ties with Qatar to broker the release of those held by Hamas

    Argentine authorities confirmed Wednesday that 21 nationals of the South American country were among the hostages held by the pro-Palestine terrorist group Hamas in addition to the 9 fatalities since the Oct. 7 attacks against Israel, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The hostages, whose identities were not released for security reasons, are presumably somewhere in the Gaza Strip, it was also explained.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Mass shooting spree leaves at least 22 dead in US State of Maine

    Maine State Police Commissioner Michael Sauschuck told reporters late Wednesday that the search for a person of interest was still ongoing

    At least 22 people have been reported dead Wednesday following yet another shooting spree. This time around it was Lewiston in Androscoggin County, Maine, some 35 miles north of Portland. The suspected perpetrator of the attack remained at large in the early hours of Thursday.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    UN Security Council rejects US draft resolution

    The UN body failed once again to pass a resolution despite Vieira's warning: “This Council must rise to the challenge we face”

    Russia and China exercised their veto power on Wednesday and therefore the United Nations (UN) Security Council rejected a proposed resolution by the United States on the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas. The document had received the nod from ten countries while chairing Brazil abstained, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 09:15 UTC

    Mike Johnson becomes new Speaker of US House of Representatives

    “We want our allies around the world to know that this body of lawmakers is reporting again to our duty stations,” said Johnson with the ongoing Middle East crisis in mind

    Republican Congressman Mike Johnson of Lousiana was sworn in Wednesday as the 56th Speaker of the US House of Representatives after seemingly endless weeks of internal squabbling among his party's lawmakers.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 09:03 UTC

    Presidents of Peru and Ecuador ratify “historic friendship”

    “The current relationship between Peru and Ecuador is an inspiring example,” Lasso told Boluarte

    Presidents Dina Boluarte of Peru and Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador Wednesday ratified a “historic friendship and cooperation ties” between the two countries, 25 years after the signing of the Comprehensive and Definitive Peace Agreement, which in 1998 put an end to the armed conflict over a territorial dispute.