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Stories for November 14th 2023

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 11:41 UTC

    How is Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron to be scrutinized by Parliament

    The Labour politician that Lord Cameron would normally face in the Commons, shadow foreign secretary David Lammy, has said MPs won't be able him to account.

    The following article from BBC looks at the questions raised by the return of David Cameron to government as Foreign Secretary, and since not an elected member of the House of Commons, but rather made a peer, he will re-enter Parliament via the House of Lords, as Lord Cameron.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Sergio Massa: “For me Thatcher is an enemy of the Argentine people”

    Milei's response during Sunday's debate, acknowledging Thatcher as a “great leader,” only fueled Massa's rebuttal.

    In a heated debate that unfolded on Sunday, Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei found himself at odds with Economy Minister Sergio Massa. The confrontation reached a boiling point as Milei accused Massa of employing the “falacia ad populum” strategy, dismissing technical discussions as if they were only meant for a select few, rather than the millions of voters they both aimed to represent.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Uruguayan minister speaks of not widespread fuel shortage

    “We are always open to dialogue,” insisted Facio

    Uruguay's Energy Minister Elisa Facio said Monday that there would be no fuel shortage in the South American country despite a stoppage in the distribution chain.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Coughing bothers only those who listen just to themselves, says Massa

    Regarding security issues, Milei was speechless, Massa recalled

    Argentine Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa: said Monday that “only those who go to listen to themselves are bothered by coughing” in a reference to Sunday's debate with Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 09:19 UTC

    Argentina's monthly inflation back to one-digit figures

    The latest Indec data was released less than a week before the presidential runoff between Milei and Massa

    Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) announced Monday in Buenos Aires that October's Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 8.3% for a 142.7% year-on-year. These results showed a return to one-digit monthly inflation after 12.7% in September and 12.4% in August for an accumulated 120% in the first ten months of 2023, Indec also noted.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 09:10 UTC

    Former PM Cameron becomes UK's new Foreign Secretary

    Cameron is well remembered in the South Atlantic for stating after the 2013 referendum that the Falklanders wanted to remain British and everybody, including Argentina, should respect such a decision

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak shook front pages worldwide Monday by appointing his predecessor David Cameron (2010-2016) as the United Kingdom's new Foreign Secretary in a cabinet reshuffle sparked by the dismissal of Suella Braverman from Home Affairs and her subsequent replacement by James Cleverly. Braverman was sacked after dubbing pro-Palestinian protests in London as “hate marches.”

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    UN humanitarian aid in Gaza threatened by fuel problems

    We don't have a timeline, Gallant insisted

    United Nations (UN) humanitarian workers might be forced to halt their deployment in the Gaza Strip in the next few hours due to lack of fuel, as shelling and fighting continued near the northern border with Israel, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 07:28 UTC

    Legal or illegal casinos: What to choose?

    While the appeal of illegal casinos is undeniable, they come with a multitude of risks that can outweigh the potential benefits.

    The world of gambling has evolved significantly in recent years. With the advent of online casinos, the options for players have expanded exponentially.