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Stories for December 6th 2023

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Lula skipping Milei's inauguration

    Brazil will be represented by Foreign Minister Vieira because Milei has not apologized to Lula

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva finally confirmed he would not be attending Javier Milei's inauguration despite last-minute efforts by Argentina's future Foreign Minister Diana Mondino who failed to undo the badmouthing the Libertarian leader made during his campaign.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Military build-up reported as tension between Venezuela and Guyana escalates

    Neighboring Brazil is sending additional troops to the border with Venezuela and Guyana

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Tuesday announced the creation of a military division for the Guiana Essequiba area, which the country claims as its own, particularly after Sunday's referendum, it was reported in Caracas. The Essequibo is home to 125,000 of Guyana's 800,000 citizens.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Europol, Spain and Italy combating counterfeiting of virgin olive oil

    Europol said that faking extra virgin olive oil is a common practice, which is why the fight against it is a law enforcement priority, especially in production countries

    The traditional olive harvests of Spain and to some extent in some areas of Italy has been far from satisfactory, which means among other consequences that the price of virgin olive oil, so demanding for Mediterranean gastronomy, has soared, and so have attempts to smuggle the produce from northern Africa as well as different methods to commercialize adulterated oil.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Maduro to grant oil-drilling licenses in Essequibo

    “We will solve this the easy way or we will...” said Maduro

    Although Venezuela does not have since 1899 the effective control of the Essequibo area disputed with Guyana, President Nicolás Maduro announced Tuesday that he planned to grant oil-drilling licenses after Sunday's referendum recognized the South American country's alleged rights over the territory.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands will proceed with Phase Three of Sand Bay Wind Farm

    Phase One of the project enabled three wind turbines to be operational from August 2007, and Phase Two saw a further three turbines online in February 2010

    Following approval from the Executive Council on Monday 27 November, the Falkland Islands Government will be able to proceed with “in principle approval” for Phase Three of the Sand Bay Wind Farm.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Delivery of Orions to Argentina delayed over unpaid bills

    The new units are to be stationed at the Naval Base in Trelew

    The delivery of the first of the four second-hand Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft purchased from Norway for the Argentine Navy has been reported to be behind schedule as the first payment was not made in time according to the Oct. 17 arrangement. In this scenario, Norwegian authorities have made it clear that the units were not to be released.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Encore of “tripledemic” feared in California

    The Pirola variant (BA.2.86) of Covid-19 is expected to be prevalent this season

    Health authorities in the US State of California have reported a surge in the number of cases of Covid-19, flu, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). In response, residents have been urged to get vaccinated in a move to avoid the potential collapse of the sanitary network where an encore of last year's “tripledemic” is feared.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Fujimori's release from jail imminent

    Fujimori, 85, would benefit from a humanitarian pardon

    Peru's Constitutional Court (TC) Tuesday issued a warrant for the release from prison of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity, it was reported in Lima.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    UK and Rwanda sign new version of the asylum seekers policy

    “There is a lot of desire to continue to improve the process. The UK and Rwanda are working on this because it is important,” Cleverly said at a joint press briefing

    Britain and Rwanda signed an agreement on Tuesday to re-launch the UK asylum seekers policy, which is expected to be followed closely by other European countries facing similar challenges and interested in slashing migration.