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Stories for December 7th 2023

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 13:53 UTC

    Case of Malvinas conscripts tortured by officers admitted by International Human Rights Court

    Case of Malvinas conscripts tortured by officers admitted by International Human Rights Court

    A light of hope for the many Malvinas Veterans who for years have litigated in Argentine courts to have their own officers condemned for having abused, tortured, and committed all sorts of human rights violations against many of the green conscripts sent to fight a war in the Falkland Islands, four decades ago.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 13:02 UTC

    Falklands announce new Director of Emergency Services and Island Security

    Justin McPhee, a born Islander is the new head of Emergency Services and Island Security

    The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin McPhee as the new Director of Emergency Services and Island Security, who will take up the position in April 2024.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Milei reaches out to Elon Musk and confirms Central Bank head

    Milei replied to Musk's posting by saying: “We need to talk, Elon.”

    Argentina's President-elect Javier Milei said Wednesday that he spoke “extensively” on the telephone with tycoon Elon Musk, who shall not be attending the Dec. 10 inauguration in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Alberto Fernández says goodbye to Casa Rosada staff

    Fernández said he was leaving behind “a country on the move” which is “working”

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday said goodbye to the Casa Rosada staff with whom he worked for the past four years ahead of the Dec. 10 changeover when Javier Milei is to be inaugurated, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Visibly ill Fujimori released from Barbadillo prison

    Fujimori, 85, is said to be suffering from tongue cancer

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) was released from the Barbadillo prison in Lima Wednesday after long hours of red tape entanglements followed Tuesday's decision by the Constitutional Court to uphold the pardon he had been granted by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski back in 2017 which was later overturned by judiciary measures. Fujimori, 85, was serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Oil tanker runs aground midway through Amazon River

    There are no plans to remove the Minerva Rita for now

    Brazilian authorities said no casualties were reported and measures to gauge the potential environmental damage were underway after the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Minerva Rita, carrying 18,000 m³ of Naphtha and 8,499 m³ of gasoline, had her hull damaged after running aground on Monday about 170 kilometers from the State's capital down the Amazon River en route from Manaus to a refinery in Itacoatiara.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Japan reopens door to Argentine poultry products

    The poultry meat and eggs exported to Japan must have been produced after Dec. 5, 2023.

    Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries lifted all restrictions on poultry products from Argentina in force since February this year following outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the South American country, it was reported.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 07:08 UTC

    Navigation cleared through Suez Canal after freighter collides with bridge

    Northbound traffic was temporarily referred to a detour channel following the incident involving the One Orpehus

    Navigation through was not affected after the One Orpheus container ship lost control Wednesday and crashed into the El-Mansy floating bridge, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said early Thursday in Cairo. About 10% of the world's commerce passes through the Suez Canal, earning Egypt about US$ 8 billion a year.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 05:07 UTC

    Improved TV channel service for Falklands audience

    Starting Monday 11 December, the BFBS Extra channel will be replaced with ‘Channel 5’ on all Falklands services for the civilian audience

    The British Forces Broadcasting Service and the Falkland Islands Government would like to inform the public that from Monday 11 December 2023 they will be replacing the BFBS Extra channel with ‘Channel 5’ on all Falklands services for the civilian audience. This new addition of Channel 5 offers a diverse range of programming.