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Stories for 2023

  • 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.

  • 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.