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Stories for 2023

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Lula in Germany with Scholz trying to conclude Mercosur/EU trade deal before next Tuesday

    The leaders of the two largest economies of Latin America and the European Union, are meeting in Berlin, Lula da Silva and Olaf Scholz (Pic REUTERS)

    The two leaders of the largest economies of Latin America and Europe met in Berlin on Monday to try and conclude a cooperation and free trade agreement between the South American block and the European Union which has been on the table for over two decades.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Fidel's sister Juanita Castro dies in Miami, aged 90

    Juanita had to flee Cuba in the 1960s after conspiring against her brother's revolution

    After standing up against the Communist regime of her brothers Fidel and Raúl, Cuban opposition leader in exile Juanita Castro died Monday at a Miami of natural causes at the age of 90, her biographer María Antonieta Collins confirmed.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    RRS Sir David Attenborough meets mega iceberg A23a drifting towards South Georgia

    New video footage shows the enormous iceberg, some 3,900km2 and 400m tall, twice the size of Greater London stretching out into the distance

    Scientists aboard the Falklands flagged RRS Sir David Attenborough collected samples of seawater around the A23a mega iceberg, the largest iceberg in the world. New video footage shows the enormous iceberg, some 3,900km2 and 400m tall, twice the size of Greater London stretching out into the distance beyond the research vessel.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Unforeseen changes unravel Argentine mystery ‘submarine’ expedition

    Eslabon Perdido / Stahlwolf is a dedicated expedition focused on investigating Argentine coastal 'submarine' wrecks, including some U-Boats allegedly used for covertly transporting people and cargo

    In an unexpected turn of events, the highly anticipated expedition Eslabon Perdido / Ultra Mar Sur, aimed at unraveling the mysteries surrounding Argentine coastal 'submarine' wrecks, has encountered a twist of its own.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Nicaragua pulls Ambassador from Buenos Aires

    Milei has been openly critical of Ortega's “authoritarian” regime

    The Nicaraguan regime of President Daniel Ortega announced Monday that it was withdrawing its ambassador from Buenos Aires ahead of Javier Milei's inauguration on Dec. 10. Ortega's decision came after statements by Milei criticizing him for alleged human rights violations in the Central American country.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Petri to be Argentina's next Defense Minister

    Petri gets off to a bad start, given his differences with Vice President-elect Villarruel (L)

    Argentina's president-elect Javier Milei confirmed on Monday that he had chosen former vice-presidential candidate Luis Petri of Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) to succeed Jorge Taiana as Defense Minister on Dec. 10.