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Stories for January 10th 2024

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 11:34 UTC

    Falklands Representative honors Margaret Thatcher on annual memorial day

    In observance of Margaret Thatcher Day, Richard Hyslop, Falkland Islands Government Representative to the UK & Europe, paid respects to the late Baroness Thatcher. He laid a bouquet of flowers on her grave, representing the gratitude of the Falklands for her role in the liberation of the Islands during 1982 conflict in the South Atlantic.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 11:32 UTC

    Eight die as Ecuador's internal crisis escalates

    Men with rifles and grenades raided the studios of TC Television, Guayaquil's public TV station.<br />
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    At least eight people were killed, many others were wounded and scores were arrested as a wave of drug-trafficking gang violence spread throughout Ecuador -specifically in Quito and Guayaquil- on Tuesday, targeting specifically the country's prisons, a TV station, and a university campus, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 11:26 UTC

    The Darwin 200 Project reached the Falkland Islands

    The Oosterschelde was the first Dutch commercial tall ship to sail to both the north and south poles and successfully tackle the infamous Cape Horn

    Eight soldiers from the British Parachute Regiment are joining the Darwin200 project for a week as the global voyage retracing Charles Darwin’s famous journey on HMS Beagle passes the Falkland Islands.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 11:21 UTC

    China and new Argentine government find areas to soothe relations

    China has opened its market to a list of 143 products from Argentine agro-business

    Argentine foreign minister Diana Mondino is proving to be an efficient peace maker. Despite president Javier Milei aggressive rhetoric towards the Beijing regime during and after the electoral campaign, Ms. Mondino seems to have managed a working understanding with the Chinese government.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Peru reinforces Ecuadorean border controls

    Otárola announced that “the entire northern border of the country will be declared in emergency.”

    The Peruvian government of President Dina Boluarte Tuesday ordered the deployment of troops and law enforcement forces to the 1,500-kilometer-long border with Ecuador to prevent the violent uprising of drug-trafficking gangs from crossing over, it was reported in Lima.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    One dead after heavy storm in Argentine beach resort of Miramar

    Buenos Aires Governor Kicillof offered Miramar's mayor the province's help

    An 18-year-old man was killed in the Argentine beach resort of Miramar in the province of Buenos Aires as a tree fell during a wind and hail storm that affected the city on Tuesday, it was reported. He was rushed to a hospital in nearby Mar del Plata for emergency surgery but did not survive.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:46 UTC

    France appoints youngest-ever, first openly gay Prime Minister

    “My goal will be to keep control of our destiny and unleash our French potential,” Attal said during the handover ceremony

    The 34-year-old Gabriel Attal Tuesday became France's youngest-ever Prime Minister. He was appointed after the 62-year-old Élisabeth Borne resigned on Monday following indications from President Emmanuel Macron that he wanted her replaced in a move to rebuild his political might ahead of the European elections and the Olympic Games in Paris, according to government sources quoted by local media.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Increase in number of Covid-19 cases reported in Argentina

    Cases went up significantly from Dec. 18-24 to Jan. 1-7

    An increase in the number of Covid-19 cases has been reported by local media this week in Argentina -particularly in the City of Buenos Aires, the Province of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Jujuy, and Tucumán- and some people are beginning to fear an encore of the 2020 lockdown measures in the winter season.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:35 UTC

    Argentine Coast Guard strengthens anti-drug trafficking forces in Rosario

    The Toba was reassigned from Posadas to Rosario

    A past river patrol boat from the Argentine Coast Guard was deployed from the port of Posadas in the northern province of Misiones to the Paraná River shores of Rosario in the province of Santa Fe to join the local anti-drug trafficking efforts, it was reported. The move was ordered by Security Minister Patricia Bullrich, it was explained.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    Milei holds talks with German and Canadian heads of gov't

    Milei's conversations with Trudeau and Schoolz were deemed “positive,” according to Casa Rosada sources

    Argentine President Javier Milei Tuesday held successive telephone conversations with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deepen his government's international outreach. Also participating in the conversations was Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino.