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Stories for February 5th 2024

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 19:30 UTC

    King Charles III undergoing treatment for cancer

    The King's condition was detected while he was undergoing treatment for an enlarged prostate but is not related to that ailment

    Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement Monday that King Charles III is undergoing treatment for cancer unrelated to the enlarged prostate for which the 75-year-old monarch underwent surgery on Jan. 29.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Bukele announces victory in El Salvador elections

    Argentina's violence problem is not as big as El Salvador's, Bukele said

    El Salvador's Nayib Bukele declared himself the winner “with more than 85% of the votes” before the official results of Sunday's elections were released. “According to our numbers, we have won the presidential election with more than 85% of the votes and a minimum of 58 of 60 Assembly deputies,” he stressed on social media.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Chile: Multiple wildfires leave 112 dead; could be more, Boric warns

    Boric urged people to vacate their homes and follow the instructions from the relief teams

    According to the latest bulletin from Chilean authorities Sunday, at least 112 people had been killed as wildfires kept multiplying nationwide during the weekend, particularly in the Valparaiso region. Some 40,000 people have been left homeless or displaced, it was also reported.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Falklands oil industry: UK complete support, but no financial backing for islands’ bonds

    Exploring the viability of the oil industry in the Falkland Islands is building up since its Readiness program in 2014 and has been further boosted by recent agreements among companies interested in developing potential projects, but it recently also faced an unexpected technical hurdle from the UK Treasury Department. Nevertheless, London once again ratified support for the Falkland's right to explore and exploit its natural resources.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:51 UTC

    BAS autonomous drone, Windracers ULTRA, to survey Antarctica at lower cost and lower carbon footprint

    Windracers ULTRA UAV in front of ice cliffs at Rothera Research Station

    A team have arrived at Rothera Research Station, ready to start testing the new Windracers ULTRA autonomous drone in Antarctica. If successful, the new drone platform could represent a major addition to British Antarctic Survey’s scientific capability on the frozen continent – offering the potential to do more science at a lower cost, with a lower carbon footprint than traditional crewed aviation.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Brazil reinforcing military presence in Roraima bordering Venezuela and Guyana

    The deployment of troops and military equipment to Roraima began after tensions escalated between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo

    A total of 28 armored vehicles have been deployed to the State of Roraima as the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva takes additional precautions amid mounting tension between Venezuela and Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo region, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Argentine SMEs report sharp drop in sales

    Textiles were the only exception with a small increase after a big drop the previous year

    Argentina's Chamber of Small and Medium-sized Businesses (CAME) released a report Sunday pointing out that retail sales had suffered an interannual drop of 28.5% last month as a result of the loss in purchasing power by consumers affected by President Javier Milei's latest measures. Sales also fell by 6.4 % from December, CAME said.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:46 UTC

    Argentina exported 682,000 tons of beef last year, mostly to China

    China bought 73% of boneless meat and virtually all bone-in meat sold by Argentina last year

    Argentina is forecasted to increase 5,1% beef and calf production this year, reaching some 3,3 million tons with a domestic consumption of 2.43 million tons, according to the latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This follows on a record beef exports 2023, 682.000 tons, despite government measures and export levies aimed at curbing prices in the home market in an election year.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:42 UTC

    Argentina: Milei's passionate kiss on stage makes headlines

    Presidents are entitled to personal relationships

    Javier Milei made the headlines this weekend for his unpresidential kiss on stage with his romantic partner Fátima Florez at a Mar del Plata theater, where the entertainer was performing before celebrating her birthday.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Falklands reminds increase in the rate of Embarkation Tax for air passengers

    The Mount Pleasant Complex facilities with the international airport of the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands government reminds that as agreed in the Budget for 2023/24, the rate of embarkation tax payable by passengers departing the Falkland Islands by air, in accordance with the Embarkation Tax Regulations Ordinance 1999, was increased from £27 to £30 per passenger, with effect from Monday 1 January 2024.

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