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Stories for February 26th 2024

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 21:59 UTC

    Argentina develops ejector seat cartridge tester, aims to counter British embargo

    The new test bench offers the potential to bring these jets back into service without relying on foreign suppliers, particularly the United Kingdom.

    Argentina's Scientific and Technical Research Institute for Defense (CITEDEF) has successfully certified its own ejector seat cartridge tester to extend the life of the Super Etendard/SEM of the Naval Aviation Command (COAN), a key development in the country's efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in the defense sector. Since their acquisition in 2019, these jets have been grounded due to the British veto on the supply of essential ejection seat pyrotechnics, effectively rendering them inoperable.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 11:44 UTC

    Patagonian governors threaten to cut oil and gas output

    Governors Torres (Chubut), Melella (Tierra del Fuego), Ziliotto (La Pampa), Vidal (Santa Cruz), Figueroa (Neuquén), and Weretilneck (Río Negro) convened to join forces against Buenos Aires

    The Governors of Argentina's Patagonian provinces said Sunday that they would cut oil and gas output starting Wednesday if Chubut's funds are not wired by then from the federal administration of President Javier Milei. The announcement was made after Governors Ignacio Torres (Chubut), Gustavo Melella (Tierra del Fuego), Sergio Ziliotto (La Pampa), Claudio Vidal (Santa Cruz), Rolando Figueroa (Neuquén), and Alberto Weretilneck (Río Negro) convened to join forces.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 11:23 UTC

    English tourist dies during flight from Falklands to Punta Arenas

    The Falkland Islands MPA International airport

    A British passenger flying with his wife from the Falkland Islands to Punta Arenas arrived dead at the Chilean airport. The 59-year-old English tourist and his wife were planning to catch a connecting flight to Santiago de Chile.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 11:21 UTC

    HMS Protector solidarity visit to Ukraine's Vernadsky Antarctic base

    Teams from Ukraine and UK at the Vernadsky Base

    On the two year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Royal Navy Ice Patrol HMS Protector visited the Vernadsky Base to express support and discuss how Ukraine and the UK are supporting peaceful scientific cooperation in Antarctica.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 11:15 UTC

    UK businesses begin to feel the squeeze of the Red Sea conflict

    More than a third of firms admitted higher shipping costs and delays, and more than half among exporters, which BCC said could lead to higher prices in UK

    British firms are facing higher shipping costs and delays of up to four weeks due to Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, according to a survey from the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC). More than a third of firms admitted the situation, but the figure rose to more than half among exporters responding to the survey, which the BCC said could lead to higher prices in the UK economy overall.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 11:04 UTC

    Paraguayan President kicks off busy agenda in Spain

    Peña is to stay in Spain until March 1

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña landed in Barcelona Sunday for a series of engagements with Spanish authorities, including Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and King Felipe VI. In the meantime, the South American leader held encounters with local businessmen and Barcelona City officials.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Trump tells Milei to “Make Argentina Great Again”

    The Argentine leader said next time he wished to see Trump back at the White House

    Despite previous announcements that their schedules would not match, Argentine President Javier Milei Saturday managed to have a brief encounter with former US head of state Donald Trump on the sides of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    British Ambassador in Argentina takes sides ahead of football derby

    Ambassador Hayes must have celebrated Sunday's 1-1 draw at the superclásico.

    British Ambassador to Buenos Aires Kirsty Hayes took sides ahead of Sunday's edition the most important football derby in Argentina. In fact, she took both sides between River Plate and Boca Juniors in a video she posted on X, quoting UK Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron that it was possible to agree to disagree on the condition that it was done politely

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Russian FM's plane went through déjà vu of Emtrasur case

    Lavrov's Il-96 had enough fuel to reach Casablanca

    According to aviation website reports, last week's G20 foreign ministers' summit in Rio de Janeiro came incredibly close to repeating the case of the Venezuelan-flagged Boeing 747-300 freighter sold by Iran's Mahan Air to Conviasa's cargo subsidiary Emtrasur, which was seized in Buenos Aires for about a year before being handed over to US authorities earlier this month.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 04:18 UTC

    UK goes full Net Zero: quits treaty allowing companies to sue green economy policies

    The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was meant to make it easier and cheaper to trade energy between countries. But signatories have struggled to reform it

    Calling it “outdated” the United Kingdom has withdrawn from an international treaty that lets fossil-fuel companies sue governments pursuing climate policies for billions in compensation for lost profits.