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Stories for May 14th 2024

  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 23:05 UTC

    Argentina: Inflation keeps decelerating in April

    Before April, monthly inflation had remained in double digits for five months in a row, Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census reported

    Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Tuesday announced that April's Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood “at 8.8% in April 2024 compared to March and 289.4% year-on-year.” The government agency also noted in its X account that “they accumulated an increase of 65% in the first quarter.”

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 22:32 UTC

    Peru's Congress once again eyes presidential impeachment

    The arrest of Boluarte's brother, Nicanor, seems to have tipped the scales downwards for the Peruvian president

    Several Peruvian legislators this week announced separate vacancy motions to impeach President Dina Boluarte for permanent moral incapacity, in addition to the possibility that she may have violated the law. The parliamentarians argued that Boluarte had ignored the duties of her office by failing to account to Congress for her 12-day absence, which constituted a lack of transparency and fitness for that position.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 20:51 UTC

    BRICS Bank comes to Rio Grande do Sul's rescue

    Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will chair the NDB until July 2025

    The Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) will grant funding worth R$ 5.7 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) to rebuild the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul still grappling to recover from the unprecedented storms since April 29, Agencia Brasil reported Tuesday. The NDB, also known as the BRICS Bank, will release the money through a partnership with the Banco do Brasil (BB), the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES), and the Regional Development Bank of the Far South (Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul - BRDE).

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Caricom joins forces to tackle arms trade

    The illicit firearms trade fuels other criminal activities, Caricom agreed

    Dignitaries of Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have signed the first-ever international treaty to regulate the trade of conventional weapons and promote peace by preventing the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons in the region.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Man who threw bottle at Milei jailed for 3 and a half years

    The offender had a previous history of violence and was under the influence of alcohol during the attack

    A Buenos Aires court Monday validated a plea agreement with the prosecution whereby the man who threw a bottle at President Javier Milei's motorcade on inauguration day has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. In the incident, the perpetrator nearly missed the head of state's head and hit a security guard instead.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    UN staff reported killed in Israeli offensive

    Rafah used to be home to some 1.4 million Gazans

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres again called for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza as one UN worker was killed and another injured during the Israeli deployment in the southern city of Rafah. According to the Hamas terrorist group's press office, both were traveling in a vehicle marked with UN flags and logos.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:35 UTC

    Falklands, Anti-stigma campaign on Mental Health supported by FIG and UK

    The KEMH Public Health Unit are keen to hear from anyone in the community who either has a current or past experience of a mental health challenge

    This Mental Health Awareness week Monday 13 – Sunday 19 May 2024 the KEMH Public Health Unit are launching a second survey focusing on developing an anti-stigma campaign for the Falkland Islands.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    Australia planning to end live animals exports; processed lamb and mutton sales overseas booming

    Live export is controversial because of often-difficult onboard conditions for the livestock, triggering the response from animal welfare groups.

    Under the influence of animal welfare groups and declining profits, Australia plans to implement legislation to end the export of live animals in some four years time. Under the plan farmers who depend on such a trade will be helped to make the switch to domestic processing, which has turned into a booming success.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:26 UTC

    Russia claims to have found huge oil reserves in Antarctica; UK feels it could mean a complete new ball game

    Junior Foreign Minister David Rutley said that Russia has given a commitment to abide by the Antarctic Treaty.

    The House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) held a special session on Russian oil exploration in the polar region, following on claims that the Rosgeo oil exploration company had reported that its research vessel Alexander Karpinsky has completed a comprehensive subsurface geological survey, mapping very promising oil and gas prospects on the Antarctic oil shelves.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 09:44 UTC

    Falklands: Pharmacy Department's repeat prescriptions delays

    If a patient is travelling overseas for extended periods of time, the Pharmacy Department will endeavour to provide up to three months supply of prescriptions

    The Falkland Islands Pharmacy Department would like to remind the public of the process to receive a repeat prescription while the Department is temporarily short-staff, as there could be a delay in the timing for collections of orders.

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