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Stories for May 22nd 2024

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 23:03 UTC

    Spain, Norway, and Ireland recognize Palestine's statehood

    Terrorism pays, Israel's Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said after the announcements

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Wednesday announced that his country would be recognizing Palestine's statehood as of May 28. In addition to Spain, Norway and the Republic of Ireland will be adopting the same stance. It was the Socialist leader's second bold diplomatic move this week after pulling Madrid's Ambassador María Jesús Alonso Jiménez from Buenos Aires. Of the 193 United Nations member states, 143 have recognized an independent state of Palestine, including China and Russia.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 20:21 UTC

    Brazilian airlines announce services to Air Force Base in Porto Alegre

    In no case will passenger transactions be handled at the Air Force's Canoas Base but at a facility 3 kilometers away

    After it was confirmed that there is no date for the reopening of the Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre, still partially under water due to the unprecedented heavy rains that have hit the State of Rio Grande do Sul since April 29, local airlines have announced the start of services to the nearby Canoas Air Force Base, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 19:45 UTC

    Milei gets ready for rock concert as “blue” dollar gets back on a surging path

    There is a 41% gap between the official and the black market quotations of the US dollar

    The “blue” version (a euphemism for “black market”) of the US dollar against the Argentine peso was still going up Wednesday as President Javier Milei was planning to make his first appearance as the leader of a rock band at Buenos Aires' iconic Luna Park stadium. According to local media, one US dollar was quoted at AR$ 1,235 / 1,255 (buy sell at Buenos Aires' “caves” (unofficial money exchange parlors), which represented an AR$ 25 increase from the previous day for a 41% gap with the official rate.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 15:36 UTC

    UK: Rishi Sunak calls surprise General Election for july in a bid to stabilize Tory support

    UK to hold legislative elections on July 4, according to British media

    In an unexpected move, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a snap general election for July, senior sources revealed to The Guardian. This announcement comes amidst claims that inflation is under control and the economy is showing signs of improvement.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    MLAs to UN C24 conference: “Falklands have a lot to give the world in fisheries and science”

    MLA Barkman is meeting delegates from Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua to strengthen relationships, as well with other small islands and developing states.

    The Falkland Islands lawmakers, MLA Teslyn Barkman and MLA Gavin Short will represent the Falkland Islands at the upcoming United Nations Decolonization Committee or C-24 conference in New York at the beginning of June.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentine province of Misiones on the brink of collapse over inflation-dwindled wages

    If salaries are not increased to match the country's inflation, Misiones is bound for “a social explosion,” Amarilla warned

    The Northeastern Argentine province of Misiones has been virtually paralyzed for five consecutive days as workers from various walks of life are on strike in demand of inflation-matching wage hikes.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 10:45 UTC

    Falklands launches program to modernize anti-discrimination legislation

    Falklands have a strong history of protecting the rights of those that live and work in the Islands

    The Falkland Island Government is embarking on a work program to modernize the Falkland Islands equalities legislation and further protect every individual in the Falklands from discriminatory practices and behaviors. The long-term aim is to introduce the Falkland Islands' first comprehensive legislation against discrimination, whilst ensuring the Falkland Islands meet their international obligations and commitments made in the Islands Plan 2022-2026.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    USS George Washington arrives in Rio de Janeiro

    The ship launched in 1990 carries F/A-18F Super Hornet and F-35C Lightning II aircraft, among others

    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) arrived this week in Rio de Janeiro as a part of her Southern Seas 2024 campaign.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 09:52 UTC

    World hunger discussed in Brazil ahead of G20 Summit in Rio

    Tackling world hunger was added to the G20 agenda at the initiative of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

    Specialists from the entire planet are discussing this week in the Brazilian city of Teresina a series of suggestions to tackle world hunger to be put forward during the Group's Summit later this year in Rio de Janeiro, Agencia Brasil reported.