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Stories for May 24th 2024

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 23:33 UTC

    ICJ orders Israel to halt Rafah offensive out of humanitarian concerns

    Tel Aviv is unlikely to comply with the ruling

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Friday issued a landmark ruling ordering Israel to stop its military deployment in Rafah, a spot in southern Gaza where thousands are said to have been killed since the beginning of hostilities in October last year. The highest court of the United Nations (UN) also warned that the current situation was “causing irreparable harm” nearing the genocide of the Palestinian people.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 21:21 UTC

    Chile's Central Bank lowers monetary policy interest rates

    The latest measures will take time to impact Chile's economy since mortgages will remain under previous, higher rates

    Chile's Central Bank decided to lower the monetary policy interest rate (TPM) from 6.5 to 6% and forecast additional cutbacks in the coming months. “Inflation has continued to decline, although at a moderate pace due to the high persistence of the services components,” the Central Bank's Board argued in its unanimous rationale given the annual price index 3.5% variation amid a downward trend.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 18:48 UTC

    Are Argentine Cabinet Chief's days numbered?

    Posse is said to be at odds with Milei and also with “The Boss” (the president's sister, who is said to call most shots at Casa Rosada)

    Rumors are mounting in Buenos Aires that Cabinet Chief Nicolás Posse's remaining days in office are numbered and that his exit is already a matter of when and not of if, despite the Libertarian Government of President Javier Milei repeatedly denying the possibility. Posse did not attend Milei's rock star event this week and would not be traveling to Córdoba for Saturday's main May 25 national holiday celebrations.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    ICJ issues ruling acceptable to both Ecuador and Mexico

    “These are precautionary measures, the process is not over,” AMLO argued

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, The Netherlands, produced a ruling Thursday that was equally welcomed by both parties in the dispute between Ecuador and Mexico over the police raid at the Embassy in Quito to arrest former Vice President Jorge Glas, who had sought asylum to avoid incarceration after being convicted of corruption.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Argentina: Demonstrators break into Misiones' provincial legislature

    Reporters covering the incident also needed medical attention for irritated eyes after the police pepper-sprayed the protesters

    Protesting teachers in the Argentine city of Posadas tried to break into Misiones' provincial legislators Thursday but were dispersed and pepper-sprayed by the police. Reporters covering the incidents also needed medical attention for irritated eyes.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:45 UTC

    Uruguay: Respiratory diseases on the rise amid low vaccination coverage

    The increase in the number of cases does not entail an increase in severity, it was explained

    Uruguayan physicians reported this week that respiratory infections and emergency room visits for this type of illness are on the rise. In addition, the Health Ministry has expressed concern about the low number of pregnant women who have received the flu vaccine this season.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    The first millennial and “God's influencer” to be canonized by Pope Francis

    London born Carlo Acutis had been beatified - the first step towards sainthood - in 2020, after he was attributed with his first miracle

    BBC is reporting that a London-born teenager - whose proficiency at spreading the teachings of the Catholic church online led to him being called “God's influencer” - is set to become a saint. Carlo Acutis died in 2006, at the age of 15, meaning he would be the first millennial - a person born in the early 1980s to late 1990s - to be canonized.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:26 UTC

    Falklands Anniversary of Liberation Day on Friday June 14th

    The Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building

    To mark the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from the Argentine occupation in 1982, the following program has been arranged for Friday 14 June 2024.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    Mild avian flu cases among humans in Michigan and Texas

    Despite its name, avian flu virus is not limited to birds, and in recent months has been detected in cows in several states

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, are reporting a second human case of avian flu has been found as the outbreak spreads among birds and cattle in the country.

  • Friday, May 24th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Falklands condolences to the family of Britain's greatest swimmer

    The Great David Wilkie opened the swimming pool at the Stanley Leisure Centre

    The Falkland Islands Stanley Leisure Centre are sending condolences and thoughts to the family and the people who knew MBE David Wilkie who sadly passed on Wednesday. MBE David Wilkie opened the swimming pool here at Stanley Leisure Centre on the 4th of February 1990!

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