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Stories for May 27th 2024

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 22:25 UTC

    Nothing wrong with flu and Covid-19 vax campaign in Chile, minister says

    Albagli said more vaccines than ever have been administered so far this year

    Chile's Acting Health Minister Andrea Albagli insisted Monday that there was no lagging in the government's flu vaccination campaign. She made those remarks after politicians from the Unión Demócrata Independiente (UDI) tried to link an alleged shortcoming in this regard to five deaths due to that malady in the Ñuble region in the past few days and even hinted she should resign. “I don't know what failure they are talking about,” Albagli stressed.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 20:17 UTC

    Buenos Aires Rural Fair lures three presidents together

    Lacalle Pou, Milei, and Peña will be attending the Summer Olympic Games in Paris the week before

    Conservative Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay and Santiago Peña of Paraguay are to join their hosting colleague Javier Milei on July 28 in Buenos Aires for the annual International Livestock, Agriculture, and Industry Exhibition, also known as the Rural Fair, it was announced.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 19:18 UTC

    WHO Pandemic Agreement not achieved but Tedros still confident

    When there is a will there is a way, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

    World leaders were urged Monday to keep working toward an unprecedented agreement among nations that would give the World Health Organization (WHO) a stronger voice in fighting the next pandemic. The announcements came after negotiators failed to produce a draft of the agreement by the May 24 deadline, although talks are still ongoing and some form of pact is said to be on the table.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 08:28 UTC

    Port of Montevideo ICSID case: President Lacalle pledges to defend national interests

    Some port users were privileged back in the day, Lacalle argued

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou called for “sustaining the largest port investment in history” and pledged to “watch over the national interest” in the US$ 600 million lawsuit filed by Montecon before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) for alleged “anti-competitive practices” in the Port of Montevideo.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 08:12 UTC

    Milei leaving for US once again for meetings with hich-tech execs

    Milei also plans to return to Madrid next month despite the diplomatic rift he triggered in his last visit

    Argentine President Javier Milei is leaving On Monday on his fourth trip to the United States since taking office on Dec. 10, 2023. Before returning to Buenos Aires, Milei is scheduled to attend Nayib Bukele's new inauguration on June 1 in El Salvador.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 07:52 UTC

    Busy Saturday for Argentine President during May 25 national holiday

    Milei announced that a council was to be created to bring forth the May Pact he had hoped to sign by Saturday

    Argentine President Javier Milei attended the traditional TeDeum at Buenos Aires' cathedral on Saturday before flying to Córdoba for the main celebrations of the May 25 national holiday during which he had hoped to launch what he called “the May Pact” with most provincial governors but failed.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 07:21 UTC

    RAF pilot killed in Battle of Britain reenactment

    Squadron Leader Long was the sole occupant of the aircraft (Pic RAF)

    Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Mark Long died Saturday when his Spitfire fighter crashed during a reenactment of the Battle of Britain Coningsby base in Lincolnshire. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has recently taken an additional interest in military affairs, described the incident as “awful” news.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 06:57 UTC

    UK: Sunak pledges to reinstate compulsory service

    Russia's response to Ukraine using British weapons for invasion purposes might include the Falkland Islands

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced Sunday that if he wins July's snap elections he will bring back conscription whereby all 18-year-olds would be required to either join the military full-time or volunteer one weekend per month with community organizations such as the police or National Health Service (NHS).

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 06:37 UTC

    Outbreak of leptospirosis in Brazil's flooded areas; health authorities warning

    It is estimated flooding has affected 2,3 million of the 10 million population of Brazil's most southern state that has borders with Argentina and Uruguay.

    The first four deaths from the waterborne bacterial disease, leptospirosis, have been reported in the southern Brazil state of Rio Grande do Sul, where floodwaters following days of unprecedented rainfall have started to recede, but health authorities are warning of additional fatalities.

  • Monday, May 27th 2024 - 06:30 UTC

    UK economy challenges following the general election, Fiscal Studies think tank

    Paul Johnson, IFS director said: “Money is tight. We could get miraculously lucky with growth and escape having to make these tough choices. But we might not.”

    A leading UK think tank, The Institute for Fiscal Studies, (IFS), has issued a stark warning about the financial challenges awaiting the next government, whatever party wins the July General Election. In a long report, it warns more tax rises or cuts to public services can be expected, and calls for an “open and robust” discussion about how all the parties will tackle these.

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