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Stories for May 31st 2024

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 21:19 UTC

    Porto Alegre's metro runs again after unprecedented floods

    Capacity and service length have been reduced out of security concerns pending full repairs

    Urban trains in Porto Alegre resumed operations this week, albeit on shortened routes, as the capital city of the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul slowly recovers from the unprecedented floods caused by rains way above average, Agencia Brasil reported. Convoy capacity was also cut down to 30,000 passengers from the usual 110,000 passengers on working days.

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 20:05 UTC

    Jihadist attack against Paris 2024 Olympics prevented

    Darmanin stressed that this was the first attack against the Olympic Games to be thwarted

    An 18-year-old Chechen suspect was detained by French authorities as he allegedly planned to attack the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Étienne, which will host Paris 2024 men's and women's football matches will be played shortly. This “Islamist-inspired” aggression was “the first attack dismantled against the Olympic Games” although French secret services have already prevented 50 such events since 2017.

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 19:00 UTC

    Milei rounds up Californian tour

    In his meeting with Zuckerberg (L), Milei underlined Argentina's lack of regulations regarding technological developments which could favor companies such as Meta

    Argentine President Javier Milei rounded up his Californian trip after a meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and was headed for El Salvador for Nayib Bukele's new inauguration aboard the ARG-01 Boeing 757.

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 13:31 UTC

    Israel orders UNRWA out of East Jerusalem HQs

    “No further warning will be sent,” wrote Goldknopf

    The Government of Israel has ordered the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to vacate its headquarters in East Jerusalem within 30 days. The measure was adopted at the request of the ultra-Orthodox Housing Minister Yitzhak Goldknopf. The Israeli Authority of Lands (ILA) claimed that UNRWA owed over 27 million shekels (around € 7 million) for operating on land belonging to Israel “without consent” over the past seven years.

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 13:26 UTC

    US Election enters uncharted territory after verdict against Trump

    Trump made history by becoming the first former U.S. president to be convicted of a felony

    The U.S. presidential campaign has plunged into uncharted territory following a historic verdict against former President Donald Trump. Found guilty on 34 counts of falsifying accounting documents to conceal a payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Trump immediately shifted into campaign mode, declaring, “I'm a political prisoner!”

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    Peru: Targetting President Boluarte backfires on Prosecutor Villena

    A private citizen argues that Presidents cannot be investigated while in office

    A Constitutional complaint was filed against Peru's Attorney General Juan Carlos Villena for irregularities in charges he filed against President Dina Boluarte. The move will shield the head of state under investigation for corruption and has a meager 5% positive image.

  • Friday, May 31st 2024 - 10:35 UTC

    Mothers of Plaza de Mayo leader Nora Cortiñas dies aged 94

    Cortiñas also supported the identification of Argentine combatants fallen during the 1982 South Atlantic war, among other causes

    Mothers of Plaza de Mayo (Founding Line) President Nora Cortiñas died Thursday in Morón, on the western outskirts of Buenos Aires, from complications resulting from a hernia surgery she had undergone days earlier. The iconic human rights activist was 94.