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Stories for June 2nd 2024

  • Sunday, June 2nd 2024 - 16:10 UTC

    UK ambassador to Mexico removed following a video that became viral

    In the video, diplomat Jon Benjamin appears in the front seat of a vehicle and points the weapon towards staff seated at the back

    UK's ambassador to Mexico (and ex to Chile, 2009/2014) has been removed from his post after a video of him jokingly pointing at staff what appears to be a high-powered rifle circulated online, causing controversy.

  • Sunday, June 2nd 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Banknote featuring King Charles III will be issued 5 June, Bank of England

    There is no need to exchange current banknotes for the new King Charles III notes. BoE has temporary facilities for people to obtain a limited value of the banknotes

    Banknotes featuring a portrait of King Charles III will be issued from 5 June 2024. The portrait of the King will appear on existing designs of all four banknotes (£5, £10, £20, and £50), with no other changes to the existing designs. This means you can check these notes in the same way you can check the polymer banknotes featuring Queen Elizabeth, announced the Bank of England.

  • Sunday, June 2nd 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    China companies targeting Brazil to manufacture electric vehicles

    The steep increase in exports to Brazil comes ahead of a further increase in tariffs on EVs and hybrid vehicle imports from July as Brazil seeks to encourage local auto production.

    With the European Union and United States strongly limiting imports of electric vehicles, EV, from China, exports of manufactured pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars to Brazil soared 13-fold year-on-year to 40,163 units in April, making it the biggest export market for a second straight month, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).