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Stories for June 10th 2024

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 21:52 UTC

    Blinken starts Middle East tour to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

    “Deal or no deal, it remains absolutely essential that we get more aid to Palestinians who need it,” Blinken said

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Monday kicked off his new Middle East tour in Cairo. He is believed to be seeking a ceasefire in Gaza eight months into the conflict triggered by the terrorist group Hamas' invasion of Israel killing over a thousand people and taking some 250 others hostage, of whom about 50% have been either rescued or handed back over to their land. It is yet to be known how many of them are still alive. Blinken reportedly plans to broker their release.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 21:19 UTC

    Gloomy future for SMEs in Argentina, studies find

    The crisis is expected to deepen in the next 12 months, the IPA report showed

    According to a survey published by the Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Companies (CAME) report released Monday in Buenos Aires, retail sales in Argentina fell 7.3% year-on-year in May as President Javier Milei's chainsaw economic policies took a deeper toll on the purchasing power of the population.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 19:00 UTC

    Argentine Foreign Ministry highlights June 10 Malvinas Sovereignty Day

    On June 10, 1829, Luis Vernet was appointed Governor of the Malvinas Islands in the name of the Province of Buenos Aires

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry issued a statement Monday on the 195th anniversary of the establishment of a garrison known as the Political and Military Command in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands in the name of the Province of Buenos Aires. The settlement remained there until it was displaced in 1833 by a stronger British force. The document reviewed Argentina's claims following that event.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    European Parliament elections show continent switching rightwards

    Milei celebrated Sunday's results because they meant a stop to all those who push the 2030 Agenda

    European Union citizens switched to the right en masse at Sunday's parliamentary polls dealing a severe blow to progressive administrations such as the ones in Belgium and France, resulting in the resignation of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and President Emmanuel Macron dissolving the National Assembly and calling snap elections, respectively.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 09:26 UTC

    Brazil: STF signs agreement to fight fake news

    “We cannot allow a society to develop under the guise of freedom of expression where no one can trust what they see,” Barroso argued

    Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) last week signed an agreement with companies such as YouTube, Google, Microsoft, Kwai, TikTok, and Meta to tackle online disinformation, Agencia Brasil reported. The initiative seeks to promote educational and awareness-raising activities regarding the negative impacts of these practices.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 09:19 UTC

    Mercosur signs AMIA declaration against terrorism

    Bullrich invited Mercosur officials over to Buenos Aires for the ceremonies marking the 30th anniversary of the AMIA bombing

    Dignitaries from all South American Common Market (Mercosur) nations gathered in Asunción last week to sign a declaration against terrorism which was named after the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires just a month before the 30th anniversary of the bombing of its headquarters on July 18, 1994, killing 85 people and leaving some 300 wounded.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 09:10 UTC

    Antarctica tour companies working closely with IAATO in conservation measures

    Since its launch in 2022-23 season, data gathered through V-CaPS has contributed to improved protections for whales, implemented by all IAATO operators along the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Data collected by tour companies operating in Antarctica is bolstering conservation measures for whales and seals along the region’s Peninsula, according to a piece by Travel and Tour World news site.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 09:10 UTC

    Respiratory diseases surge in Argentina as fewer people get jabbed

    “The problem is people's lack of risk awareness,” an expert explained

    Argentine healthcare experts in the Buenos Aires area said this weekend that medical wards were on the brink of collapse given the number of people seeking attention with symptoms of influenza or other respiratory diseases such as influenza A or pneumonia. At the same time, they encouraged the population to get vaccinated against the flu because coverage this year was below 40% while cases went up by 15% from 2023.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 08:30 UTC

    Lula attending G7 Summit this week

    It will be Lula's eighth G7 Summit although Brazil is not a member of the group

    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be attending this week's G7 Summit in Borgo Egnazia at the invitation of Prime Minister Georgia Meloni with a mission to focus on social inclusion and climate change, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 07:12 UTC

    We need to “Awaken new Depths”: UN invitation on World Oceans Day celebrations

    SAERI poster inviting to celebrates Oceans Day

    On Saturday the South Atlantic Environment Research Institute, SAERI, invited the Falkland Islands community to celebrate Oceans Day, and create awareness of how much the South Atlantic islands depend on them. According to Resolution 63/111 of December 2008, the UN General Assembly designated 8 June as World Oceans Day. And “Awaken New Depths” is the theme for World Oceans 2024.

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