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Stories for June 15th 2024

  • Saturday, June 15th 2024 - 10:12 UTC

    Destroyer ARA Heroina officially decommissioned

    The Heroina was named after the corsair frigate reaching the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in Buenos Aires' name on Nov. 6, 1820.

    During an event at the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base Friday, the Argentine Navy made official the decommissioning of the destroyer ARA Heroína of the MEKO 360 class after over 15 years of unseaworthiness due to the lack of a key spare part banned by the United Kingdom from being delivered.

  • Saturday, June 15th 2024 - 09:57 UTC

    G7 insists Venezuela should hold free and fair elections

    “We are not alone,” opposition leader María Corina Machado said after the G7 declaration

    Leaders of the world's seven largest economies gathered at the exclusive Italian resort of Borgo Egnazia Friday and urged the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro to hold free and fair elections on July 28, which would entail allowing foreign observers to participate in the process. They also asked Caracas not to escalate the conflict with Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo region.

  • Saturday, June 15th 2024 - 09:00 UTC

    Falklands, team of Royal Navy engineers maintain war memorials across the Islands

    Notable sites include the cairn and cross for HMS Coventry on Pebble Island and the memorial for HMS Sheffield on Sea Lion Island. (Pic DJ)

    UK Defense Journal is reporting that the Naval Engineering Falkland Islands (NEFI) team at the East Cove Military Port, Mare Harbor, an 11-member unit, is responsible for providing round-the-clock engineering support for Royal Navy vessels like patrol ship HMS Forth and cargo ships with supplies for the Mount Pleasant Complex.

  • Saturday, June 15th 2024 - 08:19 UTC

    Multicultural Falklands celebrates Philippines Day with a colorful display from the community

    Despite Philippines being some 10,000 miles away, Filipinos since recent years have become an increasing part of the Falkland Islands community. It is estimated that over 5% of the island's population are of Filipino origin.

  • Saturday, June 15th 2024 - 00:21 UTC

    Arizona man arrested for alleged plot to incite race war at Bad Bunny concert

    Prieto disclosed his plans to an undercover FBI agent and an informant, detailing a scheme to target “blacks, Jews, or Muslims” at a concert by Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Bad Bunny

    Mark Adams Prieto, a 58-year-old resident of Prescott, Arizona, was arrested last month on federal charges related to an alleged plot to carry out a mass shooting at a Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny concert in Atlanta, Georgia. Prieto, who reportedly aimed to incite a race war, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of firearms trafficking, transferring firearms to commit hate crimes, and possession of unregistered weapons