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Stories for June 24th 2024

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 21:07 UTC

    “Politicians keep us apart”: Insights from Lisa Watson, editor of the Falklands' Penguin News

    “When I meet people from Argentina, I always think it would be so easy to understand each other... However, it's a political issue and it's the politicians who keep us apart,” Watson stated.

    In an interview with Argentine media outlet DEF, Lisa Watson, the general editor of the Penguin News, the sole newspaper in the Falkland Islands, shared her perspectives on the relationship between Argentina and the islanders, potential oil exploitation, and recent developments in the archipelago. Watson, born and raised in the Falklands, offers a unique viewpoint shaped by her personal and professional experiences

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 18:29 UTC

    India forecasted to become fourth and third world economy in one to three years

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that India is expected to overtake Japan and Germany to emerge as the world's third-largest economy by 2027

    India is set to become a US$ 4 trillion economy in 2025,surpassing Japan by early next fiscal to become the world's fourth largest economy, Indian Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) member Sanjeev Sanyal said last week, confirming the IMF half year World Economic Outlook database.

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 18:23 UTC

    Falklands, Lay members sought to help on direction and influence on future of the Islands

    The Falklands Government Secretariat

    The Planning and Building Committee is looking for new lay members to assist, deliberate, and discuss, and provide direction and influence on key aspects relating to the development of the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 18:02 UTC

    Argentina prepared to end the Illex squid season for conservation reasons

    Scarcity of S and SS Illex squid specimens is believed might threaten prospects for the next season, thus the possible anticipated closure of the current season.

    The squid industry in Argentina is surprised and expectant since the Federal Fisheries Council, CFP, (Act CFP 6/2024) has temporarily ordered all jiggers back to the harbors, given a report from INIDEP, in which the research center in Mar del Plata discovered a notorious lack of small, young squid, SS and S, in the area's biomass.

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 17:35 UTC

    Argentine signs key agreement defending fishing areas beyond national jurisdiction

    Foreign minister Diana Mondino signed the BBNJ agreement, also known as the High Seas Treaty of Global Ocean Treaty while in UN, New York

    While in New York Argentine foreign minister Diana Mondino not only participated in the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C24, claiming sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, but also signed a significant international instrument that should help with the plus 201 mile IUU fishing in the South Atlantic.

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Considerable increase in dengue cases in Argentina

    So far this year 358 people have been reported to have died of dengue in Argentina

    The number of dengue cases in Argentina this year has crossed the 512,000 threshold representing a 318% year-on-year increase, despite a ten-week downward trend presently. The Health Ministry's National Epidemiological Bulletin (BEN) mentioned 512,458 cases in the first 24 weeks of the year, or 97% of the 529,625 contagions this season, which began in Epidemiological Week 31 of 2023.

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Venezuelan FM contests remarks from Canadian Commissioner in Guyana

    Canada should focus on its own affairs, Gil stressed

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil was heavily critical of Canada's stance regarding his country's territorial dispute with Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo region and insisted Ottawa played a destabilizing factor in the Caribbean region. According to Gil, Canada's “failed” position served the interests of ExxonMobil.

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 09:40 UTC

    Lebanon should not become “another Gaza,” Guterres warns

    Any false move could trigger a conflict of unimaginable consequences, the UN Chief predicted

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the world “cannot afford Lebanon to become another Gaza.” He made those remarks as tension and gunfire mounted between the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist organization and Israel. Guterres spoke of a “bellicose rhetoric” between both parties and insisted that one false move could trigger a catastrophe for the whole region and beyond.

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 09:11 UTC

    Milei discusses Mercosur and OECD with Scholz

    Scholz asked Milei to consider the “social compatibility” of the reforms implemented in Argentina

    Argentine President Javier Milei met this weekend in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in what became his first encounter with a foreign leader not akin to his rightwing philosophy. Nevertheless, both leaders discussed the trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur and Argentina's bid to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

  • Monday, June 24th 2024 - 08:46 UTC

    Excessive heat leaves over 1,300 Mecca pilgrims dead

    Most fatalities were unauthorized pilgrims who walked long distances in soaring temperatures to perform the rituals

    According to the latest report from Saudi Arabian authorities, 1,301 people died during this year's traditional pilgrimage to Mecca due to a scorching heat of about 52º C. ”Unfortunately, the number of fatalities reached 1,301, 83% of whom were not authorized to perform the 'hajj' (pilgrimage) and walked huge distances under the sun, without adequate protection and comfort,” the Saudi Health Ministry noted.