Fernández accuses the judges and the media during his last speech in Parliament

Buenos Aires. The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, gave a fiery speech before the National Congress this Wednesday, the last of his mandate, in which he accused the judiciary, which he accused of wanting to disqualify the vice-president, Cristina Fernández, and against the press, for the “systematic disinformation action” during her government. Like every March 1st, but with the additional expectation of his reunion with the vice-president after 9 months without appearing together, the Peronist leader led the opening of the ordinary sessions of Congress to take stock of the state of the Nation and advancing the plans for the parliamentary year, in which there will be presidential elections.


US rules out foreign adversary caused Havana syndrome

Washington. US intelligence concluded on Wednesday that it is “highly unlikely” that a foreign adversary caused the so-called “Havana syndrome”, a collection of health problems such as dizziness and nausea suffered by American diplomats deployed around the world. The first time these evils were detected was in late 2016 among diplomatic personnel in Havana, and in 2017 then-President Donald Trump accused the Cuban government of carrying out “acoustic attacks “against embassy employees. At a press conference, State Department spokesman Ned Price explained that “there is no common denominator” between all those involved, since some cases can be explained by “natural causes”, others by “environmental effects” and some are yet to come. to be determined.




EU and Russia pull two extremes for India to serve end of conflict

New Delhi. The European Union (EU) and Russia took a stand on two extremes on Wednesday to place their hope that India, as chair of the G20, will use its role to end the geopolitical and economic crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, that of Moscow and the West blame each other. The pressure is on New Delhi amid the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting being held between today and tomorrow in the Indian capital, in which the year-long war sparked by the Russian invasion in Ukraine should have a central place on the agenda.


Moscow says it is in contact with the United States on nuclear disarmament

Moscow. Moscow maintained contact via “secret channels” with the United States after its announcement of the suspension of START III or New START, the last nuclear disarmament treaty still in force with the United States. “Official sources in Washington have said that discussions on this issue through secret channels have continued. I can confirm that this is indeed the case,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying. Interfax agency.



Mourning and shock in Greece for the biggest rail tragedy in its history

Athens (EFE). – The biggest rail tragedy in Greece’s history – and the worst in Europe in the last decade – left at least 38 people dead on Wednesday and raised many questions about the mistakes that led to the head-on collision of two trains. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlís resigned acknowledging that his “efforts” to improve rail infrastructure “not fit for the 21st century” were not enough to prevent the accident. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a message that “the tragedy, unfortunately, is first and foremost due to human error.”


More than a hundred female students are poisoned in various schools in Iran

Tehran. Hundreds of female students were hospitalized on Wednesday after being poisoned at 13 schools in Iran, amid a similar wave of chaos at educational centers for women in the Persian country. These new cases are in addition to the at least 30 gas poisonings recorded in women’s educational centers since November. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisí on Wednesday ordered Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidí and the Ministry of Health to “quickly” investigate the causes of the poisonings.


Castillo can be sentenced to 31 years for corruption, according to the Peruvian prosecutor’s office

Lime. The Peruvian Public Prosecutor’s Office estimates that former President Pedro Castillo can be sentenced to more than 31 years in prison for the alleged commission of corruption crimes under his government (2021-2022), for which he requested 36 months in prison as a preventive measure, revealed this Wednesday the Peru21 newspaper. The newspaper reported that it had accepted the request made last Tuesday by Supreme Prosecutor Helder Terán, which “projected” a sentence of more than 31 years in prison for Castillo, who is currently serving another 18-month preventive detention order for attempted to carry out a coup last December.


Several failures in the Argentinian electrical system cause a huge blackout

Buenos Aires. Several breakdowns of the Argentine electrical system caused a major power outage on Wednesday that affected several regions of the country, including Buenos Aires. According to sources from the Ministry of Energy, “several breakdowns have been recorded in the interconnected system” and, “as a result of the above, different production plants have gone out”, including the Atucha 1 nuclear power plant and the central Puerto thermal generator.


Pro-government Tinubu wins contested election in Nigeria

some lakes. Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared the winner of Nigeria’s February 25 presidential election today amid complaints of alleged fraud by opposition parties , which called for the cancellation and the repetition of the elections Tinubu, 70, obtained 36% of the vote (8.79 million votes), according to what indicated on Wednesday the president of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), Mahmud Yakubu.


Clan del Golfo second-in-command murdered in northwest Colombia

Bogotá. Wilmar Antonio Giraldo, alias “Siopas”, who according to authorities was the second in command of the Clan del Golfo, the largest criminal gang in Colombia, was murdered in the rural area of ​​the department of Antioquia (northwest), the Police reported Wednesday. The commander of the Urabá Police Department, Colonel Óscar Hernán Cortés Dueñas, said in a statement that Giraldo’s body was found three kilometers from the municipality of Dabeiba, on the road to Uramita, and that he had been subjected to various scientific tests to corroborate it. his identity. “Following these tests, we found the body of Wilmar Antonio Giraldo Quiroz, alias ‘Siopas’, second leader of the AGC (Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, the other name of the Clan del Golfo) in Colombia , “explained the senior official.


Three out of four children without social protection, blocked by the pandemic

Geneva. Nearly three out of four children worldwide (73.6%) are outside of social protection services, and this percentage, calculated at the start of the pandemic (2020), is even higher than four years earlier, when it was 72.8%, warns a United Nations report published today. The joint study by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) concludes that 1,460 of the 2,000 million children under the age of 15 do not have access to this type of support, commonly offered in the form of “family allowances”.

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Institutions and governments put TikTok in the crosshairs of security

International writing. International institutions and governments have put TikTok in their sights due to the security issues generated by this Chinese application and are recommending or directly asking to remove it from their official devices. Community sources confirmed to EFE today that the European Parliament has decided, like other institutions of the European Union, to ban the Chinese application TikTok on the company phones of its workers and MPs, in addition to recommending that it not be installed on personal devices.

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Justin Bieber definitely cancels his world tour

Washington. Justin Bieber has definitively canceled the “Justice World Tour” world tour after several postponements, first due to the covid-19 pandemic, then due to the illness detected last year, Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Although there is still no official confirmation from the Canadian or his manager, the dates of the concerts which were to be held in the coming months have been removed this Wednesday from their official site and canceled events appear on the ticket sales portal like those in Paris. , Dublin or Krakow. EFE


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