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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina's economy minister Martin Guzman, the architect of a recent major debt deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), resigned on Saturday as deep splits emerged in the ruling coalition over how to handle mounting economic crises. Guzman, a minister since late 2019 and a close ally of President Alberto Fernandez, posted a letter on Twitter announcing his decision, adding he maintained "confidence in my vision of the path Argentina should follow." The center-left Peronist president is facing his lowest approval rating since taking office in 2019, with cracks in his coalition, inflation running above 60%, the peso currency under growing pressure and sovereign bonds at record lows.
After experiencing a spike in popularity driven by novelty, experts say plant-based fake meats have lost some sizzle.
CRETEIL, France (AP) — An amateur soccer tournament in France aimed at celebrating ethnic diversity is attracting talent scouts, sponsors and increasing public attention, by uniting young players from low-income neighborhoods with high-profile names in the sport. The National Neighborhoods Cup is intended to shine a positive spotlight on working-class areas with large immigrant populations that some politicians and commentators scapegoat as breeding grounds for crime, riots and Islamic extremism
Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign in the near future, saying he is on track to visit Canada this month and hopes to be able to go to Moscow and Kyiv as soon as possible after that. In an exclusive interview in his Vatican residence, Francis also denied rumours that he had cancer, joking that his doctors "didn't tell me anything about it", and for the first time gave details of the knee condition that has prevented him carrying out some duties. In a 90-minute conversation on Saturday afternoon, conducted in Italian, with no aides present, the 85-year-old pontiff also repeated his condemnation of abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is receiving European assistance for the summer wildfire season, with the first group of firefighters arriving in Athens. The 28 Romanian firefighters were welcomed Saturday by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the leadership of Greece’s Fire Service. A total of more than 200 firefighters from six European countries will eventually be deployed to Greece. “Romania is happy to join the pre-positioning program with a specialized firef
A new advisory published by the American Health Association (AHA) now includes sleep quality as one of the essential factors for optimal cardiac health.
Over 1,300 customers in the Kennebecasis Valley Fundy area and Fredericton-Oromocto region have had their power restored. N.B. Power's website indicated most of the outages were along a stretch from Evandale and Grand Bay-Westfield. N.B. Power spokesperson Marc Belliveau said a call came in regarding a power outage in the Rothesay area at around noon Sunday. Approximately 980 customers in the region had lost power. "After we patrolled the area, we found a very large tree on one of our transmissi
One man is dead after the off-road vehicle, in which he was a passenger, rolled over in southeastern B.C. The incident happened in the Summit Trail area of Spion Kop Mountain, about 30 km north of Kelowna. Lake Country RCMP said they got a call about the crash on Saturday at 4:15 a.m. The victim was a 34-year-old man who was pronounced dead when officers arrived. The driver, who had minor injuries, was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving causing death. Cpl. Tammy Lobb with the Lake Country
Temperatures more than 20 degrees above normal will bathe the Arctic Circle for the first half of July.
A Charlottetown resident says she's relieved to be reunited with her parrot after the bird went on a little escapade in the city's downtown during Canada Day. Crystal Tobin lets Yoshi out of his cage whenever she's at home so the one-year-old, green-cheeked parakeet can spread its wings. This wasn't a problem until Friday, when she realized she had left her phone in her car after coming back from a grocery run. "I have a perch in the bathroom for him because he looks at himself in the mirror all
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Saturday it had sent three unarmed drones towards an Israeli Mediterranean gas rig, which the Israeli military said it had intercepted. There was no immediate response from Lebanese authorities to the incident, which came amid tensions over the location of the Israeli rig and long-standing but so-far fruitless U.S.-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border. Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said Hezbollah was "preventing the state of Lebanon from reaching an agreement regarding maritime borders, which are critical to the economy and prosperity of the Lebanese nation".
Newfoundland and Labrador's snow crab fishers have hopes for another strong year, but some say the industry has become too dependent on the one species — leading to potential trouble down the road.
One half of Daft Punk is back but this time it's classical as Thomas Bangalter composes his first piece for a symphony orchestraView on euronews
A rapidly growing wildfire near the Klondike Highway and a separate cluster of fires near Ethel Lake have resulted in an evacuation alert being issued for Stewart Crossing. The Yukon Emergency Measures Organization issued an alert Sunday afternoon, extending to anyone within a five-kilometre radius of the community, as well as 12 kilometres southeast to Ethel Lake Road and residences around Ethel Lake. The rapidly growing wildfire is near Crystal Creek. Smoke can be seen on the Klondike Highway.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian airplanes departed Bulgaria on Sunday with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring between the historically close nations, a Russian diplomat said. Filip Voskresenski, a high-ranking Russian diplomat, told journalists at the airport in Bulgaria's capital Sofia before the flights left that he was among the 70 Russian diplomatic staff declared “persona non grata” last week and ordered to leave the
International animal rescue organization No Dogs Left Behind has helped secure and provide passage for cats and dogs left behind when U.S. troops evacuated from Afghanistan in August 2021. The final 10 dogs, which were originally left behind because they were too young or not strong enough to travel, have now arrived in Canada and were brought to the group's sanctuary in Scarborough, Ont.
Police say they have recovered the body of a 17-year-old male who drowned while swimming on Saturday in McKay's — a small community on Newfoundland's west coast. In a news release Sunday evening, the Bay St. George RCMP said shortly before 5 p.m. NT, it received a report of a drowning in a swimming hole referred to as Cow Pond. Police say the teen, who is not from the province, went under water and never resurfaced while swimming with a friend. Other swimmers in the area searched the water for t
A successful Canadian campaign on Sicilian shores during the Second World War is getting attention after two friends began a quest to find photographs of the soldiers who were killed in action. More than 26,000 Canadians were part of the campaign, Operation Husky. The Allied troops sailed into the Sicilian shores to fight the Axis forces on July 10, 1943. And Canadian troops liberated the small hilltop town of Agira on their march over the island. Of the 562 Canadian soldiers who died, 490 are b
Here's the latest for Sunday, July 3rd: Deadly shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall; Police in Akron, Ohio release video of Jayland Walker shooting death; Alpine glacier chunk detaches, at least 6 killed; Heavy sandstorm blankets Baghdad.
RCMP officers in Saanich, B.C., have identified 22-year-old twin brothers Matthew and Isaac Auchterlonie as the two armed bank robbers who were killed by police in a shootout on Tuesday.