Posted in South America Uruguay

Messi scores unusual goal as Argentina beat Uruguay 3-0

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Two goals in the minutes before half time, one of them an unusually fortunate counter from Lionel Messi, helped Argentina on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Eight minutes before the break Messi floated a 35-meter pass into the area but it was missed by both advancing striker Nicolas Gonzalez and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera…
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Posted in Guyana South America

Exxon raises Guyana resource estimate after new discovery

An Exxon gas station is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo Oct 7 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) raised by 1 billion oil-equivalent barrels the resource estimate from its Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, which includes a new discovery, as it develops one of the world’s most important oil and gas blocks in the last decade. The updated estimate of 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels, including that…
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Posted in Asia

Insurer Chubb to acquire Cigna’s business in Asia, Turkey for $5.8 bln

A screen displays the logo fro Cigna Corp. on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid SINGAPORE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – U.S. insurer Chubb Ltd has agreed to buy health insurer Cigna Corp’s (CI.N) life, accident, and supplemental benefits businesses in Asia Pacific and Turkey for $5.75 billion in cash, both insurers said, marking the latest consolidation in Asia’s…
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Posted in Europe

France: Europe readying steps to make Britain comply with Brexit deal

European Union and British flags flutter in front of a chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – European states will, within days, announce measures to apply pressure on London to abide by Brexit agreements sealed with the bloc when Britain left the European Union, French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday. He did not say what those measures…
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Posted in South America

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes South Sandwich Islands region – EMSC

Oct 4 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck the South Sandwich Islands region in the southern Atlantic Ocean early on Monday, European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The quake was at a depth of 100 km (63 miles), EMSC said. Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.…
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Posted in South America Venezuela

Extreme poverty in Venezuela rises to 76.6% – study

A woman walks across hanged clothes on a vacant lot where families are settling since they cannot afford to pay rent anymore, in the municipality of Sucre, near Caracas, Venezuela June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero CARACAS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Around three-fourths of Venezuelans now live in extreme poverty as the once-prosperous OPEC nation’s hyperinflationary economic collapse continued for a seventh straight year, according to a study published on Wednesday.…
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Posted in Asia

Factbox: An intensifying arms race in Asia

People watch a TV broadcasting file footage of a news report on North Korea firing what appeared to be a pair of ballistic missiles off its east coast, in Seoul, South Korea, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files Sept 29 (Reuters) – Analysts warn Asia may be sliding into an accelerating arms race as countries react to China’s military growth and tensions around North Korea’s weapons programmes linger. Here is a…
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Posted in Ecuador South America

Ecuador seeks $1.9 billion in private power generation investment

QUITO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Ecuador’s government said on Monday it will grant concessions for private companies to build and operate power generation plants and a new transmission system for the oil sector, with the projects demanding total investment of $1.9 billion. President Guillermo Lasso, who took office in May, is seeking to boost the private sector’s presence in strategic areas of the South American country’s struggling economy, whose liquidity…
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Posted in South America Venezuela

Venezuela says Colombian drone violates its airspace as U.S. admiral visits

Venezuela’s Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero CARACAS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Tuesday said a Colombian military drone violated its airspace in what it called a “blatant threat” to its national security that took place during a visit by a U.S. military commander to the neighboring nation. General Vladimir Padrino said in a statement that a Colombian…
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Posted in Guyana South America

Guyana grants Saudi Aramco unit one-year contract to market crude

A view shows branded oil tanks at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov GEORGETOWN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Guyana has granted a unit of Saudi Arabian Oil Co (2222.SE), known as Aramco, a one-year contract to market the government’s share of the crude produced in the South American country, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo told Reuters. The country in early September had awarded Aramco…
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