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5 things you need to know this April 19

5 things you need to know this April 19

Argentina wants to become a “global partner” of NATO. US mortgage rates rise and home sales fall. Gender inclusive language: What is it and what are its approaches? Here's what you need to know to start your day. First the truth.

1. US official says Israel attacked Iran

Israel has launched a military strike inside Iran, a US official told CNN, which could escalate the conflict, but Iranian government officials have so far tried to downplay it.

2. Argentina seeks to become a “global partner” of NATO

Argentina's Defense Minister Luis Petri announced that he had issued a letter expressing Argentina's request to become a global partner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In January 1998, Argentina was designated by the United States as an important additional NATO ally, establishing privileges for military and economic cooperation between the two countries. This post is active.

3. What does it mean to be Mexico's first female president?

In Mexico, two candidates are leading the polls so far: the ruling party's Claudia Scheinbaum and the opposition's Xóchitl Gálvez. Experts consulted by CNN assured that it is “great news” that the country is moving towards a female president, and described that each of them has a different story and their mandate will be equally different.

4. US sanctions against the Venezuelan oil sector

Sanctions were suspended from October 2023 due to what was then called License 44 issued by the US. However, Washington decided to extend the license no longer due to concerns about democracy in Venezuela. Here we present the main keys to the barriers.

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5. Mortgage rates are rising in the US.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. averaged 7.10% in the week ended April 18.


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Dubai airport struggles to resume flights after floods

Dubai International Airport, one of the world's busiest aviation hubs, was in chaos on Thursday after unprecedented rainfall forced planes to negotiate flooded runways.

Regular jobs increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia

Putting your brain to work not only boosts your career, but benefits you in many ways: It can protect your cognitive ability and help prevent dementia as you age, according to a new study.

Google fires 28 employees for protesting Israel cloud deal

The workers were fired after an investigation found they had organized protests inside Google offices in New York and Sunnyvale, California.

A couple who threw money on the streets of India to become monks

A wealthy couple from India's Gujarat have donated their entire fortune worth US$2.3 million (Rs 200 million) on the streets of a city in the west of the country. This is how the moment lived.

Gender inclusive language: What is it and what are its approaches?

Have you heard or seen words like: Elle, journalist, colleague or everyone? They are part of approaches to inclusive language. It is a specific approach to the search for gender equality through language, something that can be approached from different perspectives, and therefore does not have a single solution.


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61%

The perception of insecurity in Mexico increased in three months: 61% of Mexicans consider it unsafe to live in their city: Fresnillo, Naucalpan de Juárez and Zacatecas are the worst according to the national survey.

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“Combating transnational organized crime requires permanent cooperation between states, and this is precisely what we are promoting from Chile. The apology has been accepted, and we consider the issue resolved”

Chile's President Gabriel Boric accepts Argentina's apology after minister says Hezbollah is in Chile


And to finish…

A woman takes her dead uncle to a bank to ask for a loan in Brazil

Civil police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, arrested a woman on Tuesday after taking her allegedly dead uncle in a wheelchair to a bank to withdraw a US$3,000 loan.