Stories for February 2004
English worldwide as the main language is declining surpassed by Chinese, and in half a century Arabic, Hindu languages and Spanish will also be ahead, forecasts scientist David Graddol.
The 12th summit of the Group of 15 developing nations drew to a close Saturday marred by the slaying of one person and the wounding of dozens in violent clashes between opponents of President Hugo Chavez and his National Guard.
Fidel Castro from Cuba figures among the list of ten richest world leaders according to the US business magazine Forbes.
Two people were killed and dozens injured Friday afternoon in clashes between Venezuelan Army troops and opposition demonstrators trying to reach the seat of an international summit being held in Caracas.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed this week the fourth review under the SDR 2.13 billion (US$3.2 billion) Stand-By Arrangement for Uruguay.
Charles Darwin vessel Beagle with which the British expeditionary explored much of South America helping him to draft his masterpiece about the evolution of species was found off the coast of Essex in the south of England.
Members of the Falkland's Legislative Council have again roundly condemned, what they term, ' Argentina's current bullying and threatening' tactics.
A letter addressed to Falkland Islands Governor Howard Pearce arrived last Wednesday in BBC Japan the vessel that carried the blocks of the Argentine Memorial to be assembled in the Argentine Cemetery in Darwin.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and a small delegation arrived Thursday evening in Caracas for the XIIth meeting of the G-15, where Argentina's dispute with its creditors and defaulted bondholders is expected to figure in the discussions.
Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell praised Chile and Brazil for implementing radical reforms in the framework of an orderly rule and international law, which is not necessarily happening in two other countries supposedly ruled by left wing governments, Argentina and Venezuela.