Stories for June 30th 2004

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Double trade in the next four years.

Doubling trade in the next four years is the main commercial objective of the current state visit of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner to China, said Secretary of Economic International Relations Martin Redrado.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News.

Headlines:
Live spectacle by killer whales; Tanker involved in Magellan Strait accident abandons yard; Punta Arenas fishermen honor St. Peter; Ambitious energy program in Magellan Strait.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News.

Headlines:
French catch Patagonian toothfish poacher; Argentina: Concern with Patagonian toothfish stock; Albatross petition calls for an end to pirate vessels.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

”We're fed up with (US) meddling in our affairs”.

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Rafael Bielsa said the Argentine government “was fed up” with foreign meddling in Argentina's internal affairs following a statement from a United States official expressing concern about the growing picketers street violence in the country.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

President Bush popularity at its lowest.

The popularity of US president George Bush dropped to its lowest ever, 42%, with only four months to the presidential election according to the latest public opinion poll aired by CBS and published by The New York Times this Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Pessimism about EU-Mercosur talks.

Reaching a cooperation and free trade association agreement between Mercosur and the European Union by next October, as committed by both sides, seems ever distant, according to Argentine diplomatic sources.

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