Stories for September 2004

Friday, September 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Hot discovery prompts rethink on ice sheet

Scientists have found a remarkable new structure deep within the West Antarctic Ice Sheet which suggests that the whole ice sheet is more susceptible to future change than previously thought.

Friday, September 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

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Falklands farmer sails the Atlantic. Bielsa: Flights a question of ?dignity' - no ?commercial motives'. News in brief: Swim funds collected. Bank charge changes. Senior Magistrate arrives. Conservation Ball tonight.

Thursday, September 23rd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Bielsa: Argentina may chair Security Council

Argentine Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa yesterday said that as from next year Argentina may chair the United Nations' 15-member Security Council, the agency in charge of preventing armed conflicts worldwide.

Thursday, September 23rd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

”This is the only offer we'll make'

President Néstor Kirchner, speaking before the Council of the Americas in New York, yesterday bluntly reaffirmed that his government is only ready to repay 25 percent of the roughly 90 billion dollars Argentina defaulted on nearly three years ago amid its deepest economic crisis in history.

Thursday, September 23rd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Dialogue on flights could be reopened.

Argentina could restart negotiations with the United Kingdom to establish scheduled commercial flights between the continent and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, an objective that appears and disappears with regularity from the bilateral agenda.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

UN: Kirchner criticized the IMF and sent a clear message to Great Britain.

The President said during his speech that “a redesign of the international credit organization is needed”, affirmed his position against terrorism and urged the United Kingdom to restart negotiations for the Falklands-Malvinas.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Death Toll Passes 800 in Haiti Flooding.

U.N. peacekeepers fired into the air to keep a hungry crowd at bay Wednesday as aid workers handed out the first food in days for some in this city devastated by floods from Tropical Storm Jeanne. Meteorologists said the storm could strike the United States by this weekend.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Fishermen attack striking rangers at Galapagos nature preserve.

Scores of fishermen on Wednesday stormed Galapagos National Park and attacked striking park rangers who were preventing the newly appointed park chief from assuming his post, one of the rangers told to the press.

Tuesday, September 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Mercosur has become more operational.

Argentina and Brazil sought to play down their trade differences yesterday during a meeting between Presidents Néstor Kirchner and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in New York.

Tuesday, September 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands Fresh: Working with nature to produce fine seafood.

FRESH mussels, crab, oysters and mullet - some of the healthiest, freshest produce to grace the shelves of the food hall.

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