Stories for September 2004

Tuesday, September 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Annan urges nations to restore respect for rule of law.

Decrying what he described as “shameless” disregard for the rule of law around the globe, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged world leaders gathered at the General Assembly to do everything within their power to restore respect for the fundamental principles of law ? in domestic affairs, as well as on the international arena.

Monday, September 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Dollar gains on eve of Fed interest rate decision.

The dollar nudged higher against the euro and yen as dealers marked time on the eve of a US Federal Reserve interest rate announcement.

Monday, September 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Sixt Overseas Territories Consultative Council.

Bill Rammell MP, Overseas Territories Minister, is hosting the sixth meeting of the Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) commencing on 21 September at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Monday, September 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Close to 100 national leaders head to UN for General Assembly meeting.

Leaders from nearly 100 countries are headed to New York to participate in the main annual debate, which is slated to open tomorrow and run through the end of the month at the United Nations General Assembly.

Monday, September 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands plans AIM listing to fund exploration.

FALKLANDS Oil & Gas is set to list on London's Alternative Investment Market to raise funds for its Falklands exploration programme, writes Martyn Wingrove .

Monday, September 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Floods Kill More Than 500 in Haiti.

The death toll from the disastrous passage of Tropical Storm Jeanne over Haiti topped 500 on Monday, with the northern city of Gonaives cut off.

Monday, September 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

U.N. Summit: Fight to end hunger merits top priority.

The fight to eradicate hunger and poverty is a moral obligation that merits top priority, the leaders of Spain, France, Brazil and Chile said here Monday at a summit they convened in the hopes of spurring coordinated efforts to combat malnutrition and indigence worldwide.

Sunday, September 19th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Birmingham Firm On Need For Overseas Representation.

Falkland Islands Legislative Council member, John Birmingham, returned to the Islands this week after attending both the Small Countries Conference of the British Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and its Plenary Conference, which took place in Canada between the 30th August and the 9th September.

Sunday, September 19th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil President to Lead Poverty Crusade.

A grade school dropout and ex-factory worker, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vividly recalls his struggle to survive in Brazil's backwoods and urban squalor. Now, Silva hopes to lead a global crusade to help the worlds needy.

Sunday, September 19th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine central bank chiefs to go.

Argentina's centre-left government is to replace Alfonso Prat-Gay, central bank president, as part of a wide-ranging shake-up of the country's highest monetary authority.

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