Stories for April 2005

Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Mexico City's Mayor king of the political arena

Mexico City's Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hailed President Vicente Fox' decision to shelve criminal charges against him, thus clearing the way for the most popular candidate to run in next year's presidential election

Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

EU candidate favourite for WTO post

Paul Lamy from the European Union and Ambassador Carlos Perez del Castillo from Uruguay are the two candidates left for the post of Secretary General of the World Trade Organization following the second round of consultations which eliminated Mauritius Island Foreign Affairs Minister Jaya Cuttaree.

Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Insulza, consensus candidate for OAS

Chile's candidate emerged Friday as the favourite for the Organization of American States Secretary General post after Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez in a surprise move withdrew his bid.

Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

S. American leftist governments' common agenda

High-ranking officials of the leftist governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay met Friday in Montevideo and forged “a common agenda” for southern South America.

Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Global Petroleum active offshore Kenya

Global Petroleum Ltd said last week that in regard to Kenyan operations, the fourth Block L-10 which is now held by Dana (80% and operator) and Global (20%) - as a result of the withdrawal of Woodside - the terms of an extension of the Licence including the work programme are under negotiation with the Kenyan authorities.

Saturday, April 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

“Falklands' Finest” now a mark of origin

Falkland Islands products will soon be recognisable wherever they end up in the world, thanks to a new mark of origin developed from the “Falklands Finest” logo.

Friday, April 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update

Headlines: Sticky situation for seabirds after reefer's grounding; Legal submissions delay fishing verdict; Argentine protest; Roof cost: £Ã‚½ million.

Friday, April 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Castro joins Chavez at oil co. opening

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez moved Thursday to augment his nation's already close political and economic ties with Cuba during an official visit to the Communist-ruled Island.

Friday, April 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

US Secretary of State arrive to Chile

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that it is the historic duty of democrats ''to tell the world that tyranny is a crime of man, not a fact of nature.''

Friday, April 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina's protest receives no EU presidency response

The current Luxembourg presidency of the European Union will make “no statements” regarding the Argentine protest motivated in the inclusion of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands in the European Constitution as British Overseas Territories, because EU' position in the matter “has not changed”, according to European diplomatic sources.

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