Stories for April 2005
Australia's largest air and sea operation targeting illegal fishing has netted 27 Indonesian boats carrying 240 crewmembers in the past week off the country's north coast, reported Fisheries Minister Ian Macdonald.
THE only mines on the Falkland Islands at present are the type that explodes. But if South African mining entrepreneur Richard Linnell fulfills his dream, the Islands which saw bloody fighting in 1982 could double their gross domestic product - thanks to a gold mine.
Aircrafts from the Royal Air Force base of Brize Norton near Oxford will be operating from Fairford for a four month period at the end of the year.
Argentina faces crucial budgetary challenges in spite of having achieved a strong fiscal relief with the restructuring of its public debt, said IMF Managing Director Rodrigo Rato and stressed that IMF is willing to aid Argentina.
Chile's government owned company ENAP suffered heavy losses with its international affiliate Sipetrol exploring for oil and gas in Colombia, according to the 2004 balance sheet.
Ecuador's new president Alfredo Palacio officially took office Thursday midday and immediately named the main ministers of his technical, non political cabinet.
Chile warned Beijing that unless the Chinese high seas fleet cooperates with marine resource conservation and reduces catches of jurel, Chinese vessels will be banned from Chilean ports beginning May 1.
Argentina and Brazil members of the Geneva United Nations Human Rights Commission asked this week full respect for human rights in Cuba, in line with the recent majority position of the committee.
A Royal birthday salute; Toothfish poacher fined; Albatross crash land; Tanker aground: minor oil leak; Brand will be used.
Glaciers in the Antarctic are retreating at an increasing rate, in what scientists said on Thursday was a clear sign of climate change.