Stories for April 2006

Friday, April 28th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Brazilian president says gov't can help salvage Varig

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Friday that the government can provide the funds needed to prevent troubled air carrier Varig from shutting down.

Thursday, April 27th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Flowers, tears in memory of Chernobyl

Mourners laid red carnations -- symbols of grief -- in the shadow of the ruined Chernobyl power station on Wednesday as they marked the 20th anniversary of the world's worst civil nuclear accident.

Thursday, April 27th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

MI6 advertises for secret agents

On 27 April 2006, the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, also known as MI6) will begin open advertising for the first time in its 97 year history, as a means of expanding the Service to meet 21st Century challenges such as terrorism and counter proliferation.

Thursday, April 27th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

25th Anniversary of Falklands Conflict to be commemorated in 2007

The 25th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict will be marked by special commemorative events in June next year, Secretary of State for Defence John Reid announced today.

Thursday, April 27th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Left-leaning trio invite regional leaders to pipeline unveiling

The left-leaning leaders of three South American heavyweights - Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela - agreed to invite their counterparts from throughout the region to August's scheduled unveiling of Caracas' plan for a $20 billion continent-spanning natural gas pipeline

Thursday, April 27th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Uribe leads opinion polls for May presidential election

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe remains the leading candidate for a second four-year term next month, though he has been sliding in opinion polls and according to the latest survey might have to face a run off.

Wednesday, April 26th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Woman conquers “seven mountains” and “three poles”

Norwegian adventurer Cecilie Skog reached Monday the North Pole, making her the first woman to both climb the highest mountains on seven continents and ski to the so-called “three poles,” her team said Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 26th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Ecuador imposes additional windfall profit tax on oil

Ecuador expects to significantly increase oil revenue following the enforcement of a bill giving the government a 50% share in windfall profits from multinational oil companies.

Wednesday, April 26th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner/Lula address Mercosur fragility

The fragile situation of Mercosur, strengthening bilateral relations, energy and development were in the agenda of the meeting held late Tuesday in Sao Paulo between Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and his Brazilian host Lula da Silva.

Wednesday, April 26th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

BBC Mundo to provide news on Latinamerica Television

BBC Mundo, the BBC's international radio and internet service in Spanish will, for the first time, provide news content on television thanks to a new arrangement with leading Latin American TV channel, Latinamerica Television (LTV).

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