Stories for April 2006
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) admitted Monday that plans for a major meeting this week will not be met but we are not in deadlock.
ONE of the most long-living fish in the world, an orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus), which has never been recorded in the Southwest Atlantic before, has been caught on the eastern slope of the Falkland Islands at a depth of about 770 m.
Chile's labor intensive fruit, wine and salmon export industries received good news Thursday when government officials announced plans to combat the falling price of the U.S. dollar.
Some 5,000 people who were children and adolescents at the time of the world's worst-ever civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl, Ukraine, have so far been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and there may be up to 9,000 excess cancer deaths, according to a new United Nations scientific study on the health impact of the disaster.
Since taking office in 2003 the Argentine administration of president Nestor Kirchner has arrested more vessels illegally fishing in the South Atlantic than in the previous thirteen years points out the Buenos Aires daily Clarin in its Saturday edition.
Chief Minister Peter Caruana delivered a robust defence of Gibraltar's right to self-determination before a high-powered audience in the heart of Madrid last Friday.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is sponsoring a new configuration for Mercosur to help overcome the current asymmetries among members which are threatening the cohesion of the block.
European Commissioner for Trade Peter Mandelson gave full support to the Finnish company Botnia in the dispute with Argentina over the construction of a pulp mill in Fray Bentos in neighbouring Uruguay on the river that marks the border between the two countries.
Oil prices vaulted to a new peak over US$75 a barrel yesterday as investment funds snapped up crude futures and tension mounted over Iran's nuclear intentions.
Prince Charles has led glowing tributes for Queen Elizabeth II, his darling Mama, as she celebrated her 80th birthday with a royal walkabout and a private family dinner.