Stories for May 25th 2007
Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world denying citizens' access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all, according to the Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption in Judicial Systems issued Thursday by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.
The Organization for Economic Development (OECD) says that world growth is being led by Europe and Japan, which is compensating for a United States slowdown. Actually economic growth in Europe and Japan this year has overtaken the US
The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction.
From Argentina to Venezuela, the shopping centre industry is expanding rapidly throughout much of South America, said speakers at a special focus on the continent at the ICSC Spring Convention, which concluded this week in Las Vegas.
The influential human rights group Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report Wednesday, highlighting harsh police treatment of indigenous people, poor prison conditions and the country's 1978 Amnesty law as persistent problems in Chile.
Sailors restore Coventry's cross; 'No meeting of minds' on sovereignty, says Governor; New Chief Justice; Badminton coach visits.
Two British-based pilots completed this week a record-breaking helicopter journey to both the North and South Poles, touching down at the Texas airport they left more than five months ago.
Joe Holliday, Gibraltar's deputy Chief Minister, told the United Nations seminar in Grenada that Gibraltar is decolonised and that it is for the UN to de-list the territory. The seminar reaffirmed the principle of self determination and Argentina and Spain were criticized for furthering their sovereignty disputes.
The filming and live broadcasting to the world of the annual coming of the whales to Peninsula Valdes in Patagonia begun this Friday and will extend until next Sunday courtesy of the Chubut province government site Whales Alive plus Google and Messenger.