Stories for June 2007

Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

President Hugo Chavez calls for Belarus partnership

Pte. Chavez during his visit in Russia

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for a strategic partnership with Belarus Friday, calling his Belarusian counterpart a &quotbrother-in-arms&quot and lamenting the pressure he said the United States was putting on Minsk and Caracas

Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands admitted to the International Cricket Council

The International Cricket Council (ICC) completed a unique 'century' Friday when it admitted four new countries, Cameroon, The Falkland Islands, Peru and Swaziland - taking its membership to 101.

Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

If Brazilian right is stronger, we'll quit Mercosur, said Chavez

“If they don't want us inside Mercosur, we have no problem”, said Chavez

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said he's willing to withdraw his country's request to become full member of Mercosur because in his own words it's a mechanism “marked by capitalism and ferocious competence”, according to an official news release.

Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News update

Cllrs Hansen and Davies at the C24

Headlines:
Our men in New York; Forty years of loyalty to the Falklands; New bullying claims rock police force; Liberation 'indiscretion'; Health survey results comino.

Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Severe air pollution plagues Chilean cities

Santiago City under environmental alert

Cold winter conditions and the lack of wind are exacerbating air-quality problems in Santiago and Chillán; pollution in both cities has reached extreme levels.

Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

US import ban on five types of Chinese seafood

About 10 percent of catfish eaten in the United States comes from China

United States announced it will halt imports of five types of farmed Chinese seafood, claiming they contain antibiotics that are not allowed in North America

Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Sovereignty dispute “excludes” Falklands from C24 self determination

The much disputed clause which would have the United Nations General Assembly exclude Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands from the full exercise of self-determination because they are caught in a “sovereignty dispute” was adopted by the UN Committee of 24 this week and passed to the UN fourth committee, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

IMF and World Bank cooperating “unconditionally” with Bolivia

“They are cooperating unconditionally” said Pte. Morales

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are cooperating “unconditionally” with Bolivia's government after months of frosty relations, said President Evo Morales during his visit to Zurich, Switzerland.

Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil's unveils ten year 133 billion US dollars oil & gas plan

Energy corporations will invest 133 billion US dollars in the next ten years looking for oil and gas in Brazil according to a release from the country's Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay buys 90 service stations from Chevron-Texaco

Uruguay's state-run energy company Ancap bought this week 90 service stations from Chevron Corp operated locally under the Texaco banner, for 22.5 million US dollars.

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