Mining group Rio Tinto said the takeover approach of about 130 billion US dollars from BHP Billiton is a couple of ballparks away from its true value.
United States mortgage lenders and regulators are close to finalizing an aid plan for homeowners hit by the credit crunch, US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Monday during a housing conference in Washington.
The European Central Bank announced Friday it would continue to supply markets with sufficient liquidity until the end of the year to keep short term interest rates the closest possible to the reference rate.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its bi-annual Food Outlook forecasting that world meat production during 2007 will reach 278.3 MMT, which is 1% above 2006.
Activists and global leaders used World AIDS Day Saturday to warn against complacency in fighting the disease and called on governments to fill a multi-billion-dollar funding gap.
”I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Indonesian government for its generous invitation to host the thirteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference on the island of Bali 3 – 14 December. I also extend a warm welcome to the international community who will join us at this major event said Yvo de Boer UNFCCC Executive Secretary
A referendum is being held in Venezuela today to decide on a constitutional amendments that would give President Hugo Chávez more power. One of the changes would make it possible for the president to be re-elected for an unlimited number of terms.
THE Falkland Islands Radio Service (FIRS) have a host of new technology at their fingertips since taking delivery of their newly renovated studios last week.
A former presidential candidate held by leftist rebels describes in an emotional letter how she has lost her hair, appetite and hope after nearly six years constantly on the move in Colombia's jungles.
When the leaders of the countries in the Mercosur economic alliance meet in the Uruguay capital, it's likely President Vladimir Putin will be joining them to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Uruguay. Putin's attendance could draw Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the summit