Uruguay's ruling coalition Broad Front opened the way for a short list of five presidential pre candidates to compete for the official candidacy for the coming general election in October 2009. The decision was taken over the week-end at a national plenary of the coalition with 172 delegates from all the country
A HORRIFIED Falklands vessel owner radioed for assistance for crewmembers of a Belgium flagged yacht who inadvertently wandered into a minefield on Saturday evening.
THE anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the second major naval engagement of the First World War, was this year also the date chosen for the signing of the new Falklands Constitution.
Argentine and Chilean naval forces will hold this week the Viekaren IX joint exercises in the Beagle channel zone in Tierra del Fuego, extreme south of South America, according to a release from the Chilean navy.
Adventurer and host of the popular Man vs Wild series Bear Grylls has injured his shoulder during an Antarctic expedition. According to CNN the 34-year-old former SAS soldier was being flown back to the UK to receive medical attention.
The recent sharp declines in oil and food prices mark the end of what has been the most historic commodity price boom of the past century, says the World Bank in its report Commodities at the crossroads.
The World Bank Global Economic Prospects 2009 predicts that global GDP growth will slip from 2.5% in 2008 to 0.9% in 2009 and world trade will contract by 2.1% next year, something not seen since 1982. Developing country growth is expected to decline from a resilient 7.9% in 2007 to 4.5% in 2009 with growth in rich countries next year most likely negative.
An influential committee of British MPs is to investigate the controversial arrest of Tory MP Damian Green, including the search of his office in Parliament, and politicians' involvement in the incident was announced on Tuesday.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim warned on Tuesday that global trade talks would fail if members of the World Trade Organization tried to revise positions they had reached last July.
A German cruise liner announced Tuesday it plans to fly its passengers over the Gulf of Aden, instead of sailing them through, out of fear of pirate attacks in the region.