United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered a quiet nod to human rights but there was no mistaking her key message to Beijing at the end of her week-long in Asia: both countries will rise and fall together in this financial crisis.
Investor George Soros and President Barack Obama advisor, Paul Volcker described the current global meltdown as more severe than when the great Depression with the financial system effectively disintegrated and with the experts not quite knowing what's going on.
European leaders in Berlin have agreed on the need to regulate all financial markets including hedge funds and underlined that a global solution was needed to the current financial crisis.
A Canadian Coast Guard vessel rescued on Sunday 22 fishermen from the frigid waters off Newfoundland on Sunday after the Spanish trawler Monte Galineiro caught fire and later sank.
One of the British Royal Marines at South Georgia and who was taken prisoner when the invasion of Argentine forces in 1982 has returned to visit the island with his wife Nina and told his story to the South Georgia News & Events.
The Chilean company Nautilus Sermares has been contacted by the owners of the converted cargo trawler Polar Mist to try and recover 16 million US dollars in gold and silver which were lost when she went down off the Patagonian coast, according to the latest reports in Argentina and Chile.
Eighteen cruise vessels, with a total 2308 passengers visited South Georgia Island during the month of January reports the South Georgia News & Events.
Argentina is expected to announce Monday a boost in resources and staff to its presence in Antarctica, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press. The event coincides with the 105th anniversary of Argentina's first landing in Antarctica and which in the local calendar is identified at the Argentina Antarctica Day.
British film Slumdog Millionaire, the widely acclaimed film set in the slums of Mumbai, has received eight awards at this year's Oscars - including best picture and best director.