The Falkland Islands Government has congratulated the new British Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Defence Secretary Liam Fox on their appointments.
The European Union and Mercosur will officially re-launch negotiations for a trade and cooperation agreement they have been discussing since 1999 in the coming Madrid summit, in spite of fears about their farm sectors from several European countries, said the EU representative for Paraguay and Uruguay.
Chilean authorities in the extreme south of the country have decided to deny port access in Punta Arenas to a Korean flagged jigger which arrived from the Falkland Islands having suffered extensive damage following a fire in the engine room. Her fate seems to be breaking her up.
Ten European countries, fearing the impact on agriculture, are openly challenging the EU decision to resume trade talks with Mercosur which is to be officially announced next Monday when the opening of the Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union Summit in Spain.
The new British Foreign Secretary William Hague lost no time in declaring that he would run a “distinctively British foreign policy.”
Government deficits in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark and Finland have gone too far over the 3% of GDP reference value for the European Union and need to be brought down through stronger budget consolidation measures, concluded the European Commission in reports considered on Wednesday.
The Bolivian government confirmed this week that it has bought a luxury airplane model Dassault Falcon 900Ex Easy that originally belonged to Manchester United. The admission came in the midst of growing social unrest to protest for a higher national minimum wage.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva on Wednesday said the country's interest rates could go up again this year “if necessary,” even in the run-up to the presidential election. Brazil is holding elections next October and will be voting for the successor of Lula da Silva who is barred from running a third consecutive mandate.
Peru became the fifth country to ratify the Union of South American Nations founding treaty, which means the organization is now only four short for the nine to become legally effective.
Corn futures rose to a two-month high on mounting demand from China, the world’s second-biggest consumer.