Highlighting the centrality of the marine environment to human well-being, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the collective global responsibility to protect the world’s oceans.
The Canadian company B2Gold announced “impressive gold values” from a systematic mechanical trenching program in the south of Uruguay where in association with a local company (Weeping Apple S.A.) it has an option to survey ten claims totalling 34.200 hectares.
Despite a large rise in the two months to August, wheat prices remain well below levels reached during the boom in 2008 and market pricing indicates that the risks of further large price spikes have eased, says a report from the IMF.
Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires has been dubbed the new “gay mecca” of South America, and the Argentine Ministry of Tourism is running with it, according to an article published by LGBT contributed by Roy Heale.
Burger King (NYSE:BKC) announced that it has agreed to sell the company to an investment firm based out of Brazil in a deal valued at approximately 4 billion US dollars, which includes the assumption of debt.
European Union has reached an agreement on reforms in the financial sector with the creation of a European Systemic Risk Council and three new watchdogs covering banking, insurance and securities markets.
Rival Canadian gold mining companies Goldcorp and Eldorado have locked horns in a fight to buy up Andean Resources Ltd.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said this weekend that she feels “very responsible” following the International Press Institute’s decision to choose her as one of its 60 World Press Freedom Heroes.
Colombian Defence minister Rodrigo Rivera ruled out any dialogue with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrillas after they killed five soldiers and 14 police officers, and called on the Army to get tougher on terrorist actions.
The world economy is recovering moderately but still faces challenges such as the need for medium-term fiscal consolidation, IMF First Managing Director, John Lipsky said on Sunday.