Fisheries landings in Argentine ports totalled 594,949.9 ton inn the first ten months of 2010, which is 3.1% higher than in the same period a year ago, when landings reached 576,623.7 tons. The slight increase was due largely to improved catches of squid (Illex argentinus).
A ceremony marking HMS Edinburgh’s return to the fleet after a £17.5m upgrade took place at Portsmouth Naval Base last week. The Portsmouth-based Type 42 destroyer - which was out of action for 18 months for the refit - was “re-Christened” in a colorful re-dedication ceremony in front of hundreds of guests.
The Royal Navy flagship HMS Ark Royal, which was axed as part of the defence review, set sail yesterday for a farewell tour. The aircraft carrier is to be retired three years early as part of cost-cutting measures announced by the British Government last month.
The Falkland Islands government said Wednesday in an official statement that it is satisfied and grateful for the levels of defence on the Islands.
The statement follows claims to the contrary from retired Royal Navy chiefs who argue the latest defence cuts make the Falkland Islands vulnerable to attack from Argentina.
The Cuban government is proposing the orderly elimination of the rations’ card according to a document prepared for the ruling party Communist Congress scheduled for April 2011.
The main securities exchanges in Chile, Colombia and Peru plan to begin trialling cross-border stock trading in an arrangement that may lead to the creation of Latin America’s second-largest bourse by market value.
Europe's competition watchdog hit 11 airlines with nearly 800 million Euros in fines Tuesday for running a global cargo cartel that included Air France-KLM, British Airways and Japan Airlines.
As world leaders prepare to debate international trade imbalances this week, China announced Wednesday that its trade surplus surged last month to a staggering 27.2 billion US dollars, a 61% increase over the 16.9 billion surplus in September.
China is resisting pressure to become a locomotive to pull the floundering US economy out of its hole, notably by stubbornly pegging its Yuan to the dollar, a senior IMF official said on Tuesday.
A group of former Royal Navy admirals have called for the decision to scrap the aircraft carrier Ark Royal and the fleet of Harrier jets to be reversed. The cuts were announced as part of the government's Strategic Defence Review.