Luxembourg is by far the richest country in the European Union in terms of GDP per capita, more than six times more affluent than the 27-nation bloc's poorest member Bulgaria, data showed.
A young emperor penguin, normally found in the Antarctic, has turned up on a New Zealand beach. It is a rare event, the first confirmed sighting of an Emperor penguin in New Zealand in 44 years.
The United Nations General Assembly agreed Tuesday to appoint Ban Ki-moon to a second consecutive term as the Secretary-General of the 192-member Organization.
Falklands’ representative publicly invited the president of the UN Decolonization Committee to see for himself the reality of the self-sufficient and self-governing Islands, and called on C24 to recognize “the primacy of our right to self determination above anything and everything else”.
Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman addressing the United Nations Decolonisation Committee reiterated Argentina’s “unrenounceable and imprescriptible” sovereignty rights over the Malvinas Islands and extended a “formal invitation” to the British government “to sit to a table and resume, in good faith, negotiations” to solve the long standing dispute.
Owners of 70.000 cars that were smuggled into Bolivia, most of them stolen in neighbouring countries have presented their cases in the Customs office taking advantage of an amnesty to legalize their situation decreed by the administration of President Evo Morales.
A volcanic ash cloud, which originated in Chile on 4 June and has caused significant disruption to air travel around Australia and New Zealand since 12 June returned on Tuesday to Australasia forcing further cancellations for at the least the next 48 hours.
The Falkland Islands called on the UN Decolonization Committee to open its mind to both sides of the sovereignty dispute with Argentina, underlining “legitimate sovereignty is a self-determined desire to live under a government of one’s own choice”.
Accompanied by Andean highlands rituals in the citadel of Tiwanacu, to the north of Bolivia’s capital La Paz the indigenous Aymará will celebrate on Tuesday the coming of the Aymará New Year, 5519.
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrives Tuesday in Brazil with a numerous delegation of business leaders, academics and sports figures to promote bilateral trade with Latin America’s largest economy.