Stories for September 14th 2011
Plans are being drawn up for celebrations to mark next year's 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, reports Wednesday the Evening Standard. The UK Ministry of Defence, Foreign Office and Falkland Islands government are working on how best to commemorate the 1982 conflict with Argentina.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is heading for a landslide victory in the coming October elections according to public opinion polls released this week. CFK would collect 51.9% of the votes, forty percentage points ahead of the runner up, according to Management & Fit.
US President Barack Obama has been dealt a double setback after Republican wins in two seats, including one billed as a referendum on his economic policies. In New York, Republican Bob Turner won a key election to succeed Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, who quit in June over a sex texting scandal.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held on Wednesday a 45 summit meeting with her counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy on the third and last day of her official visit to France.
British oil group Rockhopper Exploration has unveiled plans for a 2 billion dollars investment in the Falkland Islands, a move which will transform the remote territory into a new oil province.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) names Chile the most socio-economically segregated country regarding education opportunities. The annual report released this week shows that private schools receive the most funding from the government and these schools have the least socioeconomic integration.
Chilean health authorities have reported the existence of several cases of typhoid fever in western metropolitan Santiago and called on the population to adopt strict hygiene measures.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which make up the so-called BRICS group, will meet in Washington next week to discuss how to help the European Union avert a full-blown financial crisis as Greece veers toward default on its debt, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Tuesday.
The United States poverty rate hit its highest level since 1993 in 2010 with a record 46 million Americans living below the poverty line, according to a US government report on Tuesday that depicted the grim effects of stubbornly high unemployment.
US economy will grow slower than anticipated and joblessness will stay high as the fallout of the deepest recession since the Great Depression takes its toll, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday.