Stories for September 21st 2011
UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was very much interested in the Falkland Islands situation, oil prospects and relations with “our neighbours across the sea”, said Islands’ lawmaker MLA Roger Edwards present at the Liberal-Democratic party conference this week in Birmingham.
Cuba’s official press blasted the “corrupt and corruptors” more specifically “those scoundrels dressed in civil servant responsibilities” because they put at risk the island’s long struggle to make Socialism successful.
With three dissenting members the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday further efforts to prop the US economy launching an accommodation program to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates and increase its support for housing.
An estimated 5.000 workers will be left redundant for two months and losses could easily reach 300 million dollars because of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Paraguay that has banned exports, revealed Wednesday Luis Pettengill, president of the country’s Meat Chamber.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CFK, threatened to review and suspend the Falklands/Malvinas air link with Chile, covered by the 14 July 1999 agreement, unless the UK abides by UN resolutions and begins talks with Argentina on disputed South Atlantic Islands’ sovereignty.
Moderate drinking of ale and lager can cut the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure and even help people lose weight, doctors say.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned that a full blown economic crisis could be devastating for emerging countries as well as for the world’s largest economies. She added that the global financial situation could cause a “serious rupture.”
Scientists have gained a rare glimpse into the sex life of the mysterious deep-sea squid. By studying footage taken by underwater vehicles, US researchers have found that this rarely seen creature will often engage in same-sex mating.
The Argentine government plans to trim its dependence on central bank reserves to pay debt next year after tapping savings to slow depreciation of the Peso, according to its draft 2012 budget.
The Colombian army has found 1,961 landmines this year that were planted by FARC guerrillas in Putumayo, a jungle province on Colombia’s southern border with Ecuador and Peru, military spokesmen said.