Stories for September 2011
A large majority in the German parliament has approved expanded powers for the EU main bailout fund. Chancellor Angela Merkel received stronger than expected support in the Bundestag despite some in her coalition vowing to oppose the bill.
The Falkland Islands Government House launched Wednesday their brand new website to coincide with the launch of the Foreign Office’s Overseas Territories Consultation “Have Your Say”.
US new unemployment benefit claims fell to a five-month low last week, while the economy grew slightly more than previously reported in the second quarter, according to data from the Labour Department.
Washington's decision to vote against loans for Argentina from multilateral development banks “will not affect the country's funding for 2012”, an Argentine government source said on Wednesday.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) opened on Wednesday the country’s third nuclear plant Atucha II, in the Greater Buenos Aires district of Zárate, and highlighted the fact that “Argentina is leader in the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes.”
The UK has rejected a call from European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso for a new continent-wide banking tax to help raise billions to ease the Euro zone debt crisis.
Commodity prices fell and stocks ended a three-day rally on Wednesday on anxiety over a looming German vote to strengthen the fund set up to help the Euro zone combat its debt crisis.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso urged the European Central Bank to do everything in its power to maintain financial stability in the Euro zone, saying the EU faced the biggest challenge in its 50-year history.
For the first time in twenty years, Argentina once again has the technological and technical capability to repair submarines, announced President Cristina Fernandez during a ceremony at the refurbished Naval Industrial Complex, CINAR, to celebrate the conclusion of repairs on a submarine and the recovery of an oceanographic research vessel.
Bolivian demonstrators opposed to the construction of a road in the Amazon vowed on Wednesday to resume a month-long protest march that has become a major challenge to leftist President Evo Morales.