Stories for April 5th 2012
United Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Buenos Aires, Argentina's, Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) International Airport on April 6.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's popularity is at its highest level since taking office, buoyed by her handling of an economic slowdown and tough stance against corruption, a poll showed this week.
Tens of cargo ships are delayed in Argentina because a grain-bulk carrier has grounded in the Parana River, 150 kilometres south of the city of Rosario, which is the country’s grains and oil seeds hub.
The Chilean political system reacted angrily and demanded official apologies from the Argentine government following statements from former General Mario Menendez who said “Chileans behaved as pigs during the Malvinas war” three decades ago.
The former military governor of the Malvinas Islands during the Argentine occupation said that the negative outcome of the war for Argentina can only be attributed to “negligence and improvisation”.
A European satellite has reported rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctica’s Larsen Ice Shelf according to a news story posted yesterday on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) website, http://www.esa.int
As part of an international collaboration between British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the Netherlands Polar Programme (NPP), three new containerised laboratories arrived at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica earlier this week, according to a news story posted yesterday on the BAS website: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi dismissed a German-led push for the bank to start planning a retreat from emergency crisis-fighting, but stressed it was keeping a close eye on price pressures.
Colombia, only second to Afghanistan as to the country most punished by antipersonnel mines held several ceremonies on Wednesday to remember and honour its 9.755 victims of which 2.044 have died.
Conservationists counted 615 dead dolphins along a 150 kilometer stretch of beaches in Peru, a wildlife group said Wednesday, and the leading suspect is acoustic testing offshore by oil companies.