Stories for May 20th 2012
The SS Great Britain that in the seventies was recovered from the Falkland Islands and is currently moored in Bristol has been “floated” in a sea of neon-green jelly as part of a cultural festival.
Spanish oil company Repsol has announced a first attempt to find oil in Cuban waters has failed. Repsol spokesman Kristian Rix said an exploratory well it drilled some 50km off Cuba was unsuccessful and would be abandoned.
President Barack Obama pledged at the G8 summit on Saturday to work with Europe on a package that balances growth with debt reduction as world leaders try to prevent the worsening Euro zone crisis from destabilizing the global economy.
President Dilma Rousseff will receive 10,000 US dollars in reparations from Rio do Janeiro state for torture she was subjected to while jailed as a leftist guerrilla during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, her office said Friday.
Queen Elizabeth II watched as thousands of Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force troops paraded outside her Windsor Castle home Saturday to mark her Diamond Jubilee.