Stories for June 7th 2012
Fiji will continue to be part of the consensus in support of the UN Decolonization Committee resolution regarding the Falklands/Malvinas dispute, anticipated the Pacific islands Foreign Affairs minister following a meeting with the non-resident Argentine Ambassador to Fiji, H.E. Pedro Villagra Delgado.
New Zealanders have been misinformed about the battle for the Falkland Islands between Great Britain and Argentina in 1982, the South American country's ambassador to New Zealand has told an audience in Palmerston North.
After sharpening his flying skills in the disputed Falkland Islands, the Duke of Cambridge has qualified as a helicopter search and rescue captain.
Argentina is trying to impose an economic blockade on the Falkland Islands, said Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne who made plain clear that the people of the Falklands are free to determine their own political arrangements and were not to be part of ”some sort of trade-off” over their heads.
It is possible to turn the inefficient growth patterns of today’s world economy around but this requires a redefinition of priorities and the political conviction to overcome the dogmas of the past, said ILO chief Juan Somavia, in his addess to the plenary session of the International Labour Conference.
Transparency warns about close links between business and governments leading to corruption in Europe
Anti-corruption group Transparency International warned in a new report released Thursday that the close relationship between business and government has enabled corruption and undermined economic stability in Europe.
The UK regretted as ‘misfortunate” and “strange” the announced attendance of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez next week to the UN Decolonisation Committee to claim sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez will personally go to register his candidacy for the October 7 election on Monday, officials said, brushing aside rumors he might be too unwell from cancer or considering a successor.Chavez, 57, is after re-election despite a year-long battle against an unspecified cancer.
Economic growth in the United States picked up over the last two months and hiring showed signs of a “modest increase,” the Federal Reserve said in a report that ran counter to a growing sense of economic gloom.
Venezuela's opposition accused the government on Wednesday of turning a blind eye to neighbouring Guyana's oil exploration in a border region claimed by Venezuela, potentially inflaming a territorial dispute that dates back more than a century.