Stories for June 2012
Australia says it will create the world's largest network of marine parks ahead of the Rio+20 summit. The reserves will cover 3.1 million sq km of ocean, including the Coral Sea.
Shell subsidiary that makes bio-diesel in Brazil has dropped controversial plans to buy sugar cane grown on land taken from indigenous people, according to Survival International.
By Danny Byrne, Editor of TopUniversities.com - Universities throughout Latin America are in a period of transition. Though precise circumstances vary by country, factors such as the growth in scientific research, massification of social demand for higher education, increased student mobility and the rise of private universities have exerted an influence across the region.
Brazil dominates the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Latin American University Rankings for the second year, with 65 institutions in the top 250, led by the Universidad de Sao Paulo.
Argentina's official inflation was 0.8% in May, the same as in April despite slowing economic growth, the government said on Wednesday. Inflation in the last twelve months stands at 9.9% and 4.3% in the first five months of the year.
Luciana Aymar, known as the Maradona of female field hockey, will be Argentina's flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympic Games, to begin on July 27.
Greeks are withdrawing money from bank accounts ahead of elections amid fears the country may leave the euro, Greek banking officials say. The rate of cash outflows from Greek banks rose after parliamentary elections in May failed to give any party a mandate to govern.
The second day of the royal visit to Gibraltar began at HM Naval Base. The Duke of Wessex was welcomed by a group of children waving flags lining the balcony of The Tower. He inspected some of the units of HM forces Gibraltar, the fire service, bomb disposal, the police and one of their dogs.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron praised the planned Falkland Islands referendum over its sovereignty as he warned their views do matter and told Argentina not to ignore them.
British Foreign Minister David Lidington condemned on Wednesday the actions of Argentina against the Falkland Islands claiming they were not those of a 'responsible' country.