Stories for October 18th 2012
Energy is key to economic development and political stability, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday, citing example of developing countries like India and China where energy needs are growing rapidly along with their economies.
Venezuela’s expulsion of Paraguayan diplomats from Caracas, as a direct consequence of the ongoing conflict inside Mercosur has left Brazil with the challenge of recomposing relations inside the group ahead of Mercosur next summit in December which will be hosted by the administration of President Dilma Rousseff.
The UN General Assembly elected Argentina, Rwanda and Australia to the 15-national Security Council for 2013 and 2014. Rwanda and Argentina were unopposed in their bids for the Africa seat and the Latin American and Caribbean seat.
Gibraltar Football Association President Gareth Latin announced that Gibraltar has been invited to participate in UEFA Under 17, Under 19 and Futsal competitions, commencing in September 2013, despite Spain’s “outright objection”.
Newsweek, the venerable US weekly magazine covering current events, will publish its final print edition on Dec. 31 and move to an all-digital format early next year, two top executives said.
Astronomers have found a new planet, the closest yet outside our solar system and just an astronomical stone's throw away at four light years, raising the chances of finding a habitable planet in Earth's neighbourhood.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded stronger central powers for the European Union's executive to veto national budgets that breach EU rules, risking a clash with close ally France at a summit of the bloc's leaders.
The Royal Navy Ice patrol HMS Protector heading for another Antarctic season previous visit to South Africa and Falkland Islands has produced stunning sonar imagery of the wreck of a wartime RFA tanker to help salvage experts study the state of it.
Gold miner Minera IRL Ltd reports it has secured government permits to build its Don Nicolas pit mine in Argentine Patagonia and is now seeking financing to get the 57 million dollars project up and running next year, the company said on Wednesday.
Brazil natural gas output could nearly double by 2020, reaching up to 120 million cubic-meters a day, as Latin America's largest economy increases the number of offshore platforms to take advantage of huge deep-sea oil reserves, the general director of the National Petroleum Authority, ANP, said this week.