Stories for November 19th 2012

Monday, November 19th 2012 - 23:40 UTC

Colombia forces to continue military operations despite FARC unilateral cease fire

Minister Pinzón: until all peace accords are signed, no cease fire

Colombian Minister of Defence Juan Carlos Pinzón said that security forces will continue with military operations in the country despite the unilateral two-month cease fire declared by the guerrilla group FARC, which becomes effective Monday 24:00 hours.

Monday, November 19th 2012 - 12:22 UTC

Latin America pledges support for Spain but warns austerity only deepens the crisis

President Dilma Rousseff and Brazil’s 2.5 trillion dollars economy were the stars of the meeting

Latin America pledged investment opportunities for recession-hit Spanish and Portuguese companies but warned its former colonial masters drastic cost cutting would only deepen their misery.

Monday, November 19th 2012 - 11:50 UTC

EU on collision course over long-term trillion Euro budget

PM Cameron wants to cut 200bn Euros, but France, Italy and Spain will not yield one Euro on farm subsidies

European Union looks set for a new round of clashes this week as an extraordinary summit called to agree a long-term trillion-Euro budget heads for an ugly showdown, possibly even failure.

Monday, November 19th 2012 - 11:37 UTC

Gasoline rationing extended in New York until next Friday

Mayor Bloomberg said 30% of gas stations remained closed because of the damages caused by hurricane Sandy. <br />

Gasoline rationing in New York City which was scheduled to end on Monday has been extended through Friday, even as the gas station lines that prompted it have all but disappeared.

Monday, November 19th 2012 - 11:24 UTC

UN consensus decision confirms Spain formally abandons Gibraltar trilateral process

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo: “the product of diplomacy”

Spain’s decision to pull out of the trilateral process was formally recorded in the consensus decision on Gibraltar adopted by the United Nations General Assembly this year.

Monday, November 19th 2012 - 11:19 UTC

Australia imposes a two-year ban on super-trawlers

The 142 metre ‘Abel Tasman’ is planned to trawl offshore between New South Wales and Western Australia

Australian Environment minister Tony Burke signed into force on Monday a two-year ban on any super trawler operating in the small pelagic fishery. The ban is based on a battery of new laws and seems directed to the arrival to Australia of the Dutch vessel Abel Tasman.

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