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Montevideo, March 20th 2018 - 00:09 UTC


  • Friday, October 24th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Five years on, the EU and Cuba formally restore ties

    The European Union and Cuba have formally restored ties five years after the EU imposed diplomatic sanctions on the island following mass arrests of dissidents.

  • Friday, October 24th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Call for leadership and partnership on United Nations Day

    Mr Ban asked world leaders not to forget climate change

    As the world contends with numerous crises, ranging from food insecurity and climate change to financial uncertainty and the development challenge, leadership and partnership are more important than ever to tackle today's most pressing issues, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message marking United Nations Day.

  • Thursday, October 23rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Asbestos on watch list of hazardous substances says FAO

    Ministers and officials will decide whether to add three hazardous chemicals – including the world's most widely used form of asbestos – to a trade “watch list” under a United Nations-backed treaty, aimed at helping developing countries more effectively manage potentially harmful imported substances.

  • Thursday, October 23rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Ban Ki-moon to discuss global crisis with economists

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet with a group of eminent economists tomorrow as part of his evaluation of the impact of the global financial crisis on United Nations efforts to achieve the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

  • Thursday, October 23rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Oil price at a 16-month low as energy demand contracts

    Oil prices tumbled on Wednesday to a 16-month low amid more evidence that the economic downturn was drying up energy demand. Light, sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange - the benchmark price - settled at 66.75 US dollars, around five dollars lower than the day's high.

  • Thursday, October 23rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    PM Brown admits the “r-word” is round the corner

    PM Gordon Brown admitted that Britain is likely to suffer a recession

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown finally admitted that Britain is likely to suffer a recession - hours after a similar warning from the Bank of England sent the value of the pound plunging to a five-year low.

  • Thursday, October 23rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazilian football super star Pelé joins the cruise industry

    “O Rey” Pele

    On June 28, 2009, the flagship of the Costa fleet will sail the first cruise dedicated to “O' Rey”, the King of world football Pelé. He will be joined by some of Europe's best footballers of the 20th century, presidents of football federations, confederations and clubs, plus great Brazilian performers like Toquinho and Alexandre Pires.

  • Wednesday, October 22nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    UN preparing map of underground fresh water resources

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO will publish the first-ever world map of underground aquifers, which account for some 96 per cent of global freshwater resources, the agency announced in a press release today.

  • Tuesday, October 21st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Financial meltdown could increase jobless by 20 million

    The global financial crisis could increase world unemployment by an estimated 20 million women and men, the Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) said on Monday.

  • Tuesday, October 21st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Recession and job cuts hit China's toy industry province

    The global economic slowdown is starting to impact on China, the world's biggest industrial production centre. As many as half of all toy manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta could go out of business within the next two years an industry expert said on Monday following the closure of the Smart Union toy factory.