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  • Tuesday, July 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Air traffic on the rise: 1.800 new aircrafts in next 18 months

    Air traffic results for the first six months of the year expanded 6.3% in year-on-year international passenger demand, slightly higher than the 5.9% full-year rise recorded for the year 2006, according to the latest report from the International Air Transport Association, IATA

  • Sunday, July 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    WHO report exposes children's pollution vulnerability

    “Children are not just small adults”

    With over 30% of the global burden of disease in children attributable to environmental factors, the United Nations health agency delivered the first ever report highlighting youngsters' special susceptibility to harmful chemical exposures at different periods of their growth, and the potential effects later in life.

  • Saturday, July 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    IMF candidate says bridging rich/poor gap is essential

     Strauss Khan begins a world tour is support of his candidacy

    Bridging the gap between rich and poor countries should be as high a priority for the International Monetary Fund as helping to solve the world's financial imbalances, Dominique Strauss Kahn, the probable next managing director of the IMF told the Financial Times.

  • Saturday, July 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Spain/UK/US controversy over wreck near Gibraltar

    The disputed treasure from disputed waters leaving for USA

    A Unites States court extended the deadline by which Odyssey Marine Exploration must reply to a request from Spain for information on a wreck arrested by the company in the Atlantic Ocean, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

  • Friday, July 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Floods in England: two dead and short on drinking water

    Two people died on Thursday and 140.000 household in Gloucestershire remain without drinking water raising health and sanitation fears following several days of extensive flooding in central and west England caused by the wettest June and July on record in the UK.

  • Friday, July 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Global stock markets plunge on fears of credit crunch

    United States Treasuries surged Thursday in a flight to safety as stocks plunged in the US and Europe on growing fears of a global credit crunch and weaker than expected economic data.

  • Friday, July 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Doha round talks: much goodwill but no results so far

    United States warned it is unsatisfied with draft plans for a global trade deal that will be debated by the World Trade Organization next September. A main problem is a lack of clarity in the three key areas of agriculture, non-farm manufacturing and services.

  • Friday, July 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Skanska USA wins 1.9 billion contract to refurbish UN HQ

    United Nations signed a contract with a United States based firm which will oversee the preconstruction stage of the seven-year, 1.9 billion US dollars refurbishment of the world body's New York Headquarters.

  • Friday, July 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN calls industrialized countries to help with climate change

    Warning that failure to act on climate change will have grave consequences for all countries, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in San Francisco called for urgent international action to address the problem within the framework of the United Nations.

  • Friday, July 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Week ends with global share sell-off fears unabated

    Possible credit crunch is scaring stockholders

    Unite States stock markets dropped sharply Friday, extending a global share sell-off amid fears about the effect of higher interest rates on the world economy. There are growing concerns that higher rates will hit corporate profits and takeover deals, and dent consumer spending.