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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.