China's first strategic oil reserve base station has begun to be filled in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, according to reports from the country's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). This is the latest step in China's efforts to ensure a strategic oil reserve.
A majority of people in France, Germany, Spain and Italy feel the euro has hurt their economies, according to a poll published Monday in the Financial Times. The FT-Harris survey found more than half of citizens questioned in the big euro zone countries said they preferred their former currency.
United Nations marked Monday the annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with an urgent appeal that the remembrance of the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazis serve to prevent new massacres, a rebuff for those who deny that the tragedy ever occurred, and moving testimony from survivors.
The White House confirmed Monday it will request Congress to renew the key trade negotiating authority that expires next July and said time was running short for countries to reach a new global trade deal.
Leaders from the world's main trading nations supported a quick resumption of the frozen Doha Round global trade talks after meeting in the framework of the World Economic Forum that ended this weekend in Davos, Switzerland.
United States president George Bush's popularity keeps plummeting following last week's state of the Union address, according to a survey published by Newsweek magazine.
The United Nations General Assembly on Friday condemned without reservation any denial of the Holocaust, with only Iran publicly disassociating itself from the consensus resolution which was immediately hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The number of people unemployed worldwide remained at an historical high of nearly 200 million in 2006 despite strong global economic growth, only modest gains were made in lifting some of the 1.37 billion working poor living on less than 2 US dollars per day out of poverty, and the pattern looks set to continue this year, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.
A Norovirus outbreak was reported to have affected more than 300 passengers and crew members aboard the world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) before the ocean liner docked in San Francisco Wednesday for a regularly scheduled stop, according to news reports.
Chilean authorities in the XI Region of Aysén are closely monitoring the repeated tremors in the area and are prepared for the event of a major seism or the eruption of the Hudson volcano.