The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a landmark declaration outlining the rights of the world's estimated 370 million indigenous people and outlawing discrimination against them – a move that followed more than two decades of debate.
Chinese inflation for the second consecutive month peaked a ten year high pushed by a sharp rise in meat prices. The consumer price index reached 6.5% in the year to August, up from 5.6% in July, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
The euro hit a new all-time high against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, climbing as high as US$1.3878 amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will soon cut interest rates.
History repeats itself, although this time FC Den Bosch will hope for a better result at the end of the season, than that which they had in 2006/7. Then they won the Jupiler League First Period Championship, but in the end of season play-offs lost to VVV Venlo who went on to gain promotion to the exclusive Eredivisie (Premier Division).
The United Kingdom farming industry has been plunged back into crisis with the confirmation of another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in Surrey. Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn had declared the UK free of FAM following an initial outbreak in August.
A report on the impact of bio-fuels suggests that bio-fuels championed for reducing energy reliance, boosting farm revenues and helping fight climate change, may in fact hurt the environment and push up food prices.
London has overtaken Tokyo and Paris to become the world's most expensive city for dining out, a new international survey revealed Wednesday. At an average of £ 39.09 (57.40 euros, 74.08 dollars), the price of a three-course meal for one in the British capital city has increased by 2.9% from 2006.
World oil prices threatened to hit a new high today ahead of a crunch meeting between the Opec oil-producing states where they will decide on whether to increase production.
Decades of wrangling between London and Brussels over switching to metric will come to an end with an announcement that imperial measures can carry on indefinitely.
Gibraltar will be calling a General Election Thursday October 11. Governor Sir Robert Fulton, advised by Chief Minister Peter Caruana issued a Proclamation dissolving Parliament and convening the General Election.