Given the ongoing crisis in China over melamine-contaminated powdered food which has hospitalized nearly 13,000 children, United Nations agencies urged countries to ensure the safe feeding of infants and to be on alert for the possible spread of tainted dairy products.
Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana exchanged greetings with Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Labour conference this week just moments after Minister for Europe Jim Murphy reiterated the UK Government pledge to Gibraltarians on sovereignty.
China is pursuing a path of peaceful development, building its military strength only to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, the General Assembly's high-level debate was told on Wednesday.
Europe does not need a US-style bail-out of banks, but must introduce stricter financial supervision, a top EU official has said. Economy commissioner Joaquin Almunia said mimicking the 700 billion US plan to unfreeze credit markets was unnecessary because the situation was less acute.
Americans must support a massive bail-out of financial markets to ease a serious financial crisis, US President George W Bush said on Wednesday. The entire economy was in danger, he said in a live TV speech, and failure to act now would cost more later.
He has invited presidential rivals John McCain and Barack Obama to the White House on Thursday to discuss the 700 billion US dollars rescue package.
The rivals have disagreed on delaying a TV debate over the economic turmoil.
The United Kingdom Border Agency revealed on Thursday the design of the first identity cards to be issued to foreign nationals in the UK.
The mother of a Spanish man who died from mad cow disease also succumbed to the illness, announced on Thursday the Spanish Ministry of Health.
The European Union has banned imports of baby food that contains Chinese milk and is considering restrictions on other Chinese food products with powdered milk, as a tainted milk scandal in China takes on international proportions.
The economic turmoil provoked by crises in the United States subprime and finance markets has put an end to the free market economy, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday.
Ireland, better known as the Celtic tiger became the first Euro zone economy to slide into a recession as homebuilding and consumer spending continued to slump. GDP contracted 0.5% in the second quarter from the previous quarter which had also shrank 0.3%, according to the Central Statistics Office said Thursday in Dublin.