Hundreds of farmers protested Monday in Brussels to put pressure on European Union (EU) agriculture ministers meeting to discuss low milk prices. The talks came after weeks of protests across Europe, with farmers dumping milk stocks and withholding supplies at what they see as uneconomic prices.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a main investor in Citigroup, urged the US government to sell its stake in the bank as soon as this year to boost investor confidence, Emerging Markets magazine reported.
Brazil became on Monday for the first time ever a creditor of the International Monetary Fund when it formalized a decision to buy 10 billion US dollars worth of IMF notes nominated in SDR.
Desire Petroleum prospective un-risked recoverable resources net in Falkland Islands waters are over 3 billion barrels of oil in the company’s ten top prospects according to the recently completed Competent Person’s Report, CPR and released this week.
Unesco’s support for the project to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of the Aymara communities of Bolivia, Chile and Peru should be seen as an example for Latinamerica, according to Peruvian anthropologist Soledad Mujica.
Pope Benedict has warned that a form of colonialism continues to blight Africa. Opening a three-week synod of African bishops, he said political colonialism was over. But he said the developed world continued to export materialism - which he called toxic spiritual rubbish - to the continent.
Following the decisive Yes vote by the Irish electorate, EU leaders have called on Eurosceptic Czech president Vaclav Klaus to stop holding up the democratic will of all Europeans and sign the Lisbon Treaty.
Britain’s Tory leader David Cameron is fighting to prevent a damaging new rift over Europe dominating his party's final conference before the general election.
Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev is to make the London Evening Standard a free newspaper later this month, after more than 180 years as a paid-for title. Lebedev bought a controlling stake in the loss making newspaper last January for a nominal sum of £1 after almost a year of secret negotiations with Lord Rothermere's Daily Mail & General Trust.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is confident that the fund will resume a normal relationship with Argentina soon, he said on Friday.