Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 - 15:21 UTC

European Union Treaty to Make EU More Powerful

The European Union's Lisbon Treaty has come into force with the aim of streamlining EU decision-making. The first EU president also took office along with the bloc's new foreign policy chief.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 - 12:58 UTC

Spanish Judge Demands US$77 Million From Pinochet’s Wife And Advisers

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon on Monday demanded that the widow and advisors of former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet pay US$77 million to a Spanish charity for his regime’s victims within the next 10 days.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 - 12:43 UTC

Google to limit free news access

Users will be routed to payment or registration pages

Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 - 12:10 UTC

EU welcomes newly qualified seafood exports

Daniel Montiel, national director of Aquatic Resources.

The European Union (EU) informed the National Directorate of Aquatic Resources (DINARA) that Uruguay will be able to resume shipments of seafood products to the EU market. This announcement marks the end of restrictions imposed by the European bloc in 2008.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 13:10 UTC

Mercosur/EU political support to bolster technical meetings

Mrs. Kirchner and Rodriguez Zapatero in Portugal

Mercosur officials together with representatives from Spain, Portugal and the European Community agreed Monday to provide greater emphasis to the technical meetings with the purpose of advancing towards an association agreement between the two blocks.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 12:59 UTC

Argentina protests Lisbon Treaty which has Falklands as associate territory

Argentine territories “illegitimately occupied by UK”

With the coming into effect December first of the European Union Lisbon Treaty, Argentina has instructed its embassies to protest EU pretensions that Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and surrounding maritime spaces, and the Argentine Antarctic sector are EU associate territories.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 12:55 UTC

RAF investigating “minor incident” involving a Typhoon in the Falklands

The state of the art Nato Euro-fighter Typhoon

An investigation has been launched after minor damage was found on two UK Royal Air Force aircraft shortly after they had completed an in-flight refuelling sortie near the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 12:41 UTC

Second woman receives Military Cross as Falklands veteran sells medal

Captain Ian Bailey from the Parachute Regiment (

Their extraordinary acts of bravery are separated by 27 years. But as the first woman in the Royal Navy to be awarded the Military Cross proudly collected her medal at Buckingham Palace today a veteran who received the equivalent award for his actions in the Falklands put his medal up for sale.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 11:05 UTC

Ibero-American summit divided over the Honduras political situation

Ibero-American Secretary-General Enrique Iglesias is hopeful an understanding can be reached

Portugal's Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Amado said on Monday that Portugal is working as a mediator among Ibero-American countries to achieve a consensus on the Honduras political situation that is threatening the 19th summit’s final declaration.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 07:35 UTC

Mercosur, India and African nations begin trade and investment talks

Celso Amorim chairs trade talks on the sidelines of the stalled Doha round.

Brazil launched this week in Geneva a round of negotiations to further liberate trade between Mercosur, India and the Union of Nations from Austral Africa with the purpose of ratifying south-south cooperation, while global negotiations in the framework of the Doha Round remain stalled.


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