Petroleos Mexicanos; Pemex, sued 11 US firms over claims they helped Mexican drug cartels smuggle and re-sell more than 300 million USD in natural gas liquids stolen from Mexico’s northern oilfields into the U.S.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner invited Italian business-people to invest in Argentina underlining the close links between the two countries and the fact her visit was the re-launching of normal relations after a decade.
Sepp Blatter was re-elected on Wednesday unopposed for a fourth term as FIFA president, shrugging off the scandals that have hit world soccer's governing body to secure another four years in charge.
Australia marked the start of its whale-watching season Wednesday with predictions that some 4,000 of the giant animals will be spotted as they make their way along the coast during winter.
Gibraltar Opposition Leader Fabian Picardo will head for New York later this month to address the United Nations Committee of 24 as part of the opposition GSLP/Liberal policy of continuing to ask the C24 to de-list British Overseas Territory and formally close the decolonisation process.
By Emily Dugan - The following piece from The Independent on Sunday describes how in spite of the World NO tobacco Day (May 31) the industry ruthlessly exploits the developing world and makes huge profits even when smoking in the richer countries has been falling sustainedly.
An oil storage tank exploded in the port of Gibraltar Tuesday afternoon around 3.30pm, just metres from where a cruise ship Independence of the Seas was berthed. Two people who were carrying out welding work on the tank were injured in the blast. One of them, a 40-year old Spanish national from La Linea, suffered serious, extensive and life threatening burns.
Julio Grondona president of Argentina’s Football Association, AFA, and FIFA Vice-president strongly denied having been bribed to support Qatar World Cup bid in 2022 and said the only time he ever asked for something was when he told the English they could have his vote “if they returned what belongs to Argentina, the Malvinas Islands”.
The Bolivian Government asked Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahídi, accused by Argentina of masterminding the Buenos Aires AMIA terrorist attack in 1994, to leave the country after an Argentine attorney asked Interpol to arrest him, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said.
European Union’s top economic official said a solution to keeping Greece solvent is combining bold deficit cuts reminiscent of Belgian sacrifices in the 1990s and willingness by lenders to roll over expiring bonds, adapting what was done in Eastern Europe two years ago.