Thursday, June 2nd 2011 - 09:44 UTC

Mexico’s oil company sues US firms for trading stolen gas condensates

Hijacked tanker trucks loads were transferred to US storage terminals

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.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011 - 09:02 UTC

CFK invites Italian businesses to invest in Argentina; announces “new phase in relations”

CFK and Berlusconi after the meeting: no journalists please!

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.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011 - 04:25 UTC

Blatter re-elected unopposed; proposes deep reforms for FIFA to fight corruption

A relieved Blatter thanks the 186 votes and no recrimination with the English

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.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 17:26 UTC

Australia whale-watching season takes off as thousands head north during winter

An estimated 4.000 humpback and minke whales are estimated to abandon Antarctic waters during June and July

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.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 16:31 UTC

Gibraltar Opposition confirms it will attend the UN C24 meeting as petitioner

Opposition Leader Fabian Picardo will address the C24 committee

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.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 10:33 UTC

The unstoppable march of the tobacco giants

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.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 09:33 UTC

Gibraltar: Major disaster in port

 Independence of the Seas cruise ship, were injured following the explosion (Photo AFP)

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.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 08:56 UTC

Grondona: the only time I asked for something was for the English to return our Malvinas Islands

FIFA second most powerful man: “I like Socialism with money, not Socialism empty handed”

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”.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 08:42 UTC

Bolivia tells Iranian Defence minister to leave and apologizes to Argentina

Defence Minister Ahmad Vahídi, accused by Argentina of masterminding the bloody Bs.Aires AMIA terrorist attack in 1994

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.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 08:34 UTC

Mix of Belgian sacrifices and banks rolling over expiring bonds, proposal for Greece

Olli Rehn, EU economic and monetary affairs commissioner

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.


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