Spanish Foreign Secretary Miguel Angel Moratinos has declared that the Tripartite Forum of dialogue is not the place to solve the dispute over the Rock’s territorial waters between Britain, Gibraltar and Spain.
Already judged to be Europe’s worst tourists last year, the French have now been named as the worst in the world. In a survey of 4.500 international hotel owners, they are criticized for not speaking foreign languages and of being arrogant and tight with their cash.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has replaced US retail group Wal-Mart as the world's largest company, the latest annual survey by Fortune magazine says.
Britain’s Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant welcomed on Thursday the new St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009, which among other things includes a Bill of Rights, better defines the role of the Governor and has separate chapters for each of the three islands.
The leaders of G8 believe the world economy still faces significant risks and may need further help, but macro-economic stimulus “must be consistent with price stability and medium-term fiscal sustainability” according to summit documents that also reflect failure to agree climate change goals for 2050.
Two farm workers in Western Canada have become infected with a new flu virus, health officials said this week, emphasizing the strain, described as non-pandemic influenza A virus, was not related to the H1N1 pandemic.
The Bank of England is set to pump an extra £25 billion into the recession-blighted UK economy. The rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is expected to vote to step up its quantitative easing programme - effectively printing more money - while holding interest rates at their record low of 0.5%.
Chinese media based on reliable sources from the country’s giant oil corporation CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) report the almost certain sale by Spain’s Repsol of 75% of its subsidiary YPF, an operation involving 14.5 billion US dollars
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and visiting Brazilian President Lula da Silva called Tuesday for a more democratic world order that would give emerging economies a larger voice in international finance and justice affairs.
The United Kingdom government has laid the ground for the first full-scale review of Britain's armed forces for more than a decade once the general election is out of the way.