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Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 11:33 UTC

Dairy farmers’ cow protest in Brussels, which is divided over milk policy

Milk prices have tumbled worldwide and in Europe

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.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 06:55 UTC

Saudis want US government to sell its stake in Citigroup

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.  Through Kingdom Holding the Saudi family is possibly Citigroup’s main shareholder

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.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 06:38 UTC

“Historic day” for Brazil which for the first time becomes IMF creditor

Finance minister Guido Mantega made the announcement of the 10 billion USD contribution to IMF

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.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 01:19 UTC

Desire’s un-risked oil prospect in Falklands’ waters over 3 billion barrels

The CPR covers Desire’s top ten prospects

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.

Monday, October 5th 2009 - 13:41 UTC

Unesco safeguard for Andean Aymara cultural heritage

Aymara is one of the most ancient cultures of the Andean region

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.

Monday, October 5th 2009 - 13:33 UTC

Pope warns Africa about “first world toxic materialism” colonialism

Benedict praised Africa's rich cultural and spiritual treasures calling them a “spiritual lung” for the world

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.

Monday, October 5th 2009 - 13:27 UTC

Czech under pressure to sign Lisbon Treaty following Ireland’s YES

Euro sceptic Czech president Vaclav Klaus

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.

Monday, October 5th 2009 - 13:23 UTC

Lisbon Treaty controversy looms over the Conservative party conference

David Cameron, prefers to “Get Britain working”

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.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009 - 12:05 UTC

Russian billionaire makes London Evening Standard a free newspaper

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.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009 - 12:01 UTC

IMF confirms normal relationship with Argentina “in the near future”

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn: friends again

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.

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