Saturday, September 3rd 2011 - 08:19 UTC

Did Argentina Trade Visas for Holocaust Loot?

Evita and Juan Domingo Perón cheered by the crowds

A new book about the darker side of Latin-American politics alleges some disturbing dealings between Argentina and Hitler’s cronies.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 08:39 UTC

Thatcher and Falklands’ military campaign invoked by US presidential hopeful

Michele Bachmann, third-term congresswoman for Minnesota tries to convince US veterans she has Thatcher’s resolve

A United States congresswoman running a surprising strong campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has compared herself to ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a foreign policy speech aimed in part at convincing US veterans that she would make a strong commander in chief.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 08:35 UTC

China appeals WTO report that it restricts exports of nine raw materials

Coke, zinc and magnesium are among the raw materials involved in the dispute

China appealed the World Trade Organization's finding in July that its export controls over raw materials including coke, zinc and magnesium violate global trading rules.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 08:18 UTC

Buenos Aires and Santiago, the most liveable cities in South America, says EIU

The Colon opera house in Buenos Aires has one of the best acoustics of the world

Montevideo figures in position 65 in the world ranking of most liveable cities elaborated by The Economist Intelligence Unit, (EIU) and which was released this week. Only Buenos Aires and Santiago figure ahead of the Uruguayan capital in positions 62 and 63 as the most liveable cities in South America.

Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 05:29 UTC

Two major Arctic Ocean shipping routes open simultaneously as ice recedes

From 3 million square miles in early 1980s the ice cap has fallen to 1.6 million sq miles in 2007

Two major Arctic Ocean shipping routes have opened simultaneously for only the second time since satellite observation began in the 1970s, researchers say.

Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 01:26 UTC

Germany against airports full-body scanners following false readings

As many as 49% of passengers were incorrectly flagged as warranting hand searching

The German government has backed down on plans to install full-body security scanners at airports around the country after the devices reportedly performed poorly during a 10-month testing phase.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 21:24 UTC

Merkel bets she can convince ruling coalition sceptics to further support the Euro

If Merkel fails to convince conservatives she could have to call early elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved Wednesday new powers for the Euro zone's bailout fund, kicking off a month-long battle to convince sceptics in her conservative camp to back efforts to contain the bloc's crisis.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 21:21 UTC

US grain farmers furious with Argentina and Canada advance in the Colombia market

Colombian corn imports for the 2011/12 year are expected to be greater that those of China

Argentina has rapidly displaced the US as the main supplier to Colombia of corn and in near future wheat, with volumes soaring from 99.000 tons in 2007 to over 2.2 million tons currently, points out Agrimoney.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 21:12 UTC

Investigation exposes Canadian mining industry bribing in Mexico

The corrupt Mexican mayor also demanded a sexual encounter with Playboy model Niurka Marcos

Canadian police are investigating a Calgary-based mining firm for allegedly bribing a mayor in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to protect a barite mine.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 19:24 UTC

Britons and French most pessimistic about economic prospects shows Ipsos Mori world survey

Canada, Germany and the US among the most optimistic

Britons are among the most pessimistic in the world about their country’s economic prospects, it was revealed this week. Just 9% of respondents in the Ipsos MORI survey expect an improvement in their economy in six months’ time, a figure only beaten by the French with 3%.


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