The recent arrival of the bluetongue virus in the United Kingdom indicates again that animal diseases are advancing globally and countries will have to invest more in surveillance and control measures, warned FAO.
The International Monetary Fund's chief economist said on Wednesday repercussions from recent market turmoil should be contained within advanced economies, with growth in emerging markets likely to remain broadly on track.
House prices are falling at their fastest rate for two years as buyers stay away from the market, new figures have shown.
Krill Seaproducts from ÃÃ¢€Â¦lesund, Norway is converting the 132-metre Vlieborg container vessel to a trawler in order to target krill. The steel work is done at Western Shipyard in Lithuania and refurbishing will be completed at the shipyard Fiskerstrand Verft in ÃÃ¢€Â¦lesund. The name of the vessel has been changed to ThorshÃÃ‚Â¸vdi.
Australia has taken its battle against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic to the Internet, with a new YouTube campaign unveiled on Tuesday that targets Japanese children.
British writer, Iran born, Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday citing her skepticism, fire and visionary power in dozens of works, notably her classic The Golden Notebook.
A new publication by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows that global spending on education is concentrated in just a few countries, with the education budget of a single country like France or Italy outweighing education spending across all of sub-Saharan Africa.
British farmers affected by current restrictions on the movement of animals imposed following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, are to be given a multi-million-pound package of support.
The United Nations Fourth Committee, the Special Political and Decolonization, meets this Monday for an opening session under the Chairmanship of Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad from Sudan.
On October 11th Gibraltar goes to the polls to elect a new Government. Under the new 2006 constitution there will be an increase in the number of votes per person to ten from the previous eight, with the two major parties, the Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) and the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP) with the newer Progressive Democracy Party (PDP) fielding six and two independent candidates on offer.