A pioneer initiative will more than triple the ocean area under environmental protection in Brazil, from 5.5 million hectares to over 17.5 million, an area larger than Greece.
A Chinese court on Friday fined British drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion Yuan (490 million dollars) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said.
Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper in his first overseas official trip this week visited Argentina, where he met with President Cristina Fernandez and foreign minister Hector Timerman, and also held a round of political talks and other ministerial meetings.
Global growth had been disappointing this year, according to World Bank president Dr Jim Yong Kim, who counted Europe's woes, reforms in Japan, and the impact of US monetary policy on emerging markets, among the world's greatest economic challenges.
The Argentine 2015 budget contemplates 25.2 billion pesos (*) for the Defense ministry which includes refurbishing aircraft, tanks, sea vessels and the incorporation of state of the art radars for air space control, according to the bill presented to Congress this last week.
A US court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citibank and Argentina to let the country make payments on debt tied up in a bitter legal battle with hedge funds.
Gibraltar Governor Sir James Dutton has publicly voiced strong support for the deployment of a larger British naval vessel to patrol Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
Sir James, a retired Royal Marine with a distinguished military record, said such a move would send “a really valuable message” in the face of persistent incursions by Spanish state vessels.
Matt Bassford who has been named by the Falkland Islands the new Director of Central Services, is swapping bustling Cambridge for a new life in the South Atlantic, a British Overseas Territory where there are about 170 sheep for every human being resident, according to Cambridge News.
The Queen has said she believes Scotland will unite in a spirit of mutual respect and support following the independence referendum. She added she understood there would be strong feelings and contrasting emotions.
Alex Salmond is to step down as Scottish first minister after voters rejected independence. He will also resign as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which he has led for a total of 20 years.