Valdivia in the Chilean Los Rios region will become the final resting place for the Chilean British-built submarine O'Brien which is to be converted into a nautical museum, reports the local press.
Argentina has denied it is suspending commercial ties with Iran worth a billion US dollars annually. The Argentine Jewish news agency and several Argentine newspapers earlier reported the suspension.
US pop star Madonna met with Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and former guerrilla-held hostage Ingrid Betancourt on Tuesday at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires where she filmed Evita twelve years ago.
Next Monday 8th December 2008 the Falkland Islands commemorates the victory of the Naval engagements of 8th December 1914 on which day 6 British sailors lost their lives and a number of others died later from injuries received during the battle. 2,260 German sailors also lost their lives.
Republican Saxby Chambliss has won a run-off election in Georgia, denying Democrats the chance for a 60-seat supermajority in the US senate that would have enabled them to pass legislation virtually at will.Chambliss, the 65-year-old incumbent, defeated Democrat Jim Martin for the seat.
The British Government announced that Michael Foot, currently Chairman of the UK office of Promontory Financial Group, will lead the independent review of British offshore financial centres, mostly in Overseas Territories, anticipated at Pre-Budget Report 2008.
Britain's House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin said he regrets that police were allowed to search Conservative MP Damian Green's office without a warrant.
A parliamentary aide had allowed a raid - part of a government leaks inquiry - by signing a consent form, he added.
US President elect Barack Obama said Wednesday on naming New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, --the only Latino so far who has been named to a cabinet post-- would be an unyielding advocate for American business and American jobs as Commerce Secretary
Representatives of more than 100 countries gathered in Oslo, Norway Wednesday to sign a treaty banning cluster bombs. Norway, which has led efforts to ban cluster bombs, was the first to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which bans the use, production, and sale of the weapons.
A new US public opinion poll shows long-time support for the US embargo against Cuba is falling among the Cuban-American community in Miami, which reflects a shift of opinion away from harsh policies towards the Fidel and Raul Castro regime.