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.
India on Monday made it clear that the deadly terror strikes in Mumbai were carried out by Pakistan-based militants and asked Islamabad to take strong action against the elements responsible for this outrage - a sign that ties between the two countries are headed for a rocky patch.
Tensions between Chile and Peru remained high Monday after last week's revelation that Peru's top army general said at a party that Chileans in Peru would be sent back in coffins or body bags.
Peruvian president Alan García's approval was up 8.1 points in November according to the latest release from the public opinion pollster CPI.
Although still eleven months away, public opinion polls show that Uruguay's next government will not enjoy the current comfortable congressional majority and the president will emerge from a run off at the end of November 2009.
A Venezuelan lawyer who worked with his government's intelligence services to cover up an 800,000 US dollars cash campaign donation to Argentina's president was sentenced Monday afternoon in a Miami federal court to two years in prison on charges of being an illegal foreign agent.