Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 20:04 UTC

Brazilian candidate Ms. Rousseff promises to have Lula da Silva as advisor

Dilma Rousseff wants Lula da Silva to help with the promised political and fiscal reforms

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff promised, if elected, that President Lula da Silva (and mentor) will be her advisor to help with all the reforms the country still needs to address.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 06:32 UTC

EU/Mercosur talks must go “beyond tariffs and subsidies”

President Lula da Silva wants Europeans to invest in the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics

The association agreement between the European Union and Mercosur has to go “beyond tariffs and subsidies”, said Brazilian president addressing businessmen from Brazil and a visiting Italian delegation headed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 06:24 UTC

Uruguay to reply Argentina’s joint monitoring proposal next week

Luis Almagro  and Hector Timerman at the Uruguayan Foreign Affairs ministry

Uruguay will reply next week Argentina’s proposal for the joint monitoring of the River Uruguay, said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro after holding a three hours meeting with his visiting counterpart Hector Timerman.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 06:09 UTC

Argentina: Héctor Timerman defiantly calls himself a Peronist and a “Kirchnerist”

 Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman

Timerman’s portfolio to be strengthened by his special ties to Kirchners. Timerman brings rare gifts of strength of character and intellectual preeminence to his new job.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 06:03 UTC

Berlusconi says Lula da Silva should run again for president in 2014

Lula da Silva and Berlusconi in Sao Paulo

Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, expressed his support for the idea that Brazilian President Lula da Silva should run for president once again in the Brazilian presidential elections of 2014.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 05:57 UTC

Six decades since splitting China and Taiwan sign milestone trade pact

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou promised to reduce tension

China and Taiwan have signed a historic trade pact, seen as the most significant agreement since civil war split the two governments 60 years ago. The Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement (ECFA) removes tariffs on hundreds of products. It could boost bilateral trade that already totals 110 billion US dollars a year.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 05:50 UTC

US dollar should be replaced by a more stable system, says UN report

United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon

The US dollar is an unreliable international currency and should be replaced by a more stable system, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in a report released Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 05:41 UTC

Falklands MPA will undergo six months of resurfacing; air bridge confirmed

MPA major refurbishment in 25 years of existence

Two Boeing 767-300s have been confirmed as the aircraft to be used for the South Atlantic Airbridge linking Brize Norton in the UK with the Falkland Islands while the Mount Pleasant runway is being resurfaced later this year.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 05:31 UTC

Lula da Silva anticipates World Cup semi-finals with four Mercosur members

Brazilian President Lula da Silva said on Tuesday he expects the four Mercosur countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay to meet in the semi-finals of the World Cup in South Africa.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 05:19 UTC

UK Pavilion has won Royal Institute of British Architects’ Lubetkin Prize

The Seed Cathedral at the centre of the UK pavilion

The UK Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 has scooped the prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects’) Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the European Union by a RIBA member.


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