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Politics
Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 23:41 UTC

Families of trapped Chilean miners file 29 million USD suit in damages

The camp overseeing the rescue operations

Families of 29 of the 33 workers trapped in a collapsed Chilean mine Thursday filed suit against their employer, seeking 29 million dollars in damages, an adviser to the families said.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 19:55 UTC

Ecuadorean president mobbed and surrounded by protesting rank and file police

Correa abandons the scene after being shouted down and gassed

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he is the target of a coup attempt after police and soldiers protesting wage cuts assaulted him Thursday during a demonstration in the capital Quito. The mutinous forces also cut air traffic at the capital’s main airport.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 02:32 UTC

IMF calls for tighter supervision of credit rating agencies

There are more than 70 rating agencies world wide but only three are global in scope: Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and Standard % Poor’s

Credit rating agencies need tighter supervision because their activities have a strong impact on funding costs for debt issuers and can affect financial stability, the International Monetary Fund said.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 01:18 UTC

FIFA joins global campaign against money laundering and corruption

President Joseph S. Blatter: “this is a historic moment for football”

FIFA the international federation of associate football will implement as of next October first a new computerized system of players’ transfers geared to establish a greater control and help combat money laundering and corruption.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 01:13 UTC

Guardia Civil and Gibraltar police physically scuffle in the Rock’s waters

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Peter Caruana: “totally unacceptable incident”

A suspected smuggler was removed from Gibraltar territorial waters by the Spanish Guardia Civil following physical scuffles and a tense stand-off with the Gibraltar police. The incident was described as “very serious” and Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Peter Caruana warned that it could undermine the efforts of the Trilateral Forum to cooperate on law enforcement issues.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 01:12 UTC

Germany pays off last war debts on anniversary of reunification

On 9 November 1989, Germans on both sides of the divided nation demolished the Berlin Wall

Germany will finally pay off the last of its debts from World War One next Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of German reunification. Germany's federal office for central services and unresolved property issues (BADV) said a bond issued to pay remaining debts stemming from the conflict would mature on Oct. 3, two decades after West and East Germany united.

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 00:54 UTC

Chavez two seats short to be granted special decree powers avoiding parliament

In spite of the set back the populist leader remains as the most outstanding figure in Venezuela’s political scenario

President Hugo Chávez's Venezuela’s United Socialist party just beat a newly united opposition bloc for the popular vote at Sunday’s legislative election that split the country down the middle, final official results showed.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010 - 19:36 UTC

At least 30 Latam journalists killed doing their job in nine months

“The situation continues to deteriorate”, says PEC’s secretary general Blaise Lempen

At least 90 journalists (30 in Latinamerica) have been killed doing their job so far this year, a 25% increase on the same period of 2009, the media watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said this week. PEC has also called on the UN Humans Rights Council to urgently take up the matter.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010 - 19:31 UTC

The 34 hunger striker Mapuches in Chile has become world news

The indigenous Mapuches have a long list of demands

Chile’s government said this week it will be impossible to meet demands by 34 Mapuche hunger strikers that all three branches of Chile’s government meet together to resolve the on-going hunger strike.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010 - 04:38 UTC

Argentina chairs G-77; CFK demands effective multilateralism

Argentina is overcoming the “sad isolation” inflicted by the 2001 crisis, argued Mrs. Kirchner

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led on Tuesday in New York the 34th G-77 annual meeting to celebrate Argentina's appointment as the group's chairmanship.

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