Relations between the Falkland Islands and Argentina with positions so firmly entrenched, realistically are not going to change, but Gibraltar and Northern Ireland show us that very intractable situations can make progress, when there's good will on both sides and willingness to put the sovereignty issue aside.
Nine new European Union member nations are on course to join the bloc's borderless travel zone by the end of the year, despite security concerns by some of the older EU members, according to Germany's Interior minister.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to become a Middle East envoy working on behalf of the quartet made up of United States, Russia, United Nations and the European Union.
In a message to incoming British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Argentine president Nestor Kirchner renewed his administration's indeclinable willingness to resume the delayed Falklands/Malvinas Islands negotiations process
Several Brazilian industry organizations are strongly lobbying Congress and President Lula da Silva to stop the incorporation of Venezuela to Mercosur, on the terms originally agreed, according to Valor, a publication which usually reflects the interests of the industrial sector.
Bolivian ambassador to Chile Roberto Finot proposed Sunday that Bolivia rent a small strip of coastal Chile to allow the landlocked nation access to the Pacific Ocean. The 50-year sovereignty-free port concession would not force Chile to cede any portion of its territory or sovereignty.
The US Central Intelligence Agency has posted hundreds of once secret documents on its website.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who may be named as an international Middle East peace envoy, said he will do anything he can to bring about a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Plymouth-based helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, has made another seizure of nearly half a ton of cocaine during its current maritime security patrol in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
A pilot experience between Argentina and Brazil regarding trade in local currency, reduction of asymmetries between senior and junior members and the official creation of the Bank of the South figure in the agenda for this week's Mercosur summit in Paraguay.