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Politics

  • Sunday, December 28th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    British bishops call Labour policies “morally corrupt”

    The British Government was embroiled in another row with the Church of England after bishops condemned its policies as “morally corrupt”. Five senior Church figures delivered a scathing assessment of Labour's record in power, warning that the country was suffering from family breakdown, an addiction to debt and a growing gap between rich and poor.

  • Sunday, December 28th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Spain's “Law of Grandchildren” spurs long queues in Cuba

    Starting Monday, hundreds of thousands of descendants of Spaniards who went into political exile around the world during the years of Francisco Franco's dictatorship will be able to petition for Spanish citizenship under the provisions of a law intended as reparation for past injustices.The period of time established in the bill extends from July 18, 1936 to December 31, 1955.

  • Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    President Michelle Bachelet Improves in Chile

    Public support for Michelle Bachelet has markedly increased in Chile, according to a poll by Ipsos. 56.8 per cent of respondents approve of the Chilean president's performance, up 9.9 points since August.

  • Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Cocaine in Falklands: RAF Corporal and Air Dog Leo commended

    RAF Corporal Kevin Carver and Air Dog Leo

    RAF Corporal Kevin Carver and Air Dog Leo have received further recognition for their part in the discovery in the Falkland Islands of 30 kilos of cocaine on board the Spanish flagged fishing vessel Venturer last October 29.

  • Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    South Georgia stamps celebrate centenary links to Falklands

    A new stamp issue celebrating the “Centenary of Letters Patent”, formally defining South Georgia as part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies has been released.

  • Friday, December 26th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    War reparations' claim divides Germany and Italy

    Germany has filed a complaint against Italy at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Italian judgments awarding damages to victims of Nazi war crimes on the grounds that it has already paid reparations under international treaties with Italy.

  • Friday, December 26th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    President Bush revokes pardon to NY property developer

    US President George W Bush has taken the unusual step of reversing a pardon he had announced only a day earlier for a New York property developer. Isaac Robert Toussie, convicted of making false statements to a government department and mail fraud, was one of 19 people President Bush pardoned on Tuesday.

  • Friday, December 26th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands request representation in de-mining work force

    Falkland Islands Councillors have made a formal request to UK authorities for what a spokesperson described as, “full and proper representation of the Falkland Islands view”, in the proposed working party on de-mining in the Falklands.

  • Thursday, December 25th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    China's Yuan first steps to replace US dollar in Asian trade

    China has said it is to allow some trade with its neighbours to be settled with its currency the Yuan. The pilot scheme was announced in a package of measures designed to help exporters hit by the global downturn.

  • Thursday, December 25th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Lula da Silva choice confirmed as presidential hopeful

    Dilma Rousseff and Pte. Lula da Silva

    Brazil's ruling Workers Party, (PT) has announced its full support for cabinet chief Dilma Rousseff as candidate for the presidential elections of 2010. PT chairman Ricardo Berzoni made the official statement last Wednesday after meeting with President Lula da Silva in Government House, Planalto.