Brazil and France announced the strengthening of their growing strategic alliance in defense and other fields during a presidential summit Tuesday in French Guyana. Nicolas Sarkozy hosted Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the Amazonia border city of Saint Georges-de-l'Oiapock.
Spain summoned British ambassador to Madrid Denise Holt to protest an oil spill off Gibraltar that has polluted Spanish beaches, Environment Minister Cristina Narbona said Monday in the southern city of Seville.
United States president George W. Bush ranks as the highest paid leader in the Americas and Fidel Castro the most modest, according to officially disclosed figures, which are not always entirely reliable, following on a report from the Spanish media.
Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz who this week ends a Latinamerican tour in Costa Rica said he was desolate his concert in Caracas had been again canceled after Venezuelan government officials declared the 14-time Latin Grammy Award winner persona non-grata.
Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, which contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti received the official document which includes it in the UNESCO World heritage list.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in Tokyo that the global economy faces downside risks from the rout of capital markets that is serious and persisting but insisted he was convinced the US economy would continue to grow in 2008. At no time did he use the feared word recession.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is preparing for an agenda of international meetings, both at home and overseas, with the purpose of fulfilling her electoral promise that global relations will be paramount for her administration, reports the Buenos Aires press.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez confirmed Saturday a deep reshuffle of the cabinet which in this first stage includes at least four relevant posts: Foreign Affairs, Defence, Industry and Energy; Education and Culture and Housing and Environment. The announcements are scheduled to be made public in the course of next week.
The Uruguayan government told Congress in Montevideo that it has no plans for a military alliance with Venezuela. The question was brought up following revelations that a delegation of Venezuelan military and scientists would be traveling in a Uruguayan navy vessel to Antarctica later this month.
Headlines: Farewell, grand old lady; Veterans' house in Stanley - hopes high for year end opening; Upland Goose conversion approved; Drugs arrests.