The countdown has begun for Venezuela's oldest private television station: midnight Sunday Radio Caracas Television, the most widely watched channel, will be forced off the air after President Hugo Chávez's government decided not to renew its licence.
Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world denying citizens' access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all, according to the Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption in Judicial Systems issued Thursday by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.
The influential human rights group Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report Wednesday, highlighting harsh police treatment of indigenous people, poor prison conditions and the country's 1978 Amnesty law as persistent problems in Chile.
Sailors restore Coventry's cross; 'No meeting of minds' on sovereignty, says Governor; New Chief Justice; Badminton coach visits.
Joe Holliday, Gibraltar's deputy Chief Minister, told the United Nations seminar in Grenada that Gibraltar is decolonised and that it is for the UN to de-list the territory. The seminar reaffirmed the principle of self determination and Argentina and Spain were criticized for furthering their sovereignty disputes.
Beginning with a parade of members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force, which is usually conducted in icy conditions, the annual budget session of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council (LegCo) in May is the most important of the year.
The Royal Navy's newest patrol vessel HMS Clyde will pay her first and last visit to her affiliations in Inver Clyde this weekend (26-29 May).
Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged the suffering of indigenous Latin Americans during European colonialisation in a move to control damage caused by remarks made during his recent trip to Brazil.
Spain has cancelled the permission of a US treasure-hunting company to search for a sunken British warship in the Strait of Gibraltar over suspicions that it has illegally exported a coin treasure found in Spanish waters, the daily El Pais reported Thursday.
Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration says the treasure was found in international waters and imported legally into the United States.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner admitted that it's possible that other officials of his administration could be involved in the Skanska-Gate scandal involving alleged bribes in public works contracts, but insisted it was basically a corruption case in the private sector.