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Politics

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil's Energy minister resigns amid bribes accusations

    Brazil's Mines and Energy minister Silas Rondeau resigned amid accusations he was bribed by a construction company that obtained contracts to provide electricity to poor rural areas in a program championed by the nation's first working class president

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands new Chief Justice appointed

    On instructions from the Secretary of State, His Excellency the Governor formally appointed His Lordship Christopher Gardner QC as Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands on Monday 21 May 2007. Mr Gardner was sworn in by Acting Governor Mahala Wynns in the Turks and Caicos Islands on 22 May.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush wants US citizen for World Bank; Blair out of the race

    The World Bank Headquarters

    President George W. Bush said this week he wants a United States citizen to succeed Paul Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, playing down speculation he might turn to departing British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the job.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    President Kirchner rescinds concessions of two major rail lines

    Riot police stand on guard after passengers angry over delays in evening commuter rail service, throw stones as they clashed with riot police at the Constitucion train station

    Argentine President Nestor Kirchner rescinded a private company's concession to operate two major rail lines on Tuesday, a week after commuters rioted over delays at the main station in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, May 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Cutty Sark, London landmark damaged in blaze

    “Now more than ever the Cutty Sark needs support from all her friends across the world”

    Cutty Sark, a London landmark and the world's last surviving 19th century tea clipper that made its name in the China trade, was severely damaged in a blaze Monday.

  • Monday, May 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    1982 British landings at San Carlos commemorated

    British Forces landing at San Carlos

    The twenty-fifth anniversary of the landing of British Forces, at the start of the campaign to free the Falkland Islands from occupation by Argentine forces, was celebrated today, 21st May, at San Carlos.

  • Monday, May 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's Bachelet admits mistakes and opens the wallet

    Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, suffering from a significant downfall in her popularity caused by a controversial (and collapsed) public transport system in Santiago admitted Monday people had the right to be angry but promised that the problems will be overcome.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands stamps issue honours dead British and Islanders

    'Lest We Forget' new stamps

    Next June 14 two sets of stamps, aptly entitled “Lest We Forget”, will be officially released in coincidence with the 25th anniversary of the Falkland Islands “Liberation Day”, which marked the ousting of Argentine forces from the Islands and the end of the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelands march to support TV Station critical of Chavez

    Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched Saturday to support a TV station aligned with opponents of President Hugo Chavez, whose government plans to kick the channel off the air next week by not renewing its license.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Faulty skies in Brazil and Argentina warn pilots and controllers

    Air traffic controllers monitor aircraft traffic

    Pilots and air traffic controllers have warned that shoddy safety systems could be putting passengers at risk in South America's two largest countries, prompting an international outcry for rapid overhauls of the organizations that manage air transit in Argentina and Brazil.