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Stories for December 17th 2002

  • Tuesday, December 17th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands campaigners watch on Gibraltar.

    Supporters of the Falkland Islanders in their rejection of Argentina's sovereignty claim are keeping close watch on the British Government's attempts to persuade Gibraltarians to agree to shared Anglo-Spanish sovereignty.

  • Tuesday, December 17th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    Lagos government looses majority in the Senate

    Chilean president Ricardo Lagos admitted his administration has lost control of the Senate following the decision of Senator Nelson Avila to “freeze” his relation with the ruling coalition. Mr. Lagos is confronted with a growing political crisis since several Congressmen from the ruling coalition face possible conviction for corruption charges and illegal party financing.

  • Tuesday, December 17th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile hails trade deal as finest moment

    After two years of negotiations, Chile and the US have agreed a broad bilateral agreement which has been hailed in Santiago as the finest moment in more than a decade of aggressive pursuit of trade deals.