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Stories for December 17th 2004

  • Friday, December 17th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Mercosur declares expansion despite problems among founders.

    The southern South American trade bloc established 10 years ago with an eye to spurring regional development and clout declared here a hefty expansion despite lingering problems between founding members that have made economic union more of a goal than a reality.

  • Friday, December 17th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Russia & Argentina to co-operate in Security Council.

    Russia and Argentina have agreed to co-operate within the framework of the United Nations Security Council, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yuri Fedotov, the Russian news and information agency Novosti reported yesterday.

  • Friday, December 17th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Menem: Xmas in “La Rioja”.

    A judge struck down an arrest warrant for ex-president Carlos Menem yesterday, clearing a legal hurdle for the former leader who has been living in neighbouring Chile, while his nephew said that Menem will come back to Argentina on December 22.

  • Friday, December 17th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update.

    Road route debate continues; Offer of help met with angry rock attack; Don't waste water; £30k for Tamar repair; Bremen's on her own.

  • Friday, December 17th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Plant find points to global climate peril.

    The discovery of a bed of plants that lay frozen under a Peruvian glacier for thousands of years points to dire consequences from climate change today, according to Lonnie Thompson, a glaciologist.