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Stories for February 23rd 2006

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Arias Wins Costa Rican Presidential Vote

    Former president and Nobel laureate Oscar Arias won Costa Rica's Feb. 5 presidential election, a press group said Wednesday, citing figures from a manual recount of the ballots

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil's Lula would win re-election

    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's popularity has bounced back from a corruption scandal that threatened to derail his government, making him the favourite to win October's election, a poll showed on Tuesday.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Caruana to make statement today

    Trilateral talks continued late last night in Chevening, Kent as Chief Minister, Peter Caruana, and Jose Pons and Dominick Chilcott the respective Spanish and British diplomats leading on negotiations, worked to try and close a series of items that would allow talks at ministerial level to go ahead ?in the near future'.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile, Japan start FTA talks in Tokyo

    Japan and Chile began two days of official negotiations in Tokyo on Feb. 23 on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), aimed at striking a deal by the end of the year, Japanese government officials said.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    UN treaty guarantees merchant sailors' rights

    Seeking to ensure fair globalization, the United Nations International Labour Organization overwhelmingly adopted on Thursday comprehensive new standards for the world's 1.2 million merchant sailors, setting out a host of rights to decent working conditions covering health, safety, minimum age and hours of work.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Rice to visit Chile for Bachelet's taking office ceremony

    Chilean president Ricardo Lagos confirmed Thursday that United States Secretary of State Condolezza Rice would be participating next March 11 in the taking office ceremony of elected president Michelle Bachelet, the first woman to lead Chile.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Possible new outbreak of FAM in north Argentina

    Argentine sanitary officials are checking into the possibility of a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the area where two weeks ago several thousands of cattle and hoofed animals were sacrificed.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Mandelson calls for a new EU/Mercosur round of talks

    The European Union Trade Commissar Peter Mandelson said he was disappointed with the EU and Mercosur's incapacity to reach a free trade agreement but nevertheless extended an invitation for another round of talks.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina formally notifies Falklands' vessel arrest

    Argentina officially notified the British Embassy in Buenos Aires on Thursday of the capture, last Monday, of the Falklands' flagged vessel “John Cheek” allegedly fishing in Argentina's EEZ