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Stories for May 12th 2006

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update.

    Headlines:
    Little Swann helps big Boye into West port; Thirteen for Iceland; Further delay for broadband; Tabbing for SAMA82; Police launch ?safe' service; FIDC resignation rumored.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Oil prices to fall: research chief

    THE rise of alternative fuels would force a dramatic drop in oil prices in the next 50 years, the head of a government research body said today

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Gold price reaches highest in 25 years

    Gold surged above $720 an ounce in New York for the first time since October 1980 and platinum reached a record as tensions increased over Iran's nuclear-research program.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Bachelet defends Morales and Chavez, indirectly mocks Bush

    President Michelle Bachelet defended fellow Latin American leaders Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez Wednesday and asked world leaders not to “demonize” Latin America.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Bikini protest highlights pulp mills controversy

    An Argentine Greenpeace environmental activist caused several minutes of amusement Friday in Vienna when scantly dressed with a mini bikini she paraded before the EU-Latinamerica leaders, lined up for the official photo, to protest the construction of pulp mills in Uruguay.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil calls to re-take Doha round trade talks

    Brazil warned that the European Union/Latinamerica summit in Vienna, Austria was “one of the last chances” to prevent World Trade Organization negotiations from foundering.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    South Africa to build St Helena airport

    The isolation of British Overseas Territory St Helena in the mid-Atlantic is about to end: the British Department for International Development is going ahead, at the second attempt, with the building of an airport to connect the island with the rest of the world.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Blair asks Morales and Chavez to act “sensibly”

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair called Friday on Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to show the world they are responsible with use of their energy resources.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    EU demands greater unity from Latinamerica

    European Union leaders expressed in Vienna concern at mixed signals from Latinamerica and have asked for a “common strategic vision” to develop the full potential of partnership.

  • Friday, May 12th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands Development Corporation Manager to quit

    The following notice was released this morning by Falkland Islands Legislative Councillor, Mrs. Andrea Clausen in her capacity as Chair of the Falkland Islands Development Board.

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