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Stories for January 30th 2007

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's President Bachelet schedules impressive tour

    President Michelle Bachelet

    After returning from her summer vacation on Lake Caburgua, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet plans to embark on an impressive tour of Latin American countries to encourage regional cooperation. She will then jet off to Europe to compare notes with “sister” countries famed for their welfare states.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Lula's 4 year economic plan faces crucial negotiations

    President Lula da Silva

    Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called Tuesday for “unity and hard work” from all leaders of the ruling coalition to ensure the quick approval of the economic package recently announced and which is the backbone of his second mandate.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    OPEC's target: oil in the range of 50/55 US dollars per barrel

    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, is preparing to implement another round of oil cuts beginning February first, satisfied with its decision to cut supply by 6% that has helped restore market balance.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Southern Chile's tremors traced to submarine fissure

    Chilean Patagonia

    The weeks' long tremors that have residents of Chilean Patagonia fearsome of a major earthquake can be traced to a submarine fissure and not the tectonic plaques, according to a group of scientists working in the area.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Record year for world tourism; South America up 7.2%

    World tourism registered yet another record last year with 842 million arrivals, a higher than expected growth rate of 4.5% with Latinamerica consolidating its sustained growth tendency reaching 7.2%, according to United Nations figures.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    All the power to the Communal centres

    Critics say Mr Chavez is gathering powers in his own hands

    A new era of “maximum revolution” has arrived in Venezuela, a mix of near religious fervour and plenty of oil money, an intent under a one man rule, which President Hugo Chavez promises will create a more egalitarian society. But for every Venezuelan the question is where do they fit in this revolution?

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Money reward for Japan's whaling fleet position

    An anti-whaling group patrolling the Ross Sea off Antarctica is offering a 25.000 US dollars reward to any person or group that can provide coordinates of the Japanese whaling fleet operating in the area.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Last minute agreement averts British Airways full strike

    Strike left more than 14000 pax stranded

    British Airways averted a strike by flight attendants, reaching agreement on pay and sick leave hours before the two-day walkout was due to start Wednesday. The deal was finally nailed down after more than 120 hours of talks between the company and the Transport and General Workers' Union.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Polar First helicopter fliers land in Buenos Aires

    Bell Helicopter 407 flying over Antartica

    The Polar First helicopter pilots, Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill arrived on Sunday at the Don Torcuato airfield, north of Buenos Aires. They will stay in Argentina's capital until February 13, while the Bell helicopter is serviced.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands celebrates 20 years of financial autonomy

    The Falkland Islands is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the introduction of the Fisheries Conservation Zone with a special commemorative stamp issue and the release of an allusive coin.

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