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Stories for January 2007

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    China begins filling its strategic oil reserves

    Crude oil pipelines at Ningbo Port, Zhejiang Province

    China's first strategic oil reserve base station has begun to be filled in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, according to reports from the country's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). This is the latest step in China's efforts to ensure a strategic oil reserve.

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Poll reveals that Europeans are not happy with the Euro

    A majority of people in France, Germany, Spain and Italy feel the euro has hurt their economies, according to a poll published Monday in the Financial Times. The FT-Harris survey found more than half of citizens questioned in the big euro zone countries said they preferred their former currency.

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UN marks Holocaust Day as reminder for future genocides

    Remembrance and Beyond

    United Nations marked Monday the annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with an urgent appeal that the remembrance of the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazis serve to prevent new massacres, a rebuff for those who deny that the tragedy ever occurred, and moving testimony from survivors.

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bush to request extension of fast-track trade legislation

    White House spokesman Tony Snow

    The White House confirmed Monday it will request Congress to renew the key trade negotiating authority that expires next July and said time was running short for countries to reach a new global trade deal.

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Pull mills dispute: Spain begins third “facilitating” round

    Ambassador Juan Antonio Yañez Barnuevo and Argentina's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Taiana

    Argentina ratified Monday its “full willingness” to dialogue with Uruguay to find a solution to the increasingly intricate dispute over the establishment of pulp mills along the common fluvial border.

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine economy gets good marks, risks remain

    Argentina has managed to leave behind a nightmarish economic crisis in a relatively short time, with four years of an average yearly growth of about nine percent — and growth is expected to continue at a sound pace at least in the in the mid-term.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Dengue fever alert in Paraguay and north Argentina

    A case of dengue fever in the northern Argentine province of Formosa has health authorities on alert since a growing number of cases, some deadly, of the disease have been reported in neighboring Paraguay where an epidemics alert has been declared.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Case of foot and mouth disease confirmed in Bolivia

    A case of foot and mouth disease, FAM, was confirmed this week in the east of Bolivia, the first in the country in the last three years and a half. Bolivia has since banned all exports of beef to the Andean countries, reports the press in La Paz.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Lula and Kirchner ask Chavez not to “weaken” democracy

    Brazil's Lula da Silva and Argentina's Nestor Kirchner called on their Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez to avoid decisions that could “debilitate” democratic institutions in Venezuela reported the Brazilian press this Sunday.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Seism “psychosis” as earth trembles in southern Chile

    Santiago City

    Viviana Betancour governor of Chile's Southern Region of Aysen, which is living in a state of almost panic because of several days persistent telluric trembling, called on residents to be calm and trust that the best possible technical assistance is already working in the area.