The governor of the Patagonia province of Santa Cruz resigned Thursday following three weeks of provincial employees and teachers' protests which have caused political chaos in Argentine President Nestor Kirchner's stronghold.
Barrow in Furness shipyard expects 20.000 visitors for the Falkland Islands war 25 commemoration next month. The event will come off the back of the launch of the first Astute class submarine on Friday June 8, reports the northwest Evening Mail.
Microsoft announced Wednesday that Santiago's Universidad Catolica de Chile (UC) will be the headquarters for the new Federation of Latin-American Universities for Innovation.
The Bank of England on Thursday raised interest rates by 25 basis points to a six-year high of 5.5% as expected. It's the fourth increase in nine months, lifting the benchmark interest rate to its highest level since April 2001.
The United States trade deficit widened by more than expected in March, as higher oil and petrol prices sent imports to the second-highest level on record.
British Members of Parliament from Devon are calling for an urgent meeting with the new owners of Devonport Dockyard to discuss the site's future. Engineering group Babcock International is buying the naval dockyard in Plymouth in a £350m deal.
The European Central Bank decided on Thursday's meeting, held in Dublin, to maintain the benchmark interest rate on hold at 3.75%. However many analysts believe ECB's strong vigilance could see rates rise as early as June to keep inflation in check.
China's booming A-share market could turn into a bubble if speculation among exuberant domestic retail investors is not curbed, Goldman Sachs warned Thursday, as the Shanghai Composite Index hit yet another intraday record high.
Argentina accused United Kingdom on Thursday of wrongly counting the Falkland Islands' greenhouse gases in its national data during a United Nations climate conference in Germany.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Thursday he will stand down on June 27. He made the announcement in a speech to party activists in his Sedgefield constituency, after earlier briefing the Cabinet on his plans.