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Stories for May 2007

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush has chosen Robert Zoellick for World Bank president

    United States President George W Bush has chosen Robert Zoellick, former deputy Secretary of State, to be president of the World Bank, US officials revealed on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez threatens to sanction another television network

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez threatened Tuesday to sanction Globovision television station if they continue “to incite a murder attempt on his life” and insisted that the students' rioting allegedly to protest the taking out of the air of another network was part of a “de-stabilization plan”.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    New York round of Uruguay/Argentina pulp mill dispute

    Orion - Botnia pulp mill update

    Uruguayan and Argentine delegations held a technical meeting Tuesday in New York under the “dialogue facilitating” efforts of the Spanish Crown in an attempt to find a way out to the bilateral controversy over the building of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan shore of a shared river.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Boosted by savers China's stock markets continue to soar

    The Chinese government trebled the stamp duty on the trading of shares in what analysts say is a bid to cool the country's overheated stock market. The tax will rise from 0.1% to 0.3% with immediate effect, Beijing said.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires Sunday vote signals start of electoral calendar

    Candidates Mauricio Macri, Jorge Telerman and Daniel Filmus

    Next Sunday Argentina's capital will be voting for a new mayor (governor) and given the political significance of Buenos Aires City June 3 will be signaling the beginning of five long months of electoral battling culminating October 28 with the election, most probably, of another Kirchner (Mr. or Mrs.)

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bachelet travels to Northern European Nations

    President Michelle Bachelet left Chile late Sunday evening for a state visit to northern European nations where she will meet with Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stotltenberg and Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey. Bachelet will return to Chile on June 4.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelan TV Station Goes Off the Air

    Supporters of RCTV took to the streets to vent their anger at Pte. Hugo Chavez's decision to close it.

    Venezuela's oldest private television station went off the air just before midnight Sunday as thousands banged on pots and pans in protest against a decision by President Hugo Chavez that did away with a popular opposition-aligned channel.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN Decolonisation Seminar urges case by case approach

    At the conclusion of its three-day review of progress achieved in implementation of the Plan of Action of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, the 2007 Caribbean Regional Seminar recommended that the Special Committee on Decolonisation consider establishing a “Special Committee focal point” in each Non-Self-Governing Territory where there was no dispute over sovereignty, in order to enhance the exchange of information.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: Vessels quit fishing squid for lack of markets

    Low prices and a glut on the market for Illex squid has made it unprofitable for the time being

    Abundance in offer added to the lack of new markets and storage space for squid (Illex argentinus) landings, is driving vessels belonging to companies of Galician capital operating in Argentine waters away from the fishery grounds once their cargo space is filled.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands split over limits to cruise ship visits

    Remarks made about cruise ship tourism made by Falkland Islands Governor, Mr.Alan Huckle, during his recent 'state of the nation' address to the Islands' Legislative Council have brought a mixed reaction from the local tourism industry.