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Stories for May 2007

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    International Whaling Commission opens four-day meeting

    <A HREF=“”><i>The 59th Annual Meeting</i> on the Net</A>

    Subsistence whaling has sustained Alaska native communities for centuries and renewal of their five-year bowhead whale quota is crucial, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Monday at the opening of the International Whaling Commission meeting.

  • Sunday, May 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguayan general elections scheduled for April 2008

    Paraguay will be going to the polls to elect the successor of President Nicanor Duarte Flores on April 20 next year, confirmed this week the country's Electoral Tribunal.

  • Sunday, May 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    EU envoy attempts to re-launch trade talks with Mercosur

    A top European Union trade negotiator begins this week an official visit to the four Mercosur country members in an attempt to re-launch the stalled talks with the South American block for an association agreement.

  • Sunday, May 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Good Friday mid air birth featuring “Angel” and “Barbara”

    Dr Jenny Cook, right, with new mother Aline and baby Barbara delivered at 10,000m.

    An Australian doctor on a trans-Pacific flight was upgraded to first class and given a bottle of vintage champagne after delivering a baby for a Brazilian who didn't even know she was pregnant, news reports said on Sunday.

  • Sunday, May 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Scientists call on WTO to slash fishing subsidies

    Scientific studies cited by environmentalists say fish stocks could collapse within 50 years at the current fishing rate.

    A group of 125 international marine scientists on Thursday called on the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to push for a global agreement that slashes subsidies paid by many countries to their fishing industries.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “The Islanders War” on History Channel “Falklands Week”

    In a week commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War, The History Channel UK is premiering three commissioned programmes including “The Islander's War”, a Point of View production by Mike Ford that will be screened in the United Kingdom at the beginning and the end of the “Falklands' Week” on June 11 and 17.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    HMS Sultan, Gosport hosts Falklands Veterans reception

    Sarah Jones CBE, Captain Woodcock RN, Mr. Howard Pullen and Miss Sukey Cameron

    The town of Gosport, on the western side of Portsmouth harbour, and home of the Falklands Veterans Foundation, has hosted the first major event commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands War.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner tunes political project for October elections

    Pte. Kirchner and his wife Senator Cristina Fernandez

    Argentine President Néstor Kirchner marked on Friday his four years in office reaffirming his call for a “concertation” – or alliance of different political forces — ahead of the October's presidential election. However, he remained tight-lipped on who will be the ruling Peronist party's candidate.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sunday countdown test for Venezuelan media and Chavez

    Some said they did not like RCTV but defended its right to broadcast

    The countdown has begun for Venezuela's oldest private television station: midnight Sunday Radio Caracas Television, the most widely watched channel, will be forced off the air after President Hugo Chávez's government decided not to renew its licence.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Judiciary corruption: several Latam countries named

    Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world denying citizens' access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all, according to the Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption in Judicial Systems issued Thursday by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.