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Stories for May 2007

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    World growth is being led by Europe and Japan says OECD

    The Organization for Economic Development (OECD) says that world growth is being led by Europe and Japan, which is compensating for a United States slowdown. Actually economic growth in Europe and Japan this year has overtaken the US

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Extinction threatens 15% of European mammal species

    Conservation Union (IUCN) Director-General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

    The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Shopping centre industry rapidly expanding in Latam

    A busy Shopping Center in Caracas

    From Argentina to Venezuela, the shopping centre industry is expanding rapidly throughout much of South America, said speakers at a special focus on the continent at the ICSC Spring Convention, which concluded this week in Las Vegas.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Police abuse a problem in Chile says Amnesty Int

    A woman is dragged away by Carabineros

    The influential human rights group Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report Wednesday, highlighting harsh police treatment of indigenous people, poor prison conditions and the country's 1978 Amnesty law as persistent problems in Chile.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands Islands: Weekly “Penguin News” Update

    The mahogany and iron cross Coventry memorial restored by members of HMS Edinburgh. (<i>Photo: Alan White).

    Sailors restore Coventry's cross; 'No meeting of minds' on sovereignty, says Governor; New Chief Justice; Badminton coach visits.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Helicopter Pilots Finish Record Pole-To-Pole Trip

    Jennifer Murray  and co-pilot Colin Bodill

    Two British-based pilots completed this week a record-breaking helicopter journey to both the North and South Poles, touching down at the Texas airport they left more than five months ago.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar decolonized and all that remains is “UN delisting”

    Joe Holliday, Gibraltar's deputy Chief Minister, told the United Nations seminar in Grenada that Gibraltar is decolonised and that it is for the UN to de-list the territory. The seminar reaffirmed the principle of self determination and Argentina and Spain were criticized for furthering their sovereignty disputes.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Dancing with whales, live to the world from Patagonia

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    The filming and live broadcasting to the world of the annual coming of the whales to Peninsula Valdes in Patagonia begun this Friday and will extend until next Sunday courtesy of the Chubut province government site Whales Alive plus Google and Messenger.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Clear message from Falklands 25 years later

    RAF Tornadoes and others Forces ensure the message is clearly understood

    This article from the May edition of Defence Focus, the magazine of the British Ministry of Defence, by Graham Bound, examines the defence of the Falkland Islands today, as the civilian and military communities there prepare to commemorate the 25th anniversary of conflict.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands' Governor: “no meeting of minds” with Argentina

    Governor Alan Huckle inspecting FIFD Guard of Honour

    Beginning with a parade of members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force, which is usually conducted in icy conditions, the annual budget session of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council (LegCo) in May is the most important of the year.