The world's five main emerging economies called Thursday for a greater say in the global decision-making process. The leaders of India, China, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa issued the call at a meeting to coordinate their positions ahead of Friday's session with the Group of Eight (G8) in the German resort of Heiligendamm.
The Pan American Health Organization, a regional arm of the United Nations World Health Organization, called today for the elimination of industrial trans fats from food supplies throughout the Americas in order to prevent heart attacks.
Leaders of the leading industrialized nations G8 meeting in Germany agreed to seek substantial cuts in CO2 emissions in an effort to tackle climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the G8 would negotiate within a United Nations framework to seek a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol by the end of 2009.
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The Argentine government announced Friday the appropriation of 500 million pesos (approximately 167 million US dollars) to cancel pending social security debts (1996/2002) with the Malvinas war veterans.
On the dusty battlegrounds of Iraq where open-air food shopping poses a security threat, new technology is allowing United States troops to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, even in remote desert locations.
A Chilean judge placed former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori under house arrest Friday ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on his extradition to Peru, the court said.
The United States trade deficit fell unexpectedly in April to 58.5 billion US dollars, helped by the weak dollar which makes US exports more competitive and depresses demand for imports.
Chile invited on Friday local and foreign companies to invest in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas at 10 promising blocks in the Magallanes region, on the southern tip of South America.
Brazilian police have formally accused a brother of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of influence peddling after a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling, money laundering and police corruption according to the Sao Paulo press.