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Stories for July 25th 2007

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina charters Russian icebreaker for Antarctic season

    Icebreaker  MV “Vasiliy Golovnin”

    Argentina decided to charter a Russian icebreaker to supply its Antarctic bases this coming summer replacing its own “Almirante Irizar” which caught fire in the high seas last April and is currently on a long process of repairs and recovery, reported Wednesday the Buenos Aires press.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    First RN Type 45 destroyer begins period of sea trials

     RN Type 45 warships, “Daring”

    The first of the Royal Navy's latest Type 45 warships, “Daring” – the largest and most powerful air defense destroyer built in Britain – sailed late this month down the Clyde to begin an intensive period of sea trials.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine half year fisheries exports drop 17% in volume

    Argentina exported 270,558 tons of fish and shellfish equivalents to 517.5 million US dollars during the first half of 2007. This represents a 17% drop in volume and 8% in value, compared to the same period last year, reported the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA).

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Guarani heritage to sweeten Paraguayan farmers pockets

    Stevia a  nature's sweetener

    Paraguayan farmers are hoping to cash in on a low-calorie sweetener being made by the Coca-Cola Co from a native plant long prized by indigenous people in one of South America's poorest countries.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers flock to Buenos Aires for Palermo show

    The Argentine Rural Society kicks off Thursday its 121st show at the grounds in Palermo, Buenos Aires City, at a time when the farming sector is undergoing a bonanza with high international commodity prices, but also a number of domestic issues that have caused numerous protests over the last year.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Air chaos extends to all Brazil as more flights are cancelled

    New Defence Minister Nelson Jobim

    Brazil's president fired his defense minister on Wednesday hoping to bring an end to nearly a year of chaos in the military-controlled aviation system, including flight cancellations that have stranded thousands of travelers following last week's passenger jet crash. To reduce the delays and cancellations, Brazil's aviation authority has temporarily suspended all ticket sales for flights to and from Congonhas.