Colombian rebels announced Tuesday they will release three hostages, including Clara Rojas, kidnapped in 2002 alongside French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, and her son born in captivity, a Cuban news agency said.
A draft Islands Plan 2008-12, setting out the Falkland Islands government's ambitions and promises for the next five years, has been issued for consultation with the community and stakeholders.
The lead United Nations agency for information and communication technology (ICT) announced Tuesday the first set of global standards for providing television services over the Internet, a move that is expected to fuel innovation and competition in an emerging field.
The U.S. Congress has approved a historic energy bill that increases U.S. fuel efficiency standards in cars and trucks. President George Bush is expected to sign the measure into law.
The European Central Bank has allocated 348.7 billion Euros, (502 billion US dollars) to banks at a below-market rate in a refinancing move to ease tightened credit markets.
The US Federal Reserve approved Tuesday measures to give mortgage holders far more protection to prevent the current housing crisis from worsening further. Tough new regulations will ensure lenders take into account a borrower's ability to repay a loan and would not penalize those making early repayments.
Australia urged Japanese whalers and environmental activists heading for a showdown in the Southern Ocean to act with restraint, warning deaths could occur if anything went wrong.
Falklands'Councillor Mike Summers has praised the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office for their unwavering message on sovereignty.
The European Union (EU) Council of Fisheries Ministers began negotiations this week that would determine fisheries TAC and quotas for next year.
Time magazine named President Vladimir Putin its person of the year Wednesday, in recognition of the Russian leader's role in making Moscow a critical linchpin of the 21st century.