The Royal Navy's newest and most powerful Type 45 destroyer Diamond was launched Tuesday from BAE's shipyard at Govan, on the Clyde, Scotland. Several thousand members of the public attended the launch, including over three thousand local school children.
Six of Bolivia's nine provinces, which hold 80% of the country's wealth, have called a 48 hours general strike for Wednesday in protest at a new draft constitution.
Venezuela recalled on Tuesday its ambassador to Colombia for consultations following a harsh exchange of words between the presidents of both countries. The Venezuelan government said it was carrying out an exhaustive evaluation of its relationship with Colombia.
United States and United Kingdom researchers have stitched together more than 1.000 views of the White Continent to make a stunning new high-definition polar panorama.
One of the most highly anticipated new-builds of 2007 has inched closer to entering the ranks of British royalty. On Saturday, November 24, the 90,000-ton, 2,014-passenger Queen Victoria officially became part of the Cunard family in a handover ceremony at Venice's Fincantieri Marghera shipyard.
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez will be present at the taking office ceremony of elected Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires next December 10 confirmed Uruguay's Foreign Affairs minister Reinaldo Gargano.
THE proposal for a ban on high seas bottom trawling has caused some concern among members of the fishing industry at the Falkland Islands.
Venezuela's ambassador to Madrid on Monday tried to downplay President Hugo Chavez's statement that he was freezing bilateral relations until King Juan Carlos of Spain apologized for telling him to shut up at the recent Ibero-American summit in Chile.
Brazil's government oil corporation Petrobras has plans to invest 2 to 3 billion US dollars to begin prospecting in the giant deposit of Tupi which has recoverable reserves in the range of 5 to 8 billon barrels of crude and natural gas.
Warming seas, over-fishing and pollution mean it is vital to improve the system for monitoring the world's oceans, says a group of distinguished scientists. The researchers say more data is needed to ensure the world is able to respond effectively to any potential threats.