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.
Former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner spoke yesterday at a rally organized by workers of state-run water company Aysa of the death of former coast guard officer Héctor Febres, the suitcase-gate scandal and Argentina's relationship with the United States. This is his first public appearance since leaving office on December 10.
France is willing to admit imprisoned Colombian guerrillas as part of a deal to secure the release of hostages held in the South American country, the French prime minister said Wednesday.
Chile is the second most expensive country in Latin America, according to a preliminary report released Monday by the World Bank's International Comparison Program (ICP). Of the 11 Latin American countries included in the study, only Mexico was found to be more expensive than Chile.
European Union fisheries ministers decided Wednesday in Brussels to allow fishermen to catch more threatened fish like cod in 2008 against the recommendations of scientists and environmentalists.
Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Gold Rover has been involved in the urgent re-supply of drugs and medical stores to the isolated volcanic island of Tristan Da Cunha after having been earlier re-tasked from her maritime Security and support duties in the Atlantic to provide assistance.