A St Helena registered longliner stranded in the Ross Sea in Antarctica for two weeks is expected to leave the area sometime on Monday.
Colombia on Saturday called on cocaine funded leftist guerrillas to unconditionally free hostages after saying the rebels lied in an incoherent way about the whereabouts of a young child they promised to free last month.
Brazilian Mines and Energy minister Nelso Hubner proposed a tripartite meeting with Argentina and Bolivia to ensure the supply of Bolivian natural gas for the two main economies of South America highly energy dependent of their inland resource-rich neighbor.
China's central bank said it will take more steps this year to cool inflation and prevent the world's fastest growing major economy from overheating. A tighter monetary policy will help prevent the economy from overheating and prevent price increases from spreading, the central bank said in a statement last week after concluding a two-day annual work meeting in Beijing.
Record oil prices and continuing high food costs kept Euro zone inflation at 3.1% in December, reported the European Central Bank (ECB).
Pulled by a high seas tug the Chilean flagged fishing vessel, stranded close to Antarctic waters for several days, finally arrived late Saturday to the city of Punta Arenas, from where she regularly operates.
Two Americans from Kansas City fulfilled their goal of running a marathon in one of the coldest places in the world, Antarctica. The feat was completed last December leaving for Antarctica from Punta Arenas and returning back home on Christmas Day, reports the Kansas press.
World temperatures will cool slightly this year but 2008 will remain among the top 10 hottest years on record (since 1850), predicted British weather experts and the University of East Anglia.
The disabled St. Helena flagged longliner Argos Georgia adrift in the Ross Sea off Antarctica's northern coast for fifteen days restarted its engine early Monday and may resume fishing, a crew member said.
Consumer prices in Chile rose 0.5% in December and the annual rate reached 7.8% the highest level since June 1996 according to the latest report from the government-run National Statistics Institute, INE.