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Stories for January 2008

  • Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Bolivia's Morales and rebel governors agree to seek compromise

    Pte. Morales and his task of keeping Bolivia united

    Divided Bolivia took a tentative step toward reconciliation as President Evo Morales and opposition governors agreed to seek a compromise between Morales' new constitution and declarations of autonomy by four resource rich eastern states.

  • Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile summons ambassador in Lima over limit dispute

    Chile summoned home its ambassador to Peru for consultations amid a growing dispute over the countries maritime boundary and lucrative fishing grounds. Foreign Minister Alejandro Foxley said Ambassador Cristian Barros was due in Santiago Thursday or Friday “for a long conversation”.

  • Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Whalers hand militant conservationists to Australian officials

    Crew of the Japanese whaling vessel  spray water at activists

    Japanese whalers are praising the Australian government for its help to resolve a stand-off with militant conservationists in Antarctic waters. The whalers handed over the Australian and British protesters to Australian officials overnight

  • Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    KO Merrill Lynch rescued by Kuwait, Korea, Saudi & others

    Merrill Lynch losses hit Wall St.

    Wall Street banking giant Merrill Lynch unveiled on Thursday a huge net loss of 7.8 billion US dollars for 2007, compared to a net profit of 7.5 billion in 2006. The loss includes a massive 14.1 billion write-down on failed investments related to sub-prime mortgages.

  • Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Fed support for “quick” stimulus support package

    Fed CEO Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday backed the introduction of emergency economic measures aimed at helping the US economy avoid recession.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    HMS Endurance breaks ice North of James Ross Island

    HMS Endurance<br>(Photo:Crown Copyright/MOD 2008).

    HMS ENDURANCE breaking through the ice North of James Ross Island, the ship is currently transferring scientist to Mount Haddington where they will be carrying out ice drilling for the next 2 months.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile fragile energy situation and new dams controversy

    Ed. Note: This opinion piece, which first appeared in the Chilean daily La Tercera, gives the background to Chile's looming energy problems and then proceeds to pitch the line that is touted by Chile's media and business establishment: “build dams in Chile's water-rich Patagonia area to solve the energy problem; build the HidroAysen project.” 'HidroAysen' is joint venture involving Spanish-Italian electricity giant Endesa and Chilean energy company Colbún.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    OPEC: no oil shortage; investors abandoning US dollar

    OPEC is ready to increase its output if the fundamentals of supply and demand justify such a move, but does not believe there is a current shortage of oil in the market, the cartel's secretary-general Abdallah el-Badri said on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil extends one billion US dollars credit to Cuba

    Lula takes a shot of Cuban leader Fidel Castro

    Cuban leader Fidel Castro is lucid and healthy enough to resume a political role in Cuba, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Tuesday at the end of a 24 hours visit to the island during which ten bilateral agreements were signed.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Fossilized skull of largest rodent found in Uruguay

    Researchers discovered the skull of a one-ton, two million year old rodent in Uruguay

    The fossilized skull of the largest rodent ever recorded has been described by scientists for the first time. The remains of the one-ton beast, found in Uruguay, indicate that it would have been as big as a bull.