DISASTER Management was a key issue in discussions between councillors and a senior Foreign and Commonwealth Officer last week.
The head of the Chinese company that recently bought a chunk of mining giant Río Tinto said yesterday it was a strategic investment, and hinted his company would consider selling to BHP Billiton if the price was right.
On 1 February 2008 the contract between Falkland Islands Government (FIG) and Cable and Wireless South Atlantic Ltd (C&W) was signed thereby confirming that work will proceed on the installation in Camp of a new and modern telephone service, offering Broadband. The installation is expected to be complete by April/May 2009.
A strong earthquake, centered in the Andes mountains, struck Chile Monday afternoon near its borders with Peru and Bolivia.
Stocks slumped for a second straight session Tuesday after Wall Street saw an unexpected contraction in the service sector as evidence that the economy is sinking into recession. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 350 points, while bond prices rose.
Brazil on Tuesday sharply criticized the European Union's decision to temporarily ban Brazilian beef imports and warned it could file a complaint with the World Trade Organization.
The World Bank appointed Chinese national Justin Lin as its chief economist, the first time the post has gone to a candidate outside Europe and the U.S.
The last army chief from Argentina's dictatorship and five other retired officers went on trial Tuesday for their alleged roles in the illegal detentions and torture of dissidents during military rule.
Brazil's dreams of becoming the first Latin American country to operate a nuclear submarine were reportedly discussed during a late January visit by defense minister Nelson Jobim to France.
Long-dormant plans to enter the nuclear submarine club were recently revived by Brazil, which already has a modest submarine-building capability.