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Stories for February 8th 2008

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News update

    <i>(Picture: Media Ops, MPC)</i>

    Headlines: Farewell, grand old lady; Veterans' house in Stanley - hopes high for year end opening; Upland Goose conversion approved; Drugs arrests.

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Exxon Wins Freeze on $12 Billion in Venezuela Assets

    Chavez, left, has on a nationalisation campaign

    Exxon Mobil Corp. won court orders in the U.S., U.K., the Netherlands and the Caribbean freezing more than $12 billion in Venezuelan assets amid a battle over the government's seizure of oil projects.

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    C. Kirchner invited to London; Falklands unofficial talks?

    Pte. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is ready to visit London next April although Buenos Aires press reports indicate that the Kirchner administration would like to see advances in the Malvinas war next of kin humanitarian visit to the Falklands Islands for the inauguration of the Argentine cemetery, before the final decision is taken.

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Rio Tinto, another Argentina/Uruguay dispute brewing

    Uruguay River

    Uruguayan Minister of Public Works and Transport Víctor Rossi accused the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry of looking for problems “where they don't exist” following an official request for information on the projected construction of a new port by the mining giant Rio Tinto where the river Uruguay and the River Plate meet.

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Fed offensive exposes cut-rates/inflation balance dilemma

    United States central bank officials came out in what seems a concerted offensive to inject optimism and downplay fears of a full fledged US recession as negative data on the economy keeps piling and a discouraging factor feeling extends.

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US stimulus package passed but political system at its lowest

    United States President George Bush announced on Friday that the will sign a 168 billion US dollars economic stimulus package approved by the Senate that he said is needed to help boost the slowing economy. The announcement came as an AP-Ipso public opinion poll revealed an all time low support for President Bush and the US Congress.