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Stories for February 13th 2008

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    La Niña current anticipates dry climate for Americas

    The current La Niña weather pattern is expected to strengthen and continue through the middle of the year, bringing wetter conditions to Australia and the western Pacific and a drier climate to the Americas, the United Nations World Meteorological Agency (WMO) reported Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    “Project Lifeline” to help contain mortgage mess

    Six major United States banks are taking part in an initiative to help homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. Bank of America, Citigroup, Countrywide Financial, JP Morgan Chase, Washington Mutual and Wells Fargo are those taking part in “Project Lifeline”.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Rainfall brings Paraguay closer to record soybean crop

    Farmers in Paraguay, the world's fourth-largest soybean exporter, improved their chances of a record harvest after abundant rainfall aided crops in the first half of the growing season, said the Paraguayan Chamber of Cereals and Oilseeds Exporters, CAPECO.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    France to help Brazil build fighter planes and submarines

    The French president receives his Brazilian counterpart

    Brazil and France announced the strengthening of their growing strategic alliance in defense and other fields during a presidential summit Tuesday in French Guyana. Nicolas Sarkozy hosted Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the Amazonia border city of Saint Georges-de-l'Oiapock.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina/Venezuela agree to exchange beef-flour for oil

    Venezuela and Argentina agreed Tuesday to exchange food for energy thus helping to overcome both countries' weak points following a high level meeting in Caracas. Argentina is to supply 1.000 tons of beef monthly and Venezuela will provide all the crude needed to ensure Argentina's “human and industrial development”.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands' Stanley Services celebrates 20th anniversary

    The evolution of fuel supplier SSL has been crucial for the development of the Islands

    A fuel supplier and freight company vital to the development of the Falkland Islands over the last two decades celebrates its twentieth anniversary since inauguration this year.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Emerging economies not immune to slowdown warns IMF

    IMF Director D. Strauss-Kahn

    The International Monetary Fund Director General Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned that emerging economies are not immune to a slowdown resulting from the financial crisis in United States and thus must prepare to cope with the negative effects.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Julia Roberts on holidays in Chilean Patagonia

    Hollywood famous star Julia Roberts arrived Wednesday afternoon in Chile surrounded by utmost discretion and accompanied by her three children, a friend and a member of her staff, reported Santiago's Channel 13.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Bolivia admits gas demand growing faster than output

    Bolivian vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera ratified Wednesday in Brasilia that his country guarantees the current supply volume of natural gas to Argentina and Brazil, although he cautioned about risks when demand is forecasted to increase next winter.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil confirms inflation target; January IPCA 0.54%

    Brazil's monthly inflation slowed in January for the first time in four months as food prices eased. Consumer prices, IPCA index, rose 0.54% in January, down from a 0.74% jump in December, reported Wednesday the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.