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Stories for May 26th 2008

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Canada launches claim over disputed sea-bed Arctic ridge

    A year after Russia's controversial flag-planting dive to the North Pole seabed to assert ownership of a sprawling underwater mountain chain, Canada is launching a less brazen but potentially more effective counterclaim for control over parts of the disputed Arctic ridge - perhaps even the pole itself - by publishing a scientific paper in a scholarly journal.

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Colombia calls on new FARC leaders to talk peace

    The Colombian government appealed on Sunday to the new head of the rebel guerrilla group FARC, Alfonso Cano and his commanders, to “walk into the door of peace” or they will face the same strong determination as happened to the recently deceased Manuel Marulanda Velez.

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: Fish exports continue to notably decline

    Argetnine exported 132.847 tons of fish and shellfish worth 261 million US dollars during the first four months of the year, according to statistics released by the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA). These figures represent a 19.7%drop in volume and a 15.6% drop in value compared to the same four-month period in 2007, when 165.441 tons, worth 309 million US dollars were exported.

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Islander Mensun's expedition to retrieve Tower guns

    IT has taken over 400 years but soon the Tower of London is going to get some of its guns back - at least for a while.

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Officials allow for salmon transfers in Chaiten volcano area

    The Chilean government is reducing the security area around the Chaiten volcano from 50 to 24 kilometers in order to facilitate the rescue of approximately 600,000 salmon located throughout various farming centres in the area.

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Giant 500 pounds squid netted off Australia

    A giant 500 pound squid was hauled off the coast of Victoria (Australia) yesterday. Fishing trawler skipper Mr Rang Pene winched up his catch from the ocean floor to find a large mass halfway down the net.