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Stories for May 2008

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Australia, Chile agree on comprehensive free trade pact

    Chile's Foreign Affairs Secretary Alejandro Foxley described the formalization of a free trade pact with Australia, which was announced in Santiago and Canberra on Tuesday as “very good news”. The official subscription of the agreement will be signed next July by Chilean minister Foxley.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Peru, Singapore and Canada set to sign free trade agreement

    Pte. Garcia has promised to overtake Chile by the end of his 5 year mandate

    Peru, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, will sign free-trade deals with Canada and Singapore next Thursday announced President Alan Garcia. Peru recently signed a landmark free trade agreement with United States.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Germany forecasts “explosive” growth for wind energy

    Global annual wind energy production is expected to grow “explosively” in the next 10 years to reach 107,000 megawatt (MW) by the year 2017, (from the current 20.000 MW) according to a study from the German wind energy institute, DEWI, which is organizing the Husum Wind Energy trade fair next September.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    March 08 recorded sharpest drop in US cars miles traveled

    United States are driving much less forced by fuel prices, continuing a trend which began last November and has been confirmed by the latest March 2008 release from the Federal Highway Administration, FHWA.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay's oil bill jumps 32% to 1.8 billion US$ in 2008

    Uruguay's annual oil bill is set to jump 32% to 1.8 billion US dollars if the barrel of crude remains on average at 130 US dollars admitted Uruguayan private sector consultants who anticipated a far “worst impact scenario” if energy prices keep spiraling.

  • 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.