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Stories for May 2008

  • 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.

  • Sunday, May 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers and government dig into their positions

    Farmes rally at Rosario City

    Argentine farmers and the government held huge separate rallies in shows of strength ahead of talks scheduled for Monday aimed at resolving a two month and a half conflict over export levies on grains and oilseeds which has expanded to demand a new farm policy.

  • Sunday, May 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean income growth remained near stagnant in 2007

    Despite near stagnant income growth Chile has the third largest income growth in Latinamerica. Chilean workers' wages rose 8.6% from this time last year. However, consumer price inflation surged at 8%, so real incomes grew a mere 0.6% compared to the first quarter of 2007, the National Statistics Institute (INE) reported.

  • Sunday, May 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    UK, US and Canada steelworkers union to become global

    The United Kingdom's biggest trade union Unite is reportedly on the brink of merging with a counterpart in North America, reported on Sunday The Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times.

  • Saturday, May 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Canadian team gathers evidence of Arctic cap break up

    Dramatic evidence of the break-up of the Arctic ice-cap has emerged from research during an expedition by the Canadian military. Scientists traveling with the troops found major new fractures during an assessment of the state of giant ice shelves in Canada's far north, reports BBC.

  • Saturday, May 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine officials attitude “boosting” farmers Sunday's rally

    On Sunday farmers expect  200.000 people protest at the Flag Monument

    The Argentine government attitude towards camp has given farmers scheduled Sunday rally in the city of Rosario “its greatest boost” and “they will have to expand the city to get all the people in” said farmers'leaders.

  • Saturday, May 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Calls for the immediate grounding of RAF Nimrod fleet

    The entire RAF Nimrod fleet should be grounded, a coroner has urged as he concluded the inquest into the deaths of 14 servicemen in a crash. The fleet had “never been airworthy”, Andrew Walker said, recording narrative verdicts at the Oxford hearing.

  • Saturday, May 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Union of S.A. Nations born amid controversies

    The South American Union of Nations was officially born Friday in Brasilia as leaders of the region's 12 nations signed the constitutional charter, the latest of the region's integration mechanisms. Brazil's president, Lula da Silva, who hosted the summit, invited other Latin American and Caribbean nations to join the venture.

  • Saturday, May 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's Bachelet nominated Unasur's first president

    Chile's Michelle Bachelet was chosen as the first president of the Union of South American Nations which was formally founded on Friday in Brasilia when the leaders of its twelve country members signed the constitutional charter.

  • Saturday, May 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Colombia military confirms rebel leader “Sureshot” is dead

    Colombia's Defense Ministry said Saturday it believes the legendary leader of Latin America's largest guerrilla army is dead and President Alvaro Uribe announced he is willing to offer rebels who free hostages “conditional liberty” and passage abroad.