Paraguay's Senate failed to muster a quorum Tuesday, thereby frustrating President Nicanor Duarte Frutos's bid to resign two months before the end of his term to join that same legislative body.
Argentina exported 190,446 tonnes of fish and shellfish worth USD 371.4 million in the first five months of 2008, indicate statistics released by the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA). These figures represent an 11.2 per cent fall in volume and a 9.7 per cent drop in value compared to the same period last year when 214,373 tonnes were exported for USD 411.3 million.
Heathrow is vital to the well-being of Britain, an air chief will tell a conference in London.
US consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest level in 16 years while US home prices fell in April at the fastest rate in years, two economic reports have said.
Uruguay may have found an offshore natural gas field holding as much as 3 trillion cubic feet of resources during studies of exploration areas it plans to auction in July 2009, the country's state oil company said.
José Pablo Arellano, CEO of Chile's state-owned CODELCO copper company, this week questioned the utility of a Pinochet-era law that gives 10% of CODELCO sales to the Chilean military.
Former Chilean president and currently UN Climate Change special envoy Ricardo Lagos said that industrialized countries would be imposing green barriers as a future strategy to combat climate change, basically taxing imports according to the contamination generated by the production of the goods involved.
The European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet said that the ECB remains in full alert because of the continued inflation in the Euro zone and suggested that a rate hike, next July 3 is possible. However he emphasised that this would not signal the first step for a ladder of rate hikes.
Ecuador will not resume diplomatic ties with Colombia after the latter decided to postpone renewal of relations, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Isabel Salvador announced this week in Quito.
World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy called on Wednesday for a group of ministers from thirty main countries to meet from July 21 to push the Doha round of global free trade talks toward conclusion, diplomats said.