A total pork-product recall from Ireland has been implemented after slaughterhouse tests confirmed high levels of a cancer-causing toxin in meat. The substance has come from contaminated feed and is a big blow to Ireland's domestic and export pig industry.
Britain's Commons Speaker Michael Martin is looking increasingly exposed amid deepening dismay among MPs over his failure to stop the police raid on the Westminster office of Tory frontbencher Damian Green.
Nearly a million innocent British citizens could have their records removed from the national DNA database after a court ruled holding them breached their human rights. The European Court of Human Rights severely criticised police powers to take and hold samples from suspects even if they are released or cleared.
British Labour MPs rebelled on more occasions during Gordon Brown's first full parliamentary session as Prime Minister than during the whole of Tony Blair's first four-year term in office, a new report has shown.
With fuel costs plunging Chile had in November its first month of deflation in 26 months with prices falling 0.1%, according to the latest release from the National Statistics Institute. The consumer prices index of October had been 0.9%.
Central American presidents meeting in the Honduras agreed to seek regional integration as the way to unite against the world economic crisis and move towards a common currency. The 33rd Summit of the Central American Integration System, or SICA, which ended over the weekend also included a statement containing a package of urgent measures needed to meet the world crisis.
Guatemala and Belize signed an agreement on Monday to have their century long territorial dispute settled by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, following a referendum on both countries supporting the ICJ initiative.
British PM Gordon Brown said more investment is needed in technology and environmentally friendly industries in an effort to tackle the downturn. Brown held Downing Street talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Jose Manuel Barroso, head of the European Commission.
British Ministers were accused of treating the House of Commons with contempt as they sought to delay an inquiry into a police raid of an MP's parliamentary office, reports the London press.
United States shares echoed gains in stock markets worldwide on hopes that new stimulus plans in the US and other countries will revive global economic growth. The benchmark Dow Jones index on Monday was up 298 points or 3.5% in afternoon trading in New York, shrugging off Friday's grim unemployment numbers.