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Stories for January 7th 2009

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Venezuela expels Israeli ambassador over Gaza bombing

    Chavez: “The Holocaust, that is what is happening right now in Gaza”

    Venezuela expelled on Tuesday the Israeli ambassador to protest against the country's assault on Gaza, after the Venezuelan president described it as a “holocaust”.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Bush's Presidential medals for Uribe, Blair and Howard

    United Status outgoing president George W. Bush will be presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe and to the former prime ministers of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair and John Howard from Australia.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Monaco's Prince begins month long visit to Antarctica

    Prince Albert with students of Chilean Antarctic Institute

    Monaco's Prince Albert II spent the first two days of his month-long global warming awareness expedition to Antarctica visiting different country bases in King George Island. On Wednesday he's scheduled to fly over the area and return to Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Inquiry into Ice Patrol HMS Endurance accident

    HMS <i>Endurance</i> docked in the Falklands

    The Portsmouth press carried a piece on the odyssey of Ice patrol HMS Endurance, now resting safely in the Falkland Islands, while a team of naval and civilian personnel is completing a full survey of the damage suffered.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    “Ponzi” Madoff inquiry targets SEC and regulators

    Bernard Madoff, former chairman of the Nasdaq Stock Exchange

    The US Congress has launched an inquiry into a suspected 50 billion US dollars fraud allegedly run by the US hedge fund manager, Bernard Madoff. The House Financial Services Committee is to question regulators and investors to try to determine why the authorities failed to uncover the scandal.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Capsized yachtsman rescued by fellow competitor in C. Horn

    Skipper Jean Le Cam

    The French navigator whose yacht capsized in the extreme South Pacific during the Vendée Globe solo round-the-world race was rescued Tuesday night by his friend, a fellow competitor, after he was trapped inside the hull of his upturned boat in heavy seas for 16 hours

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Dakar rally in Argentina claims motorcyclist life

    French motorcyclist Pascal Terry has been found dead after being reported missing on Sunday during the second stage of the Dakar Rally which was relocated to Argentina and Chile for its 31st edition.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Women's clothing icon Viyella goes into administration

    Britain's women's clothing firm Viyella, which dates back to 1784, has become the latest well-established retail firm to call in administrators. There has been speculation for days that the future of the company, one of the UK's longest established clothing manufacturers, was uncertain.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    On his last days Bush turns advocate of maritime monuments

    A vast swathe of the Pacific, including an area near New Zealand territory, has been declared part of a United States national maritime monument. President George Bush, in the dying days of his administration, made the startling declaration by saying in the White House “we're fixing to do some fabulous policy”.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Obama takes off with 1,2 trillion budget deficit, 8.3% of GDP

    The sharp slowdown in the US economy will push the federal budget deficit to more than one trillion US dollars, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced Wednesday. The 1.186 trillion USD deficit for the fiscal year ending on 30 September would be the largest on record.

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