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Stories for May 25th 2009

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 06:06 UTC

    Gibraltar’s enthusiasm to vote in June 4 Euro-Parliament elections

    Gibraltarians enthusiasm to vote and participate in politics will again be confirmed in the coming June Euro-elections. The Rock of Gibraltar lies at the tip of Spain and overlooks the north of Africa and on June 4 will help choose who represents South West England in the European Parliament.

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 06:00 UTC

    Fire turns Antarctica hut favoured by Sir Hillary into a total loss

    Explorer Sir Edmund Hillary

    An isolated hut in Antarctica favoured by explorer Sir Edmund Hillary has burnt down after a fuel leak during a routine inspection at minus 35C. Antarctica New Zealand said the “iconic” A-frame timber and bitumen hut on the Ross Ice Shelf went up in flames during re-ignition of the heater. A spokesman said the hut, stationed on the ice since 1971, ”will be sadly missed

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 05:56 UTC

    British cabinet ministers involved in controversial expenses

    Chancellor accused in MPs' expenses scandal

    British cabinet ministers including Chancellor Alistair Darling paid accountants thousands of pounds of public money to complete their personal tax returns, it has been reported.

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 05:55 UTC

    Saudis warn of another oil price spike within “two-to-three years”

    Ali al- Naimi said the price of oil will climb to $75 a barrel when demand picks up

    The world could face within “two-to-three years” another oil price spike similar to that witnessed in 2008, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said on Monday. Al-Naimi warned a meeting of Group of Eight ministers in Rome that the high-price scenario was likely unless investments in “new capacity expansion projects are made”.

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 05:35 UTC

    Chavez, Correa promise to protect their peoples from “unethical” media

    Correan and Chavez, two presidents that don't like to be criticized

    Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa announced they intend to create international bodies within the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) to protect both governments and peoples against the unethical behaviour of some news media.

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 05:19 UTC

    Chile has fastest growing immigrant population in South America

    Chile's immigrant population has grown more than any other country in South America since 2000. Chile has fewer total immigrants than Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil, the proportional increase is greater. Immigration into Chile has increased in the past decade, while it has decreased in those other countries.

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 04:59 UTC

    Malvinas, magic word for Argentine children naming their schools

    Malvinas and world famous cardio-surgeon René Favaloro were the most popular names voted by students, teachers and parents for 32 schools from the Province of Buenos Aires. The initiative is part of the coming commemoration of Argentina’s bicentennial on May 25th 2010.

  • Monday, May 25th 2009 - 17:55 UTC

    Mercosur is a “body without soul” says Brazilian minister

    Brazil’s Strategic Affairs minister Roberto Mangabeira Unger

    Mercosur is currently a “body without soul” admitted Brazil’s Strategic Affairs minister Roberto Mangabeira Unger who called for a joint project to overcome “the huge asymmetries of power between Brazil and its neighbours”.

  • Monday, May 25th 2009 - 17:53 UTC

    Tories declare Open Recruiting Day; 325 MPs could loose their seats

    Britain’s opposition leader David Cameron

    Britain’s opposition leader David Cameron has invited ordinary members of the public to stand as Tory MPs amid warnings that half the House of Commons will drummed out at the next election over the expenses scandal, according to the Sunday edition of the Daily Mail.

  • Monday, May 25th 2009 - 17:50 UTC

    World Bank warns about unemployment and social upheaval

    World Bank chief Robert Zoellick

    The head of the World Bank has warned that the global economic crisis could lead to serious social upheaval. “If we do no take measures, there is a risk of a serious human and social crisis with very serious political implications,” Robert Zoellick said.

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