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Stories for June 6th 2009

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:52 UTC

    Poll shows Uruguay’s ruling coalition repeating next October

    Lacalle, Mujica and Bordaberry presidential hopefuls of the three main parties.

    The Uruguayan ruling coalition could repeat in next October general election according to the latest public opinion poll released this week in Montevideo. Pollster Radar has the Broad Front of President Tabare Vazquez with a vote intention of 46.7% and the sum of the opposition parties with 40.1%.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:48 UTC

    Nuclear sub joins Flight 447 search; Iberia tailing flight sheds some light

    An Iberia plane, flying ten minutes behind AF 447 veered 60 km to avoid the storm

    While France announced Friday it was sending a nuclear submarine to help find the flight data recorders of the Air France plane, which this week disappeared over the Atlantic, a press report in the Spanish press involving an Iberia plane on the same route but flying ten minutes behind could shed light into what really happened.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:38 UTC

    Peru joins Odyssey/Spain dispute over recovered sunken treasure

    “Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes” sank in 1804 with 17 tons of gold and silver shipped from the viceroyship of Lima

    United States treasure hunters Odyssey Marine Exploration were dealt a heavy blow this week after a Florida judge ordered the company to hand thousands of silver and gold coins to Spain. The case however could be exposed to another demand, this time from Peru which claims the original gold and silver came from the colonial viceroyship of Lima.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:36 UTC

    US job losses moderating but May rate reached 9.4%

    Six million jobs have been lost in the US since December 2007

    The US White House economic adviser Christina Romer on Friday said that May payrolls data was consistent with a trend of moderating job losses, but the unemployment rate would stay high for a while.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:32 UTC

    Chilean inflation below target; economy heading for recession

    Finance minister Velasco: “We always said the first half of the year would be the hardest”.

    Chile's consumer price index fell a bigger-than-expected 0.3% in May after a fall of 0.2% in April, the National Statistics Institute reported on Friday.
    On an annual basis, inflation for the 12 months through May slowed to 3%, the Central Bank's target rate -- from 4.5% for the year through April. In the first five months of 2009, inflation is down to minus 1.1%.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:24 UTC

    Clashes with police over minerals’ rights kill 34 in Peruvian Amazon

    Indigenous groups determined to defend their rights and to be consulted, say Indian leader Alberto Pizango .

    At least 34 people have been reported killed in clashes in Peru between the security forces and indigenous people in the Amazon region protesting oil and gas exploration on their lands.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:14 UTC

    Right wing British National Party wins several county council seats

    Labour humiliated in local elections across England could loose 300 seats.

    Right wing British National Party has won its first county council seats in Lancashire and Leicestershire as Labour was humiliated in local elections across England. Elsewhere, Peter Davies of the English Democrats celebrated victory in Doncaster's mayoral election and Labour lost its four remaining county councils to the Tories.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:07 UTC

    Chinalco “disappointed” with Rio Tinto’s decision to scrap deal

    Chinalco determined to become global mining company with multi-metal products

    Aluminium Corp. of China, or Chinalco, confirmed Friday that Australian mining firm Rio Tinto has scrapped the proposed 19.5 billion US dollars of investment by Chinalco, and Rio Tinto would pay a break fee of 195 million U.S. dollars to the Chinese aluminium maker.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 14:01 UTC

    Rio Tinto decision was not “political” Australia assures Beijing

    Australian PM Rudd had to reassure that “Chinese investment is welcome”

    The Australian government reassured China on Saturday that miner Rio Tinto's decision to walk away from a 19.5 billion US dollars by investment by Beijing was not a political move.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 13:52 UTC

    PM Brown and reshuffled cabinet cling on

    Alan Johnson admits leadership ambition but backs PM Brown “to the hilt”

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled Friday a reshuffled cabinet and vowed to “fight on” with his “resilient” team to rescue the economy and clean up politics. He admitted Labour had suffered “a painful defeat” in Thursday's polls but added: “I will not waver. I will not walk away. I will get on with the job.” And he unveiled Glenys Kinnock as Europe minister in a surprise move.