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Stories for 2009

  • Saturday, January 10th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Lipotimia bout forces Cristina Kirchner to postpone trip to Cuba

    Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, suffering from an acute bout of low blood pressure has been forced to postpone for a week her planned visits to Cuba and Venezuela that should have begun this Sunday, according to reliable government sources reports the Buenos Aires media

  • Saturday, January 10th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    “Explorer” rescue operation honors for Chilean Navy

    The Chilean Navy was presented with the International Maritime Organization, IMO, “Bravery at Sea” award for the prompt and effective rescue operation displayed during the emergency involving cruise vessel “Explorer”, which sank in Antarctica on November 22nd of 2007.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Qatari leading Dakar Rally in Argentina disqualified

    Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al Attiyah has been kicked out of the gruelling event for missing too many mandatory way points. The BMW driver from Qatar, who won the first and third stages of the 2009 rally in Argentina, led the overall standings by more than seven minutes.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UN calls on Israel for immediate media access to Gaza

    The chief of communications and public information for the United Nations called Thursday on the Israeli Government to ensure immediate access for international media into Gaza, stressing the need for “full and independent” coverage of events unfolding in the territory which has been the target of an Israeli offensive launched nearly two weeks ago.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Spain: unemployment is record; more to come admits minister

    The number of registered jobless in Spain topped 3 million for the first time ever in December and the government said unemployment would worsen in 2009 as the global economic crisis continues to wreak havoc on the country's construction and tourism industries.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UK expedition to study hot water vents in Antarctica

    United Kingdom scientists are set to be the first to investigate in detail the creatures living around hot water vents surrounding Antarctica. The team is scheduled to join the British Antarctic Survey's research ship the RRS James Clark Ross in Puenta Arenas, Chile.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    “Ponzi” Madoff fraud investigation extends to UK

    An investigation has been launched into the British activities of alleged multi-billion-pound fraudster Bernard “Ponzi” Madoff. UK officials will focus on investors who lost huge sums when Madoff's financial business collapsed, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Euro zone officially in recession, first since founded in 1999

    The Euro zone economy entered its first official recession in the third quarter, EU data confirmed in a third reading on Thursday. The bloc's combined economy shrank by 0.2% in the third quarter after contracting by the same amount in the second quarter, the Eurostat data agency said.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil plans internet access for 26% of the population

    Brazil has 43 million Internet users, according to Ibope/NetRatings statistics for the year 2008 published in the business daily Valor. The number of cybernauts could be even greater since the statistics included only people over 16 with Web access from home, workplaces, schools, libraries and Internet cafes, the newspaper said.

  • Friday, January 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Plan to encircle Rio's favelas triggers controversy

    Plans to surround a Rio de Janeiro favela (slum) with a 650-metre-long concrete barrier have come under fire from environmentalists, human rights activists and residents who describe it as “discriminatory” and in the best “Gaza wall” style.