The Union of South American nations, Unasur, Defence Council will be holding an extraordinary meeting next Friday to address several serious problems involving country members announced the Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs ministry that will be hosting the event in the capital Quito.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced the arrival of a shipment of 300 Russian tanks and armoured vehicles and ordered the members of the ruling party, United Socialist party of Venezuela, PSUV, to join the militia and armed groups.
The last Argentine dictatorship headed by General Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri had plans to attack Chile following the invasion and recovery of the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands in 1982 revealed on Sunday the former chief of the Argentine Air Force at the time, Brigadier Basilio Lami Dozo.
New guidelines to protect whisky from foreign imitation, including new rules on labelling and bottling, are coming into force in Scotland on Monday. There will be a new requirement to only bottle Single Malts in Scotland, and tighter rules on the use of distillery names on bottle labels.
The US Senate has narrowly voted to hold a full debate on a landmark bill designed to overhaul the country's healthcare.
The world's largest solar-powered trimaran, PlanetSolar, will not have sails. Instead of wind it will rely on the power of the sun to circumnavigate the world in 140 days. That's according to plans sketched out by the financial backers and designers of the triple-hull, 30-metre-long, 15-metre-wide boat under construction at Knierim shipyard in Kiel, Germany.
The Venezuelan government has taken over four private banks in the country for what it described as their incompliance with regulations.
At least four icebergs are bearing down on New Zealand, drifting only a few hundred kilometres off the South Island coast and moving closer by the day.
Two presidents from Mercosur countries figure among the leaders with the highest approval ratings in the Americas while the other two are at the opposite end.
An Argentine company has purchased 500 tons of pulp from the Uruguayan Botnia mill which is at the heart of a serious diplomatic controversy with Argentina that has reached the International Court of The Hague.