Sweden tops the rankings of The Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010, released this week for the ninth consecutive year by the World Economic Forum.
The Falkland Islands are to participate Saturday in ‘Earth Hour’, a global awareness campaign on climate change organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature which spans thousands of cities around the world.
Brazil’s Superior Electoral tribunal, TSE, again fined President Lula da Silva for having campaigned in support of cabinet chief and the Workers’ Party candidate for October’s presidential election, Dilma Rousseff.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met Friday with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales and signed a deal that expands until 2026 the current gas-sharing bilateral agreement, which is expected to supply the Argentine Northeast.
The gap between the rich and poor in Latinamerica has not ceased to increase in the last decades and currently 20% of the wealthiest hold 56.9% of resources, while the region’s main cities host 127 million people, according to the latest report from United Nations-Habitat.
Saturday March 27 at 8.30pm local time, more than 4000 cities and towns across 125 countries and regions will switch off their lights for Earth Hour in an historic moment of global unity.
The Biblical formula Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's is generally taken to mean that people should recognize the authority of the state in secular matters, but that is not necessarily what Jesus meant by it. It is certainly not the current practice of the Roman Catholic Church, although the rule in modern democracies is very clear: The law applies equally to everyone, even priests.
The fight for free access to information is being played out to an ever greater extent on the Internet. The emerging general trend is that a growing number of countries are attempting to tighten their control of the Net, but at the same time, increasingly inventive netizens demonstrate mutual solidarity by mobilizing when necessary.
Spain is defending its interests in relation to Gibraltar “firmly and efficiently” Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos declared in a special session of Congress in Madrid. But he also underlined Spain’s commitment for police and judicial co-operation to stamp out crime in the area.
German scientists said Thursday they discovered evidence that a major natural disaster occurred in the Atlantic Ocean around 2,000 years ago - possibly triggering a monster tsunami.