Indian Armed Forces have a new weapon to combat terrorism: 'bhut jolokia' recognised as the hottest of spices. Forces will pack a punch mixed with hand grenades or tear gas shells to deal with terrorists, as trials by Indian defence scientists have shown.
Gibraltar Liberal Party Leader Dr Joseph Garcia told international delegates at a conference in Cadiz this weekend that “the liberal and democratic solution for a decolonised status for Gibraltar was through the exercise of the principle of self-determination”, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.
China National Offshore Oil Corporation, (CNOOC), signed a multi-billion dollar deal with Australia's BG Group to buy millions of tons of gas. Under the deal, which still needs government approval, CNOOC will buy 3.6 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year for the next 20 years.
United Nations specialists are to look again at the contribution of meat production to climate change, after claims that an earlier report exaggerated the link. A 2006 report concluded meat production was responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions - more than transport.
Major financial institutions are embroiled in the UK's biggest ever probe into insider dealing, it has emerged. The City is reeling after learning three of its top financiers are among six men arrested on suspicion of being involved in a sophisticated and long-running insider dealing ring.
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico on the bicentennial of their independence to be celebrated in the course of 2010 and said she was hopeful the anniversary would also celebrate a future of “greater cooperation in the hemisphere”.
The Euro sank to a 10-month low against the dollar and US stocks fell on Wednesday after a downgrade of Portugal's credit rating raised worries about Europe's growing debt burden.
Once a flashpoint in India-Bangladesh ties the New Moore Island or Purbasha in the Bay of Bengal, which Dhaka called the South Talpatti, has ceased to exist consumed by hungry tides and the rising sea.
Chile’s Jose Miguel Insulza was re-elected Wednesday as secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) for another five-year term (2010/2015). Insulza, 66, the only candidate, was elected by acclamation at the OAS general assembly with Paraguay’s Hector Lacognata acting as president.
Chilean President Sebastían Piñera officially inaugurated this week the biannual International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE, which this year marks the 30th anniversary of the successful air show and the 80th anniversary of the Chilean Air Force.