Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner apologized to her peer, China’s Hu Jintao for having cancelled in January at last moment a long time planned official visit to Beijing. Mrs. Kirchner and President Hu Jintao met in the sidelines of this week’s nuclear security summit in Washington.
Depressed by reading bad news daily and with his marriage failing, Canadian Neil Pasricha decided to try to focus on the positive and come up with 1,000 simple, free, awesome things, posting one each day on a blog.
Chile and Uruguay will support former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner for the post of chairman of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, confirmed in Santiago Ecuadorean Foreign Affairs minister Ricardo Patiño.
Scientists say they have found clear proof that meat from whales captured under Japan's whaling programme is being sold in US and Korean eateries. The researchers say they used genetic fingerprinting to identify meat taken from a Los Angeles restaurant as coming from a sei whale sold in Japan.
The European Union said Portugal may need further budget measures this year to meet its deficit- cutting targets, as the pace of economic growth contributes to investor concern about contagion from Greece’s fiscal crisis.
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro's towering Christ the Redeemer statue and one of the city’s most iconic tourist attraction has been closed to the public after landslides that hit the city killing some 250 people and leaving thousands homeless.
After a shorter than expected stay in South Africa’s Cape Town, the Royal Navy nuclear-powered, but conventionally armed, fleet submarine HMS Sceptre (S104) departed from Simon's Town naval base having only spent five days in port.
A Chilean journalist known for her staunch defence of freedom of expression has been awarded the 2010 World Press Freedom Prize.
Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Taiana described bilateral relations with neighbouring Uruguay are good and will improve after the International Court of Justice's ruling regarding the placement of the Botnia paper mill on the shores of the Uruguay river is made public on April 20th.
On September 2, the company will inaugurate three weekly flights destined for Paris, with a layover in Madrid. The airline already makes seven flights per week with a final destination in Frankfurt.