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Stories for April 27th 2010

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 23:39 UTC

    “Boobquake” Day Shakes Taiwan and South Sandwich Islands

    A cascade of breast to support blogger Jennifer McCreight

    If a senior Iranian cleric is to be believed, the 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan was a boobquake, not an earthquake. Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi warned last week that “women, who do not dress modestly... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which [consequently] increases earthquakes”.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 23:09 UTC

    Paraguayan Press Blasts 37 Anniversary of Brazilian “Imperial Itaipú Treaty”

    A request from Paraguay to Lula da Silva: “Mr. President gives us what belongs to us”

    Paraguay’s president Fernando Lugo said he is looking forward to the coming meeting next May 3 with his Brazilian counterpart Lula da Silva because he would be coming back with “good news” referred to the shared power from Itaipu, the world’s second largest hydroelectric dam belonging to both countries.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 22:38 UTC

    Chilean Conservation Groups Reject Whaling Commission Latest Proposals

    Let them enjoy their freedom

    A new proposal announced last week by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) would allow the killing of a number of whales in the Antarctic Ocean off the coast of Chile and has Chilean environmental groups upset.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 22:06 UTC

    US Senate Claims Goldman Sachs Knowingly Profited from Mortgage Collapse

    CEO Lloyd Blankfein, “one of the worst days in my professional life”

    The chairman of an inquiry into the causes of United States' financial meltdown has attacked the role of Goldman Sachs. Senator Carl Levin spoke of the reckless greed that infected Wall Street's financial community.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 21:57 UTC

    IMF Warns Latam “Cheap and Abundant Credit” Rises Risk of Boom-Bust Cycle

    Nicolas Eyzaguirre, IMF Western Hemisphere Department Director “on guard against too much of the good thing”

    Latin American economies as a whole are recovering nicely from the global economic downturn but “cheap and abundant external finances raise the risk of a boom-bust cycle”, said Nicolas Eyzaguirre, IMF Western Hemisphere Department Director.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 21:40 UTC

    Canadian Fund Invests in Uruguay’s Flagship Carrier PLUNA

    A Uruguayan flagship carrier PLUNA aircraft

    Jazz Air Income Fund has agreed to invest 15 million US dollars for an indirect stake in Uruguay's flagship carrier, Pluna. The fund behind Air Canada's regional affiliate, Jazz Air, said that it will get a one-third, non-voting interest in Latin American Regional Aviation Holding Corp., which owns 75% of Pluna Lineas Aireas Uruguayas. The remaining 25% of Pluna is held by the government of Uruguay.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 18:50 UTC

    Electoral Reform Shapes as Key Issue for Next UK Government

    Tories and David Cameron ahead, but not enough

    Electoral reform is shaping up as the key issue in determining what sort of government would emerge in the UK if the May 6 General Election results in a hung Parliament. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg indicated that a deal on proportional representation would be essential to any pact if his party holds the balance of power, describing it as an “absolute pre-condition” for renewal of Britain.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 18:33 UTC

    P&O Azura Calls in Gibraltar on its Maiden Voyage

    The 17 deck high latest P&O incorporation

    The newest addition to the P&O fleet the magnificent Azura sailed into Gibraltar on Sunday. The 289.60 meter vessel with 17 decks high, carrying 2.816 passengers and 1.241 crew members arrived in port at 12:30hrs reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 18:13 UTC

    UK Think Tank Warns About Drastic Spending Cuts After Election Day

    Institute for Fiscal Studies Director, Robert Chote

    All three British major political parties are failing to come clean on spending cuts that will need to be at least as deep as the 1970s, a leading think tank warned Tuesday. Repairing the public finances will be the 'defining domestic policy task of the next government', the Institute for Fiscal Studies said at a special election briefing.

  • Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 18:03 UTC

    IATA Praises European Relief Measures for Airlines Affected by Volcanic Ash Plume

    The positive side of the forced grounding: moving towards a single European sky says Giovanni Bisignani

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) openly supported the announcement by the European Commission of a comprehensive program to provide relief to the air transport sector in the aftermath of extra-ordinary airspace closures resulting from the ash plume of an Icelandic volcano.

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