Colombian Foreign Affairs minister Jaime Bermudez visited Russia to promote bilateral cooperation and prepare the visit of President Álvaro Uribe. “The visit will coincide with the 200th anniversary of Colombia’s independence and 75 since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Colombia”, said Andrei Nesterenko, spokesperson for the Russian ministry.
South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has approved a visit by a British nuclear submarine to Simon’s Town Naval Base, near Cape Town, despite opposition from environmental groups.
The Brazilian currency rose to a three-week high as central bank President Henrique Meirelles’s decision to stay in his post bolstered investor confidence in the country. The Real was trading in the range of 1.75/1.76 to the US dollar, its strongest level since March 12.
German carmaker Daimler has pleaded guilty to corruption in the US and will pay 185 million US dollars to settle the case. The charges relate to US Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations into the company's global sales practices.
Following the announcement of a gas discovery in the North Falklands Basin, Desire's Chairman Stephen Phipps describes the ‘The Liz’ well as, “complex and highly encouraging” and sufficiently promising to continue with the drilling campaign in Falklands’ waters.
Energy, trade and bilateral cooperation are the main issues of the agenda that Uruguayan president Jose Mujica will address with his Venezuelan peer Hugo Chavez on Wednesday in Caracas.
A total 2.9 million tourists arrived in Uruguay during 2009, spending an estimated 1.3 billion US dollars, according to the latest figures announced by Tourism Minister Hector Lescano.
British top earners will pay 50p in income tax on each pound of their salary over £150,000 from Tuesday April 6, the start of the new financial year. Previously, the highest rate of income tax payable was 40p on every pound for earnings above £37,400.
The Bolivian government plans to help market the nation’s coca plant crops in products such as energy drinks, tea, toothpaste and flour.
Political leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Tuesday the UK general election would be held on 6 May. He said he would seek a clear mandate to continue the road to recovery, as Labour bids for a fourth term.