Donathus Keith Saint Aimee, president of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation or G24 is expected in Argentina Thursday and is scheduled to visit the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego that according to Argentine law has jurisdiction over the disputed Falklands/Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
HMS Gloucester the Royal Navy’s lead patrol vessel in the South Atlantic and currently deployed in the Falkland Islands will be calling in Valparaíso next November to participate at Chile’s Expo-naval.
UK oil company Rockhopper Exploration said that the recent successful flow test at Sea Lion has confirmed the potential for commercial oil in the North Falkland basin.
The Catholic Church has actively joined the Brazilian presidential campaign. Conservative Archbishop Aldo Pagotto of Paraiba accused Brazil’s Workers' Party of “misinformation and manipulation of consciences” in an effort to win the upcoming presidential run-off election, slated for Oct. 31.
Brazilian Government is to auction one million hectares of Amazon forest in an attempt to reduce the demand for illegal logging.
A senior RAF officer has warned that cuts to military aircraft numbers would leave the United Kingdom vulnerable to attack. Air Marshal Timo Anderson, director general of the Military Aviation Authority, addressed MPs in a private talk, and gave a stark assessment on cuts expected to be outlined next week.
United States President Barack Obama's approval rating fell to a new low of 43% since he took office, down from 47% last month, according to a Reuters-Ipsos national poll. Ipsos pollsters say it appears that much of that drop comes from Democrats whose approval of Obama fell to 70% from 78% last month.
China should make concessions to avoid escalating foreign exchange tensions turning into a trade war German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he sees no risk of a global currency war and wants to maximize incentives for China to allow its Yuan to rise in value. He told the Charlie Rose Show in an interview that China would work against its basic development objectives if it kept its currency undervalued.
China is trying to avoid a currency war, but issues concerning any specific currency should not be treated as part of an agenda at G20 meetings, a Chinese G20 negotiator said.