Brazil’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6% in August, a record low for the month while average real wages rose 0.5% from the previous months to 1,629.40 Reais (839.16 US dollars) a month, the government statistics agency IBGE report showed.
The International Monetary Fund re-activated this week a 571 billion dollars resource pool to ensure it has funds to help cover Europe's worsening sovereign-debt crisis. The IMF extended activation of its so-called New Arrangements to Borrow for a six-month period from October.
The new campaign by Chile’s National Tourism Service (Sernatur) aims to make tourism the third largest sector of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The campaign will be launched on Jan. 1, 2012.
Brazil's central bank unexpectedly acted to halt the currency's slide on Thursday, highlighting growing concern among officials that the global financial crisis is damaging Brazil's economy and could cause a potentially destructive spurt in inflation.
Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Black Rover is returning to the UK on Sunday after an 18-month deployment in support of the Royal Navy operations in UK Overseas Territories including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, St Helena and Tristan Da Cunha.
A Wessex helicopter which was used to rescue injured servicemen during the Falklands conflict is to have a new role as a cafe at a Shropshire paintball Centre.
Thursday’s march by Chilean striking students and their supporters may signal an end to an unprecedented four months of student unrest – if the number of demonstrators proves to be small.
Australian beer giant Foster's has accepted an improved takeover worth 9.9 billion Aus dollars (10.2bn US dollars) from British-based brewer SABMiller, the pair announced on Wednesday.
Bowhead whales, the giants of the Arctic, are using the Northwest Passage to move across the top of the Americas. Skeletons, DNA samples and harpoon heads have all suggested that bowhead populations living on each side of the continent did meet and mingle.
US President Barack Obama told the United Nations that the Palestinians deserved a state of their own, but that this would only be achieved through talks with Israel.