Protests at financial mismanagement and government cutbacks have been held in hundreds of cities around the world. Clashes erupted at the biggest rally, in Rome, when riot police intervened after a small group of masked militants attacked property.
The US Treasury has delayed a ruling on whether China manipulates its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage until later this year. It said the move will give us a chance to assess progress following several international meetings. Critics of China say it keeps the Yuan low to keep its exports cheap.
Laura Pollán, one of the founders of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, has died in a Havana hospital at the age of 63, fellow dissidents on Friday.
A European Union summit later this month will agree decisive measures to tackle the Euro zone debt crisis, the French finance minister announced on Saturday.
September inflation in Argentina climbed 0.8%, less than half the estimate from private consultants, according to the latest report from the discredited Statistics and Census Institute, Indec. In nine months accumulated inflation reached 7.3% and compared to a year ago, 9.9%.
Proposals to double the size of the IMF as part of a broader international response to Europe's debt crisis immediately ran into resistance from the United States and others, burying the idea for now and firmly putting the onus back on Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit back at critics of her Euro zone policy saying it was unacceptable for them to demand bolder action to combat the debt crisis while at the same time resisting steps to rein in financial markets.
The Falkland Islands Government has announced the appointment of two senior officials. Simon Fletcher has been appointed to the role of Director of Central Services and succeeds Andrew Lee who previously held the position when it was titled Director of Procurement and Efficiency.
United States Secret Service agents told HMS Edinburgh, which is currently patrolling the Falkland Islands, to stop pointing its missiles at Michelle Obama’s hotel room while sailors were holding a ceremony to mark the death of a colleague.