An estimated 35,000 people have turned out in Manchester to demonstrate at the governing Conservative Party's annual conference, which opened on Sunday. The march was organised by the Trades Union Congress, which billed it as a rally for “the alternative - jobs, growth, and justice”.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff plans to meet the president of soccer's world governing body on Monday to resolve a legal dispute over the 2014 World Cup, the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported.
Ozone loss over the Arctic this year was so severe that for the first time it could be called an ozone hole like the Antarctic one, scientists report. About 20km above the ground, 80% of the ozone was lost, they say.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has discovered apparent failures at 10 credit rating agencies. SEC said it was concerned that the agencies - including Standard & Poor's (S&P) and Moody's - were not making timely and accurate disclosures or managing conflicts of interest.
The Mercosur-EU trade agreement is one of several issues Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will be addressing Monday in Brussels during the fifth Brazil-EU summit. Rousseff begins in Belgium an official visit to Europe that also includes Turkey and Bulgaria.
Anti-Wall Street protesters vowed to keep up their fight on Sunday despite the arrests of more than 700 people the previous day for blocking traffic lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge in an unauthorized protest.
A successful Guinness World Record attempt for the longest bikini parade has turned into priceless advertising for Australia’s Gold Coast, admit city officials.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas is scheduled to visit Colombia, a country which holds a non permanent seat at the UN Security Council and could cast a decisive vote for the recognition of a State of Palestine.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made on Friday her strongest call yet for the central bank to continue cutting borrowing costs. At an event in Sao Paulo she said it was “inadmissible” for policy makers not to take into account the possibility of a recession and even a depression in the global economy.
Achieving investment grade in the current global scenario is “not critical” for Uruguay since the country has sufficient financing and operates in world markets as “if it had a better rating than it actually has”, said Economy minister Fernando Lorenzo.