Argentine President Cristina Fernández obtained over 54% of votes in the presidential elections, according to the definitive vote count released Thursday by Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo.
The St Helena Government this week entered into a contract with South Africa’s Basil Read (Pty) Ltd in the amount of £201.5 million for the design and construction of the airport, an additional up to £10 million in shared risk contingency, and £35.1 million for ten years of operation.
The Ocean Guardian oil rig is Falkland Islands waters since February 2010 prepares to leave the Islands in early 2012 for a contract with another operator.
Intense European pressure forced debt-stricken Greece to seek political consensus on a new bailout plan instead of holding a referendum after EU leaders raised the prospect of a Greek exit from the Euro to preserve the single currency.
The FAO Food price index dropped to an 11-month low in October, declining 4%, or nine points, to 216 points from September. Nonetheless prices still remain generally higher than last year and very volatile, FAO said.
Car sales in Brazil dropped 10% in October compared to the previous month according to the country’s dealers association, Fenabrave turning warning lights on for the global auto industry. This follows September’s decline that affected all of Brazilian industrial production.
Brazil must balance its trade relation with China, (leading commercial partner) and not allow an anti-Chinese feeling among manufacturers to spoil relations with Beijing said economists in Sao Paulo.
A massive crack is growing wider in the Antarctic ice sheet and could break apart in the coming months, forming an iceberg the size of the island of Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain), NASA scientists warned Thursday.
Russia has decided to resume purchases of Paraguayan beef and derivates following the foot and mouth disease, FMD, episode detected in an only farm last September and which according to Paraguayan sanitary officials was caused by a ‘human error’.
Police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Oakland, California Thursday, firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators lingering in the streets after a day of mostly peaceful rallies against economic inequality and police brutality.