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Montevideo, March 20th 2019 - 05:20 UTC


  • Tuesday, September 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    UK recognition of migrant children's rights hails UNICEF

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) applauded this week the decision by the British Government to grant children seeking asylum, migrant children and those trafficked into the country the same rights as British children, including their right to education, health care and social services.

  • Monday, September 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Wall Street purge: Mitsubishi buys stake in Morgan Stanley

    Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced Monday it will buy a stake in troubled Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley. The firm said the stake will account for 10% to 20% of Morgan Stanley's common shares.

  • Monday, September 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    PM Brown admits mistakes but “I have the experience”

    PM Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown has admitted he had made mistakes as Britain's Prime Minister and promised: “I will do better”. In an interview ahead of the crucial conference speech on which his future as Prime Minister may depend, Mr Brown insisted he remained the right man to shepherd Britain's economy through global financial turmoil.

  • Monday, September 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Germany partly blames US and UK for financial turmoil

    German chancellor Angela Merkel

    German chancellor Angela Merkel said that the United States and British governments are partly responsible for the current international financial crisis for having supported markets' resistance to be submitted to voluntary regulations.

  • Monday, September 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Growing concern over soaring Asia-Pacific migration impact

    A United Nations-supported meeting opening Monday in Bangkok is closely looking at the impact of migration in Asia and the Pacific – where the number of international migrants has skyrocketed from 28 million to 53 million in just under half a century – on socio-economic development in the region.

  • Monday, September 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Jittery markets hike oil price which settles at 120 US dollars

    Reflecting uncertainties about the US government 700 billion US dollars bail out plan and its consequences on the US dollar, oil prices on Monday jumped briefly 25 US dollars before falling back to 120.97 US dollars a barrel

  • Saturday, September 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    New issue of Gibraltar stamps dedicated to cruise vessels

    Gibraltar pays tribute to one of its main industries, tourism with a set of stamps dedicated to cruise vessels. The last of the series of the Gibraltar Cruise Ships set of stamps is comprised of 4 stamps, Miniature Sheet and a Special Folder.

  • Saturday, September 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Caruana and Bossano set to face Argentine hawk at UN

    Jorge Arg?ello, the man who founded the “Malvinas Observatory”

    He is one of the last people Gibraltar – less still the Falkland Islands – would have hoped to have seen nominated. Jorge Argüello, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, is the new chairman of the Fourth Committee, the Special Political and Decolonization Committee. He is set to be addressed in a fortnight's time by both Chief Minister Peter Caruana and Opposition Leader Joe Bossano.

  • Friday, September 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    UN remains most cost effective for global peacekeeping

    UN has more than a 100.000 troops deployed in 18 peace missions

    The United Nations, which currently deploys some 110,000 personnel in 18 peace operations worldwide at a price tag of 7.2 billion US dollars, remains the most cost-effective option for global peacekeeping, the senior official leading those efforts said this week.

  • Friday, September 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    PM Brown pledged to clean up the financial system

    Brown said the priority is to ensure financial stability

    Gordon Brown has pledged to “clean up” the financial system following the rescue of Britain's biggest mortgage lender HBOS by Lloyds TSB. The prime minister said he had taken “quick action” to “maintain the stability of the financial system”.