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International

  • Thursday, May 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Fish price in UK forecasted to increase 23% next 18 months

    The price of fish landed in the United Kingdom could rise by an average of 23% in the next 12 to 18 months because of rising fuel prices, a government agency warns. Seafish says the cost of some types of fish could go up by as much as 50%.

  • Wednesday, May 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Saudi Arabia pumping more crude but oil futures rules

    Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has boosted crude supply to help meet the world's need for fuel and may further increase output later if needed, a senior Gulf OPEC source said on Wednesday quoted by Reuters.

  • Wednesday, May 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    UK nuclear sub strikes underwater pinnacle in Red Sea

    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Royal Navy submarine HMS Superb struck an underwater pinnacle whilst on dived passage through the northern Red Sea on Monday 26 May 2008.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Over 80% of world fisheries over exploited warns Oceana

    Fishing fleet

    Over 80% of the world's fisheries are at risk from over-fishing and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must act urgently to scrap unsustainable subsidies, said the environmental group Oceana.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Canada prepares for the rush on Arctic claim and resources

    Canada is preparing to claim an area of the Arctic Ocean seabed equivalent in size to almost two million square kilometres as part of Ottawa's aggressive effort to defend the country's interests in the North, said Canadian Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Australia, Chile agree on comprehensive free trade pact

    Chile's Foreign Affairs Secretary Alejandro Foxley described the formalization of a free trade pact with Australia, which was announced in Santiago and Canberra on Tuesday as “very good news”. The official subscription of the agreement will be signed next July by Chilean minister Foxley.

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Germany forecasts “explosive” growth for wind energy

    Global annual wind energy production is expected to grow “explosively” in the next 10 years to reach 107,000 megawatt (MW) by the year 2017, (from the current 20.000 MW) according to a study from the German wind energy institute, DEWI, which is organizing the Husum Wind Energy trade fair next September.

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Canada launches claim over disputed sea-bed Arctic ridge

    A year after Russia's controversial flag-planting dive to the North Pole seabed to assert ownership of a sprawling underwater mountain chain, Canada is launching a less brazen but potentially more effective counterclaim for control over parts of the disputed Arctic ridge - perhaps even the pole itself - by publishing a scientific paper in a scholarly journal.

  • Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Giant 500 pounds squid netted off Australia

    A giant 500 pound squid was hauled off the coast of Victoria (Australia) yesterday. Fishing trawler skipper Mr Rang Pene winched up his catch from the ocean floor to find a large mass halfway down the net.

  • Sunday, May 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    UK, US and Canada steelworkers union to become global

    The United Kingdom's biggest trade union Unite is reportedly on the brink of merging with a counterpart in North America, reported on Sunday The Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times.