Headlines: Football crazy kids return; New senior Magistrate John Trevaskis; The ups and downs of the FIGAS shuttle.
More than eight million Chileans have the right to vote this Sunday for their mayors and city council representatives in the country's 345 municipalities. While the election results will not officially reflect on the 2009 presidential race, the political parties – right, left and centre – are hotly contesting the municipal races and will surely use the final vote tallies to tout their relative strength on the national political scene.
As the world contends with numerous crises, ranging from food insecurity and climate change to financial uncertainty and the development challenge, leadership and partnership are more important than ever to tackle today's most pressing issues, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message marking United Nations Day.
Researchers are warning of potential problems during the United States election with record numbers set to vote and many states using new voting machines.
The Argentine Navy successfully launched two ground-air mid range Aspide missiles, according to an official release on Wednesday from the Ministry of Defence.
The United Nations Fourth Committee has rejected by a vote of 61 - 40 the attempt, made through a draft resolution at the last decolonization Committee of 24 seminar, to include a specific exclusion of territories affected by a sovereignty dispute, such as the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, from the omnibus resolution that reaffirms inalienable right of self-determination of 11 territories.
The Mercosur Council, CNC, the highest political body of the South American customs union will be holding an extraordinary meeting next Monday in Brasilia to consider the current global financial crisis, it was announced in Montevideo.
Chief Minister Peter Caruana proudly showed off Gibraltar's new plush modern London offices which will be known as Gibraltar House.
Bolivian president Evo Morales reached a deal with opposition politicians to hold a referendum on a new constitution after agreeing to limit himself to running for only one more term in office.
Three decommissioned vessels from the United States Navy will be transferred in coming months to Peru and Chile once the US Congress approves the operation which is expected to happen at the end of the month, according to defence affairs publication Enfoque Estratégico.