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Published:Monday | January 26, 2009 | 4:37 PM

Some government ministers are now gathered in Madrid, Spain for a United Nations conference on tackling high food prices.

Published:Monday | January 26, 2009 | 4:36 PM

US President Barack Obama has called for the country to become energy independent as its reliance on foreign oil is posing a threat.

Published:Monday | January 26, 2009 | 12:46 PM

A committee of the European Parliament has started deliberations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Europe and the Caribbean.

Published:Monday | January 26, 2009 | 12:45 PM

US President Barack Obama is expected to give states permission to set their own stricter standards for vehicle exhaust emissions.

Published:Monday | January 26, 2009 | 12:44 PM

Southern African heads of state are now meeting to resolve the political deadlock in Zimbabwe.

Published:Monday | January 26, 2009 | 9:35 AM

Belize’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Cheryl-Lynn Branker-Taitt is looking at Jamaica’s law books as a model for amendments that she hopes will be made to that country’s Evidence Act.

Published:Friday | January 23, 2009 | 5:48 PM

Venezuela and Argentina have signed new co-operation agreements to further boost their fast-growing economic ties.

Published:Friday | January 23, 2009 | 5:48 PM

New York Governor David Paterson has appointed Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to take up Hillary Clinton\'s vacant senate seat.

Published:Friday | January 23, 2009 | 12:29 PM

The United Kingdom is now in recession for the first time since 1991.

Published:Friday | January 23, 2009 | 12:29 PM

A number of US companies said heavy discounting by cruise liners has led to a surge in bookings.

Published:Friday | January 23, 2009 | 7:54 AM

The Congress in Mexico has agreed to debate the issue of reinstating capital punishment for some crimes.

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2009 | 4:31 PM

A former Puerto Rican lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges that could send him to prison for more than a decade.

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2009 | 4:31 PM

Two Roman Catholic priests have been accused of stealing 800 thousand dollars from the collection plate of their church in the US state of Florida.

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2009 | 4:30 PM

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has praised US President Barack Obama for his honesty but said he has many questions to answer.

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2009 | 12:42 PM

Two men have been given the death penalty for their involvement in China\'s contaminated milk scandal.

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2009 | 12:37 PM

US President Barack Obama has signed the executive order to close the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year.

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2009 | 12:35 PM

The Belize government has announced plans to spend about US$100 million on an economic stimulus package.

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2009 | 9:20 AM

Barack Obama was yesterday sworn in as US president for the second time in two days, because one word was given out of order during Tuesday\'s ceremony.

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2009 | 5:06 PM

US Senator Edward M. Kennedy has been released from hospital after suffering a seizure at President Barack Obama’s inauguration luncheon yesterday.

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2009 | 5:06 PM

US President Barack Obama has issued executive orders on government ethics and transparency as part of a packed first full day in office.

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2009 | 8:47 AM

Barack Obama\'s promise to end the war in Iraq will be on the agenda today when the new commander in chief meets with top national security aides and senior commanders.

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2009 | 8:46 AM

Fifteen cabin and flight crew staff have been arrested after 110 pounds of cannabis was found on a flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow Airport.

Published:Tuesday | January 20, 2009 | 5:14 PM

There has been no further news on the condition of US senator Ted Kennedy who collapsed earlier during the inauguration luncheon.

Published:Tuesday | January 20, 2009 | 5:14 PM

President Obama reaffirmed today his commitment to the process of change in the United States.

Published:Tuesday | January 20, 2009 | 12:08 PM

Israeli troops are still to withdraw from Gaza after agreeing to a ceasefire over the weekend.


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