Stories for June 2002

Friday, June 21st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News

Headlines:
Resume talks - UN; Lewis honoured; Ship sinks - crew saved; Gosport Mayor dies

Friday, June 21st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands present on Show at Royal Highland

The Falkland Islands are exhibiting at this year's Royal Highland Show (June 20-23,
2002) and participants will be looking to build contacts with the agricultural community in Scotland, profile some of the Islands rural diversification initiatives and business opportunities, as well as provide more general information about the Islands.<

Thursday, June 20th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Mercosur openly supports Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falklands in United Nations

The Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations adopted a draft resolution, presented by Chile, calling on Britain and Argentina to resume negotiations to find a peaceful resolution to the sovereignty dispute over the Falkland Islands/Malvinas. The resolution presented Wednesday morning in New York was sponsored by Chile, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela, and specifically supported by Mercosur.

Thursday, June 20th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

People's power

A delegation of Peruvian cabinet ministers and local elected officials from the city of Arequipa reached an agreement suspending the controversial privatization of public utilities that triggered a week of violent protests in the south of Peru.

Wednesday, June 19th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from South America

Headlines: Tremor in Chile extends to Buenos Aires; Punta Arenas promotion in Valencia; Who's scared of the red tide?; Population policy; Combating poverty;Uruguayan Navy fires at Chilean trawler

Wednesday, June 19th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

G 7 Optimistic

Finance Ministers of the seven most industrialized countries, meeting in Halifax Canada, expressed confidence in the world's economic prospects, that they describer as “encouraging”.

The economies of the G 7, United States, Canada, Germany, Britain, Italy, France and Japan “have not ceased to strengthen and should continue to do so for the rest of the year”, said the official release after the meeting was over.

Wednesday, June 19th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands sends team to Commonwealth Games

The Falkland Islands, one of the most dynamic Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom, with a population of 2,379, will have a team of six competitors at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Wednesday, June 19th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Prince Andrew for Argentina?

There are tentative plans for the Duke of York, who fought in the Falklands war as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot to visit Argentina, Chile and Uruguay when he travels to the South Atlantic in November.

His itinerary has yet to be finalised and confirmed.

Wednesday, June 19th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Inflation under control

United States and United Kingdom seem to have inflationary pressures under control diminishing prospects of an interest rate rise in the coming months.

Tuesday, June 18th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Margaret Thatcher at anniversary events

The twentieth anniversary of the end of the Falklands War has been commemorated in the United Kingdom with a series of events which focused on gratitude to the armed forces and especially on the 255 British servicemen who died liberating the Islands.

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