Stories for June 18th 2012
The Falkland Islands new Fisheries Department building adjacent to the Agriculture Department was officially opened by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Jeremy Browne during his recent visit to the Islands.
Of the 600 residents who were living in Stanley on 14th June 1982 when the Argentine surrender to the British Task Force, and the end of the Falklands conflict, 200 remain in the Islands. On 15th June 2012 a large number of those left gathered to reflect on the events of 30 years ago.
The Annual Service of Remembrance was held at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne on Sunday 17th June. As it marked the 30 anniversary of the war a marquee was erected to extend the nave to hold the large number of veterans, families of the fallen and dignitaries - a total of 850 people.
Argentine government denies any re-re-election plan; opposition don’t believe them even if written on stone
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez main political spokesperson, Senator Alberto Fernández assured that the government has no plans of carrying out a constitutional reform and said that speculation about the 2013 legislative elections is “obscene.”
The Peruvian government has approved private mining projects worth 28 billion dollars out of 52 billion dollars of projects planned over the next five years, Peru's Energy and Mines Minister Jorge Merino said.
Over 80 countries, civil society groups, private companies and international organizations have declared their support for the new Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO), signalling their commitment to work together around coordinated goals to restore the world’s oceans to health and productivity.
Spain is scared to test its “feeble claims” in Court, whether in respect of Gibraltar’s undisputable right to self determination or its undisputable waters. That was the charge made by Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on Friday before the United Nations Committee of 24 as he challenged Madrid to take these issues to the appropriate international courts.
Just as Spain asked Europe for a bailout of 125 billion Euros, Amancio Ortega, the septuagenarian Spaniard who founded retailer Inditex SA became the region’s richest man.
French President Francois Hollande has proposed a 120 billion Euro growth pact ahead of key talks with Euro zone leaders, newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche reported on Sunday.
France's Socialists won control of parliament on Sunday, handing President Francois Hollande the convincing majority he needs to push through his tax-and-spend agenda to battle the Euro zone debt crisis.