Stories for February 12th 2013

Tuesday, February 12th 2013 - 21:05 UTC

Argentina says three-side dialogue on Falklands/Malvinas issue is unthinkable

Ambassador Castro keeping up with Timerman efforts in London

Argentine ambassador in the UK, Alicia Castro described the coming Falkland Islands referendum on March 10/11 as a ‘media ruse’ and insisted that a three-side dialogue on Malvinas sovereignty is ‘unthinkable’ because the issue is bilateral: UK/Argentina.

Tuesday, February 12th 2013 - 20:17 UTC

Argentine Jewish community calls on Congress to reject understanding with Iran

Iran Defence Minister at the centre of the controversy: “questioning of an Iranian official is totally false”

Argentine Jewish leaders from Community Centres AMIA and DAIA, Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser rejected on Tuesday once more the agreement signed by the Argentine and Iranian governments last week to investigate the 1994 AMIA centre bombing which killed 85 people and left hundreds injured.

Tuesday, February 12th 2013 - 19:04 UTC

CPA regional conference on “self determination” takes off in the Falklands

Family picture of the CPA delegates in Stanley

The 43rd British Islands and Mediterranean Region Annual Conference (BIMR) of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, opened in Stanley Tuesday morning. The theme of the two-day conference is “Self-determination and its role in self governance and devolution”.

Tuesday, February 12th 2013 - 18:00 UTC

Punta Arenas cruise business picking up; 62.000 visitors expected this season

A cruise vessel approaching Punta Arenas

The cruise business has been picking up for the last three seasons and so far including January an estimated 31.000 visitors landed in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, which represents a 7% increase over the previous season and 10% for international cruises, said the head of the Austral Port Authority, Ignacio Covacevich.

Tuesday, February 12th 2013 - 17:02 UTC

Japanese scientists explain how flying squid jet out of sea and glide for over 30 meters

Flying at an air speed of 11.2 meters per second

Looks like Olympic Gold medalist Usain Bolt may finally have some competition. Japanese researchers published a study in German magazine ‘Marine Biology’ about the ocean squid that can fly more than 30 meters through the air at a speed of 11.2 meters per second.

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