The 250th anniversary of the Union Flag (Union Jack) being raised by Commodore John Byron on 21st January 1765 was today celebrated by the people of the Falklands. Signifying British rule and inclusion as a part of the commonwealth, the first British population was settled making the foundations of the community resident today.
The world’s northernmost colony of king penguins has something to celebrate this week, as Tuesday marks Penguin Awareness Day and these well dressed seabirds play host to an international group of scientists gathered to discuss the Falkland Islands’ rich potential for new research.
The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, and the leadership of the Commonwealth Secretariat held discussions on challenges to democracy and good governance facing member states of both organizations.
Visiting scientists from “all corners of the Americas” have received a warm welcome to the Falkland Islands. The delegates from the US, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Chile are experts in a range of fields including marine ecology, oceanography and geology and are on a week-long visit at the invitation of the Falkland Islands government and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, SAERI.
US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress. In a speech devised to appeal to working families, Mr Obama outlined his strategy for middle-class economics.
The death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman puts Argentina in a situation of unforeseeable outcome in which converge foreign policy, institutional functioning and local politics, according to Rosendo Fraga one of the country's most respected political analysts.
Argentina's judiciary released late Tuesday the complete version of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman's charges against President Cristina Fernandez, foreign minister Hector Timerman and other close officials, accusing them of 'conspiring a cover up of Iran's' alleged involvement in the bombing of the Jewish institution in Buenos Aires back in 1994, which killed 85 and injured 300.
The forensic analysis on Argentina's AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s body confirmed that there were no traces of gunpowder on his hands. However, experts explained that it does not contradict suicide hypothesis.
Argentina's Jewish communities still shocked after learning of the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death, announced that a ceremony calling for 'truth and justice' has been scheduled for this Wednesday to demand for the “complete clarification of the circumstances” surrounding the prosecutor’s death.
The administration of president Cristina Fernandez confirmed to Argentine business leaders that customs restrictions on imports will stay in place, despite strong international pressure for barriers to be lifted.