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Montevideo, November 21st 2017 - 19:29 UTC

Stories for 2017

  • Saturday, July 22nd 2017 - 08:39 UTC

    Venezuelan situation overshadows Mercosur presidential summit

    The family picture of Mercosur presidents and in the second row, representatives from associate and regional countries

    The members of Mercosur trade bloc called for an end to violence in Venezuela in a joint statement on Friday. However again opinions were divided: while Brazil and Argentina sponsored a more explicit warning to President Nicolas Maduro and his regime, Uruguay had it redrafted in a more conciliatory tone and Paraguay finally came out with a compromise option.

  • Saturday, July 22nd 2017 - 08:13 UTC

    Falklands' 2016 Census (I): Population 3.200; Camp increased 9%, for the first since 1950s'

    The 2016 census shows that Falklands population increased by 360 people over the four years since the April 2012 census, reaching 3,200 persons in October 2016. (Pic PN)

    The Falkland Islands government Policy and Economic Unit has released the 2016 Census Report (*) which indicates that the total number of people counted in the Islands on census night, 9 October 2016, was 3,354. This figure includes visitors to the Islands and people who are not normally resident in the country, for example tourists or crew on vessels in Falklands waters on census night.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 12:13 UTC

    US travel ban dispute: Supreme Court rules partial win for Trump

    Justices blocked a lower court ruling that would have opened the way for potentially thousands of refugees to enter the country in the coming months.

    The United States Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Donald Trump's travel ban this week, rejecting his bid to bar entry by some people with family members already in the country. The three-sentence order by the Justices — who last month let president Trump start restricting entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries — means the government must accept people with grandparents, cousins and other relatives in the U.S.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands debates on changes for migrants, work permits and visitors

    MLA Summers said “We have in effect replaced the need for visas with a more detailed permitting system”

    Several proposed changes to the Work Permits system and new categories of permits for visitors and dependents were debated by the Falkland Islands Members of Legislative Assembly last Tuesday at the Select Committee on the Immigration (Amendment) (No 2) Bill.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:33 UTC

    Cutting steel ceremony for Royal Navy's First Type 26: “HMS Glasgow”

    The last HMS Glasgow - a Type 42 Destroyer - was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor.

    The first of eight new Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy has been named HMS Glasgow. The name was revealed by Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon as he cut the first steel on the ship at BAE System's Govan shipyard. The last HMS Glasgow, a Type 42 Destroyer, was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor. The new anti-submarine warfare frigates will be known as the City Class.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:26 UTC

    Scotland and Wales dispute Tories £ 1bn for North Ireland's DUP

    Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, left, greets Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party at Downing Street

    The Scottish and Welsh governments have begun a formal dispute with Westminster over the Tories’ £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. The devolved administrations have invoked formal dispute resolution procedures over the coalition agreement of PM Theresa May's government, which includes £1 billion in new funding for Northern Ireland.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:10 UTC

    OAS summit in Peru will address democratic governance and corruption

    Peru's delegate Ana Rosa Valdivieso, appreciated the support from OAS for the organization of the Summit and the relevance of the topic chosen by her country.

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Peru signed the agreement on preparations for the Eighth Summit of the Americas, which will bring together all heads of state and government of the Hemisphere in April 2018, in Lima.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:02 UTC

    Senior Tories support PM May and the removal of any plotter cabinet minister

    Mrs. May received the backing of senior backbenchers to remove any ministers who were found to be plotting against her.

    Theresa May has issued a warning to her Cabinet ministers that none of them is “un-sackable”. The Prime Minister’s comment comes after she was forced to upbraid senior colleagues after an outbreak of vicious briefing against Chancellor Philip Hammond.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 08:49 UTC

    Brexit second round with EU ends with “fundamental disagreements”

    Mr. Barnier said the first round of talks had been about organization, this week had been about presentation, and the “third round must be about clarification”.

    The second round of Brexit talks has ended with “fundamental” disagreements remaining between Britain and the European Union on citizens’ rights and a stand-off over the so-called “divorce bill”.

  • Thursday, July 20th 2017 - 23:46 UTC

    Following days of leaks and 'backbiting', Theresa May calls for responsibility from the cabinet

    “There is a need to show strength and unity as a country and that starts around the cabinet table,” the Prime Minister told ministers.

    Britain's embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has urged senior ministers to come together and keep the details of their meetings private in an effort to halt the leaks emanating from government officials. May made the plea Tuesday after a week in which British media has been awash with stories quoting unnamed cabinet sources as well as constant speculation over her leadership.