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Stories for May 28th 2018

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 14:07 UTC

    International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Secretary-General to Visit Troops in Mali

    This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of UN Peacekeeping, the flagship enterprise of the Organization described by the Secretary-General as “a proven investment in global peac

    On Tuesday, 29 May, the United Nations will commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, more than 96,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and-police-contributing countries serve under the blue flag, alongside more than 15,000 international and national civilian staff and nearly 1,600 United Nations Volunteers.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 08:10 UTC

    EU's Brexit negotiator has called for “realism” from UK government

    Barnier’s intervention during a visit to Portugal, illustrated the gap between the two sides in the negotiations. “Time is running short,” he said

    The European Union’s Brexit negotiator has called for “realism” over the terms of the future relationship between the UK and Brussels. Michel Barnier’s comments came after claims from EU officials that Britain has a “fantasy” approach to the talks sparked anger.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    Farmers' concerns on post-Brexit labour contracting reach PM's May desk

    The “significant number” of EU nationals the sector employed meant it was vital the government “ensures an adequate supply of permanent and seasonal labor”

    The UK food and farming industry wants assurances from the government that it will still be able to recruit enough staff from the EU after Brexit. The demand came as part of a manifesto drawn up by more than 100 organizations across the industry and sent to the PM. It urges the government to publish a white paper setting out its immigration plans “as a matter of priority”.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:51 UTC

    BOTs meeting on environment issues at 10 Downing Street

    Representatives from the different BOTs at 10 Downing Street. Falklands were represented by Ms Sukey Cameron MBE

    Representatives from British Overseas Territories held a meeting at 10 Downing Street hosted by Sir John Randall, the Special Advisor on Environment to the Prime Minister. The issues discussed included Brexit, international platforms, renewable energy, climate change, HMG’s Oceans and marine protected areas agenda.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:40 UTC

    Uruguay presented in London as main gateway to Latin America

    Ian Duddy, UK Ambassador to Uruguay said the Embassy in Montevideo can offer services in order to introduce Uruguay as a destination for British exports.

    A trade mission was held in London from 14 to 18 May to promote Uruguay to UK exporters. The mission was organized by Uruguay XXI, the investment, export and country brand promotion agency, along with the British Embassy in Montevideo, the British-Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce with the support of the UK Department for International Trade.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:35 UTC

    Falklands Liberation Anniversary: Thursday 14 June program

    At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building.

    To mark the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, the following program has been arranged for Thursday 14 June 2018, in the capital Stanley, according to a release from Gilbert House, seat of the Falklands elected government.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:23 UTC

    Police protection for Liverpool's goalkeeper following death threats

    The 24-year-old and his family were the subject of threats after his two mistakes helped Real Madrid to a 3-1 win

    Liverpool Police says it is aware of death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after the Champions League final. Officers said any threatening behavior on social media would be investigated. The 24-year-old and his family were the subject of threats after his two mistakes helped Real Madrid to a 3-1 win

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:12 UTC

    US and North Korea preparing for the Trump/Kim Jong-un summit

    Last Thursday Trump called off the meeting, due in Singapore next month, citing  North's “hostility”. But both sides have since been working to get it back on track.

    A US team is holding talks with North Korean officials to prepare a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong-un. The talks in the village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, are the latest sign that the summit could take place after all.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:01 UTC

    “Institutional crisis” in Italy: the Euro at the heart of the powers dispute

    Efforts by PM-designate Giuseppe Conte to form a government collapsed on Sunday after Mr Mattarella (Pic) rejected Euro skeptic candidate Paolo Savona.

    The leader of Italy's biggest political party has called for the president to be impeached after he vetoed a choice for finance minister. Luigi Di Maio of the populist Five Star Party said President Sergio Mattarella had caused an “institutional crisis”.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 06:46 UTC

    Brazilian government yields to demands of truckers week-long strike

    “We gave everything they have asked for,” said Temer of the measures, expected to cost Brazilian taxpayers some 10 billion reais (US$ 2.7 billion).

    Brazil's President Michel Temer announced late on Sunday new measures to reduce operating costs for truckers in a bid to end a week-long protest that has severely hampered the flow of food, fuel and key exports in Latin America's largest economy.

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