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Montevideo, June 22nd 2018 - 17:05 UTC

Stories for 2018

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:08 UTC

    Theresa May confirms her trip to Argentina next December for the G20 summit

    The official picture of Theresa May with Marcos Peña at 10 Downing Street

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on Tuesday to Argentine cabinet chief Marcos Peña that she will be attending the G20 summit scheduled for next December in Buenos Aires. Mrs. May turned up at an office where her principal private secretary Peter Hill was holding a meeting with Peña at 10 Downing Street.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 07:50 UTC

    Highest rejection level to leaving the EU, records latest UK opinion poll

    The YouGov survey found 47% of voters thought the decision to leave was wrong, against just 40% who said it was the right thing to do

    Disagreement with Britain’s decision to quit the European Union has reached its highest point since the 2016 Brexit referendum, according to a new UK poll. The YouGov survey found 47% of voters thought the decision to leave was wrong, against just 40% who said it was the right thing to do – the widest margin since the weekly survey began two years ago.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 07:32 UTC

    UK fully recognizes the priorities of Gibraltar, ministers tell the Rock delegation

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo described the meeting as “very helpful” with “very positive progress for Gibraltar as a result”.

    The UK said it continued to work with Gibraltar towards a Brexit deal that “fully recognizes the priorities of the Rock”. The Department for Exiting the European Union made the statement after the seventh meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar Governments, which took place in London at the Cabinet Office on Monday morning.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 19:25 UTC

    New Waste Management Strategy for the Falkland Islands

    The current landfill site in the Islands has unrestricted access to humans and wildlife

    Today the Falkland Islands Government announced the adoption of a new Waste Management strategy for the Islands.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 14:09 UTC

    Falkland Islands Reception in London

    Former Falklands Governor and FIA Chairman Mr. Alan Huckle proposes the loyal toast.

    Marking another successful year, the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 5th June at Middle Temple, London. Islanders in Britain, their friends and supporters, politicians, and veterans of the 1982 war of liberation met in high spirits.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    UN General Assembly next president a woman: Ecuadorean foreign minister

    Ms. Espinosa had served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Minister of Defense, and Coordinating Minister of Cultural and Natural Heritage.

    The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, president of its upcoming 73rd session, becoming the only fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body and the first since 2006.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Argentina cancels exhibition match on Saturday in Jerusalem

    Argentine media reported that the reason for cancellation was Palestinian pressure and requests by leading players including Messi and Javier Mascherano

    The football exhibition match between Israel and Argentina slated for Saturday in Jerusalem has been canceled, Israel's embassy in Argentina confirmed early Wednesday, citing unspecified 'threats and provocations' against star player Lionel Messi.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Chile to decommission its anti-aircraft Class L frigates, defense publication says

    Another highlight in this plan is the building of the Antartica icebreaker, which is due by 2023 to take over from the AP-46 Almirante Viel (photo).

    Chile's Navy is to replace some of its ageing units, a leading defense website revealed Monday. Although government officials have not yet disclosed which vessels are slotted for the renewal process, infodefensa.com (www.infodefensa.com) signaled the anti-aircraft Class L frigates as the chosen ones.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Venezuela closer to being suspended from OAS

    “I’m glad we are recognizing that democracy matters. We will not recognize illegitimate governments,” Carlos Trujillo, U.S. representative to OAS said

    The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday passed a resolution to call an extraordinary assembly to vote on suspending Venezuela from the 34-member group after President Nicolas Maduro’s widely condemned re-election last month.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Venezuela's oil delivery contracts could suffer 50% haircut

    PDVSA is asking its principal clients that are collectively owed 1.5 million bpd of crude in June to accept smaller volumes and restructure existing supply contracts

    Venezuela’s state-owned PDVSA is considering a declaration of force majeure on some of its oil supply contracts in June unless its clients agree to accept volume reductions of up to 50%, Argus reported on Tuesday, citing PDVSA officials.