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Stories for 2018

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 06:49 UTC

    A month after leaving the Falklands, “Tarini” has reached Cape Town

    INVS Tarini stay in the Falklands was a major success

    Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) ‘Tarini’ has reached Cape Town in South Africa. This has marked the successful circumnavigation which started in September last year. The all-women crew has created history with the voyage as it is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation by an all-women crew.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 11:59 UTC

    Falklands have three new young “ambassadors”

    Hristo Gomez, Marco Franceschini and Mauricio Giraudo, join British Ambassador in Uruguay Ian Duddy at the Government House in Stanley (Pic Twitter)

    Three young people who, judging by their boundless enthusiasm for all things Falkland, could be ambassadors for the Islands after only a week in Stanley and the Camp. Mauricio Giraudo from Uruguay, Marco Franceschini from Brazil and Hristo Gomez, from Chile, are this year’s winners of a competition organized each year by the British embassies in Montevideo, Brasilia and Santiago and sponsored and financed by the Falkland Islands Government.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    An Irish “hard border” remains at the center of UK/EU Brexit debate

    Dublin and Brussels remain to be convinced that this can be avoided after UK leaves EU's customs union, unless Ulster continues to abide by its rules and of the single market

    The European Union is unlikely to accept the UK's latest proposal for avoiding a “hard border” on the island of Ireland after Brexit, the Irish government has said. Theresa May has said 80% of firms would face no new customs checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and others would be simplified.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    YPF recovers from 2016 and posts full year profit of US$ 627m for 2017

    Fourth-quarter profit rose to 12 billion pesos compared with 1.8 billion pesos in the year-earlier quarter and 246 million pesos in the 2017 third quarter, the company said.

    Argentina’s state-owned oil company YPF SA posted a full-year 2017 profit of 12.7 billion pesos (US$ 627.16 million), the company said, rebounding from a 28.4 billion-peso loss in 2016.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Macri's ¨coffin¨ and insulting songs MMSOB, the latest fad in Argentine football stadiums

    The four “coffins” discovered by the police in Rosario, with the yellow one dedicated to president Macri

    The police of Argentina's second city, Rosario seized four cardboard “coffins” one of them with the name of president Mauricio Macri, before a football match of the Argentine premier league, involving one of the city's leading teams Rosario Central.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands second air link: Charter flights could make a second flight a non-issue

    Falklands Chamber of Commerce in Stanley

    The recent statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released by the Falkland Islands Government and sponsored by the governments of UK and Argentina, has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Hung parliament in Italy, according to election projections

    An RAI State TV projection from Sunday's election showed the center-right bloc in front, with 35.5%, and the center-left lagging at 23%.

    Election projections in Italy early Monday showed a center-right coalition that includes an anti-migrant party edging past the populist 5-Star Movement but no single bloc or party with the support to win a majority in Parliament. If confirmed by official results, the outcome could set the stage for weeks of political haggling to forge a new government.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    Chilean film wins Oscar for best foreign language film, and is an icon for LGBTQ

    The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement

    Taking home the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Sebastian Lelio's drama became the first-ever Chilean film to win an Oscar. But, more importantly, it marked a breakthrough in transgender cinema. The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement, and the film's star, trans actress Daniela Vega, its spokeswoman.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Gary Oldman takes the Oscar for his performance as Winston Churchill

    Oldman played Churchill in the historical drama “Darkest Hour”

    Gary Oldman took home gold for his performance as Winston Churchill in the historical drama “Darkest Hour” at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Beware: OPEC and US shale industry scheduled to meet and share dinner in Houston

    OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo and other OPEC officials are expected to hold a dinner on Monday with U.S. shale firms on the sidelines of the conference.

    Oil prices rose early on Monday ahead of a meeting between OPEC and U.S. shale firms in Houston, raising expectations that oil producers would discuss further how to clear a global oil glut. Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other global oil players are set to gather in Houston as CERAWeek, the largest energy industry conference, begins on Monday.