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Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 07:06 UTC

Recalling Falklands' conflict: “Farewell to Argentina's Mirages, ”but glory is forever”

The ceremony took place last Sunday at the VI Air Brigade with the attendance of active and retired pilots, Malvinas war veterans, Air Force families

Argentina said farewell to its remaining fleet of French built Mirage fighter bombers which have been operational since 1972 and played a crucial role during the South Atlantic conflict when they clashed with the British Task Force sent to recover the invaded and occupied Falkland Islands in 1982.

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 07:51 UTC

EU hopes Macri's election will give new impetus to trade talks with Mercosur

“All member states believe we are seeing a new wind blowing in Latin America,” Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn

The European Union said it hopes the election of a centre-right government in Argentina will give new impetus to stalled talks on a free trade pact with Mercosur, the Latin American bloc.

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

OAS Secretary General open letter regarding Venezuela's pre-electoral climate

It does not make one 'garbage,' Mr President Nicolas Maduro, to condemn the killing of a politician and call for an end to the ongoing violence, said Almagro

The following open letter from the Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro was addressed to president Nicolás Maduro regarding the pre-electoral climate in Venezuela, which is holding legislative elections next Sunday in very questionable and controversial conditions for opposition candidates.

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 07:18 UTC

Queen's honour for Spaniard who helped develop Falklands' fishing industry

Jose Antonio Cordeiro Otero with the British Ambassador Simon Manley (right)

Spanish citizen Jose Antonio Cordeiro Otero has received the Falkland Islands’ Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honor in recognition of his services to the Falkland Islands and particularly for his work in the fishing industry. The award was presented by the British Ambassador Simon Manley during a ceremony at the Ambassador’s Residence in Madrid.

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 07:03 UTC

What I expect from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

The climate change conference in Paris is not the end point. It must be the turning point towards a low-emission, climate-resilient future.

By Ban Ki-Moon (*) - For the nearly nine years that I have been Secretary-General, I have travelled the world to the front-lines of climate change, and I have spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands based British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic

Clyde is pictured re-fuelling an RAF Sea King Search & Rescue Helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia. (MoD Pic)

Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel based in the Falkland Islands have conducted a long range rescue of a British man from a Russian cruise ship. The MV Akademic Sergei Vavilov was visiting South Georgia, 800 nautical miles to the east of the Falklands, when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal at Salisbury Plain Beach.

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 06:18 UTC

Cameron urges Commonwealth countries to lead the fight against corruption

PM Cameron acknowledged all countries need to do more to tackle the issue at home and highlighted the particular role that the Commonwealth can play

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Commonwealth countries to lead the fight against corruption at the summit in Malta, ahead of a landmark conference on the issue in the UK next year.

Sunday, November 29th 2015 - 09:51 UTC

Brazil plans to sue mining companies US$ 7.2bn on toxic mud spill

Izabella Teixeira said the suit will be filed on Monday and proceeds will be put in a fund and used for environmental cleanup in the Rio Doce valley

Brazil's federal and state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore-miner for 20 billion Reais ($7.2 billion) in damages caused by the burst of a tailings dam, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira told reporters on Friday.

Sunday, November 29th 2015 - 09:10 UTC

South American football association revolving door at full steam

CONMEBOL confirmed on Thursday that Del Nero will be replaced by Fernando Sarney (Pic) who is expected to travel to Zurich for FIFA Exco session

The head of Brazilian football, Marco Polo del Nero, has finally bowed to the pressure and agreed to resign from FIFA's Executive Committee after being a no-show for the last six months amid fears he could be caught up in the burgeoning corruption scandal.

Sunday, November 29th 2015 - 08:58 UTC

FIFA ethics committee recovers 48 of 65 watches handed at Brazil's World Cup

“Following said investigations and after contacting all potential recipients, 48 watches were returned to the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee.”

FIFA’s ethics committee has recovered 48 of 65 watches handed out to football officials last summer in a breach of the federation’s rules. Parmigiani watches worth $26,600 each were left in gift bags for the 28 FIFA ExCo members by the Brazilian football federation (CBF) during the World Cup.


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