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Friday, October 24th 2014 - 07:01 UTC

UK wind farms generated more power than the nuclear stations

Wind farms are causing controversy in rural areas and the government is choking off planning permission for new sites

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says. The energy network operator said it was caused by a combination of high winds and faults in nuclear plants.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Argentine economic activity slumps 1.2% in August reveal official stats

Restrictions on access to foreign currency have caused serious supply problems for the purchase of necessary parts and other inputs for industry from overseas.

Argentina's economic activity index slumped 1.2% in August compared with the same month a year earlier, official data showed on Thursday, underscoring a slowdown in Latin America's third-largest economy.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Democratic Spain trained Argentine officers during the 1976/1983 military dictatorship

PM Adolfo Suarez’s government was well aware of what was going on in Argentina, the Spanish news website Publico revealed.

Dozens of Argentine military officers who were complicit in crimes against humanity in the country during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship had been sent to Spain for training, new documents revealed this week.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 05:20 UTC

Falklands' government releases the 2014 Statistical Yearbook

The Yearbook “will be an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to learn more about the Falklands”, said MLA Poole

The Falkland Islands Government has announced the publication of the Statistical Yearbook 2014. The Yearbook is the culmination of several months of work by the Policy Unit and serves as an almanac of Falkland Islands facts and figures.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 05:11 UTC

Notebook from member of Scott's Antarctic expedition found a century later

It belonged to scientist George Murray Levick and was discovered outside Scott's 1911 Terra Nova base during last year's summer ice melt

A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust said.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:54 UTC

Falklands arrangements for observance of Remembrance Sunday 9 November

A short service will be held at the Cross of Sacrifice and the Roll of Honour read out.

The elected government of the Falkland Islands has made the following arrangements for Sunday 9 November 2014, Remembrance Sunday, which will begin the annual service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 09:30 am and led by Reverend Canon Paul Kerr and other local ministers.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:43 UTC

Falklands' veterans involved in 'clean up' after the war receive campaign medals

PM Cameron in Downing Street hands the medals to the veterans (Pic PA)

Falkland Islands veterans who arrived to 'clean up' after the war ended have finally been given their campaign medals after 32 years. David Cameron handed the servicemen the South Atlantic Medal in Downing Street on Wednesday after a long-awaited review found they should have been recognized for their service in 1982, according to a report from Dan Bloom for the MailOnline.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

Argentine farmers agree release grains following accord with government

The 5.7bn dollars pledged in sales by the chambers represent a 70% increase on Argentine total grain exports of 4bn dollars for the same period last year

Argentine grain exports will total US$5.7 billion in the fourth quarter of the calendar year, the CIARA and CEC chambers promised on Wednesday, after seemingly successful negotiations with the government of President Cristina Fernandez that is eager to inject much-needed export dollars into the economy.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 04:11 UTC

Noble Energy contracts subsea vessel for operations in the Mediterranean

The Mokul Nordic is a 75 meter long dive and multi-support vessel, designed to meet the needs of the offshore subsea industry

Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, announced this week a five year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, which has been awarded by Noble Energy, the Houston based international energy provider, which also has operations in the Falkland Islands.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 21:26 UTC

Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. shale operations

U.S. drilling companies could begin to seriously start removing rigs from operation if prices drop to around 75 dollars per barrel.

The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the lowest level in six weeks.

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