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Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:12 UTC

Colombia signs historic cease fire to end half a century armed conflict

Castro handed the document to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC chief Rodrigo Londoño, who shook hands amid applause.

An agreement aimed at ending more than five decades of conflict between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group was signed in Havana on Thursday at a ceremony presided over by Cuban head of state Raul Castro.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands are not recognized as a “people” and the principle of self determination does not apply, argues Malcorra

 Among the tasks that this Special Committee deals with year after year is an issue of great importance to my country: the question of the Malvinas Islands

With a less aggressive tone but with the same determination, Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra (and hopeful UN Secretary General), argued that the principle of self-determination is not absolute and does not apply to the disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands, since the principle of territorial integrity of States prevails, and the inhabitants of the Malvinas are not recognized as a “people”.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 22:16 UTC

“We are Falkland Islanders”, it has taken 160 years to decolonize from UK, “we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant”

During the Thursday morning presentation before C24 at the UN in New York, MLA Summers made a long detailed description of the Falklands economic self sufficiency

“We are a people in our own right, who care deeply for our country and our home. We are Falkland Islanders. It has taken us around 160 years to de-colonise from the United Kingdom, and we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant”, emphasized MLA Mike Summers before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 22:06 UTC

“We, Falklands are the only people who can say what we want for our future”, MLA Short tells the C24 committee

 Member of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Gavin Short reminded the C24, that the special UN committee is about “de-colonisation not re-colonisation”

A Falkland Islands lawmaker addressing the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, C24, in New York said that the political future of the Islands is not about the UK or Argentina, but rather the people of the Falklands, and “We are the only people who can say what we want for our future”.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 19:17 UTC

Argentina planting an additional million hectares of wheat this winter

Minister Buryaile said the area planted with wheat will reach 5.3 million hectares, a million more than the previous harvest.

Argentina is planting an additional one million of hectares with wheat this austral winter, taking the total area to 5.3 million hectares, spurred by the end of export duties and quotas, and a floating exchange rate, according to the Agro/Industry ministry in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 19:07 UTC

Second-Love site attracts ladies while partner is glued to football matches

Important sporting events seem to be an ideal excuse for women and pushes them to look for an adventure while their husband or partner is glued to the television

Women users in Argentina of the Second-Love site, which helps couples find and experience a parallel erotic adventure, have jumped 55% during the matches of the Bicentenary Americas Football Club which is currently being played in the United States, and with Argentina having good chances.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 15:16 UTC

Falklands defend their right to self-determination at UN Decolonisation Committee in New York

Falkland Islands Government (FIG) representatives, Mike Summers and Gavin Short  today spoke at the United Nations (UN) Decolonisation Committee in New York,

Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly members, Mike Summers and Gavin Short, speaking early today at the Special Committee on Decolonisation at the United Nations in New York argued that the Falkland Islands and its people have the right to determine their own future. Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to present Argentina’s case to the C24 claiming Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland Islands later this afternoon.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 14:22 UTC

Gibraltar Spanish flag incident: culprit admits 'politically motivated' stunt; sentencing on Tuesday

Mínguez Martinez admitted participating in the ‘politically motivated’ stunt and pleaded guilty to a charge of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.

The President of a Spanish far right political party, Vox Madrid, has pleaded guilty to one count of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace in Gibraltar. It follows his arrest on Monday after a large Spanish flag was unfurled on the West side of the Upper Rock. His appointed lawyer told the court his client, Juan Ignacio Minguez Martinez, was sorry if his actions caused any Gibraltarians any problems.
He also added that he has the “uppermost respect” for British people.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 13:22 UTC

German coalition bans fracking for shale gas indefinitely, but with parliament reassess in 2021

German industry is keen to keep the door open to fracking arguing it could help lower energy costs, but opposition from the green lobby is strong

Germany's coalition government agreed this week to ban fracking for shale gas indefinitely after years of fractious talks over the issue, but environmental groups said the ban did not go far enough and vowed to fight the deal. Test drilling will be allowed but only with the permission of the respective state government, officials said.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 08:32 UTC

Cameron vows to return to Gibraltar and reaffirms commitment to the Rock

“First of all I wanted to say I have always stood up for Gibraltar and I always will as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. That is my guarantee to you”

British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to return to Gibraltar, as he underscored his commitment to always stand up for the Rock. In a recorded address for the people of Gibraltar, PM Cameron said he wanted to return to the Rock because he admired this community, its achievements and its positive commitment to the EU.

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