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Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 07:39 UTC

The Royal Navy with more admirals than surface warships?

“Documents seen by the Mirror prove there are 14 more admirals than there are modern warships as defined by Parliament’s Defense Select Committee”.(Pic Daily Mirror)

London's Daily Mirror had taken on the Royal Navy arguing that the shrunken service now has nearly twice as many admirals as surface warships. In effect despite destroyers and frigates being cut to a paltry 19, the Senior Service still boasts 33 admirals on £100,000 a year.

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

Yellen warns about the rich-poor gap in the US, at a near 100-year high

The Fed chief said that wide wealth disparities can make it harder for the poor to move up the income ladder

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen warned Friday that the gap between the rich and poor in the United States is widening and has reached a near 100-year high. In a speech at a conference on inequality in Boston, the Fed chair did not mention monetary policy nor the current turmoil in financial markets. Instead, she focused on the widening wealth disparity and how that impacts economic opportunity.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 13:40 UTC

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board's Managing Director Confirms Future Plans.

Mr. Mason said the award is dedicated to all those both past and present involved with tourism in the Falkland Islands.

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board has today confirmed with MercoPress he will be expanding the tourist boards operation in London early next year.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 11:01 UTC

FIFA will not make public full report on alleged corruption in 2018/22 World Cup bidding

“Publishing the report in full would actually put the FIFA Ethics Committee and FIFA itself in a very difficult situation legally,” said Eckert

FIFA’s ethics judge says full publication of Michael Garcia’s report on alleged corruption in the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding race is not legally possible and would breach confidentiality agreements with interviewees.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:48 UTC

Falklands' patrol HMS Clyde tested in full operational exercises

Clyde is visited by â Albertâ whilst at anchor off Ajax Bay.(Pic RN)

September and early October has been a busy five weeks for the smallest ship in the Royal Navy with a flight deck. HMS Clyde is tasked with patrolling the Falkland Islands whilst also monitoring the airspace that covers the wider area, and routinely visits the many small settlements that feature around the Islands.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:39 UTC

The Caribbean and Colombia ban entry of travelers from Ebola stricken countries

Colombia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on travel restrictions

A group of Caribbean countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola. Jamaica said it would not accept travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:22 UTC

Fallon visits Gibraltar and reaffirms UK support to deal with unlawful Spanish incursions

 “My visit proves once more that the UK takes Spanish incursions very seriously, and will continue to deal robustly with them”, said Fallon.

A package of new measures announced by the Defense Secretary has reaffirmed the UK’s support to Gibraltar. On his first visit since becoming Secretary of State, Michael Fallon paid tribute to those working to support defense activities in Gibraltar and emphasized the strategic importance of the permanent joint operating base there.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:13 UTC

Ebola scare reaches cruise industry: Carnival vessel barred from Mexico and Belize

The Carnival Magic, which authorities in Mexico and Belize have barred from their ports, is now headed back to Texas.

A laboratory technician from the Dallas hospital where a Liberian died of the Ebola virus, and who handled some of his fluid samples for analysis, has been placed in quarantine aboard a cruise ship, the State Department said on Friday.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Gibraltar and Falklands right to self determination underlined at academic symposium

Decolonization can only be in accordance with the peoples' wishes in exercise of the right of self determination, said Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia

The people of the non-self governing territories on the United Nations list, like Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands, have to be decolonised in accordance with the wishes of those people in exercise of the right of self determination, said Gibraltar Deputy Chief minister Dr. Joseph Garcia during the opening of the academic symposium on “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century”

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:50 UTC

Cristina Fernandez on 48 hours medical rest because of pharyngitis

Cristina Fernandez was last seen in public Thursday night after the launching of Argentina's first domestically built communications satellite.

Doctors on Friday instructed Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to rest for 48 hours in order to recover from a sore throat. Argentina's presidency said in a statement that the 61-year-old leader is suffering from pharyngitis and had to suspend a public event scheduled for later in the day in order to get some rest.

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