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Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 05:19 UTC

Falklands: Argentina waiting for a reply to its project to identify remains buried at Darwin

Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee

Argentina is concerned that there has been no reply from the UK regarding its initiative and request to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, or Argentine memorial, in the Falkland Islands, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 09:42 UTC

Conciliatory China rejects 'hegemony'; pledges to take the lead in funds 'for peace and development'

Xi said that China would “take the lead” in setting up an 8,000-troop “permanent peacekeeping police squad” that could be deployed at short notice.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised support for a permanent UN police squad and African peacekeeping as he vowed a peaceful rise for the Asian power.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 09:21 UTC

French Mistral helicopter carriers, originally for Russia, sold to Egypt

 “We unwound the contract we had with Russia, on good terms, respectful of Russia and not suffering any penalty for France,” Hollande said in Brussels

France has agreed to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt for 950 million Euros after their sale to Russia was canceled in August, French officials said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

Obama and Castro renew calls for an end to US trade embargo against Cuba

The leaders shook hands before the start of their second meeting, after an historic encounter in April at the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

President Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Tuesday at the United Nations and renewed calls for an end to the US trade embargo against Havana.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

New Zealand announces huge marine reserve; fishing and mining industries 'surprised'

PM Key made the announcement at the UN: fishing and mining banned in “one of the most geographically and geologically diverse areas in the world.”

New Zealand has revealed plans to turn an area of the South Pacific about the size of France into a marine reserve. The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary lies north of the mainland and includes a chain of islands and underwater volcanoes.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Blue whales reported to be back in Barents Sea after a century

Norwegian scientists say that in these waters blue whales have not seen for about 100 years.

Blue whales are returning to the Barents Sea in the area of Svalbard, according to employees of Holland's Institute of Sea Research. The 17 species spotted means the mammals are returning to the region after a century of absence.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Falklands launches on-line shopping service for philatelic products

Besides a range of philatelic products relating from the Falkland Islands, the website also has products from South Georgia and British Antarctic Territories.

The Falkland Island Government and Falklands Post Service Ltd have announced the launch of our new on-line shopping service for philatelic products.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

Argentina furious with Washington over top-spy 'hiding' in the US

Cristina Fernandez dedicated much of her speech to the UN General Assembly to talk about the spy-case and lack of cooperation from the US

Argentina and the US are on collision course following president Cristina Fernandez complaint of lack of cooperation from Washington, in helping locate a former Argentine spy, head of special operations, who apparently is hiding 'or being protected' in the US, and has been summoned by prosecutors in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Plenty of Cristina's friends referred to the Malvinas claim at the UN

  “It's obvious that in a limited span of time the president can't address all issues and she had priorities”, pointed out Timerman

Although president Cristina Fernandez, to the surprise of many, did not mention a word about Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands, particularly since this was her last address to the UN General Assembly, Minister Hector Timerman said that nobody could doubt the president's commitment to the Malvinas question, and there were plenty of mentions to the issue from allied countries.


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