Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Soldier's helmet case still unclear, newspaper reports

British veteran Gordon Hoggan claimes he killed an Argentine soldier with his bayonet (Pic AFP)

British veteran of the 1982 Falklands War claims to have killed an Argentine soldier with his bayonette and now wants to give the helmet to the family, but... ¿did it happen as he says?

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 11:39 UTC

C24 slammed for failing to visit Falklands

Britain ’s ambassador to the United Nations Sir Mark Lyall Grant

Britain ’s ambassador to the United Nations has hit out at the UN’s Special Committee on Decolonisation (C24) for its “outdated” approach to dealing with overseas territories.

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 10:58 UTC

HMS Iron Duke returns from South Atlantic patrols

HMS Iron Duke calling  Portsmouth

Hundreds of families welcomed back their loved ones for Christmas as HMS Iron Duke returned to Portsmouth from a successful South Atlantic patrol conducting maritime security operations and providing support to British Overseas Territories in the region.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Alicia Castro optimistic Argentina will exert sovereignty over Falklands

Argentine ambassador in London Alicia Castro

The Argentine ambassador in London also accused PM Cameron's government of 'celebrating war' with Thatcher statue.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Filmus too thinks US-Cuba case a mirror for Falklands feud

Secretary of Malvinas (Falklands) Daniel Filmus confident international support will make a difference.

Argentine Secretary of Malvinas echoes President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, claims overwhelming majority of nations support his country. 'Policy of isolating UK succeeding,' he says.

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 21:04 UTC

Mark Thatcher to visit Falklands for inauguration of Baroness' memorial

Mark Thatcher: “It is a great honour to have been invited and I have much pleasure in accepting.”

Mark Thatcher is to travel to the Falklands for the inauguration of the memorial to his mother the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher which will take place on January 10.

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

CFK yearns UK 'will agree to talk about Malvinas', praises US-Cuba accord

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez says it took the US 53 years to admit Fidel Castro was right.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wishes the United Kingdom would agree to discuss the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) just like US, Cuba talked over their differences

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 18:17 UTC

'Falklands Legend Don Bonner dies aged 87'

Don Bonner A former member of the Royal Navy, and a World War II veteran proud with his medals

It is with regret that the Falkland Islands Government learned that Donald ‘Don’ Bonner passed away on the morning of Tuesday 16th December 2014, aged 87.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 12:53 UTC

Prime Minister Cameron announces Falkland Islanders to receive medal

PM Cameron Christmas message to the people of the Falkland Islands

Collective South Atlantic accolade to be presented next year for 'serious and grave threat' to sovereignty. Baroness Thatcher statue also to be unveiled.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 04:45 UTC

Holdout funds, Malvinas: Mercosur presidents back Argentina

Heads of State of Mercosur full and associate member countries expressed full support to Argentina and Venezuela on Wednesday in Parana.

Full support also expressed for Venezuela against sanctions from the administration of United States President Barack Obama.

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