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Montevideo, December 10th 2016 - 06:54 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Thursday, December 1st 2016 - 13:17 UTC

    Falklands' dispute: “I can't see Trump reaching out to Argentina”

    Ian Shields OBE, is a leading academic and international relations lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and former RAF Group Captain

    Argentina will never be able to reassert its sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands under the watchful eye of Donald Trump who will back Britain, according to Ian Shields OBE, a leading academic and international relations lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and former RAF Group Captain

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  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

    “A little piece of the Malvinas” and Falklands' berries for Pope Francis

    Daniela was in St Peter's square last Wednesday and after waiting a long time Francis finally emerged, blessing the sick and then approaching the faithful. (Pic El Sureño)

    An Argentine teacher and runner who has competed three times in the annual Falklands marathon met last week Pope Francis, in Rome, and handed him a “little piece of the Falklands” and some of the berries that the Argentine soldiers had to eat during their time in the 1982 conflict.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 16:34 UTC

    Argentine yacht rescued by Falklands en route back to Mar del Plata

    “La Sanmartiniana” is finally en route to Puerto Deseado in Santa Cruz province with a crew of five. (Pic by M. Pole-Evans)

    The Argentine yacht “La Sanmartiniana”, which had been spotted and rescued, abandoned in the high seas, October 2015 by a Falklands Fisheries Protection patrol finally left the Islands on Sunday morning 27 November and is in route to Mar del Plata with a stop in Puerto Deseado, reported Robert King, Falkland Islands government Collector of Customs, Registar of Ships, Shipping Master, Receiver of Wreck and Admiralty Marshal.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:40 UTC

    Malvinas Argentine sovereignty was always promoted by Fidel Castro

    “I was defending the Malvinas claim since 1948. Over sixty years ago, as a university student I started to defend the Malvinas cause” confessed Fidel Castro

    Despite the political changes experienced by Argentina during the XXth century, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro always supported Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in international forae and in public statements, it has been recalled in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 07:20 UTC

    Falklands' mine clearance progresses steadily: 82 fields still to be neutralized

    The mine fields are clearly fenced with warning signs, some of them very close to Stanley

    Minefield clearance in the Falklands is going well on the current phase which will run until June 2017, Dynasafe Bactec Ltd. Program manager Guy Marot confirmed this week to Penguin News. Work to date has involved technical survey and clearance work in the Eliza Cove area (south east Stanley) and Goose Green, and is scheduled to continue after Christmas in the Mount Longdon and Hearndon Waters (Murrell) minefields, and Port Howard on West Falklands.

  • Thursday, November 24th 2016 - 15:51 UTC

    Malcorra grateful to Panama for the standing and historic support in Malvinas sovereignty dispute

    The Argentine foreign minister with Panama's vice-president and chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra thanked her Panama peer Isabel de Saint Malo for the standing historic support from Panama to Argentina´s sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, (under UK control), and looked forward to strengthening the excellent bilateral relations, according to an official Wednesday release from San Martin Palace.

  • Thursday, November 24th 2016 - 08:12 UTC

    Falklands refreshes long term Economic Development Strategy

    The goal is to deliver a refreshed and updated Economic Development Strategy that provides a realistic delivery plan for the next five years

    The Falkland Islands Government announced that on Wednesday the Executive Council approved the Terms of Reference to update the Falkland Islands Economic Development Strategy. The existing EDS was published in October 2010 following an extensive, two-year consultation process, and was intended to provide a blueprint for economic growth and development to 2025.

  • Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 - 09:00 UTC

    Malcorra confirms Falklands' representation in UK delegation to Red Cross discussions in Geneva

    “We're in contact with the families, we are reconfirming the interest of these families, some have not agreed, and we will respect their wishes”, said Malcorra.

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed on Tuesday that next month there will be a meeting with representatives from the British government to advance in the agreement to start rolling the humanitarian mission headed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, for the identification of former Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery in Falklands and which remain as unknown soldiers. The minister also said that Falklands will be part of the UK representation.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 08:28 UTC

    Argentina upset with Falklands for insisting Darwin cemetery operation should be trilateral

    Islanders are pressing to be included in the documents as part of the negotiations, , “but this is unacceptable for the Argentine foreign ministry”, said Ms Kralikas

    The Argentine government is trying to agree with the UK on the humanitarian mission to identify the remains of an estimated eighty Argentine combatants (from 1982) buried in Falklands' Darwin cemetery, but there are still details to reach, more political than technical, since the Falkland Islanders insist in being part of the official documents, something “which is unacceptable for the Argentine foreign ministry”.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 10:15 UTC

    Premier Oil refinancing and extending debt repayment dates

    “We owe the banks a lot of money and therefore they are obviously going to want to approve some of that future investment,” Premier Oil CEO Tony Durrant said.

    Premier Oil has pushed back its refinancing deal to the first quarter of 2017 but said lenders had largely agreed to new terms, including extending debt repayment dates in exchange for some control over which projects the company can invest in.