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FCO Minister of State, Peter Hain, gave a speech on Gibraltar in an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall today.
The Royal Air Force has introduced a novel way of flying its front-line Tornado fighters to the Falkland Islands. They go as passengers inside the giant C17 Globemaster transport aircraft on lease from the United States.
A former Argentine naval officer, Captain Alfredo Astiz, arrested in December at Sweden's request in connection with the killing of a 17-year-old Swedish student, Dagmar Hagelin in Buenos Aires in 1977, has been released by the Argentine authorities.
Howard Pearce has been appointed Governor, Falkland Islands and Commissioner, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Since the war ended 20 years ago, the Falklands have been sold as a tourist destination. The campaign for travellers' hearts and minds intensifies with the first guidebook to islands that are so far away - 8,000 miles - yet so familiar.
The Independent - United Kingdom; Jan 19, 2002
BY WILL WAGSTAFF, SIMON CALDER AND CHARLIE FURNISS