Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Falklands' war: Thatcher 'very angry' with the BBC with the coverage of UK military plans

“At times we felt strongly that they were assisting the enemy by open discussions with experts on the next likely steps in the campaign”, wrote Lady Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher accused the BBC of “assisting the enemy” during the Falklands War by broadcasting the moves British troops were likely to make before they actually happened, according to new documents revealed in the UK media.

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Thatcher secret documents on Falklands' war reveal her anxiety over casualties

She wrote: 'The Union Jack was flying in San Carlos Bay. We had returned to the Falklands. My heart was full but desperately anxious about casualties'.(Pic Mail Onliine)

The Mail on line revealed on Thursday a secret handwritten account of the Falklands War by Margaret Thatcher. The 128 page, 17,000 word handwritten memoir of the 1982 conflict reveals for the first time her anxiety on the eve of battle and her joy at winning back the Islands from Argentina.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Falklands' makes its debut among Argentine fans in the America Cup

The Argentine fans share with their English counterparts a history of violence and excesses

The America Copa (Cup) currently being played in Chile, and the region's national teams main football competition, has not been without incidents. The one that has attracted most headlines, so far, was the host's leading squad player, Arturo Vidal who went on public television to apologize for drunk driving after crashing his Ferrari.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Argentine province makes it mandatory to sing a march dedicated to Malvinas Islands

The song' lyrics is a setting of poem written by Carlos Obligado in 1940, that is 42 years before Argentina’s failed invasion of the Falklands.

The Argentine province of Salta has passed a law forcing people to sing a song at every public event declaring that the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina. The law will also require every state school in the province to sing the song, known as ”Lilian Guitián, alongside the national anthem.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:18 UTC

Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as lead presenter of Top Gear

“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward,” pledged Chris Evans

British TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear line-up, the BBC has announced. Evans said he was “thrilled” to get the job, describing the motoring show as his “favorite program of all time”.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:30 UTC

OAS declaration in support of Malvinas UK/Argentina talks; Canada disagreed

Timerman addressing the OAS assembly. His words must have been very boring since Daniel Filmus sitting behind is clearly fast asleep in his chair.

The Organization of American States, OAS, meeting in general assembly approved on Tuesday a declaration urging negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 04:38 UTC

Falklands have a bright future and Islanders the resolve to face harassment and bullying

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP delivers his speech

The Falkland Islands have a bright future, not without challenges, or harassment or bullying, but the Islanders will face them with the same strength, tenacity and resolve that helped them through the conflict 33 years ago, said Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire at the annual Falklands' Government Reception in London.

Tuesday, June 16th 2015 - 00:40 UTC

Falklands' rig drilling to the south east of the Islands at Humpback prospect

This is the third out of six wells to be drilled during the current exploratory round

Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd. said on Monday that drilling had started at the Humpback exploration well off the south-east coast of the Falkland Islands. The spudding of the well actually took place last Saturday.

Monday, June 15th 2015 - 06:29 UTC

Falkland Islands receives US support on the issue of “self determination”

“MLA Summers and Rendell have been very encouraged by the high levels of support in all areas for the Falklands and our right to self determination”.

Falkland Islands' elected lawmakers received assurances in Washington that US neutrality in the sovereign dispute with Argentina does not imply any denial of the Falkland Islanders right to self determination.

Monday, June 15th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

Strong Falklands' supporter and former US Congress member receives OBE

The OBE insignia was presented to Thomas Petri by British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott, on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Former United States Representative Thomas E. Petri was formally presented with the insignia recognizing his appointment as an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire during a ceremony June 11 at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C.


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