Sunday, March 29th 2015 - 09:47 UTC

Sea Shepherd receives unexpected help in the 100-day chase of poacher

For the past 100 days Sea Shepherd's flagship the Bob Barker has been chasing a poacher caught taking Patagonian toothfish from Australian territorial waters (Pic FB)

One of Australia's biggest commercial fishing businesses has joined forces with militant environment group Sea Shepherd in an unheralded bid to stop pirate fishing boats. David Carter, from Perth-based Austral Fisheries, said the company was joining forces with Sea Shepherd because it wanted to lend moral support to the group's efforts to stamp out poaching.

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 11:46 UTC

Gibraltar Deputy Chief Minister lobbies Democrats and Republicans in US Congress

 Dr Garcia recalled Gibraltar has been a close ally of the US for over 200 years which dates back to the US’s first intervention overseas against the Barbary States

Gibraltar Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia highlighted the long and historic relationship between Gibraltar and the United States during a series of meetings in Washington. In a busy schedule Dr Garcia held meetings at the offices of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 11:29 UTC

British experts in sports security visited Uruguay to exchange experiences

 Ms. Storey and Mr. Galilee had the opportunity to attend a football match and to visit the Centenario Stadium, as well as other sports grounds.

British experts in sports security visited Uruguay and shared experiences in sports security management with their counterparts. The UK delegation was made up of Sue Storey, Director of Sports and International Development, and Geoff Galilee, Sports Football Clubs Inspector of the Sports Ground Safety Authorization, SGSA.

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 10:21 UTC

HMS Lancaster takes over from HMS Dragon in South Atlantic patrol tasking

“In many ways it’s a ground-breaking deployment for the Royal Navy, as we are taking new capabilities and equipment on operations for the first time”, said Commander Laughton

Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster sailed from her home in Portsmouth last week for a routine nine-month Atlantic patrol tasking, which includes the Falklands and South Georgia. She is the first ship in the Royal Navy to deploy with the new Wildcat helicopter, and her crew are wearing the newest naval uniform in 70 years.

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 09:47 UTC

Falklands' conflict hypothesis: Argentine Mirages are banned from flying on cloudy days

“We have no conflict hypothesis. We are programmed for a defense policy based on the development of our capabilities”, said Rossi

The Argentine government and media agree that the country does not have the military capacity to attack the Falkland Islands as feared by Britain. A report in daily La Nacion points out the Argentine armed forces lack landing crafts, troop transport vessels and even the Mirage fighter planes are banned from flying on cloudy days because of repeated problems with their instruments.

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 09:37 UTC

Germanwings pilot was under medical treatment but hid his condition

Reports in German media suggested that Lubitz had suffered from depression in the past, and that his employer would have been aware of his history.

The pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps had received a sick note from doctors showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash, which he apparently hid from his employer, German prosecutors said.

Friday, March 27th 2015 - 07:38 UTC

UK biggest union and Labor affiliate pledges full support for Gibraltar with Ed Miliband

McCluskey acknowledged the failed attempt by Tony Blair’s Labor government to share the sovereignty of Gibraltar with Spain in 2002

United Kingdom Unite boss Len McCluskey gave ‘the fullest of assurances’ that he would influence a future Labor government in Britain to respect the wishes of the people of Gibraltar in any dealings with Spain.

Friday, March 27th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

Argentina denies purchase of Russian aircraft but admits the Chinese option

The Argentine minister pointed out that Russia's Su-24 were never under consideration since they are “absolutely inaccessible in terms of value”

Argentina 'never had in consideration' the possibility of purchasing fighter aircraft from Russia, such as the Sukhoi Su-24, to replace the aging French Mirages to be decommissioned by the end of the year, said Defense minister Agustín Rossi.

Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 15:40 UTC

Top Gear's Clarkson sacked; BBC admits the decision would “divide opinion”

“There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations” said Lord Hall, BBC director general

Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an “unprovoked physical attack” on a Top Gear producer, the BBC's director general has confirmed. Tony Hall said he had “not taken this decision lightly” and recognized it would “divide opinion”, but he emphasized that “a line has been crossed” and he “cannot condone what has happened on this occasion”.

Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 09:30 UTC

Timerman rejects Iran cover-up claims and again supports the MoU signed with Teheran

Timerman considered prosecutor Nisman’s report was “really made up” in order to “attack the president, myself and (lawmaker Andres) Larroque.”

Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman has rejected the cover-up accusations made by Alberto Nisman before the AMIA special prosecutor was found dead in his Buenos Aires City apartment more than two months ago under unclear circumstances.


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