Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:21 UTC

NOAA “flying laboratory” scheduled to circle St Helena Island

SHG understands that the NOAA aircraft will undertake three circuits over the Island at different altitudes, before heading off to the South West coast of Africa.

As part of an international study to be able to deliver more accurate weather forecasts across the South Atlantic, a United States NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) “flying laboratory” is planning to operate over St Helena this coming weekend, to undertake a series of weather-related measurements.

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:12 UTC

PM Theresa May congratulates President Santos on the historic peace deal

The agreement is a significant personal achievement for the President that will put Colombia on a path towards long-term peace and prosperity, said PM May

British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with President Juan Manuel Santos to congratulate him about the historic peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). President Santos thanked the UK for its central role in helping reach the agreement.

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 04:40 UTC

Falkland Islander voted as Chair of Cruise New Zealand, leading voice of the country's sector

Within ID New Zealand  Debbie is well known for having developed a wealth of vital industry connections at the very highest levels in EU, US, UK and Australia

Falkland Islander Debbie Summers was this week voted in as Chair of Cruise New Zealand, the leading voice for the country’s cruise sector. Currently Executive Director of ID New Zealand Destination Management, Debbie left the Falklands nine years ago having progressed the Islands’ cruise ship industry as Tourism Manager for Sulivan Shipping Ltd.

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

French ruling suspends “burkini” swimsuit ban in the Riviera resorts

Mayor Lionnel Luca, said: “We need to decide if we want a smiley, friendly version of sharia law on our beaches or if we want the rules of the Republic.” (Pic DR)

Mayors of French towns who banned the controversial “burkini” swimsuit have been warned they must heed a court ruling suspending the action. Human rights lawyer Patrice Spinosi said if any mayors did not comply, he would take each case to court but at least three mayors have said they will keep the bans on their beaches.

Friday, August 26th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

Blatter confident his six-year ban from football will be lifted

“My name wouldn’t be Sepp Blatter if I didn’t have faith, if I wasn’t optimistic,” he told reporters before entering the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he’s confident his six-year ban from football will be lifted. Blatter resigned as the head of FIFA in June 2015 after 17 years at the helm and just four days after his reelection for a fifth term he was handed an eight-year ban along with European football chief Michel Platini for ethics violations.

Friday, August 26th 2016 - 08:35 UTC

Malcorra behind the Portuguese candidate in her bid to become UN secretary-general

Malcorra, who served as Ban’s cabinet chief at the UN, jumped five places from the previous straw poll but the frontrunner is ex Portuguese PM António Guterres.

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra visited Cairo courting Egyptian support for her bid to become the next UN secretary-general, following on from her visit to Angola earlier in the week. The minister also met with secretary-general of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit. However the emergent frontrunner to succeed Ban Kimoon is ex Portuguese prime minister is Antonio Guterres.

Friday, August 26th 2016 - 08:13 UTC

Falklands and Montserrat sign marine spatial environment partnership accord

Strong partnerships with other OTs and with the JNCC “have led to the exciting initiative ‘T2T’ sharing skills knowledge and expertise”, affirmed MLA Poole

UK Overseas Territories governments of the Falkland Islands and Montserrat have signed an agreement that facilitates a Territory to Territory partnership with the purpose of transferring knowledge and skills from the South Atlantic and the Caribbean. The skills and knowledge transfer will focus on information management and marine spatial planning.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Edinburgh zoo King Penguin named “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav” by the King of Norway Guard

 Sir Nils paraded his way up Penguin Walk, whilst inspecting the soldiers of the Guard.

On Monday the King of Norway's Guard paid a very special visit to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo to bestow a unique honor upon the resident king penguin Sir Nils Olav. Already a knight, the most famous king penguin in the world was given the new title of “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav”.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 06:53 UTC

Central Italy's earthquake: 247 dead and counting fast

Mattero Renzi PM called on his fellow citizen to unite in the face of the tragedy.

247 dead and counting, the death toll after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Central Italy today. It hit on a hot summer morning in the middle of a busy tourism season. Today rescuers continued to search for survivors on Thursday morning.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 21:07 UTC

Falklands' war: Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the conflict, say declassified documents

UK's National Archives released the files, November 16, 1984, with a memorandum from a senior British diplomat providing details on Israeli arms sales to Argentina

The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Argentine military dictatorship and the UK.


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