Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Iran denies any 'parallel diplomacy' between Teheran and Argentina

Kheirmand also rejected Nisman’s claims that the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding  was part of a deal to trade grains for Iranian oil.

Iran’s charge d'affairs in Buenos Aires Ahmad Reza Kheirmand denied the existence of the “parallel diplomacy” denounced by deceased AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman who accused the Kirchnerite administration of plotting to cover up the 1994 attack on the Jewish community centre.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:24 UTC

Journalist who first reported Nisman's death fearing for his life arrives in Israel

“Safe in Tel Aviv. Thank you everybody. We'll talk soon,” Pachter wrote via his personal Twitter account on Sunday.

Journalist for the Buenos Aires Damian Pachter, who left Argentina on Saturday morning after claiming he feared for his life, has confirmed that he has arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel after flying from Buenos Aires.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Greece's anti austerity party wins election: one short of an absolute majority

“The troika for Greece is the thing of the past,” said Tsipras referring to the country's biggest international lenders: EU, IMF and ECB

Anti-austerity Syriza party has won Greece's general election, putting the country on a possible collision course with the EU over its massive bailout. With nearly 75% of the votes counted, Syriza is projected to win 149 seats, just two short of an absolute majority, though that number could change.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 06:06 UTC

Death of British and Falklands patriot

Hayward was a generous donor to the campaign to build the Falklands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College in Southern England.

Famed British patriot and generous Falkland Islands benefactor Sir Jack Hayward has died, aged 91 in Florida in the United States. Known as “Union Jack” for his love of all things British, he was knighted in 1986 for his charitable actions and donations to totaling many millions of pounds, much of it for Falklands-related causes.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

EU, US and IMF clash over the European economy and the Euro in Davos

“There is a general expectation to compare the US economy and the Euro area and I don't think that's a reality,” said Christine Lagarde

Europeans, including IMF chief and Americans clashed on Thursday in Davos during a debate on monetary stimulus that degenerated into a skirmish over the European Union economy and the Euro.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 05:57 UTC

Cameron announces draft bill that will transfer more powers to Scotland

“The Scottish parliament will have more control of its tax and spending, making it one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world,” he said.

The British government has begun a historic transfer of powers to Scotland, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 11:36 UTC

Oil price collapse hurting some more than others

With weak demand, drillers can negotiate down rig prices. This leads to lower costs, helping drillers stay in the game.

U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The lower count provides fresh evidence that low oil prices are forcing drillers to pare back operations and slash spending.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Uruguay's Almagro becomes the only contender for OAS Secretary General post

Almagro a career diplomat who was named Minister by President Jose Mujica thus has the way clear for becoming the successor of Insulza

Guatemalan former Vice President Eduardo Stein on Wednesday announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy to head the Organization of American States due to health reasons. Stein's withdrawal leaves Uruguay's foreign minister, Luis Almagro, as the only declared candidate for the post.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' invasion in 1982, prevented an 'irreversible' solution for Gibraltar

Ambassador Cuenca recalls that on 3 April the Sintra statement on Gibraltar was to be signed with UK, but on 2 April Argentina invaded the Falklands

Had it not been for the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, and the war that followed, Spain would have achieved through negotiations an 'irreversible solution' to the Gibraltar dispute with Great Britain, revealed Spanish diplomat, scholar and academic Jose Cuenca in his recently launched book, “From Adolfo Suarez to Gorbachev; an ambassador's testimonies and shared secrets”.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 10:46 UTC

Falkland Science Symposium celebrate Penguin Awareness Day

Pan-American delegates to the Falklands Science Symposium enjoying the penguins at Volunteer Point (Pic SAERI)

The world’s northernmost colony of king penguins has something to celebrate this week, as Tuesday marks Penguin Awareness Day and these well dressed seabirds play host to an international group of scientists gathered to discuss the Falkland Islands’ rich potential for new research.


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