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Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Spain remains ungovernable: elections for new government on June 26

The King said Article 99 of Spain’s constitution would take effect, which calls for the dissolution of parliament and new elections if no government is formed

Spain will hold a repeat of national elections in June following the failure of a last-ditch effort by King Felipe VI to prod bickering Spanish politicians to form a new government. The King chose not to ask any candidates he interviewed this week to try to form a government and break a stalemate that has left Spain with a caretaker government in the wake of inconclusive elections in December.

Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 06:49 UTC

Foreign Secretary Hammond in Colombia to highlight UK's support for the peace process

Visiting Colombia for the first time as Foreign Secretary, Mr Hammond is on the first stop of a tour of Latin America that will include Cuba and Mexico.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has arrived in Colombia to highlight the UK’s support for the country’s peace process and fight against narcotics during visits to Bogota and Cartagena.

Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 06:30 UTC

Chile is a 'natural partner' for London and the UK, said Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor is scheduled to meet with Chilean business leaders including the Minister of Economy Luis Cespedes and Central bank president Rodrigo Montes.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Jeffrey Mountevans, is leading a business delegation to Chile focused on strengthening the UK’s relationship with Chile and ensure that London and the UK remain its partner of choice for financial and professional services.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 10:51 UTC

In a strategic decision, Australia opts for French submarines, sinks Japanese bid

“The recommendation was unequivocal, the French offer represented the capabilities best able to meet Australia's unique needs,” Turnbull told reporters

France has beaten Japan and Germany to win a US$ 43 billion deal to build a fleet of 12 submarines for Australia, one of the world's most lucrative defense contracts, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 10:27 UTC

Police found responsible for Britain's worst sporting disaster: “Justice for the 96”, Hillsborough 1989

The inquest verdicts of “unlawful killing”, which could pave the way for prosecutions, were greeted with a mix of cheers and tears by relatives of the victims (Pic AFP)

Police were responsible for the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium crush, a jury concluded this week after two years of hearings into Britain's worst sporting disaster.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 10:08 UTC

Worlds' largest Seafood Expo opens in Brussels; Falklands attending

 ”Seafood Expo Global reinforces its position as the industry world’s largest marketplace and meeting place,” says Liz Plizga from Diversified Group

Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global opened doors on Monday to thousands of seafood professionals from all around the world seeking to grow their businesses in the global market. The exposition, which takes place at the Brussels Expo, Belgium, from 26-28 April, is the world’s largest trade fair for the seafood industry.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 05:32 UTC

Russian ban on EU food imports turns European farmers' fury against Mercosur accord

“The situation is not sustainable,” said Copa president Martin Merrild. “Measures agreed by the EU to improve the situation have had little effect.”

Brussels must do more to help producers ride out the slump in agricultural commodity prices, European farm leaders have warned. Immediate solutions were needed to tackle the “unprecedented” crisis that had hit agricultural markets, said European farm umbrella organization Copa-Cogeca.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 16:43 UTC

Gibraltar featured in 'Britain's treasure islands' documentary series

Gibraltar is featured in Episode 3 of the series to be shown on BBC4 on Tuesday 26th April at 9pm and repeated on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm (Gibraltar time).

Gibraltar's wildlife and natural environment has been included in the latest documentary series aired by the BBC showcasing the biodiversity, culture and history of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:49 UTC

Gibraltar has 135 tax information exchange accords with 80 countries

Ambassador Manley highlights OECD includes Gibraltar in its list of jurisdictions that have substantially adopted international tax standards

The British Ambassador to Madrid has defended Gibraltar against attempts by the Spanish Foreign Minister to portray Gibraltar as a tax haven. In a letter published in El País Simon Manley says Jose Manuel García-Margallo is mistaken in his view, pointing out that Gibraltar has taken important steps to ensure that its tax system is open and fair.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Brexit impact on Falklands could be ''catastrophic” for the economy and might encourage Argentina

“The provisions of the Treaty of Rome, and its successor Treaties, provides HMG/FIG with considerable certainty and support from EU Member States”

If Britain finally leaves the European Union it might encourage Argentina to be more aggressive, according to Sukey Cameron, Falkland Islands government representative in London interviewed by The Telegraph political correspondent Ben Riley-Smith.

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