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Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas discussions with Argentina 'more complicated' because of 'British nationalism' resurgence

Currently UK is immersed in a strong nationalist feeling. If this spirit in the post-referendum does not erode, it will be difficult to hold discussions”, said Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange anticipated that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union will further complicate negotiations with Argentina regarding the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute because of a “resurgence” of what he described as British nationalism.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 10:53 UTC

Argentina's chances of advancing Malvinas claim not enhanced by Brexit, says Cisneros

 “Even weakened, you can't force the UK to engage in sovereignty discussions. Not even inside or outside of the EU. And we are far from that”, said Cisneros

The Leave victory in UK and its impact on the Falklands and Argentina's ongoing claim over the Islands was addressed by Argentine academics and diplomats. Probably the man with most experience and knowledge in the trilateral relation between London, Buenos Aires and the Falklands is former Deputy foreign minister Andres Cisneros, who worked next to Guido Di Tella.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 20:51 UTC

Scotland's Sturgeon admits second independence referendum “highly likely”

In Edinburgh, Ms Sturgeon said: “It is, therefore, a statement of the obvious that a second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table.”

Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is “highly likely” after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was “democratically unacceptable” that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 19:15 UTC

Spanish caretaker minister calls for Gibraltar joint sovereignty, following Brexit

“The Spanish flag on the Rock is much closer than before,” Spain's acting Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Friday.

The Spanish government has called for joint sovereignty over Gibraltar in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU. The British overseas territory of 30,000 voted overwhelmingly for remain, with 95.9% opting to stay in the union.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 18:43 UTC

Falklands will continue to engage with UK and negotiate to retain trade access benefits

“Once complete, and alongside other Overseas Territories, we will continue to engage with the UK Government regarding the exit process” said Gilbert House.

The Falkland Islands Government said on Friday it will be working with the public and private sector to further investigate the impact of Brexit on the Islands.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 18:26 UTC

Boris Johnson softens Brexit speech: “We are part of Europe; we're not pulling up a drawbridge”

The former Conservative mayor of London has been installed as favorite to take over as Conservative leader after Mr. Cameron announced he would step down

Boris Johnson has insisted the UK is not “turning its back” on Europe after its decision to vote to leave the EU. The decision would not make the UK any less tolerant nor outward looking and would not reduce opportunities for young people, the ex-London mayor said.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Colombia-FARC, “a historic event and exemplary implementation of peace”

UN Secretary-General  Ban ki Moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attended in Cuba the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement and laying down of weapons between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and described the historic event as an exemplary implementation of peace.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Vote Leave Chief and ex London mayor expected to go for PM Cameron post

“I will be advocating Vote Leave - or whatever the team is called, I understand there are a lot of them - because I want a better deal for the people of this country”

When Boris Johnson announced in February that he would back the UK campaign to Leave the European Union, it transformed the debate. Johnson is popular with the public and within his party. By becoming the official head of Vote Leave, he gave the weight of the establishment to a campaign previously spear-headed by fringe political figures such as Nigel Farage and George Galloway.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

“Leave” win tremors: sterling falls; Bank of England on full alert; “EUexit” domino calls

England and Wales voted strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

The UK has voted on Thursday, 23 June, to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum. Leave won by 51,9% to 48,1% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:12 UTC

Colombia signs historic cease fire to end half a century armed conflict

Castro handed the document to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC chief Rodrigo Londoño, who shook hands amid applause.

An agreement aimed at ending more than five decades of conflict between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group was signed in Havana on Thursday at a ceremony presided over by Cuban head of state Raul Castro.

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