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Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 04:38 UTC

Garcia-Margallo 'absolutely convinced' UK voted for Spain to join UN Security Council

”The UK is an ally and partner both at the EU and the Atlantic Alliance, and a country with which we share values, principles and, in many cases, interests.”

Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, said he was “absolutely convinced” that the British Government backed Spain’s bid to join the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 23:00 UTC

The Falkland/Malvinas Islands and the right of peoples to self-determination

Put simply, 1,650 British citizens do not have the right to determine the result of a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom

By Marcelo Kohen (*) An international symposium on the concepts of self-determination, devolution, and independence took place last week in Gibraltar, organized by the Garrison Library and sponsored by the local government.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 09:58 UTC

Consortium acquires 1.5bn dollars contract in dredging 'new' Suez Canal

The 'new' Suez Canal will partially run in parallel to the current waterway and partially entail widening and deepening of existing parts

A consortium consisting of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), Van Oord, NMDC (Abu Dhabi) and Jan de Nul (Belgium) has acquired a contract from the Suez Canal Authorities in connection with the expansion of the Suez Canal, which provides a vital shipping link between Europe and Asia.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 08:14 UTC

“Criminal negligence” in the crash at Moscow airport that killed Total's CEO

Mr. Margerie, who had headed French firm Total since 2007, was one of the oil industries most recognizable leaders.

Russian investigators have said “criminal negligence” caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive. Christophe de Margerie died along with three crew members when his corporate jet collided with a snow plough.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 05:16 UTC

HMS Liverpool on her way to be broken up at a Turkish scrap yard

Nicknamed “Crazy Red Chicken” after her red Liver Bird badge, she spent time in the Falklands following the 1982 conflict, when Argentina invaded the Islands

HMS Liverpool is on its way to be broken up at a Turkish scrap yard. The Type 42 destroyer, nicknamed “Crazy Red Chicken” after her red Liver Bird badge, was built by Cammell Laird in 1982 and after 30 years’ service was finally laid up at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, on March 30 2012.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Falklands' Noble Energy elected David Stover as president and CEO

Stover has previously been serving as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer and takes his new post in May.

Noble Energy, Inc., which is involved in Falkland Islands hydrocarbons exploration and confirmed its interest in the South Atlantic potential, said on Tuesday that its Board of Directors has elected David Stover as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Charles Davidson as CEO.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 04:48 UTC

Blatter favors playing the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November/December

“We cannot play the World Cup in summer,” said Blatter. ‘The date which is the most convenient is the end of the year.”

Holding the controversy-plagued 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar at the end of that year rather than the scorching summer is FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s preferred option, he told French radio station France Info.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 21:57 UTC

Argentina makes formal complaint to BBC about Jeremy Clarkson

Ambassador Alicia Castro met with BBC's TV Director Danny Cohen on Monday afternoon

Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding Jeremy Clarkson’s provocative behaviour and offensive remarks towards the Government and the Argentine people, following Top Gear’s recent filming in Argentina, calling for the BBC to make a public apology.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Former Peruvian prosecutor named head of Transparency International

Ugaz, 55, who served as special prosecutor in a string of high profile corruption cases in Peru, replaces Huguette Labelle, a former Canadian civil servant.

Global anti-corruption campaigners at Transparency International elected Peruvian lawyer Jose Ugaz as it’s new head on Sunday marking a shift from quiet diplomacy in combating fraud and bribery toward more grassroots activism.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Argentina grants first refugee status to Russian gay, victim of President Putin's non tolerance policies

“We hope this first case enables to solve other similar LGBT situations from Russia that are waiting for a similar refugee status”, said Paulon

A young 28 year old became the first Russian gay to be given refugee status by Argentina, because of discrimination and violence at his home country. The positive reply to the year-long request was sponsored by Argentina's Federation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans, FALGBT.

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