Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 09:04 UTC

Nobel in medicine for creating natural drugs to combat parasites; China's first prize

Inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, Tu discovered that a compound from the wormwood plant was highly effective against the malaria parasite

Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as “heroes in the truest sense of the word” for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 07:54 UTC

UK announces retail sale of £2 billion worth of shares in Lloyds Banking Group

UK Treasury said the public would be offered 5% discount to market price and  investors who hold on to the stock for more than a year would receive a bonus

The British government said on Monday it plans to sell at least £2 billion ($3.04 billion) worth of shares in Lloyds Banking Group PLC to the general public at a discount next spring as part of a broader move to cash out its stake in the bailed-out lender.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 07:28 UTC

Victory for Argentina in its ongoing battle with speculative funds

Appeals court upheld a ruling from Judge Griesa, agreeing that plaintiffs were not entitled to possess the funds and did not have rights to the money superior to that of BNY Mellon.

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York refused on Monday to force Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the $539 million the country deposited in 2014 to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 19:23 UTC

Falklands' veteran Simon Weston launches book on “My Life; My Story”

Simon Weston: My Life; My Story, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, Friday, October 16, 7.30pm, £15 (£13), 01342 302000,

A Falklands' war veteran who survived the bombing of his ship when most of those on board were killed takes to the stage to tell the story of his life. In “My Life; My Story”, which comes to East Grinstead's Chequer Mead on Friday, October 16, Simon Weston OBE, will share truths about the conflict, the day the RFA Sir Galahad was attacked and the impact the event and its consequences have had since.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Gibraltar calls for UK to remain in the EU: “it needs to be fixed, not thrown away”

“I am confident that almost all of them (22.000 Gibraltarians) will vote in favor of remaining in Europe” said Chief Minister Picardo

The European Union needs to be ‘fixed, not thrown away’, Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has said in a letter to The Times. The letter follows news that Nigel Lawson is to lead the Conservative movement to leave the EU and Mr. Picardo told the newspaper that those whose best future lies in remaining in a secure Europe “need to speak up”.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 08:16 UTC

St Helena airport certification exercises planned for this month and November

The Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft at St Helena airport

British Overseas Territory St Helena is closer to the official opening of its airport following a series of calibration flights by the first aircraft to successfully land and takeoff from the mid Atlantic island.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

“Hands off, Tories will never sell out the Falklands”:Hammond's message to Cristina Fernandez

Hammond said the right to self-determination is being challenged not only in eastern Europe and the Middle East, but also in Gibraltar and South Atlantic.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has issued a firm hands-off warning to Argentina by insisting the government will “never sell out” the Falkland Islands. The Foreign Secretary insisted the “bullying and harassment” against the Islanders must stop, adding it is counter-productive and “shameful”.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Support for Falklands and self determination remains solid in Labour conference

Rosie Winterton MP visited the Falklands' stand to present the award. In the picture next to FIGO representative Sukey Cameron

Support for the Falkland Islands and its right to self-determination remains solid, despite the change of leadership in the Labour party, said Sukey Cameron Falkland Islands Government Office (FIGO) in London who is attending with, Islands' lawmakers the round of party conferences in the UK.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:13 UTC

Falklands lawmakers meet Labour MPs and shadow ministers at Brighton conference

Shadow Secretary of State for Defense Maria Eagle at the Falklands stand next to Sukey Cameron, MLA Jan Cheek and MLA Roger Edwards

Busy days for Falklands lawmakers and the representative of the Islands' government office in London, FIGO, as they attend the round of British parties conference in England for political contacts and to commercially promote the Falklands.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 08:47 UTC

Argentina will pay $5.9bn mature Boden 15 bonds on Monday, and issue new debt

Argentina targets raising $500 million in the auction of notes under Argentine law. The new Bonar 20 will carry an 8% coupon, minister Kicillof announced

Argentina on Monday will pay the $5.9 billion maturity due for its Boden 15 bonds in cash and issue new debt the following day, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said on Friday. Argentina which is in technical default on some debt because of a legal fight with bondholders in the United States, targets raising $500 million in the auction of notes under Argentine law, Kicillof told a news conference.


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