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Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 04:52 UTC

Filmus: Scholar approach at Malvinas Question

Argentine Secretary of Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus calls for three-part deeper approach. at the issue of sovereignty

Argentina's Secretary of Malvinas (Falklands) Daniel Filmus moves spotlight onto juridical, historical knowledge, continental platform and international relationships to back sovereignty claims

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 17:58 UTC

Moving Centenary Tribute to Capital's Heroes of the World War One

The railway played a major part in Britain’s war effort one hundred years ago,

A commemoration of Edinburgh’s own heroes of the First World War – including a professional footballer with Hearts who was killed in action on the Somme – has taken place at Waverley Station today (Tuesday 16 December 2014).

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:37 UTC

Brazil confident since pre-salt oil is profitable 'even at 60 dollars a barrel'

“I don't know of any pre-salt project that cannot resist the 70 dollar or even the 60 dollar mark” said Ms Chambriard

The head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, Magda Chambriard said that the country's oil production projects remain 'robust' even as international prices for crude continue to tumble. She underlined that the pre-salt projects of Brazil along ist coast resist prices as low as 60 dollars a barrel.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Argentina purchases four Russian multipurpose polar Supply-class tugs

A Neftegaz tug under operations in Russia, similar to the ones presumably purchased by Argentina

Argentina's ministry of Defense has signed an agreement for the purchase of four Russian-built multipurpose polar tugs, class NEFTEGAZ, at a total cost of just over eight million dollars.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:55 UTC

Tribute at sea at site of the Battle of the Falklands to honor British and German sailors

The Royal Navy ceremony at the Battle of the Falklands memorial in Stanley

Descendants of the three Admirals who led the Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy at the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands in 1914 have paid tribute at sea.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:53 UTC

Gibraltarians support allowing regulated commercial fishing in territorial waters

A clear majority in Gibraltar also support participating in 'ad hoc' talks between Spain and UK

An overwhelming majority of Gibraltarians believe that Gibraltar should take part in ‘ad hoc’ talks with Spain and the UK and there is strong support for allowing commercial fishing in British Gibraltar territorial Water so long as this is under a properly regulated licensing system.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 21:49 UTC

Dutch oil platform leasing company cutting 11% of global workforce

“Although we regret losing some of our colleagues, we believe these steps are necessary to deliver value to our stakeholders”, CEO Bruno Chabas said

Dutch oil platform leasing company SBM Offshore is cutting 1,200 jobs, or slightly more than 11% of its global workforce, as part of a cost-saving program.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 10:33 UTC

UK and Chile collaboration in the use of advanced satellite-generated data

Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer of Catapult, and Juan Pablo Gómez, Executive Director of CIREN.

The UK Satellite Applications Catapult Center, a British centre of innovation in the end use of satellite-generated data, had a very successful visit to Chile 26 November - 4 December. The Catapult delegation was made up of Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer, David Livingstone, subject matter expert, Simon Agass, Senior Earth Observation Specialist and Wyn Cudlip, consultant.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 08:59 UTC

Plastic litter in oceans estimated in 269.000 tons, say US scientists

“There's much more plastic pollution out there than recent estimates suggest,” said Marcus Eriksen, research director for 5 Gyres Institute

Plastic pollution is pervasive in Earth's oceans: plastic shopping bags, bottles, toys, action figures, bottle caps, pacifiers, tooth brushes, boots, buckets, deodorant roller balls, umbrella handles, fishing gear, toilet seats and so much more.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 06:43 UTC

Switzerland charges former HSBC analyst with industrial espionage

Herve Falciani gave prosecutors in France and Spain data on thousands of Swiss bank accounts.

Switzerland has charged a former computer analyst at HSBC's private bank in Geneva with industrial espionage and breaching the country's secrecy laws for passing confidential client data to foreign authorities.

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