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Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 04:52 UTC

Falklands air links and oil talks between UK and Argentina confirmed by Malcorra

Malcorra in a press conference confirmed that she discussed the issues of air links and oil with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed on Wednesday that Argentina and the United Kingdom are holding talks, “moving to a more productive phase” which includes making progress towards new “air links between the Falkland Islands and third countries” plus the removal of “restrictive hydrocarbons measures”.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 05:42 UTC

Stress tests expose weakness of EU banks, particularly Deutsche Bank

 “European banks lack sufficient capital to offset the losses expected in the case of another financial crisis,” the ZEW said in a statement on Tuesday.

Germany's Deutsche Bank had the highest potential capital shortfall, 19 billion Euros in a study of 51 European banks using U.S. Federal Reserve stress test methods, German economic research institute ZEW said.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 03:49 UTC

UK with a Great Pavilion will be present at Uruguay's main agriculture show

One of the highlights of this year will be the focus on agricultural technology with a series of lectures by British and Uruguayan experts.

With just a month to go until Uruguay's main agro show, Expo Prado, the British Embassy in Montevideo announces that for the third consecutive year it will be present with a Great Pavilion focused on business, education, culture, tourism, gastronomy and entertainment. British brands such as JCB Machinery, Polo Club clothing, FCR-DAS who specialise in quality management certification, fire extinguishers from Noblex, Brompton and other bicycles courtesy of Muvin will all be taking part.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 22:18 UTC

Seabirds threatened by by-catches, pollutants and climate change, according to BAS research

Lead author Dr Richard Phillips from BAS says seabirds become hooked on baited hooks, trapped in nets or collide with warp cables, when scavenging for food

A review of breeding distributions, population trends, threats and key priorities for conservation actions on land and at sea for the 29 species covered by the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) has been published in the journal Biological Conservation. It reveals increased conservation efforts are required in order to secure a sustainable future for albatrosses and large petrels.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 09:11 UTC

Pope Francis blesses massive dignity march in Buenos Aires against unemployment and recession

The rally, which happens every year in the name of San Cayetano, patron saint of workers and the unemployed, saw the iconic church swamped with people

Argentines with the support of the Catholic Church and a message from Pope Francis, on Sunday turned an annual religious celebration into a massive rally to protest growing unrest over unemployment, recession, inflation and a promised second half of the year rebound which remains absent.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:51 UTC

China's foreign trade further declines in July: imports down by 12.5%

China is a crucial driver of the worldwide economy and the data is seen as a snapshot of the global outlook.

Chinese exports have seen a further decline in July, adding to concerns over the global economic outlook. Exports fell by 4.4% compared to a year earlier, which was a slight improvement over June's 4.8% drop but still worse than analysts had been expecting. And imports were also weaker than estimated, down by 12.5%.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:24 UTC

Ban Ki-moon praises Argentina's commitment with the UN and cooperation with other countries

 “I count on Argentina’s support in the critical years ahead as we work together to achieve SDGs and provide peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet”

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applauded on Monday Argentina's commitment and strong partnership with the UN and its cooperation with other countries. Ban Ki-moon arrived in Buenos Aires from Paraguay and previously from Brazil where he was part of the inauguration of the Rio Olympic Games.

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 20:39 UTC

Venezuela claims “the triple alliance” want to storm the Mercosur presidency

“We are aware of the existence of economic forces operating in the dark who want an implosion of Mercosur” claimed Delcy Rodriguez

Venezuela announced it will not allow Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, “the triple alliance” to storm the Mercosur pro tempore presidency, which the government of president Nicolas Maduro is fully exercising. Caracas also claimed that economic forces operating in the dark are interested in a Mercosur “implosion”.

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

Falklands' permission for new demining program this summer

Guy Marot, Program Manager for the Falkland Islands Demining Program Office, responsible for the latest demining efforts

The Falkland Islands Planning and Building Committee has granted permission to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to undertake clearance of land mines (a technical assessment) at various sites around the Falklands.

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 17:47 UTC

“Independent Falkland Islands”, Di Tella's proposal to Rifkind in 1997

“What they wanted to propose was that the Falklands ... should cease to be a British colony but not become part of Argentina,” said Rifkind.

The Evening Standard has published a brief summary of the book, “Power and Pragmatism”, which collects the memoirs of former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, and there are some interesting passages referred to talks with Argentine officials about the future of the Falkland Islands.

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