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Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands' 'fk' domain battle at the ICANN Buenos Aires conference

The organisation ICANN originally gave the Falklands their own web address in 1997 and then confirmed the Islands' online presence in 2005 with 'fk'.

The British government has stood up to Argentina in a battle over the Falkland Islands' right to exist in cyberspace at the ICANN conference in Buenos Aires. Argentina is furious that the disputed territory is allowed to give websites a “.fk” address - identifying them as hailing from the disputed territory and brought up the issue during the current conference.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 03:40 UTC

“CFK, a very intelligent political animal, whether you like it or not”

“It seems CFK had an asbestos suit; great conflicts that she had to deal with had struck her but she has managed to give a step aside and come off well,” says Wornat

The world is watching closely Argentina’s political scenario with the general elections just around the corner next October and the BBC has published an article on President Cristina Fernández highlighting the leader’s popularity as she readies to leave office in December.

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UN Decolonization Committee supports Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas claims

Hector Timerman said that UK's unwillingness to negotiate, “Far from making the smallest effort to solve the controversy, they irresponsibly aggravate it”

The United Nations Decolonization Committee approved on Thursday a new resolution urging the United Kingdom to discuss the Falklands/Malvinas dispute with Argentina, in order to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The decision came as no surprise since it has become an annual event despite Falklands' representatives demand for C24 to act in support of Non Self Governing Territories.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:37 UTC

”Argentina seeks to colonize the Falklands against the wishes of its people”

“Up-holding the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories is your single and solemn duty” pointed out MLA Summers

Falkland Islands lawmaker Mike Summers called on the UN Special Decolonisation Committee to uphold the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories, particularly self determination, argued that C24 has no mandate to discuss competing claims over NSGTs and cautioned that in supporting Argentine colonial aspirations in the Falkland Islands, “you are complicit in supporting Argentina’s bullying and harassment”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:31 UTC

“It is the duty of C24 to acknowledge the rights of the Falkland Islands and not support those who covet our territory”

”We have chosen the internationally recognised status of a British Overseas Territory: a modern self-governing relationship with the United Kingdom (UK)”

The Falkland Islands' long journey from a colony to a self governing, financially autonomous territory, was underlined on Thursday, by lawmaker Phyl Rendell in her presentation to the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee. But so was the fact that advancing development, and relations with the continent are always under threat from Argentina, “who makes no secret of wanting to control our territory against our wishes”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:45 UTC

A pie made of coca leaves awaits the Pope when he visits Bolivia

Coca leaves are part of Bolivia's indigenous population culture and medicine, and as such are recognized by the country's constitution

Coca planters will be giving Pope Francis a pie and other goods made out of coca leaves, when he arrives next July for an official visit to Bolivia. The gifts will be delivered during the scheduled meeting of Francis wish social movements’ organization in Santa Cruz, according to the organizers.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

Irish players deny receiving bribes not to injure Messi, as was reported by La Nacion

“The Football Association of Ireland completely refutes allegations made about the Republic of Ireland v Argentina friendly match in La Nacion as baseless”.

An Argentine newspaper has claimed that Irish players received bribes not to injure Lionel Messi at the opening game in the Aviva Stadium in 2010, but the story has been dismissed in the strongest possible terms by the Irish football association, FAI. According to La Nacion, a Fifa official was forced to go to extraordinary lengths to bring the Barcelona superstar and his team mates to Dublin.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

UK confirms interest in Latin America with the “Pacific Alliance Chevening scholarships”,

“In my view, it is the right organization for the 21st century, and it boosts four vibrant economies that are already running ahead in the region”, said Swire

UK Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has introduced a new set of Chevening scholarships for Latin America, the “Pacific Alliance Chevening scholarships”, arguing that the success of the Pacific Alliance forms an integral part of Britain's re-engagement with the region.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands delegates will again ask Decolonization Committee to delist the Islands

 MLAs Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers (L) will be delivering speeches calling for C24 to respect the Falklands' right to self determination

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers with be delivering speeches on Thursday before the United Nations Decolonization Committee as petitioners requesting C24 de-lists the Islands from the Non Self Governing Territories, upholds the Falkland Islanders right to self determination and frees them from the continuous Argentine bullying and harassment.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands delegate attending annual Red Ensign Group conference in Bermuda

The combined size of the British fleet is currently over 47m gross tons consisting of Cruise Ships, LNG Carriers, Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Container Ships and Super Yachts.

The Falkland Islands is represented at the 25th Annual Red Ensign Group, REG, conference which is taking place in the town of St George's, Bermuda. Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell, delivered the opening remarks and welcomed the overseas delegates attending the conference that the Bermuda Department of Maritime Administration is hosting.

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