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Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

'Guantanamo inmates will be out in Montevideo streets after medical checkups'

Fernandez Huidobro said the six have no terrorist background or records of any kind, 'they are clean' according to the US government

“Once the medical checkups are over they'll be out of the Military Hospital and walking in the streets of Montevideo as any other refugee or immigrant” said Uruguayan Defense minister Eleuterio Fernadez Huidobro on Monday in reference to the Guantanamo inmates that arrived on Sunday morning.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 07:38 UTC

World's main oilfield services provider drastically reducing size of marine seismic fleet

Oil and gas producers, Schlumberger's customers, have scaled back spending plans due to a 40% fall in oil prices over the past six months.

Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, said it was reducing the size of its marine seismic fleet to lower costs as it expects customers to cut exploration spending.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 23:46 UTC

Reconciliation and commemoration: 100 years after the Battle of the Falklands German flags fly over Stanley

British and German flags on Victory Green

“With substantial losses at both the Battle of Coronel and the Battle of the Falklands, the annual remembrance events are an opportunity to reflect on the lives lost from both the British and German navies. It was decided early on that this commemorative approach, highlighting the tragic loss of life during both battles, should be echoed throughout events on this Centenary year”

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 23:25 UTC

Commemoration Service for Battles of Coronel and the Falklands at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields

All standards lowered for two minutes silence

The first two significant naval battles of the First World War were commemorated in London and the Falklands in parallel church services on the 8th December – a hundred years after these momentous events took place.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 11:09 UTC

Ten months of 2014 the hottest on record; land surface temperature up 2 Celsius degrees

Any temperature increase above the 2 degree Celsius mark is “dangerous,” according to the non-binding international agreement on climate change

Despite the record early snowfall in parts of the United States in recent weeks, 2014 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record and according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, the first ten months of this year have been the hottest since record keeping began more than 130 years ago.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 07:18 UTC

Argentina claims BBC Top Gear had three different plates and planned to set the cars on fire

Clarkson's Porsche '91 with the controversial plate that triggered incidents

The BBC Top Gear team which last October toured Argentina with three vehicles and which triggered a strong controversy apparently had three different plates in just one car and tried to torch the vehicles to cause further 'scandal', according to reports from the Patagonian police which were attached to a second letter sent by Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro to the BBC Executive Board.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Lagarde wishes to continue improving relations with Argentina

“I think our relationship has gotten better, and I want to continue improving it,” Lagarde told reporters in Chile

The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said she wishes to “continue improving” the relationship between the IMF and Argentina, while at the same time focusing on the necessities of the region's third largest economy which is not growing as fast as it should.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 05:16 UTC

Their Grave is the Sea - 1914 Naval Battles: Coronel and Falklands

 Vice Admiral Graf von Spee

By Harold Briley (*) Early in World War One the Royal Navy suffered one of its most disastrous defeats followed five weeks later by one of its most decisive victories. In the Battle of the Falkland Islands on 8 December, 1914, all five battle cruisers of the German East Asian Squadron and its support ships were defeated with nearly 2,000 men killed including their commander, Vice Admiral Graf von Spee. No British ships were lost and only eight British sailors were killed.

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 04:15 UTC

Chile consulted Argentina before allowing HMS Dragon to dock in Valparaiso

Through defense and foreign ministries, the HMS Dragon issue was discussed with Argentina, said Chilean defense minister Jorge Burgos

Chilean foreign minister Jorge Burgos revealed this week that the presence of HMS Dragon in Valparaiso was authorized after having consulted with Argentina, and underlined that Chile strictly abides with what was agreed regarding the passage of British vessels through Chilean waters.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 23:56 UTC

UK ambassador underscores shared values and qualities of Royal and Chilean navies

Ambassador Clouder addressing guests at the reception on HMS Dragon

UK ambassador in Chile Fiona Clouder underlined the values and qualities of the Royal Navy and Chilean Navy during a reception on HMS Dragon, which called at Valparaíso for the week long Exponaval 2014, considered the most important naval, maritime and ports' exhibition in the southern hemisphere.

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