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Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

It's unofficial, but the Queen 'purred' with happiness with the Scotland result

The words belong to PM Cameron while talking with Michael Bloomberg in New York

Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard saying Queen Elizabeth had “purred” with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands and 'holdouts' in Argentine lawmakers coming visit to London

Senator Ruperto Godoy and Ricrdo Carmona will be heading the group scheduled for the official visit next October.

A group of Argentine lawmakers will be travelling next month to the UK, on an official visit to meet with British officials and members of Parliament, a trip which has been described as 'historic' because it is a 'first time' since the end of the South Atlantic conflict such an invitation is extended.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 04:53 UTC

The first 'UK-Germany climate change diplomacy day' celebrated in Santiago

Deputy Head of Mission Mal Green said that bilaterally, the UK has been working with Chile to help 'decarbonise' its economy

The British and German embassies in Santiago hosted the first UK-Germany Climate Change Diplomacy Day. The joint initiative was organised to increase the awareness of the importance of climate change as it is a critical issue for both countries.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 03:36 UTC

US halting use of anti-personnel mines except for No Man's Land in the Koreas

The United States said Tuesday it halting the use of anti-personnel mines apart from in the tense No Man's Land between the Koreas, a step closer to compliance with a global convention.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 03:25 UTC

“The total elimination of fishery discards is very complicated”, says ICES

“Where the really big problem lies is in the mixed fisheries and in the mixed demersal ones” said ICES president Connowly

According to the president of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES/CIEM), Paul Connowly, the total elimination of fishery discards pursued by the Community authorities “is very complicated.”

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 03:10 UTC

Eight US congress members table resolution in support of Gibraltar's right to self-determination

“…the views and rights of Gibraltarians should always be imperative in any discussion of Gibraltar’s status as a British Overseas Territory.”

Eight US congress members have tabled a resolution calling for the House of Representatives to formally recognize Gibraltar’s right to self-determination.<br />
The bi-partisan move highlights the wishes of the Gibraltarians and underscores the deep historical links between the Rock and the US, highlighting its strategic position for US military interests.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 10:50 UTC

For the Vatican, Cristina Fernandez visit was a low key event

The Argentine president and the Pope at Saturday's meeting

What happened in the Vatican last Saturday when Pope Francis received Argentine president Cristina Fernandez for lunch and a long private talk. According to the visitor the Holy father was concerned about “debt and vulture funds harassment” and contrary to news from Buenos Aires previous to the trip, “the Pope was not at all concerned about governance in Argentina or the democratic process”.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Merkel praises France on reforms, but deferred to Brussels the controversial budget deficit issue

“Manuel Valls just presented his reform agenda and I think it is an impressive number of measures France is undertaking,”

Germany's Angela Merkel said on Monday after meeting French premier Manuel Valls that she was impressed by the number of reforms Paris had launched, but deferred to Brussels on the halting French efforts to reduce its public deficit.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 06:12 UTC

Seatrade Med held its annual party in Barcelona and honors Jacques Truau

Mr. Truau, president of Marseille-Provence Cruise Club, received the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Cruising in the Mediterranean.

Singapore Tourism Board (Destination of the Year), Copenhagen Malmo Port (Port of the Year), Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems (Supplier of the Year), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (Environmental Initiative), and Excursions Ltd (Innovative Shorex) were all honored last week as winners in the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsor Fidelio Cruise, presented at the Seatrade Med 2014 Party held at Barcelona's Gran Teatre Del Liceu.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 06:00 UTC

Chile will host next year the Adventure Travel World summit

ATTA’s president Shannon Stowell said “Chile has embraced the foundation of what it means to develop a sustainable tourism model.

Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.

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