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Montevideo, October 28th 2016 - 19:44 UTC


  • Saturday, October 15th 2016 - 10:37 UTC

    Maldives quits the Commonwealth over rule of the law and democracy dispute

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK is disappointed that the Maldives Government has decided to withdraw from the Commonwealth.

    Maldives ministry of foreign affairs announced on Friday its decision to quit the Commonwealth of Nations after the organization issued a warning to the country that it could be suspended because of its failure to promote the rule of the law and democracy.

  • Saturday, October 15th 2016 - 10:20 UTC

    Gibraltar takes its “Brexit” concerns to the Scotland's ruling party conference

    Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia next to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the SNP conference in Glasgow

    Gibraltar Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia has said it should be possible for different parts of the British family of nations to enjoy varying degrees of participation with the European Union in the future. Dr. Garcia was speaking in Glasgow during the Scottish National Party conference, in the presence of Scotland’s Minister for Europe and International Development Dr. Alisdair Allan MSP.

  • Saturday, October 15th 2016 - 08:15 UTC

    Argentina complains about UK military exercises in Falklands with missiles

    Deputy minister Foradori lodged the complaint demanding UK call off the “illegitimate” exercises, which are scheduled for Oct. 19-28

    Argentina formally complained on Friday about military exercises with missiles that Britain is planning this month in the disputed Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. Argentina's foreign ministry said in a statement that it had sent a letter to the British ambassador Mark Kent demanding the country call off the “illegitimate” exercises, which are scheduled for Oct. 19-28 and include the launching of Rapier missiles.

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 15:29 UTC

    Unesco draft on Jerusalem holy sites triggers strong criticism from Israel

    The resolution omitted the Jewish name for a shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims. It referred to the Temple Mount as the Haram Al-Sharif

    Unesco, the United Nations’ cultural agency on Thursday passed a draft resolution that played down Jewish ties to religious sites in Jerusalem, in a decision Israel called “absurd.” The resolution from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or Unesco, heavily criticized Israel’s actions toward holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City.

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

    Symbolic trial will try to hold Monsanto accountable for “ecocide”

    “The aim of the tribunal is to give a legal opinion on the environmental and health damage caused by the multinational Monsanto,” the tribunal organizers stated

    This weekend 30 witnesses and legal experts from five different continents will testify before five international judges at the three-day Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Their testimonies will attempt to hold the agrochemical giant accountable for their alleged “crimes against humanity” and destruction of the environment, or “ecocide”

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 09:37 UTC

    Falkland Island farmers tour Australia for improved sheep genetics

    Per annum FLH produces approximately 500,000 kilograms of greasy wool, from a Polwarth/Merino-type sheep. The fibre diameter averages 24-25 microns.

    Three Falkland Islands farmers and the general manager of Falklands Landholdings Corporation recently travelled to Australia as part of the ongoing search for improvements to lamb survival rates in the Falklands. Touring farms in both Queensland and New South Wales, the group spent three weeks inspecting Australian studs in search of better fat and muscle values in young rams.

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 09:17 UTC

    EU-Mercosur trade deal within two years, followed by negotiations with UK

     “Mercosur has moved to improve its offer and we are optimistic that we can work towards a better deal,” said Argentine Commerce Secretary Miguel Braun

    The European Union and Mercosur could strike a free trade deal within two years, according to Argentina’s Commerce Secretary Miguel Braun. After Brexit, Mercosur would be open to a separate trade deal with the UK. Trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur nations are still on track, despite the UK’s decision to leave the bloc and uncertainty over the future of the EU’s other major trade agreements – TTIP and CETA.

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Rajoy and May held a productive meeting with strong message to Scotland

    “Rajoy told PM May that Spain would support UK's integrity and would not encourage any type of secessionism related to the withdrawal from the EU”

    Gibraltar was touched on fleetingly during the meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May and her caretaker Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, in Madrid. A Spanish wire report quoted anonymous sources in the Spanish Government saying that Rajoy had set out the Spanish position during a wider discussion on Brexit.

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 05:48 UTC

    Falklands considers air link with Brazil including a monthly stopover in Argentina

    “Is a monthly stopover in Argentina too high a price to pay for a direct weekly flight to Sao Paulo, the biggest flight hub in South America,” said MLA Summers

    “Is a monthly stopover in Argentina too high a price to pay for a direct weekly flight to Sao Paulo, the biggest flight hub in South America,” is the question we all have to ask ourselves, said lawmaker MLA Mike Summers this week as he set out the situation and options available to progress and develop the Falkland Islands’ economy.

  • Thursday, October 13th 2016 - 21:11 UTC

    Travelers shocked at UK airports: £=€ 99 cents; Lord King says “weak pound is positive”

    Lord King said that for the UK slowing down economy “the fall in sterling is a welcome change”

    Many travelers buying foreign currency at the UK's airports are now receiving less than one Euro to the pound, reports the BBC. The continued fall in sterling's value means that the average rate available at 17 airport bureaux de change is now just 99 euro cents to the pound. The worst rate is currently 88 Euro cents at Moneycorp at Southampton airport and the best is €1.06 from the Change Group at Glasgow Prestwick.