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Saturday, June 11th 2016 - 05:53 UTC

“Please don't go”, Der Spiegel's Saturday special German-English edition

Der Spiegel weekly, on Saturday published a German-English edition at home and in Britain with “Please don't go!” on the cover.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Friday that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, it wouldn't have access to the single market like non-members Norway and Switzerland do.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

World Bank slashes global growth forecast to 2.4%, down from 2.9%

WB predicts Brazil will continue into a third consecutive year, while Venezuela was predicted to suffer the world’s deepest contraction in 2016.

The World Bank has slashed its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4% from the 2.9% estimated in January, due to stubbornly low commodity prices, sluggish demand in advanced economies, weak trade and diminishing capital flows.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

St Helena's airport opening delayed indefinitely because of wind conditions

 UK's National Audit Office said the delay - due to high winds on the remote island - could add to the cost.

The opening of an airport on the British overseas territory of St Helena has been delayed indefinitely due to safety fears - amid warnings the cost to the UK government could increase. The £285m airport is being paid for by the Department for International Development and was due to open in May.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:49 UTC

RMS St Helena in London on her farewell tour, which marks the end of sea link to UKOT St Helena

 For the last 26 years RMS St Helena has been the only means of access to the remote island of St Helena, an Overseas Territory of the UK off West Africa

HRH Princess Anne attended a reception on Wednesday evening onboard the RMS St Helena, moored next to HMS Belfast in The Pool of London. RMS St Helena is one of the world's last working Royal Mail ships and is visiting London as part of her farewell tour.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

Garcia-Margallo joint sovereignty comments referred to Gibraltar dismissed

 Julie Girling, MEP for the Southwest of England and Gibraltar, has said she sees no circumstances under which Gibraltar would accept joint sovereignty

Conservative member of the European Parliament, MEP, Julie Girling has rubbished suggestions by the Acting Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, that Gibraltar will have to contemplate a joint UK/Spain sovereignty arrangement in the event of a “Leave” vote in the European Union referendum.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

Argentina calls on UK to strengthen bilateral relations and for Malvinas dialogue

On 10 June, Argentine recalls the creation in 1829 of the Political and Military Command of the Malvinas Islands under Vernet

The Argentine government reiterates its full willingness for an open dialogue with the United Kingdom to strengthen the bilateral relation and indentify possible cooperation areas in the South Atlantic. Likewise it invites the UK to resume negotiations on the Malvinas question in the framework of the UN General Assembly resolution 2065, according to an official statement from the Argentine foreign ministry released on Friday.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 08:50 UTC

Yellen says Brexit 'repercussions' would be considered in Fed’s meeting next week

Brexit was one factor that the central bank would consider when deciding whether to raise interest rates. The Fed next meets on 14-15 June.

United Stated Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said a UK vote to leave the European Union could have “significant economic repercussions”. In a speech this week, she said a Brexit was one factor that the central bank would consider when deciding whether to raise interest rates. The Fed next meets on 14-15 June.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

Lord Hague warns Brexit could put at risk Falklands' sovereignty and cautions about UK “disintegration”

“The guaranteed solidarity of 28 nations, including those with strong historic links to Latin America, over British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands would be lost”.

Former foreign secretary William Hague said that if Britain votes to leave the European Union, the Falkland Islands sovereignty could be put at risk, while Gibraltar would left in a very difficult position. The statement was published this week by The Telegraph in an article under the heading: “Brexit would put the Falkland Islands' sovereignty at risk”

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 20:56 UTC

Port state measures crucial weapon to support world's first illegal fishing treaty

 “This is a great day in the continuing effort to build sustainable fisheries that can help feed the world,” said FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva

A groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect on Sunday and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it.

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 08:21 UTC

Euro skepticism spreads along the continent, shows Pew Research survey

In 2015 and 2016 there has been a double-digit drop in EU approval in France and Spain, and single-digit declines in Germany, UK and Italy.

The European Union has suffered a “double dip” collapse in favorability in many member states since 2010, with many citizens across Europe demanding it return powers to them, according to research. A report from the Pew Research Center published Tuesday found that the British, who will vote on their future in the bloc on June 23, are not the only country with doubts about the EU.

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