Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:13 UTC

London has its first Muslim mayor: ex human rights lawyer and son of a Pakistani bus driver

London pitted Khan, 45, who grew up in public housing in inner city London, against Conservative Zac Goldsmith, 41, the son of a billionaire financier.

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Saturday, despite a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party. Khan's victory, which also makes him the first Muslim to head a major Western capital, was confirmed shortly after midnight following a day of mixed news for Labour in elections elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

FIFA Ethics committee bans for life Chile and Colombia ex heads of their countries football associations

Both men held positions within FIFA. Bedoya was a former FIFA Executive Committee member and Jadue an ex member of the FIFA Associations Committee.

FIFA Ethics Committee has banned Sergio Jadue and Luis Bedoya for life from all football-related activities at both national and international levels. The decision was revealed in a statement released on May 6.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 06:20 UTC

Lord Price said UK and Argentina at the start of a new era of bilateral relations

Lord Price had a full two-day agenda in Buenos Aires including government and private contacts. The UK delegation also visited the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange

British Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price said that Argentina and the UK are at the beginning of a new era in bilateral relations and in an excellent position to turn common interests into concrete business interests. Lord Price together with a mission of UK top business leaders ended on Friday a two-day visit to Argentina, the first in ten years.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 06:00 UTC

Ian Duddy appointed next UK ambassador to Uruguay as of October

Mr. Duddy is no stranger to the River Plate since between 2003 and 2006 he was Political & Commercial Officer in the Buenos Aires embassy.

Ian Duddy has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Uruguay in succession to Ben Lyster-Binns, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Duddy will take up his appointment during October 2016.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 00:23 UTC

Carnival takes delivery of the 3.954 pax and 133.500 ton Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista repositioned to Trieste, Italy, where it departed on its maiden voyage, beginning a summer schedule in Europe that runs until October 2016.

At a traditional maritime handover ceremony held on May first at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-tonne Carnival Vista.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

British ambassador celebrates 'the renewed and revitalized' UK/Argentina bilateral relationship

Ambassador Freeman welcomed all the guests to the Queen's Birthday Party

On 28 April, the British Ambassador’s Residence in Buenos Aires welcomed more than 400 people to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The last time that Buenos Aires held a celebration like this was in 2009 and it was an opportunity to praise the resumption of bilateral ties.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

First UK trade mission in ten years begins contacts in Argentina

“If we are to improve our exports to Latin America it’s vital to build on renewed relationships like that with Argentina”, pointed out Lord Price

British Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, leads the UK’s first trade mission to Argentina in ten years, which arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday. The mission looks to strengthen trade and investment relations with the third largest economy of Latin America.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Councils-election: Labour doing better than expected in England; Scotland's Sturgeon wins a third term for the SNP

Labour MP Mann, one of Jeremy Corbyn's biggest critics, conceded the party was “doing OK” but, should be winning by a landslide over feuding Conservatives

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has avoided the drubbing some had predicted as the party retained control of key councils in England, but the party had a bad night in the Scottish Parliament elections, where Nicola Sturgeon won an historic third term for the SNP reported BBC late Thursday.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 21:12 UTC

Strong support for the Falkland’s right to self-determination on North American Tour

MLA Mike Summers (C) with British Consul General in Montreal Nick Baker & Economist Mario Iacobacci

Falkland Island’s Legislative Assembly member, Mike Summers, recently travelled to North America on a three week trip to gauge support for the Falklands’ right to self-determination from the new Canadian Government. In addition to visiting Canada, MLA Summers also made stops in Miami and the Bahamas.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 16:44 UTC

Foreign Office Minister comments on World Press Freedom Day 2016

“Tragically journalists in many countries around the world are still forced to operate in dangerous environments”.

On World Press Freedom Day 2016, Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay said: Promoting freedom of the press and the right to access information is not just the right thing to do; it is also the smart thing to do. Where it is denied, we see a stifling of healthy debate and innovation, harming a country’s long term social and economic prospects, Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay said on World Press Freedom Day.


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