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Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:31 UTC

IAATO moves their office to Newport, Rhode Island

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) which currently has 116 members, announced that their office has moved from Providence to Newport, Rhode Island.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

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Privatizing the pipelines system could raise 50 billion dollars.

By Robert Bensh of Oilprice.com - There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver's seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia. But by then, investors will have missed the boat.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:00 UTC

Argentina thanks Papua New Guinea for its support in the Malvinas claim

Deputy minister Zuaín spent several days in Papua New Guinea, the first official visit in 38 years

Argentina's deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuaín made an official visit to Papua New Guinea to establish closer political, cooperation and trade links and to thank the local government for their standing support for Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute at the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 02:51 UTC

Diego García and Falklands in the same 'claim basket', anticipates Chagos leader

Olivier Bancoult, president of the Chagos Refugees Group; an estimated 3.000 Chagos Islanders live mainly in UK and Mauritius

The leader of thousands of displaced Chagos islanders fighting Britain for a return to their Indian Ocean archipelago (Diego García) has said they will wage a joint diplomatic battle alongside Argentina as it seeks sovereignty over the Falklands, according to a report from The Telegraph credited to Hannah Strange.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 00:52 UTC

Prince Harry will be visiting Chile and Brazil next June

 The visit is designed to enhance the partnership the UK and South America

Prince Harry will undertake two official overseas visits in May and June this year. He will visit Estonia and Italy in May, followed by a visit to Brazil and Chile in June. Both visits are in support of the UK Government and are being organized by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 00:45 UTC

Despite Gibraltar, Spain and UK enjoy 'excellent relations', says Rajoy

“I hope that this type of incident does not recur in the future on the basis that we have different points of view.”

Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy has declared that the latest incursion into Gibraltar waters, that saw London call in his Ambassador on Tuesday, “can be clarified”, and highlighted that Britain and Spain continue to enjoy “excellent relations.” He hoped such incidents will not be repeated but admitted that Spain and UK have long held opposing positions on the question of Gibraltar.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 07:48 UTC

FAO food price index in March climbs to its highest since May 2013

Sugar and cereals prices experienced the most increase while dairy produce was down

The FAO Food Price Index rose sharply in March, up 4.8 points, or 2.3%, to an average of 212.8, the highest level since May 2013. The Index, based on the prices of a basket of internationally-traded food commodities, saw prices increase in all groups except dairy, which fell for the first time in four months (-2.5%). Sugar, 7.9% and Cereals, 5.2% climbed the most.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

FIFA confirms Uruguay will be in the World Cup despite domestic football problems

Uruguay will be playing at the World Cup, confirmed Blatter

Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) has been suspended by South American soccer body CONMEBOL, a move the AUF said did not affect the national team's participation at the World Cup. The announcement Uruguay would be in Brazil was confirmed by statements from FIFA president Joseph Blatter from Costa Rica.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

US Falklands' policy 'disappointing' but, one of many issues of US/UK special relationship

The report also emphasizes the 'spirit of realism' from British PM David Cameron foreign policy

The United States failure to recognize the right of the Falkland Islands to national self-determination is “disappointing”, reads a British House of Commons inquiry into the health of the so-called special relationship between the UK and the US. The report was released a day after the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the South Atlantic islands (2 April 1982) and highlights London's frustration on the issue.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 02:15 UTC

Queen and Pope talked of the “shared roots of Christian faith”, says Vatican radio

The Queen apologizes for arriving late. Previously the couple had lunch with Italian president Napolitano

The head of the Anglican Church Queen Elizabeth II met Pope Francis on Thursday for the first time during a one-day visit to the Italian capital, Rome. The meeting in the Vatican was described as a private one and pomp and protocol were kept to a minimum. Earlier, the Queen and Prince Philip had lunch with the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, and his wife Clio at the Quirinal Palace.

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