Politics

Politics
Monday, July 25th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

Paraguay and Brazil reiterate “Venezuela is a non full member of Mercosur”

“Paraguay is still awaiting a reply from the presentation made for the Mercosur meeting with respect of Venezuela and the Ushuaia Protocol”, said Eladio Loizaga.

Paraguay announced officially that it will not be attending the Common Market Council of Mercosur in Montevideo next 30 July, if the agenda includes the transfer of the group's presidency to Venezuela.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 11:11 UTC

Malcorra disappointed with leaks from confidential process to chose Bam Ki'-moon successor

“Although results of the talks are confidential, I am grateful for all the support received and much value the confidence in my aspiration” said Ms Malcorra

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed that the United Nations Security Council held its first informal round of consultations among hopefuls for the UN Secretary General post, and underlined that the results of such talks are confidential, and there will be further such meetings, the first step in a long process.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 10:17 UTC

Falkland Islands' portfolio for Sir Alan Duncan

Between 2010 and 2014, Sir Duncan was Minister of State for International Development. He held a long list of shadow cabinet jobs during Labour governments

Alan Duncan KCMG MP has been appointed as Minister of State at the Foreign Office, responsible for Europe and the Americas. He replaces Hugo Swire MP, and will report to the new Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. Sir Alan (59) remit will include NATO, the Americas, the Falklands, Gibraltar and polar regions.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 10:03 UTC

Argentina's tall ship frigate “Libertad” calls in Liverpool, first time in 24 years

The majestic Libertad arrived in Liverpool in style to the sound of The Beatles, the crew band had been practicing Yellow Submarine since leaving Argentina.

The Argentine Navy tall ship frigate Libertad docked in Liverpool on Saturday on its first visit to the Mersey River in 24 years. Arriving in style to the sound of The Beatles, the crew band had been practicing Yellow Submarine since they left Argentina. Docked at Liverpool's cruise terminal she was open to the public on Sunday.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 09:51 UTC

UK ambassador in Argentina presents credentials: new chapter in relations´╣ľ

 Mark Andrew Geoffrey Kent formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori. He is ex ambassador in Thailand

Mark Kent, the new British Ambassador to Argentina formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori last week, marking the start of a four-year stint as London’s representative in Buenos Aires. Kent, who was British Ambassador to Thailand from 2012 until April of this year, replaces John Freeman.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 08:07 UTC

PM May announces in Germany negotiations for an “orderly departure” from EU this year

PM May said UK was in no rush to trigger the exit process, which  although “this would not please everyone” it was right to hold off until the UK “objectives were clear”.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK will not begin official negotiations on leaving the EU this year as she held talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. Speaking in Berlin on Wednesday, the PM said securing a “sensible and orderly departure” from the EU would take time, but she insisted the UK would not “walk away” from Europe and wanted to retain the “closest economic links”.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 07:20 UTC

Gibraltar begins domestic round of assessment to determine impact of no access to EU membership

CM Picardo is asking all ministers to look at every sphere of their ministerial responsibilities and report back to him and to the Deputy CM by the end of August.

The Gibraltar government has started an assessment to determine the impact of not having access to membership of the European Union and of the consequences of an exit. The assessment will look at every area of government business with Chief Minister Fabian Picardo asking all ministers to look at every sphere of their ministerial responsibilities and report back to him and to the Deputy Chief Minister by the end of August.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 07:12 UTC

UK pledges a consultative process on Brexit between London and BOTs

BOT leaders meeting in Turks and Caicos: MLA Roger Edwards and Gibraltar's CM Fabian Picardo, second and third from the left

Leaders from the British Overseas Territories meeting in the Turks and Caicos Islands, TCI, this week heard that the UK will not forget them once it begins its negotiations to exit the European Union, according to the Caribbean media.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 07:09 UTC

Baroness Anelay new Foreign Office minister for Overseas Territories

Baroness Anelay was appointed Minister of State at the FCO in August 2014. In July she was given additional responsibility for International Development.

Baroness Joyce Anne Anelay is the new Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the British Overseas Territories. On 19 July the UK Government announced Baroness Anelay’s appointment in the Theresa May-led administration. She replaces James Duddridge.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 06:54 UTC

Half of Brazilians prefer Temer to remain as president until the 2018 election

Despite half of Brazilians wanting Temer to continue as president instead of having Rousseff return, the interim president's approval rating is only 31%.

Half of Brazilians would like to see interim President Michel Temer stay in the job until the next election in 2018, compared with 32% who desire the return of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, according to a Datafolha poll published this weekend on the Folha de S.Paulo website.

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