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Politics

  • Sunday, June 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Double setback for President Kirchner electoral machine

    The time has come to talk less do more” said Mauricio Macri

    Double setback for Argentine president Nestor Kirchner: in Buenos Aires City his hand picked mayor candidate was defeated by a landslide in the run off and in the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego a woman belonging to the most fierce opposition group in Congress was elected governor.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    EU leaders reach agreement on new treaty

    Leaders of the European Union say they have reached an agreement on crafting a new EU treaty.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires set for mayoral poll

    Mayor candidates Mauricio Macri and Daniel Filmus

    Buenos Aires goes to the polls Sunday to elect its mayor in a runoff election, which the Argentine right- wing appears set to win and which could take wind out of the sails of the government ahead of the October 28 presidential election.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    CIA to release 1970s documents on agency's crimes

    The US Central Intelligence Agency is preparing to release a set of documents compiled more than 30 years ago detailing the agency's involvement over the previous quarter century in crimes both at home and abroad.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News Update

    During the Expo on Saturday, HRH the Earl of Wessex was presented with a penguin (locally made by Kiddcrafts) for his daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. Beaver Scout James Tyrrell and Rainbow Guide Mered

    Headlines:
    Prince &quotbowled over&quot by Islands; Birthday honour for former AG; Islanders at C24; More Liberation PNs on the way; Coming up next week in Penguin News.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands proposes Argentina relation based on “tolerance and respect”

    Councillor Dr. Richard Davis

    Falkland Islands elected Councillor Dr. Richard Davies addressing on Thursday the United Nations Decolonization Committee in New York invited Argentina “to build a better relationship between our countries, based on tolerance and respect, so that the sacrifice of all those who suffered and died in 1982 will not have been in vain”.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina accuses UK of “taking possession” of Malvinas

    Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana

    Argentina's Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana reiterated on Thursday Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands and said the United Kingdom was involved in a “trespassing and abusive” behaviour and “has taken possession of what belongs to somebody else”.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Taiana in New York ready for UN G24 Falklands' debate

    Argentina's Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana arrived Wednesday morning in New York where tomorrow he will be addressing the United Nations Decolonisation Committee claiming sovereignty over the disputed Falkland Islands and other South Atlantic islands.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela interested in a “new Mercosur”, if not forget it

    Venezuela is interested in becoming a member of a “new Mercosur” but if there's no clear change willingness “we're not interested in the old Mercosur”, said President Hugo Chavez in an interview with the Spanish government agency EFE.

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “We want the freedom to develop and govern as we wish”

    Councillor Richard Davis with delegates from Gibraltar and Cayman at UN seminar in Grenada last month

    TWENTY-FIVE years after British troops liberated the Islands Argentina continues to view the Falklands with an acquisitive eye.
    Recent Argentine governments have denied plans for further military action, but they pursue an aggressive diplomatic and public relations campaign to annex the Falkland Islands.
    The Argentines use every opportunity to promote their case. International organizations such as the United Nations and the Organisation of American States (OAS) are lobbied hard. Opportunities such as the Ibero American summit as well as scientific and conservation meetings are shamelessly used. Serious debate on issues like the conservation of fish stocks or wildlife are often hijacked or held up by Argentina's objections and statements about sovereignty.