The Colombian Marxist-oriented guerilla group FARC has demanded the resignation of the country's president, Alvaro Uribe, to secure the release of hostages, among them the French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt. The guerilla commander released the demand in a statement carried on the internet.
The Gibraltar Government has signed contracts for the purchase of a £3.4 million freehold property in London to house the Gibraltar Government Office.
Colombian rebels announced Tuesday they will release three hostages, including Clara Rojas, kidnapped in 2002 alongside French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, and her son born in captivity, a Cuban news agency said.
A draft Islands Plan 2008-12, setting out the Falkland Islands government's ambitions and promises for the next five years, has been issued for consultation with the community and stakeholders.
Falklands'Councillor Mike Summers has praised the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office for their unwavering message on sovereignty.
Time magazine named President Vladimir Putin its person of the year Wednesday, in recognition of the Russian leader's role in making Moscow a critical linchpin of the 21st century.
Former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner spoke yesterday at a rally organized by workers of state-run water company Aysa of the death of former coast guard officer Héctor Febres, the suitcase-gate scandal and Argentina's relationship with the United States. This is his first public appearance since leaving office on December 10.
France is willing to admit imprisoned Colombian guerrillas as part of a deal to secure the release of hostages held in the South American country, the French prime minister said Wednesday.
Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Gold Rover has been involved in the urgent re-supply of drugs and medical stores to the isolated volcanic island of Tristan Da Cunha after having been earlier re-tasked from her maritime Security and support duties in the Atlantic to provide assistance.
An influential The Washington Post columnist criticized José Miguel Insulza last Friday, questioning the increasingly clear presidential ambitions of the Chilean secretary general of the Organization of America States (OAS).