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Politics
Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 20:54 UTC

Uruguay's media law bill reaches Senate - Mujica warns of foreign sharks.

“It's okay to have freedom of the press, but what you don't have to have is a monopoly”, said Uruguay president José Mujica on Tuesday.

President and journalists organisations deem LSCA necessary to avoid handing the media over to outside operators. They see no danger to freedom of speech in legislative project as it is.

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 19:19 UTC

Commissioner’s first visit to South Georgia

 Time of climate change. SGSSI Commissioner sees rapidly retreating glaciers

THE Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Colin Roberts, has just returned from a ten day trip to South Georgia. The visit was the Commissioner’s first to the island and the initial port of call was King Edward Point (KEP), the seat of administration on the island.

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 17:58 UTC

Moving Centenary Tribute to Capital's Heroes of the World War One

The railway played a major part in Britain’s war effort one hundred years ago,

A commemoration of Edinburgh’s own heroes of the First World War – including a professional footballer with Hearts who was killed in action on the Somme – has taken place at Waverley Station today (Tuesday 16 December 2014).

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 19:19 UTC

BBC airs advance of Top Gear Patagonia program to be shown December 27/28

Jeremy Clarkson has said that the attack on himself and the Top Gear crew in Argentina was the scariest experience of his life.

The controversial two-part episode of BBC's Top Gear filmed in Argentina will be shown on Saturday, December 27 and Sunday, December 28 on BBC Two at 8pm on both days. A few seconds advance of the show was aired this week in anticipation of the major launching.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:03 UTC

Argentina praised Uruguay's support in the Malvinas dispute with UK

“Uruguay has been a regional leader in this matter, marking the agenda and installing the issue in international forums”, said Ambassador Dovena

Argentina’s ambassador to Uruguay Dante Dovena has praised the “commitment” and support of President Jose Mujica administration in the country’s sovereignty dispute against the UK as he readied to close he 2014 Malvinas Forum in the neighboring nation.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:55 UTC

Tribute at sea at site of the Battle of the Falklands to honor British and German sailors

The Royal Navy ceremony at the Battle of the Falklands memorial in Stanley

Descendants of the three Admirals who led the Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy at the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands in 1914 have paid tribute at sea.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:53 UTC

Gibraltarians support allowing regulated commercial fishing in territorial waters

A clear majority in Gibraltar also support participating in 'ad hoc' talks between Spain and UK

An overwhelming majority of Gibraltarians believe that Gibraltar should take part in ‘ad hoc’ talks with Spain and the UK and there is strong support for allowing commercial fishing in British Gibraltar territorial Water so long as this is under a properly regulated licensing system.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 22:55 UTC

OAS will vote for new Secretary General on 18 March 2015: Insulza steps down after a decade

Candidates include Uruguay's foreign minister Luis Almagro and Guatemala's veteran diplomat Eduardo Stein

Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) agreed that the next Assistant Secretary General will be elected on the same day as the election of the next Secretary General, 18 March 2015. The initiative was approved during Wednesday's regular meetings by the OAS Permanent Council

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 21:07 UTC

US/UK trained Brazil military in torture techniques; British were particularly sophisticated

The CNV says United States trained more than 300 military officers from Brazil at the notorious 'School of the Americas'

Officials from the United States and the United Kingdom spent years teaching members of the Brazilian military how to develop and improve their torture techniques during the country’s two-decade long dictatorship (1964/1985), it was confirmed this week by the National Truth Commission, CNV, report.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 10:33 UTC

UK and Chile collaboration in the use of advanced satellite-generated data

Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer of Catapult, and Juan Pablo Gómez, Executive Director of CIREN.

The UK Satellite Applications Catapult Center, a British centre of innovation in the end use of satellite-generated data, had a very successful visit to Chile 26 November - 4 December. The Catapult delegation was made up of Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer, David Livingstone, subject matter expert, Simon Agass, Senior Earth Observation Specialist and Wyn Cudlip, consultant.

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