Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:13 UTC

Falklands: Cameron calls on Caribbean islands to support Islands right to self determination

Cameron told the Jamaican parliament it was time to “stand up for the rights of small islands” to self-determination.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Caribbean countries to stop giving support to Argentine sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands He told the Jamaican parliament it was time to “stand up for the rights of small islands” to self-determination.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falkland Islands Association Honorary Secretary Colin Wright obituary

Colin Wright had a long interest in Antarctica and the Falklands and joined FIA in 2004

It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Colin Wright, Honorary Secretary of the Falkland Islands Association (FIA), on 30 September 2015. He will be sorely missed by his many colleagues and friends.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 07:54 UTC

Cameron rules out reparations for slave trade and urges Caribbean countries to 'move on'

Britain's PM Cameron said he hoped “we can move on from this painful legacy and continue to build for the future.”

Prime Minister David Cameron has ruled out making reparations for Britain's role in the historic slave trade and urged Caribbean countries to “move on”. Cameron acknowledged that “these wounds run very deep” during his visit to Jamaica, where he faced calls to apologize from campaigners.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Labour ‘absolutely’ committed to Gibraltar’s self-determination

“We absolutely as the Labour Party uphold the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination” shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn told guests.

The Gibraltar Chronicle reports that Britain’s Labour Party this week gave an ‘absolute’ commitment to uphold the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination. Speaking at a reception organized by the Gibraltar Government on the fringe of the Labour Party conference in Brighton, Hilary Benn, the shadow Foreign Secretary, was unequivocal with his words.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 05:19 UTC

Falklands: Argentina waiting for a reply to its project to identify remains buried at Darwin

Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee

Argentina is concerned that there has been no reply from the UK regarding its initiative and request to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, or Argentine memorial, in the Falkland Islands, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 09:42 UTC

Conciliatory China rejects 'hegemony'; pledges to take the lead in funds 'for peace and development'

Xi said that China would “take the lead” in setting up an 8,000-troop “permanent peacekeeping police squad” that could be deployed at short notice.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised support for a permanent UN police squad and African peacekeeping as he vowed a peaceful rise for the Asian power.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 09:21 UTC

French Mistral helicopter carriers, originally for Russia, sold to Egypt

 “We unwound the contract we had with Russia, on good terms, respectful of Russia and not suffering any penalty for France,” Hollande said in Brussels

France has agreed to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt for 950 million Euros after their sale to Russia was canceled in August, French officials said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

Obama and Castro renew calls for an end to US trade embargo against Cuba

The leaders shook hands before the start of their second meeting, after an historic encounter in April at the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

President Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Tuesday at the United Nations and renewed calls for an end to the US trade embargo against Havana.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Falklands launches on-line shopping service for philatelic products

Besides a range of philatelic products relating from the Falkland Islands, the website also has products from South Georgia and British Antarctic Territories.

The Falkland Island Government and Falklands Post Service Ltd have announced the launch of our new on-line shopping service for philatelic products.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

Argentina furious with Washington over top-spy 'hiding' in the US

Cristina Fernandez dedicated much of her speech to the UN General Assembly to talk about the spy-case and lack of cooperation from the US

Argentina and the US are on collision course following president Cristina Fernandez complaint of lack of cooperation from Washington, in helping locate a former Argentine spy, head of special operations, who apparently is hiding 'or being protected' in the US, and has been summoned by prosecutors in Buenos Aires.


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