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Foreign Office
Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands: Ambassador Castro refers ironically to Foreign Office summons

“It is pretty much unbelievable that they (FCO) should complain when they have been failing to abide by international law for 50 years,” said Ms Castro

Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro complained about being summoned to the Foreign Office over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute revealing she asked the British official if it was “an expression of British humor or a political paradox”, since the UK has failed to comply with international law for the last five decades.

Monday, April 6th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UK ratifies support for Falklands' oil and gas industry development

“We are satisfied that Falklands have the right to develop their hydrocarbons sector as a legitimate commercial venture with international oil and gas companies”

The British government has dismissed a reported threat from Argentina to prosecute oil firms drilling near the 
Falkland Islands. Argentine authorities said that the explorations “carry a huge environmental risk” and claimed that the London-registered companies, which announced last week they had found oil and gas in a remote field off the Islands, should be tried in Argentina

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Gibraltar MEP leader of UK Tories delegation to the European Parliament

A staunch supporter of Gibraltar’s British sovereignty, Mr Fox has been MEP for the South West and Gibraltar since 2009.

Gibraltar MEP Ashley Fox was elected this week leader of the British Conservative delegation in the European Parliament, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 05:30 UTC

UK reacts to 'Malvinas are Argentine' signs on public transportation

Senator Teresa Luna said the initiative is directed not only at the foreigner who comes as a tourist, but also at the citizens in general

The UK has objected to Argentine congress decision that public transportation should carry signs expressing the country's claim over the Falkland Islands. A law passed by the Argentine Congress says vehicles must declare “Las Malvinas son Argentinas”, or the “Malvinas are Argentine”.

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Falklands: MPs visit scheduled for the second week of November

Yvonne Fovargue MP for Makerfield, North West, is Labour shadow Defense minister

Two UK MPs Yvonne Fovargue (L) and Guy Opperman (C) will be visiting the Falkland Islands from 13 to 18 November, accompanied by Falklands government representative in London, Sukey Cameron MBE.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands Islands' minefield priority areas are named as bidders visit

Foreign Office Advisor for minefield issues Alistair Craib confirmed this week the priority minefields to be cleared beginning November

Four minefield clusters have been pinpointed as priority areas for the next clearance phase in the Falkland Islands. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Advisor for minefield issues Alistair Craib confirmed this week that Priority 1 is Minefield 59 on either sides of the MPA Road near Wall Mountain and Mount Harriet.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 00:59 UTC

Euro-skeptic tainted cabinet with Philip Hammond as Foreign Secretary

The choice of Hammond sends a powerful signal to Britain's European allies

British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting Euro-skeptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year, among them former defense minister and prominent Euro-skeptic Philip Hammond.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:43 UTC

Swire on a five-day visit of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia

Minister Hugo Swire

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire was on a five day visit to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia this week, following recent elections in both countries and with the purpose of expanding political and trade relations.

Tuesday, January 14th 2014 - 00:00 UTC

Foreign Office stretched “almost to the limit”, warns Parliament: “a more realistic approach needed”

Foreign Secretary Hague is implementing a challenging spending cut program at a time of international turbulence

The Foreign Office is being stretched “almost to the limit” as it attempts to cut spending at a time of international turbulence while having to cope with additional demands such as the London Olympics, MPs have said.

Thursday, December 19th 2013 - 06:25 UTC

UK claims Argentina escalating Falklands dispute to divert public opinion from economic problems

Minister Simmonds made the statements to a parliamentary committee

Britain accused the Argentine government on Tuesday of revving up a dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands to try to divert public opinion attention away from the country's severe economic problems.

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