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Tag: UK Foreign Office

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Falklands conflict: Sir Henry Greald Elliot, an involuntary trigger

    Gerald Elliot was head of Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with Argentine scrap merchant Constantino Davidoff, to remove machinery from South Georgia.

    Sir Gerald Henry Elliot, businessman and philanthropist died, 28 January 2018 in Edinburgh. Gerald Elliot was managing director, and later chairman, of the Edinburgh shipping company Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with an Argentine scrap merchant, Constantino Davidoff, to have machinery removed from some disused whaling stations it had on the island of South Georgia.

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 10:16 UTC

    Foreign Office rejects Ecuadorean diplomatic status for Wikileaks Julian Assange

    A proposed diplomatic status would give Assange diplomatic immunity, which would make it possible for him to leave the embassy and UK without fear of arrest.

    The British Foreign Office rejected an Ecuadorian government request to grant the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange diplomatic status in a bid to bring to an end his forced stay in the South American country’s London embassy.

  • Thursday, November 16th 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    UK supports Mexico in the implementation of the energy sector reform

    Foreign Secretary Johnson during the visit of the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray to the UK

    United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, announced during the visit of the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, that the UK is developing plans for new bilateral Prosperity programming of up to £60 million to support Mexico’s economic development and reform.

  • Thursday, January 5th 2017 - 10:06 UTC

    PM May names veteran diplomat as envoy to EU: overcomes mini Brexit turmoil

    Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt departure of Ivan Rogers

    Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. . Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt departure of Ivan Rogers, who told staff in his resignation letter they should “speak the truth to those in power”.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 07:20 UTC

    Falklands' mine clearance progresses steadily: 82 fields still to be neutralized

    The mine fields are clearly fenced with warning signs, some of them very close to Stanley

    Minefield clearance in the Falklands is going well on the current phase which will run until June 2017, Dynasafe Bactec Ltd. Program manager Guy Marot confirmed this week to Penguin News. Work to date has involved technical survey and clearance work in the Eliza Cove area (south east Stanley) and Goose Green, and is scheduled to continue after Christmas in the Mount Longdon and Hearndon Waters (Murrell) minefields, and Port Howard on West Falklands.