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United Kingdom
Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 06:26 UTC

Rolls Royce cooperating with Petrobras corruption investigators

“We are cooperating with investigating authorities in Brazil but are unable to comment further on a continuing investigation,” a Rolls-Royce spokesman said

Britain's Rolls-Royce is cooperating with investigators in a massive corruption scandal at Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras, a spokesman said. The engineering company confirmed it had been contacted by investigators involved in the probe, which has engulfed Brazil's political and business establishment amid allegations of a massive kickbacks scheme.

Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 03:58 UTC

Malvinas Argentine veterans demand justice of abuse suffered at the hands of their officers

Led by CECIM president, Ernesto Alonso, the ongoing case was submitted to the Inter American Human Rights Commission earlier this year

Argentine Veterans from the 1982 Malvinas war will continue to voice their condemnation of abuse suffered at the hands of their superior officers as a legal team reiterate their demands for recognition and justice before federal courts in Río Grande on Monday.

Monday, August 31st 2015 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Sarkozy willing to bring sides together to address the issue

“I met with Nicholas Sarkozy who said he was willing to help bring sides together regarding the Argentine claim over the Falklands”, wrote Scioli

Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy, visiting Buenos Aires, has offered to bring sides together regarding the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina, the United Kingdom and the Islanders, according to the incumbent presidential candidate Daniel Scioli.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

Shame on you Father Benedettini: Malvinas-dialogue poster support was real

Father Benedettini  said “the picture was taken out of context during the general audience when many people give items to the Holy Father”.

Shame and double confession for the Vatican's deputy spokesman father Ciro Benedettini: it has now clearly emerged that Pope Francis was well aware he was holding a poster calling for “Malvinas dialogue between the UK and Argentina”, and furthermore the Holy Father encouraged the man who setup the stage to continue strongly with the campaign.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 05:41 UTC

MP Rosindell: Time for Spain to back off, time for Britain to back up Gibraltar

“The reality Madrid must accept is that Gibraltar is firmly British. It has been for hundreds of years, and the people have no desire to become part of Spain”.

Britain cannot allow Spain to continue to ignore international law and bully Gibraltar, said MP Andrew Rosindell following the latest incursion in Gibraltar waters, this time a Spanish Customs crew that actually fired shots to a British-Gibraltarian fishing cruise.

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 04:53 UTC

Spain confident its Gibraltar tough policy is 'bearing fruit' and will continue

“We have taken measures that are bearing fruit and we are going to continue doing so” said García-Margallo.

The Spanish Government’s measures toward Gibraltar are ‘bearing fruit, Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel García-Margallo said in a weekend interview in which he vowed to maintain pressure on the Rock. Although the minister’s tough language on Gibraltar was nothing new, it was the second time within the space of a week that he had spoken out on the Rock.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 16:38 UTC

Chevening scholarships for 31 professionals from Uruguay

Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns during the announcement ceremony at the British embassy

A record of 31 professionals from Uruguay have been awarded with Chevening scholarships to study courses in different disciplines in the United Kingdom. Chevening are UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations, such as Uruguay's research and innovation office, ANII.

Tuesday, August 25th 2015 - 20:31 UTC

Falklands' air defenses bolstered with Saab-built Giraffe AMB radars

The MoD confirmed in the first quarter of the year it was upgrading Falkland's air defenses including mandating the use of the Giraffe in the update.

Britain has ordered additional Saab-built Giraffe AMB radars to bolster ground-based air defenses on the Falkland Islands against a possible future threat from Argentina, reports Defense News. The Swedish company announced on 24 August that it had received an order valued at 610 Swedish krona million ($74 million dollars) from the UK Ministry of Defense for the supply of new radars and the upgrade of existing systems.

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 11:05 UTC

UK reopens embassy in Teheran and Iran in London; initially at chargé d'affairs level

At the ceremony Hammond said the attack in 2011 had been “a low point” but since the election of President Rouhani things had “steadily improved” (BBC pic)

The British embassy in Iran has reopened, nearly four years after it was closed. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond attended a ceremony on Sunday in Teheran with Iranian diplomats to mark the reopening while Iran has also reopened its embassy in London.

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 08:54 UTC

Pope Francis and the Malvinas

Francis’s generosity of word and openness has also made him an easy target for those who want to try and use his global popularity to push a particular cause

By Jimmy Burns - The snapped moment of encounter projected fast and globally on the world wide web has become as much as a characteristic of the Francis papacy, as his twitter account @pontifex. This is a papacy with a charismatic personality and instinctive communicator at its helm. It is also a papacy advised by media specialists and diplomats that know something about the opportunity offered by the digital age to spread a message with an impact that would have inconceivable just a few years ago.

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