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Monday, July 25th 2016 - 10:03 UTC

Argentina's tall ship frigate “Libertad” calls in Liverpool, first time in 24 years

The majestic Libertad arrived in Liverpool in style to the sound of The Beatles, the crew band had been practicing Yellow Submarine since leaving Argentina.

The Argentine Navy tall ship frigate Libertad docked in Liverpool on Saturday on its first visit to the Mersey River in 24 years. Arriving in style to the sound of The Beatles, the crew band had been practicing Yellow Submarine since they left Argentina. Docked at Liverpool's cruise terminal she was open to the public on Sunday.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 09:51 UTC

UK ambassador in Argentina presents credentials: new chapter in relations﹖

 Mark Andrew Geoffrey Kent formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori. He is ex ambassador in Thailand

Mark Kent, the new British Ambassador to Argentina formally presented copies of diplomatic credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori last week, marking the start of a four-year stint as London’s representative in Buenos Aires. Kent, who was British Ambassador to Thailand from 2012 until April of this year, replaces John Freeman.

Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 03:54 UTC

May pledges to work “for all not just the privileged few”; Johnson foreign secretary and Hammond chancellor

On arriving at Downing Street after being appointed by the Queen, Mrs. May vowed to lead a government that works for all, not just the “privileged few”.

New Prime Minister Theresa May has made Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who led the Brexit campaign, foreign secretary in her new government. He replaces Philip Hammond, who becomes chancellor and ex-Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is home secretary and Euro skeptic David Davis is the Brexit secretary. Ex-chancellor George Osborne was not included apparently because his “brand” was seen as “too tarnished”.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Macri insists in Brussels: “Brexit or not, our Malvinas claim will never change”

“Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said on Monday that his country's claim to the Falkland Islands remained unchanged following Britain's vote to leave the EU. “Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

Monday, July 4th 2016 - 04:27 UTC

Chagos Islanders, forcibly removed 40 years ago, lose legal challenge to return

The five justices of the Supreme Court dismissed the islanders' appeal by a majority of three to two - the same numerical split as the Law Lords in 2008.

The former residents of the Chagos Islands who were forcibly removed from their homeland more than 40 years ago have lost their legal challenge to return. Families left the Indian Ocean islands in the 1960s and 70s to make way for a US Air Force base on Diego Garcia, the largest of the group of islands.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 10:15 UTC

Tory infighting forces Boris Johnson to step down from leadership contest

Johnson whose backing for the Leave cause was essential to its victory, saw his leadership bid crumble after Justice Secretary Michael Gove, announced his bid

Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain's prime minister that he was once favored to win, upending the contest less than a week after he led a campaign to take the country out of the EU.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 10:07 UTC

Theresa May stands out among Tory leader contenders; round of voting begins Tuesday

Ms. May has received pledges of support from many more MPs than the other four candidates, with at least three more cabinet members among her backers.

Theresa May's bid to become Britain's Conservative leader has won the support of two more cabinet ministers and the Daily Mail. Michael Fallon and Patrick McLoughlin now say they back the home secretary.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands: Red Cross clear on Argentine families' wishes of identifying remains at Darwin cemetery

The delegation were able to speak with Islanders:  Stanley public meeting last night, (L to R) Mike Summers MLA and the ICRC delegations  Edmond Corthesy, Laurent Corbaz, Morris Tidball-Binz and Oran

Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) currently visiting the Falkland Islands have stated they are quite clear on the wishes of the Argentine families, in relation to the potential future identification of remains of unknown Argentine soldiers in the Argentine memorial at Darwin.

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 15:15 UTC

Convention on Biological Diversity extended to the Falkland Islands

MLA Poole, Environment Portfolio-Holder, explained CBD allows the Islands to be part of an international club and learn from experience across member states.”

The United Kingdom ratification to the Convention on Biological Diversity was formally extended to the Falkland Islands on Wednesday (June 29). The CBD is an agreement on environmental management and best practice and originated from the 1992 Rio Conference on environment and development.

Monday, June 27th 2016 - 10:06 UTC

UK ready to face the future from a position of strength, says Chancellor Osborne

“I said we had to fix the roof so we were prepared for whatever the future held and thank goodness we did,” Osborne said.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said the UK is ready to face the future “from a position of strength” and indicated there will be no immediate emergency Budget. However he admitted there would still need to be an “adjustment” in the UK economy, and it was “perfectly sensible to wait for a new prime minister” before taking any such action.

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