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United Kingdom
Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

UK expects new Canadian government will continue to support Falklands

“We look forward to working with the new government of Argentina”, minister Swire told the House of Commons.

The UK government is looking forward to working with the new government of Argentina and hopes the people of the Falkland Islands will not suffer the bellicosity shown by the current administration, said Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire in Parliament.

Friday, November 20th 2015 - 05:48 UTC

UK Export Finance extends US$ 500m credit to debt-strapped Petrobras

UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Francis Maude underlined the significance of the US$500m line of credit for Petrobras.

Brazil's oil company Petrobras has concluded negotiations with international export credit agencies (ECAs) for a total of US$1.84bn. According to a company statement. The financing will contribute towards its fundraising efforts for 2016.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:17 UTC

Flags at half-mast on Whitehall as UK observes a minute's silence on Monday

As a mark of respect and expression of solidarity, all Whitehall government departments have lowered their Union Flags to half-mast

Flags fly at half-mast on Whitehall government buildings as the United Kingdom observed a minute's silence on Monday 16 November 2015. The minute's silence was held across Europe at 11am (UK time), in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the series of terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Falklands addresses European refugee crisis and possible assistance

MLA Mike Summers met with members of the UK Home Office team recently in the UK

Following requests from a number of members of the public to assess the possibility of assisting with the European refugee crisis, the Falkland Islands government, FIG, has reviewed with HMG the options to take part in their resettlement scheme.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands' Remembrance Sunday commemorations on a soft rain day

Governor Colin Roberts, and MLA Mike Summers on behalf of the Falkland Islands government laid wreaths at the Cross of Sacrifice

The Falkland Islands commemorated Remembrance Sunday on a damp day with a soft rain that added to the poignancy and quiet of the ceremony held in the capital Stanley, while in London the Falklands' government representative laid a wreath at the Cenotaph.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 01:44 UTC

Armistice Day marked by UK services worldwide

Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Penny Mordaunt MP was among at the ceremony which recalls 11 November, 11:00 AM, Armistice

United Kingdom servicemen and women around the world have joined the nation in marking two minutes’ silence at 11:00 on Armistice Day, November 11. Armistice Day marks the moment - at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month when the First World War Armistice was signed more than 90 years ago in a railway carriage stationed in the Forest of Compiègne in Northern France.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

PM Cameron outlines UK's conditions to remain in the EU

Cameron has promised to put the issue to a referendum by the end of 2017, and his aides suggest that he might do so as early as next June.

Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday formally laid out Britain’s conditions for remaining in the European Union, seeking changes in his country’s relationship with Brussels that he is betting are substantial enough to win over a majority of British voters but modest enough for the rest of Europe to swallow.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Major exhibition of the Antarctic legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley at the RGS

The RGS exhibition ‘The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley’ opens on November 21th.

A major new exhibition on Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition will open at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), London, on 21 November, with an off-shoot exhibition coming to South Georgia early in 2016. The exhibitions are inspired by the glass plate negatives taken by Endurance expedition photographer Frank Hurley, according to the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas soldiers' remains: Argentine delegation meets Red Cross chief

In Geneva, Daniel Filmus reiterated President Cristina Fernández 2012 request for the Red Cross to collaborate in the identification process of the remains.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry Secretary for Malvinas affairs Ambassador Daniel Filmus, and Argentine ambassador before international organizations in Geneva, Alberto D'Alotto, met on Thursday with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, to address the issue of identifying the remains of 123 soldiers Argentine fallen during the South Atlantic conflict in 1982 and buried in the Argentine cemetery at Darwin, in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Malvinas war Argentine film screened to Falklands veterans at embassy

Ex-combatants Dougie Brimson, Jeremy McTeague, Alicia Castro, Edgardo Esteban, Stuart Russell, Dave Charlie Brown and Geoff Johnston.

British veterans of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict met with Argentine ex-combatant Edgardo Esteban at the Embassy of Argentina in London where an Argentine produced film about the war was screened.


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