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Monday, February 1st 2016 - 06:32 UTC

EU and Cameron optimistic a deal on UK's relationship could be reached this week

An early deal would allow Mr. Cameron to call a referendum on the UK's EU membership before the summer holidays.

European Council president Donald Tusk left a meeting on Sunday evening with Prime Minister David Cameron declaring there is “no deal” yet over a renegotiation of the UK's relationship with the EU. It had been planned that any proposed deal could be put to other EU leaders on Monday, ahead of a February summit.

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:09 UTC

“Falklands issue was settled” a generation ago says Labour shadow minister Eagle

Mr. Corbyn had anticipated a new “dialogue” was needed over the Falklands, but Ms. Eagle said: ”The Falklands issue was settled when I was at university.”

The sovereignty of the Falkland Islands was “settled” a generation ago, a Labour shadow business cabinet minister Angela Eagle has said despite her leader calling for a new “dialogue” with Argentina on the matter, according to a report in Sunday's editions of The Telegraph.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:11 UTC

WHO backs British campaign for a 'sugar tax' on sweet drinks

The numbers of obese or overweight children worldwide has risen by 10 million since 1990, prompting WHO to call for tight regulations.

In a new report on rising childhood obesity, the World Health Organization (WHO) has backed the British campaign for a “sugar tax” on sweet drinks. There is “strong evidence” that a sugar tax will work alongside two other measures to tackle childhood obesity: a ban on the sale of unhealthy food by schools, and a crackdown on the marketing of junk food to children, the report states.

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 03:28 UTC

Maduro claims he will not rest until a Celac summit is held in Malvinas Argentinas

“We shall not rest until having made true Latin America and the Caribbean's dream of Argentine Malvinas and holding a Celac summit there in the Islands”

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro was the only leader to take time during the recent Celac summit, to make a public statement on the Falklands/Malvinas pledging full support for Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Islands and promising not to rest until “the dream of Malvinas Argentinas comes true”.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 06:02 UTC

HMS Protector in New Zealand as part of her Southern Ocean patrol

Protector conducted a five week fisheries patrol in the Southern Ocean and was the first Royal Navy vessel in 80 years to visit the East Antarctic and Ross Sea regions

HMS Protector has arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, as part of her historic Southern Ocean patrol. The arrival of the specialist ice patrol ship marks the close cooperation that exists between the UK and New Zealand in upholding the conservation rules of the Antarctic Treaty System and to protect the Southern Ocean from illegal fishing activities.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

Falklands' veteran ex HMS Hermes to decommissioned by Indian Navy

She is the last of the Centaur-class carriers and is the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the world.

Aircraft carrier from Portsmouth that fought in the Falklands War is making her final journey before being decommissioned after almost 60 years of active service. HMS Hermes served with distinction in the conflict against Argentina in 1982 before being sold to the Indian Navy and renamed INS Viraat.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:21 UTC

Argentine ex Army commander praises Macri/Cameron dialogue: what matters is getting started

Balza was head of the Army when Carlos Menem was president in the nineties and later was ambassador to Colombia and Costa Rica under the Kirchner couple

A former commander of the Argentine Army and Malvinas war veteran Martin Balza praised the recent meeting of President Mauricio Macri with UK Prime Minister David Cameron arguing that whatever is done to advance a serious, respectful, mature dialogue must be welcomed; “there won't be immediate results from that dialogue, but this is like a marathon, what matters are the first steps”.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 07:26 UTC

Princess Ann meets Falkland Islanders on her round trip to South Georgia

The Princess during her visit to Fox Bay on West Falklands (Pic. GH)

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid her first visit to the Falkland Islands since 2009 this month as she passed through en route to her first official visit to South Georgia. Princess Anne is the Royal Patron of the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

“Antiquated and muddled”, Corbyn's views on BOTs says Gibraltar's opposition leader

Daniel Feetham argued that Mr Corbyn comments on the Falklands, “do have implications for us as it probably reflects his thinking on Gibraltar too”.

The Leader of Gibraltar's Opposition has described UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s views on overseas territories as ‘antiquated and muddled’.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 06:42 UTC

Parlasur could invite Falklanders', but first Macri must cracks the “chavista axis”

The initiative is from Alberto Asseff a member of Parlasur who responds to Sergio Massa, and considers himself a Falklands' expert

The Argentine representation in the Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, is considering inviting a group of 'kelpers' Falklands/Malvinas lawmakers, 'to listen to their needs and promote cooperation, but in the framework of Argentina's unrenounceable sovereignty claim over the Islands'.

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