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United Kingdom
Friday, August 26th 2016 - 11:34 UTC

Theresa May pledges full support for Gibraltar in private letter to Picardo

Prime Minister May said that, ‘The outcome of the EU referendum will not affect our steadfast commitment to Gibraltar and its people”

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged her new administration’s full support to Gibraltar, in a recent private letter to Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 21:07 UTC

Falklands' war: Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the conflict, say declassified documents

UK's National Archives released the files, November 16, 1984, with a memorandum from a senior British diplomat providing details on Israeli arms sales to Argentina

The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Argentine military dictatorship and the UK.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 05:50 UTC

PM May congratulates Team GB on Rio achievements; celebration parade planned in Manchester

”Rio 2016 will be remembered as a history-making Olympics for Britain, one where we took more medals than we have ever done at an overseas Games.

British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement on how UK Olympians have made history and inspired the next generation. Team GB in Rio do Janeiro Olympics took more medals than ever at an overseas Games.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 10:02 UTC

“Time to recover Falklands/Malvinas dialogue”

Nicholas Ridley, Thatcher's trusted minister who was to meet Martinez de Hoz for a salmon run in Scotland

Discussions between the UK and Argentina in 1980 referred to the Falkland Islands dispute have been reconstructed by an Argentine researcher bringing together recent documents from Britain's National Archives and the memoirs of two prominent members of the military government of the time in Buenos Aires, Finance minister Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz and the ambassador in the UK, Carlos Ortiz de Rozas.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 05:29 UTC

UK strongly supports innovative solutions for the Chilean mining sector

The Commercial Section of the British Embassy Santiago supported the Small and Medium Scale Mining Conference, Medmin, held on Monday 8 August in Santiago.

The British Embassy in Chile participated at the mining conference Medmin to strengthen the importance of British innovative solutions for the mining sector in a country which is highly dependent on minerals and is the world's leading exporter of copper.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:08 UTC

UK health officials call on university students to vaccinate against Meningitis

Young people going on to university or college are particularly at risk of meningitis and septicemia because they mix with so many other students

Health officials in the United Kingdom have reported a progressive increase in cases of the deadly bacterium, Meningitis W (MenW), prompting calls for university students to get vaccinated. Cases of MenW have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to over 200 cases in the past 12 months, according to Public Health England.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 21:34 UTC

Chile hosts international conference of teachers of English as a foreign language

The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce promoted tools offered by member companies of its Education Committee.

The 14th International Conference of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) was held in Santiago de Chile on 22 and 23 July at Universidad San Sebastian with the attendance of 800 current and future teachers of English.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:59 UTC

Chevening Scholarships open to applications from Argentina

The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni.

The United Kingdom Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships from 8 August until 8 November 2016, announced the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds.

Monday, August 15th 2016 - 06:39 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Malcorra confirms new dialogue with UK in a raft of issues

“We have a relation with the UK that goes beyond the Malvinas issue” but also a  deep disagreement and president Macri has told this to ex PM David Cameron

Argentina is at the beginning of a new dialogue on the Malvinas issue with the current UK government and this includes air links, hydrocarbons, identifying Argentine graves remains in Falklands, a possible meeting of the two countries' leaders in China, but none of this will happen overnight or make media headlines, anticipated foreign minister Susana Malcorra.

Saturday, August 13th 2016 - 09:05 UTC

UK embassy in Uruguay announces opening of applications for Chevening scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the FCO and partner organizations, such as ANII in Uruguay.

The United Kingdom embassy in Montevideo has announced the opening of the application period of the Chevening Scholarships, which must be done before 8 November 2016. Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, such as ANII here in Uruguay.


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