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Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 07:23 UTC

IMF warning on interest rates and Russian crisis for some EU banks

If the US and UK tighten monetary policy sooner than expected, it could lead to higher borrowing costs worldwide, said IMF Christine Lagarde

Sharply higher interest rates around the world could combine with weaker growth in emerging markets to slice as much as two percentage points off global growth in the next five years, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 01:34 UTC

UK to encourage extraction of natural gas and oil from shale rock to help with declining production

“Unlocking shale gas in Britain has the potential to provide us with greater energy security, jobs and growth,” said energy minister, Matthew Hancock

The British government plans to make more land available for licensing for oil and natural gas exploration in the first such expansion since 2008. The move, which had been anticipated by the oil and gas industry, could prove to be a milestone in efforts by the government of Prime Minister David Cameron to encourage the extraction of natural gas and oil from shale rock.

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 05:54 UTC

Gibraltar praises call for dialogue with Madrid from Spanish politicians

The senior Spanish politicians Pepe Carracao, Rafael Roman and Salvador de la Encina belong to the opposition Socialist party, PSOE.

The Gibraltar government welcomed the call by three senior Spanish politicians for Spain, the UK and Gibraltar to engage in dialogue. The call was made public in a joint statement issued by former senior Spanish politicians Pepe Carracao, Rafael Roman and Salvador de la Encina.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:09 UTC

Peron's iconic 1951 Cadillac limousine to be auctioned in London

The 'fabulous' Cadillac so closely linked to Argentine history during the Perón years

A 1951 Cadillac limousine owned by former Argentine president Juan Domingo Peron will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions in England. The car, which was part of a Peron-Eva exhibition at the Eva Peron Museum in Buenos Aires, is privately owned, and was handed over to the auction house. The Cadillac has an estimated value of between 200,000 and 260,000 pounds.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Spain congratulates Hammond and calls for dialogue on “Gibraltar and surrounding area”

 “What the Spanish Government has said is that our line of action is respect for international law,” said García-Margallo

Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo congratulated Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on his recent appointment and insisted that Spain’s action in Gibraltar is simply to seek compliance with legal obligations, but nevertheless called for dialogue.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 01:41 UTC

HMS Iron Duke on South Atlantic patrol exercises in Ghana and Guinea

HMS Iron Duke, RFA (top) Black Rover and the French frigate Commandant Blaison in the Gulf of Guinea

Two British Naval Ships, HMS Iron Duke and RFA Black Rover, on Monday arrived at the Ghana Western Naval Command for a four-day visit, reports Ghana Web. The crew of the ships and the Ghana Navy would conduct joint operational training, sporting and community relations activities.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 21:10 UTC

“We are Falklands” photo exhibition opened in The Mall Galleries in London

Falkland Islands government representative in London Sukey Cameron during the opening of the exhibition

“We Are Falklands” an exhibition collecting works from Falkland Islanders and amateur photographers opened on Monday to the general public at The Mall Galleries in central London.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:51 UTC

Spain doubles challenge on Gibraltar waters dispute: summons UK ambassador

UK first summoned Spain’s ambassador after the patrol boat Tagomago sought to redirect commercial vessels heading to and from the port of Gibraltar

Spain accused Britain of “unacceptable interference” for launching a diplomatic protest over the actions of a Spanish navy vessel off Gibraltar.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: strong support from China in joint declaration with Argentina

Xi Jinping and last week Putin stated their support for Argentina's Falklands claim and resumption of dialogue

Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry office on Issues related to the Question of Malvinas, underlined the support from China to Argentina' sovereignty claim over the disputed Islands, which was “clearly expressed” in a joint declaration signed by Presidents Cristina Fernandez and Xi Jinping, currently on a visit to several Latin American countries.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 09:39 UTC

BOT leaders, including Falklands, meet in Cayman Islands ahead of London's December council

Gibraltar's Picardo is president of the UK Overseas Territories Association.

Several leaders from British Overseas Territories, BOT, including Falkland Islands, are meeting in Cayman Islands to discuss the agenda of the Joint Ministerial Council to be held in December in London.

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