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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.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:59 UTC

Corbyn's leadership questioned: Labour MPs submit no confidence motion

Dame Margaret urged Corbyn to “do the decent thing” and stand down in the way that David Cameron had.

A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been submitted by two Labour MPs. Dame Margaret Hodge has submitted a motion - seconded by backbencher Ann Coffey - to the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP), her office said.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:52 UTC

Northern Ireland calls for a referendum on a united Ireland

“The British government now has no democratic mandate to represent the views of the North in any future negotiations with the European Union” said Mc-Guinness

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness called for a referendum on a united Ireland shortly after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:34 UTC

Ambassador Lyster-Binns confident the UK economy is large and strong

Cameron´s resignation announcement next October, can be understood because the head of the government put all efforts and conviction in the Remain vote.

United Kingdom´s Leave victory did not come as a great surprise, since the race was too tight, but that was the decision of the people and the economy is large and strong, admitted British ambassador in Uruguay, Ben Lyster-Binns, in a television interview.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:29 UTC

UK´s Leave vote is of great concern for Argentina, admits Malcorra

“We are seeing a great shock to world institutions, a very strong blow”, but Malcorra insisted “nothing is going to happen, the exit will be a very slow process”.

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is of most concern to the administration of Argentine president Mauricio Macri, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra. “It is a shock for world institutions”, but it's too early to gauge the impact on the Falklands/Malvinas discussions.

Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 11:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas discussions with Argentina 'more complicated' because of 'British nationalism' resurgence

Currently UK is immersed in a strong nationalist feeling. If this spirit in the post-referendum does not erode, it will be difficult to hold discussions”, said Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange anticipated that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union will further complicate negotiations with Argentina regarding the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute because of a “resurgence” of what he described as British nationalism.

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