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Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 06:08 UTC

Falklands' lawmaker highlights in Central America the Islands' political and economic stability

 MLA Elsby made a courtesy visit to the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also spoke with members of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen)

Falkland Islands elected lawmaker Dr. Barry Elsby, concluded a two day visit to Guatemala, aimed at defending the Islanders right of self-determination, and highlighting the economic opportunities in the Islands. Member of the Legislative Assembly Dr. Elsby is in the penultimate destination of his tour, a week ago and which also included Chile, Colombia, Panama and the last stop El Salvador.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 05:26 UTC

UK and Germany main beneficiaries of Spain's brain drain

The United Kingdom was by far and away the most popular destination with 55% of applicants choosing that country.

Spain is among the European countries hardest hit by the so-called 'brain drain' effect with thousands of professionals including nurses and teachers taking steps to leave the country in recent years, new figures from the European Union show.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 07:19 UTC

UK announces plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports

“We have all been shocked and sickened by the barbarism we have witnessed in Iraq this summer,” Cameron told parliament.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 11:03 UTC

Britain raises terrorism level to 'severe' in response to possible attacks

“That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent,” May said in a statement.

Britain raised its terrorism threat level on Friday to “severe”, the second highest level, in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

UK embassy in Chile hosted launching of the Oxford University Alumni Society

Ambassador Fiona Clouder, Chairman of Oxford Alumni Chile Isabel Palma Kucera and Professor Leigh Payne

The British Ambassador to Chile, Fiona Clouder, hosted a reception for the launch of the Oxford University Alumni Society. The event held at the British residence in Santiago was attended by current and former Oxford students, professors as well as other professionals interested in supporting the Society.

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Malvinas: Chile reiterates support for Argentina's claim through dialogue

Minister Muñoz and Filmus at the meeting in which bilateral relations were underlined

Foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz reiterated on Wednesday Chile's support for Argentina sovereign rights over the Falkland Islands, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands during a meeting with visiting Daniel Filmus, head of Argentina's desk relative to Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands affairs.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 17:54 UTC

Royal Navy frigate sails World Cup Trophy into Cape Town

HMS Iron Duke sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy, ahead of next year's event in the UK

A British warship has proudly sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy – ahead of next year’s event being held in the UK. Even thick rain clouds could not prevent HMS Iron Duke displaying the gold of the Web Ellis Trophy on her deck as she arrived in the South African city for a short visit.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 07:14 UTC

UK embassy apologizes for a cake 'commemorating' torching of White House

British troops in 1814 led by Maj Gen Robert Ross, attacked and burned public buildings including the Capitol, Washington Navy Yard and the White House

The British embassy in Washington has apologized after tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, “commemorating” the burning of the building 200 years ago.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

Scotland's leader wins the pro independence debate, according to The Guardian

Salmond accused Darling, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer in a Labor government, of being “in bed with the Tories”.

Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a lively final TV showdown on Monday, with the pro-independence side counting on a knock-out blow to vault a stubborn gap in the polls.

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Falklands war vessel in which Argentina surrendered South Georgia, to the scrap yard

HMS Plymouth was one of the first to arrive to the South Atlantic and later to the Falklands, where she suffered damage during San Carlos landings

The Royal Navy man-o-war on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a permanent home for the frigate.

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