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United Kingdom
Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

British ambassador celebrates 'the renewed and revitalized' UK/Argentina bilateral relationship

Ambassador Freeman welcomed all the guests to the Queen's Birthday Party

On 28 April, the British Ambassador’s Residence in Buenos Aires welcomed more than 400 people to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The last time that Buenos Aires held a celebration like this was in 2009 and it was an opportunity to praise the resumption of bilateral ties.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

First UK trade mission in ten years begins contacts in Argentina

“If we are to improve our exports to Latin America it’s vital to build on renewed relationships like that with Argentina”, pointed out Lord Price

British Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, leads the UK’s first trade mission to Argentina in ten years, which arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday. The mission looks to strengthen trade and investment relations with the third largest economy of Latin America.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 07:07 UTC

UK council elections could question Corbyn's leadership; London could go to a dissident Labour Muslim

 The elections may provide Labour with more ominous results that could increase pressure on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Millions of British voters go to the polls Thursday in the most important elections since David Cameron sealed a second term as prime minister a year ago, but this time it is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s future that is at stake. Despite the squabbling inside the ruling Conservative party divided over Europe, the local and regional elections are shaping up as the first real test of the Labor leader´s reign and one that his opponents are desperate to ensure he fails.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 05:17 UTC

The Falklands/Malvinas 'pending issue' will be addressed by Malcorra in London beginning with confidence building

“The 'pending issue' will surely be part of the discussions we are going to hold in London, but I'm not forecasting anything spectacular”, said Malcorra. (Pic TELAM)

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra said she plans to meet with British officials to address a multiple agenda and a “pending issue”, in the framework of a transparency meeting scheduled to take place in London.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:22 UTC

First visit in ten years of UK foreign secretary to Mexico

As the 15th largest economy in the world, “Mexico offers significant business and investment opportunities for Britain to our mutual benefit”, said Hammond

The first visit in ten years to Mexico by a British Foreign Secretary is intended to reaffirm the close and growing relationship between the UK and Mexico. The talks follow the successful State Visit to the UK by President Peña Nieto in March 2015 and each country using 2015 to celebrate the other’s contributions in arts, culture and innovation.

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:41 UTC

British Supreme Court Justice gives a lecture in Buenos Aires on the Carta Magna

Lord Carnwath gave a lecture on the 1215 Magna Carta of the United Kingdom, that involved the debate over key human rights aspects.

Visiting British Supreme Court Justice Lord Robert Carnwath gave a lecture for the United Kingdom Course of the University of San Andres, in Buenos Aires. Among important participants to the event were the President of Argentina’s maximum tribunal, Ricardo Lorenzetti, as well as magistrates, prosecutors and renowned law experts.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 18:09 UTC

UK embassy in Montevideo celebrates the Queen's birthday and Shakespeare 400th anniversary

Ambassador Lyster-Binns addresses the guests on Thursday evening

The UK embassy in Montevideo celebrated the 90th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth at ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns residence on Thursday 28 with the attendance of 500 guests including Uruguayan government officials, lawmakers, diplomats, media and members of the British community in Uruguay.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:42 UTC

Chilean mining minister inaugurated the British Pavilion at Expomin 2016 in Santiago.

Chilean Mining Minister, Aurora Williams, Ambassador Fiona Clouder, and UKTI-Chile Director inaugurate the British Pavilion at Expomin 2016

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Mining Minister Aurora Williams officially inaugurated Expomin 2016. During her tour through the exhibition, Minister Williams visited the British pavilion, joined by Ambassador Fiona Clouder and UKTI Director Trevor Hines.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

''Vote Leave'' Chair says leaving the EU will not affect UK protection of Overseas Territories

“Our overseas territories deserve our protection and they will continue to get it,” Ms Stuart said according to the transcript of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Withdrawal from the European Union will not affect the protection the UK provides for its overseas territories, the chair of Vote Leave, Gisela Stuart, has told MPs in the House of Commons.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 05:59 UTC

Hammond becomes first foreign secretary to visit Cuba since 1959

Foreign Secretary Hammond will sign a bilateral agreement restructuring Cuba’s debt to the UK and will agree future UK-Cuba cooperation in different fields

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond became on Thursday the first British Foreign Secretary to visit Cuba since 1959. In a series of high-level meetings, the Foreign Secretary will call on his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodríguez and other government leaders to discuss the recent social and economic changes in Cuba, human rights, trade and investment, and the fight against global health threats such as the Zika virus.

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