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United Kingdom
Friday, October 24th 2014 - 07:01 UTC

UK wind farms generated more power than the nuclear stations

Wind farms are causing controversy in rural areas and the government is choking off planning permission for new sites

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says. The energy network operator said it was caused by a combination of high winds and faults in nuclear plants.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 04:38 UTC

Garcia-Margallo 'absolutely convinced' UK voted for Spain to join UN Security Council

”The UK is an ally and partner both at the EU and the Atlantic Alliance, and a country with which we share values, principles and, in many cases, interests.”

Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, said he was “absolutely convinced” that the British Government backed Spain’s bid to join the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 23:00 UTC

The Falkland/Malvinas Islands and the right of peoples to self-determination

Put simply, 1,650 British citizens do not have the right to determine the result of a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom

By Marcelo Kohen (*) An international symposium on the concepts of self-determination, devolution, and independence took place last week in Gibraltar, organized by the Garrison Library and sponsored by the local government.

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 07:39 UTC

The Royal Navy with more admirals than surface warships?

“Documents seen by the Mirror prove there are 14 more admirals than there are modern warships as defined by Parliament’s Defense Select Committee”.(Pic Daily Mirror)

London's Daily Mirror had taken on the Royal Navy arguing that the shrunken service now has nearly twice as many admirals as surface warships. In effect despite destroyers and frigates being cut to a paltry 19, the Senior Service still boasts 33 admirals on £100,000 a year.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 13:40 UTC

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board's Managing Director Confirms Future Plans.

Mr. Mason said the award is dedicated to all those both past and present involved with tourism in the Falkland Islands.

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board has today confirmed with MercoPress he will be expanding the tourist boards operation in London early next year.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:22 UTC

Fallon visits Gibraltar and reaffirms UK support to deal with unlawful Spanish incursions

 “My visit proves once more that the UK takes Spanish incursions very seriously, and will continue to deal robustly with them”, said Fallon.

A package of new measures announced by the Defense Secretary has reaffirmed the UK’s support to Gibraltar. On his first visit since becoming Secretary of State, Michael Fallon paid tribute to those working to support defense activities in Gibraltar and emphasized the strategic importance of the permanent joint operating base there.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 07:38 UTC

“Chile Day” in London underlines the very close links with the UK

Minister Swire recalled friendship can be traced back to Lord Cochrane’s involvement in Chilean independence two centuries ago

Chilean authorities and business people opened the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday as part of the “Chile Day 2014” which is the country's foremost promotion event abroad for the financial and business sectors. UK Foreign Office Minister of State for Latin America Hugo Swire underlined that Chile in “a key partner in the region”.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 16:25 UTC

Madrid's attitude towards Gibraltar could thwart Spain's seat at Security Council

This weekend the UN Security Council will decide which two of Turkey, New Zealand or Spain are admitted. UK has veto power.

Spain’s separate battles to both become a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council and to also force Britain into bilateral negotiations over Gibraltar appear to be on a collision course, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 05:15 UTC

Lady Alice: “Argentines eat a lot of beef, but have never eaten a journalist”

Jeremy Clarkson, expert in baits for controversy and fabrications who appeals to English nationalistic instincts

Jeremy Clarkson and BBC's 'Top Gear' program need publicity and controversy to keep going and that he has managed with his recent incursion through the south of Argentina, which ended with his team escorted to the border with Chile fearing 'for their lives', which obviously impeded them from accomplishing their formal task but not the real objective.

Monday, October 13th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Royal Navy invests £348 million in three new offshore patrol vessels

The OPVs build on the proven capability of the Royal Navy’s current River Class vessels.

Steel was cut this week for the first of three new Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) at a ceremony in Glasgow. The vessels, which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards under a £348 million contract that has protected more than 800 Scottish jobs.

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