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United Kingdom
Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 00:45 UTC

Falklands' reference in BBC Top Gear Argentina program: no end to controversy

Ambassador Castro has addressed a letter directly to the Chair of BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead

Ambassador Alicia Castro has addressed a letter directly to the Chair of the BBC Trust requesting formal apologies for the “false and biased” account reported on the BBC program “Top Gear” filmed in Argentina, and in a veiled subtle way ends hoping that the long established relationship between Argentina and the BBC, “will continue to blossom in the future”.

Monday, November 24th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Britain confirms financial assistance to five Eastern Caribbean countries

Walker said the DFID has “listened carefully” to what Eastern Caribbean countries have been saying are the key challenges for the region.

Britain is providing assistance to five Eastern Caribbean countries “to help them return to economic growth while managing the risks from external shocks”. The Department for International Development (DFID) Caribbean says it will work closely with Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica under the new program that runs until 2020.

Friday, November 21st 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Iran negotiations, OPEC meeting loom for oil markets

“We will witness the sanctions shattering in the coming months,” Rouhani announced to a crowd in Teheran during a political rally

As November draws to a close, there are two major events that could profoundly change the oil markets. With the clock ticking, the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5 plus 1) are negotiating down to the wire with Iran over its nuclear program.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 07:32 UTC

Guyana's British High Commissioner calls for resumption of Parliament

“The UK believes that the central pillar of democracy is parliament and, therefore, parliament should re-sit with the shortest possible delay,” said Ayre.

One week after President Donald Ramotar suspended Parliament to avoid a no-confidence motion, Britain’s High Commission to Guyana, Andrew Ayre, has called for the swift resumption of the legislature.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 04:18 UTC

Bird flu highly contagious H5N8 strain in England, Netherlands and Germany

UK's Defra said that the risk to humans was minimal, and that a cull of all 6,000 ducks on the farm in east Yorkshire should be completed by late Tuesday.

Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

E-cigarettes make “Vape” word of the year, says Oxford English Dictionary

A derivative of vapor or vaporizing, the word can also be a noun describing the action and the device.

Oxford English Dictionary named “vape” - the word used for drawing on an electronic cigarette instead of a burning stick of tobacco – as its 2014 word of the year.“You are thirty times more likely to come across the word 'vape' than you were two years ago, and usage has more than doubled in the past year,” staff editors have said.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 06:52 UTC

David Cameron: Red lights are flashing on the global economy (*)

“The Euro zone is teetering on the brink of a possible third recession, with high unemployment, falling growth and the real risk of falling prices too”.

The G20 meeting in Brisbane made it clearer than ever to me that we in Britain must stick to our long-term economic plan. Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

UK will not support World Bank loans to Argentina; British public opinion against such aid

PM Cameron is being urged by MPs to prevent any more money being sent to Argentina before a final decision on the latest loan is made next month

The United Kingdom contributions mostly through World Bank loans and aid to Argentina have again been questioned in Britain with demands on Prime Minister David Cameron to block British taxpayers cash going to the country which has 'precarious finances' and a long standing demand over the Falkland Islands sovereignty.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

Thousands march in Buenos Aires marathon in support for Falklands' dialogue

“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas” said the Argentine government

Thousands of people participated Sunday in a race organized by Argentina's government to press for a dialogue with Britain over the Falkland Islands, officials said.“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas,” Malvinas Islands Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus said in a Twitter post.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' naval exercises: “regular routine training”, says Ministry of Defense

HMS Iron Duke gun fire exercise in the Falklands took place some weeks ago in October and was “part of a routine training schedule planned long in advance”.

UK described recent combined military exercises in and around the Falkland Islands as part of regular routine training. The statement follows on Thursday's strong Argentine protest, (which claims sovereignty over the (Malvinas) Islands), and called the military exercises a “new provocation”.

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