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Monday, April 27th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Falklands has received no formal request to DNA test Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin

“The Assembly understands that the identification of soldiers interred at Darwin Cemetery is a sensitive issue, and that families of those soldiers still seek answers to the fate of their loved ones”,

The elected government of the Falkland Islands (FIG) has not received any formal request from Argentina or the International Red Cross, ICRC to exhume and identify Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin, according to the last edition of Penguin News, the Falklands' weekly.

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 10:40 UTC

British Council readies global initiative to celebrate Shakespeare's life and work

The occasion is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 2016, and an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations

“Shakespeare Lives” is a global initiative celebrating Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, and an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations by participating in a unique online collaboration and experiencing the work of the great master directly on stage, through film, exhibitions and in schools.

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

Deutsche Bank agrees to pay 2.5bn fine for manipulating the LIBOR rate

NYDFS Superintendent Lawsky said staff at the bank had engaged in a “widespread effort to manipulate benchmark interest rates for financial gain.”

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced Thursday that Deutsche Bank had agreed to pay 2.5 billion (2.3 billion Euros) to US and UK authorities as part of a legal settlement over the bank's role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

CFK from the Kremlin praises Russia's support for Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty claim

“Russia supports Argentina's striving for direct talks with Britain to achieve prompt resolution to the Malvinas Islands dispute,” Putin added.

President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, on an official visit to Russia met at the Kremlin with Vladimir Putin and praised Moscow’s support to Argentina in the dispute with the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands as well as in the legal battle against speculative funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds.

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 10:13 UTC

UK accuses Argentina of bullying the Falklands; it's time they begin acting 'responsibly'

“It is an outrageous piece of bullying and threatening against the Falkland Islanders’ perfect right to develop their own economic resources”, said Fallon

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has accused Argentina of bullying after it announced on Friday in London that it was starting legal action against companies drilling for oil and gas near the Falkland Islands.

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 09:20 UTC

Argentina again threatens Falklands' oil companies with legal actions, this time in London

Filmus, with Ambassador Alicia Castro and former UK ambassador in Argentina, John Hughes at Canning House

Argentina's Secretary of State for Malvinas Affairs, Daniel Filmus, defended Argentina´s sovereignty rights over the Falkland Islands in a speech he delivered in London condemning UK´s recent decision to increase its military presence in the South Atlantic, outlined the scope of the criminal lawsuit against oil companies 'illegally' operating in Falklands/Malvinas waters and warned of the environmental risks these activities entail.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 22:35 UTC

Falklands says Argentina continues “to ignore out right to determine our future and develop our economy”

The Government of Argentina continues to ignore our inalienable right to determine our own future.

The Argentine government continues disrespectfully to ignore “our inalienable right to determine our own future” and “develop our economy”, said the elected government of the Falkland Islands in a release responding to Argentine determination to impede the Islands right to develop the hydrocarbons industry and claims about 'militarization' of the South Atlantic.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 04:12 UTC

Malvinas Secretary Filmus to talk about Falklands and oil in London

Filmus and Ambassador Castro will be hosting the conference and media round this Friday in London

Argentina's Secretary for Malvinas Islands Affairs, Daniel Filmus will be giving a conference on Friday in London on the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute with the UK and the current round of oil drilling offshore the Islands, in what Argentina considers its territory.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:08 UTC

Sir Simon steps down after five years as FCO Permanent Under-Secretary

Sir Simon, 56, joined the FCO in 1979 and specialized in Europe, international economic policy and Middle East. He served in Baghdad, Damascus, Paris and Brussels.

The Permanent Under-Secretary (PUS) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Simon Fraser, will step down after five years in the role and leave HM Diplomatic Service at the end of July 2015. He was appointed PUS, taking over from Sir Peter Ricketts, in August 2010.

Monday, April 13th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

Uruguay/Brazil meeting to attempt an advance in Mercosur/EU trade talks

Rodolfo Nin Novoa revealed to the Uruguayan congress that this week he will be meeting with his counterpart and Mauro Vieira in Brasilia

Uruguay and Brazil foreign ministers Rodolfo Nin Novoa and Mauro Vieira will be meeting this week in Brasilia in yet another attempt to push forward the stalled negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, according to the minutes of a meeting of the Uruguayan official with members of the Foreign Affairs committee.

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