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United Kingdom
Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Soldier's helmet case still unclear, newspaper reports

British veteran Gordon Hoggan claimes he killed an Argentine soldier with his bayonet (Pic AFP)

British veteran of the 1982 Falklands War claims to have killed an Argentine soldier with his bayonette and now wants to give the helmet to the family, but... ¿did it happen as he says?

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 11:39 UTC

C24 slammed for failing to visit Falklands

Britain ’s ambassador to the United Nations Sir Mark Lyall Grant

Britain ’s ambassador to the United Nations has hit out at the UN’s Special Committee on Decolonisation (C24) for its “outdated” approach to dealing with overseas territories.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Alicia Castro optimistic Argentina will exert sovereignty over Falklands

Argentine ambassador in London Alicia Castro

The Argentine ambassador in London also accused PM Cameron's government of 'celebrating war' with Thatcher statue.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Filmus too thinks US-Cuba case a mirror for Falklands feud

Secretary of Malvinas (Falklands) Daniel Filmus confident international support will make a difference.

Argentine Secretary of Malvinas echoes President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, claims overwhelming majority of nations support his country. 'Policy of isolating UK succeeding,' he says.

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

CFK yearns UK 'will agree to talk about Malvinas', praises US-Cuba accord

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez says it took the US 53 years to admit Fidel Castro was right.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wishes the United Kingdom would agree to discuss the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) just like US, Cuba talked over their differences

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 12:53 UTC

Prime Minister Cameron announces Falkland Islanders to receive medal

PM Cameron Christmas message to the people of the Falkland Islands

Collective South Atlantic accolade to be presented next year for 'serious and grave threat' to sovereignty. Baroness Thatcher statue also to be unveiled.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 04:45 UTC

Holdout funds, Malvinas: Mercosur presidents back Argentina

Heads of State of Mercosur full and associate member countries expressed full support to Argentina and Venezuela on Wednesday in Parana.

Full support also expressed for Venezuela against sanctions from the administration of United States President Barack Obama.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 02:26 UTC

Church of England appoints first female bishop

Revd Libby Lane was chosen to become the Church of England's first female bishop.

A married woman, whose husband is also a priest, will be consecrated next month. Prime Minister Cameron speaks of “an important day for equality”.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 10:33 UTC

UK and Chile collaboration in the use of advanced satellite-generated data

Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer of Catapult, and Juan Pablo Gómez, Executive Director of CIREN.

The UK Satellite Applications Catapult Center, a British centre of innovation in the end use of satellite-generated data, had a very successful visit to Chile 26 November - 4 December. The Catapult delegation was made up of Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer, David Livingstone, subject matter expert, Simon Agass, Senior Earth Observation Specialist and Wyn Cudlip, consultant.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 21:48 UTC

HMS Dragon confirms “commitment to UK/Chile defense relationship”

Ambassador Fiona Clouder with First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, and UK's Defence Attaché, Coronel Angus MacLeod.

The UK showed its commitment to the UK/Chile defense relationship by sending a Royal Naval ship and the First Sea Lord to Exponaval 2014. The Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Dragon, made its first visit to Chile since commissioning and this was an opportune time for both navies to discuss their future modernization plans and acknowledge the important historic and enduring links between the two Services.

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