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United Kingdom
Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Vote Leave Chief and ex London mayor expected to go for PM Cameron post

“I will be advocating Vote Leave - or whatever the team is called, I understand there are a lot of them - because I want a better deal for the people of this country”

When Boris Johnson announced in February that he would back the UK campaign to Leave the European Union, it transformed the debate. Johnson is popular with the public and within his party. By becoming the official head of Vote Leave, he gave the weight of the establishment to a campaign previously spear-headed by fringe political figures such as Nigel Farage and George Galloway.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

“Leave” win tremors: sterling falls; Bank of England on full alert; “EUexit” domino calls

England and Wales voted strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

The UK has voted on Thursday, 23 June, to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum. Leave won by 51,9% to 48,1% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands are not recognized as a “people” and the principle of self determination does not apply, argues Malcorra

 Among the tasks that this Special Committee deals with year after year is an issue of great importance to my country: the question of the Malvinas Islands

With a less aggressive tone but with the same determination, Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra (and hopeful UN Secretary General), argued that the principle of self-determination is not absolute and does not apply to the disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands, since the principle of territorial integrity of States prevails, and the inhabitants of the Malvinas are not recognized as a “people”.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 08:32 UTC

Cameron vows to return to Gibraltar and reaffirms commitment to the Rock

“First of all I wanted to say I have always stood up for Gibraltar and I always will as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. That is my guarantee to you”

British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to return to Gibraltar, as he underscored his commitment to always stand up for the Rock. In a recorded address for the people of Gibraltar, PM Cameron said he wanted to return to the Rock because he admired this community, its achievements and its positive commitment to the EU.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Britons going to the polls for a historic referendum; results by Friday breakfast

It is only the third nationwide referendum in UK history and comes after a four-month battle for votes between the Leave and Remain campaigns.

UK is set to go to the polls in a historic referendum on whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. Polling stations are open between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST. An estimated 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part in the vote - a record number for a UK poll.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 05:40 UTC

British Antarctic Territory marks Mid-Winter's Day

British Antarctic Territory flag flying above Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 21st June

The flag of the British Antarctic Territory was flying over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday,. 21st June to mark mid point of Antarctic winter. 21st June is Mid-Winter’s Day in the British Antarctic Territory.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 05:20 UTC

Swire and Ecuadorean foreign minister discuss Julian Assange's case in London

“We continue to be deeply frustrated by the lack of progress in this case. I personally expressed this to Foreign Minister Guillaume Long”

UK Minister for the Americas Hugo Swire MP, met with the new Ecuadorean Foreign Minister, Guillaume Long, in London on Monday to discuss assistance in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that struck the Andean country in April.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 04:59 UTC

Brexit: Investor Soros anticipates sterling would “decline precipitously”

“The value of the pound would decline precipitously,” writes Soros. “It would have an immediate and dramatic impact on markets, investment, prices and jobs”.

Legendary investor George Soros has warned of “serious consequences” for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU. Writing in The Guardian, he said sterling would “decline precipitously” if the Leave camp won Thursday's vote.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

Brexit: The apocalypse

Brexit could become the beginning of the destruction of EU and Western political civilization in its entirety, said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Union

By Gwynne Dyer - How’s this for apocalyptic? “As a historian I fear Brexit [a British vote to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23] could be the beginning of the destruction of not only the EU but also Western political civilization in its entirety,” said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Union, in an interview published on Monday in the German newspaper Bild.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands will be making their case before the UN C24 this week

Krysteen Ormond, MLA Mike Summers, Karen Minto and MLA Gavin Short with the US Congress cupola in the background

The Falkland Islands and Argentina will be making their case on Thursday in New York before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, an annual event where the Islanders demand recognition of their right to self determination, as clearly expressed in the UN charter for all peoples of the world.


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