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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.

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 08:22 UTC

Falklands 'raided' by British Special Forces to test the garrison's security, says UK media

According to the Sunday Express, the surprise attack involved members of the Special Boat Service who landed from the sea tasked with capturing key strategic targets

British Special forces have carried a raid on the Falkland Islands to test the garrison's security amid fears that Argentina may try to land commandos on the Islands, according to a piece published in the Sunday Express. Apparently such routine exercises are carried out in UK highly sensitive bases and defense compounds.

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

Argentina's message to UK and US: “utterly ridiculous considering any regional country a threat.”

“I will not appeal to sovereignty. I will appeal to common sense. It is absolutely ridiculous considering any of us (regional countries) a threat.”

Addressing the Americas summit in Panama, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez strongly criticized United States policies towards the hemisphere, particularly Venezuela, and expressed 'surprise' at the parallelism between the Caracas/Washington current dispute and the latest round of Falklands' exchanges between London and her government. President Barack Obama was not present during the Argentine leader's speech on Saturday.

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands: Ambassador Castro refers ironically to Foreign Office summons

“It is pretty much unbelievable that they (FCO) should complain when they have been failing to abide by international law for 50 years,” said Ms Castro

Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro complained about being summoned to the Foreign Office over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute revealing she asked the British official if it was “an expression of British humor or a political paradox”, since the UK has failed to comply with international law for the last five decades.

Tuesday, April 7th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas war documents declassified; Argentine Defense ministry has 30 days to make them available

A decree with the signatures of the president, Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández and Defense Minister Agustin Rossi, was published on Monday in the Official Gazette.

The Argentine government on Monday officially declassified secret files relating to the country's 1982 war with Britain over the Falkland Islands. The Defense Ministry has 30 working days to establish a mechanism for members of the public to consult the records, according to a resolution published in the official gazette.

Tuesday, April 7th 2015 - 05:43 UTC

Europe at center of debate in UK electoral campaign that anticipates no clear winner

Farage’s UKIP, have said they will support a minority Conservative government in return for a EU referendum by the end of 2015.

Several lawmakers from British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives will join the anti-EU UK Independence Party if he renews a coalition with the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage forecasted.

Monday, April 6th 2015 - 17:07 UTC

Unlikely Gibraltar talks in 2015: elections in UK, Spain and the Rock

“It is always better to be talking than it might be to be fighting”, said Chief Minister Picardo.

If tripartite talks were restarted between Gibraltar, Spain and UK and agreements reached, as they were under the ‘Cordoba’ experience, these would almost certainly need to take the form of treaties so that Spain can be relied on to stick to them. Nevertheless 2015 is year of elections in UK, Spain and Gibraltar.

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