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United Kingdom
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.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty bilateral talks requested by leaders' summit in Mexico

Negotiations should be in the framework of resolutions from the United Nations, Organization of American States including the principle of territorial integrity.

Argentina managed to include a special statement on the Falklands/Malvinas question, at the end of the Ibero American leaders summit held in Mexico, calling on both sides of the dispute, Argentina and the UK, to resume negotiations, in the shortest time possible, to reach a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and surrounding maritime spaces.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 07:33 UTC

Churchill sent troops to the Falklands in 1942 fearing a Japan-Argentina entente

“The Falklands are very well known and their loss would be a shock to the whole Empire,” wrote Churchill. “They would certainly have to be retaken.”

Winston Churchill dispatched 1,700 troops to the Falkland Islands in 1942 out of concern that the Japanese were planning to invade the territory and interfere with critical sea routes in the South Atlantic. In support of this plan Tokyo allegedly was prepared to hand control of the Falklands to Argentina, according to a piece in the Daily Telegraph, credited to Julian Ryall, from the Japanese capital.

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 04:15 UTC

Chile consulted Argentina before allowing HMS Dragon to dock in Valparaiso

Through defense and foreign ministries, the HMS Dragon issue was discussed with Argentina, said Chilean defense minister Jorge Burgos

Chilean foreign minister Jorge Burgos revealed this week that the presence of HMS Dragon in Valparaiso was authorized after having consulted with Argentina, and underlined that Chile strictly abides with what was agreed regarding the passage of British vessels through Chilean waters.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 23:56 UTC

UK ambassador underscores shared values and qualities of Royal and Chilean navies

Ambassador Clouder addressing guests at the reception on HMS Dragon

UK ambassador in Chile Fiona Clouder underlined the values and qualities of the Royal Navy and Chilean Navy during a reception on HMS Dragon, which called at Valparaíso for the week long Exponaval 2014, considered the most important naval, maritime and ports' exhibition in the southern hemisphere.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 23:41 UTC

Top Gear incident in Argentina: “Foreign Office did not incur in any additional assistance costs”

Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial head of the BBC Top Gear team which had to leave for Chile

The Foreign Office did not incur any costs in providing assistance to the BBC Top Gear team which was recently in an Argentine tour and was forced to leave the country under protection, following alleged disrespectful references to the 1982 Falklands war by the team.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 06:45 UTC

Bank of England leaves rates unchanged but deflation fears persist

One factor in keeping inflation low has been the 25% fall in the oil price since the summer, which has cut fuel prices at the pump for motorists.

UK interest rates have been held at a record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England. It also decided to maintain its quantitative easing program, designed to stimulate lending in the economy, at the £375bn already spent.

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