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Montevideo, June 23rd 2018 - 02:31 UTC

Tag: United Kingdom

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:31 UTC

    Start Fund announces financial support for Guatemala

    British Ambassador Carolyn Davidson said that NGOs receiving the donation work in a wide range or issues, “a very valuable in this emergency”

    Following the recent Fuego Volcano tragedy in Guatemala, the Start Fund has agreed to provide £182,760 (1.8 million quetzals) to international humanitarian organisations, reported the UK embassy in Guatemala City..

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    New Spanish government surprises Gibraltar at C24 calling for bilateral talks with UK

    Picardo drew a distinction between Spain under the Partido Popular and expressed hopes for better relations and enhanced cooperation with the PSOE administration.

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told the United Nations on Monday that Gibraltar was ready to work with Spain’s new Socialist government for the mutual benefit of citizens on both sides of the border. This, he underscored, did not deviate from Gibraltar’s cast-iron position on sovereignty and the principle of self-determination.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Decisive debates in Commons for Theresa May and Brexit

    Mrs May said: “We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union this week.”

    UK prime minsiter Theresa May has appealed to Tory rebels not to undermine her negotiating position with the EU by backing amendments to Brexit legislation made by the Lords. Addressing a meeting of the backbench 1922 committee on Monday ahead of a series of crunch Commons votes, the Prime Minister told MPs to consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if the Government was defeated.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Land Rover moves part of its production from UK to Slovakia

    The Solihull factory, where the Discovery is manufactured, will be used to build a new generation of Range Rover models, the firm said.

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will move production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV from the West Midlands to Slovakia from next year. The Solihull factory, where the Discovery is manufactured, will be used to build a new generation of Range Rover models, the firm said.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 20:51 UTC

    UK Overseas Territories to host Student Conference in London

    Attendees at the 2017 conference were asked to participate in discussions on the potential impact of Brexit on Territories.

    Students from the UK Overseas Territories are being invited to submit minute-long videos about their territory and its ‘Identity’ as part of an event to be hosted at the Natural History Museum in London in November 2018. This will be the third event of its kind organised by the UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), after events in late 2015 and 2017 hosted at University College London and the London Maritime Museum respectively.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    Theresa May version of “candid and productive” events at Quebec G7 summit

    “We discussed the importance of the multilateral rules-based trading system, as the framework for enabling free and fair global trade”

    At this G7 summit, we have discussed a range of issues – including the vital importance of defending democracy and the rules-based international system, free and fair global trade, the need to work for equal opportunities for all our citizens, and the need to protect our oceans.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:06 UTC

    The Day of Malvinas Rights' affirmation remembered in Argentina

    Drawings of early settlements in the Falkland Islands

    Argentina believes that the new climate in bilateral relations with the United Kingdom, started in 2016, will enable to advance in areas of common interest, particularly in the South Atlantic, and will signify the appropriate framework for the resumption of negotiations on the Malvinas Islands question, according to the terms established by United Nations resolutions.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 07:28 UTC

    Argentina/Falklands “constructive spirit” will be tested at the UN C24 presentations

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the recent meeting held in Quebec

    The constructive spirit and pragmatic attitude towards Argentina/United Kingdom relations and shared interests seems to have spilled positively to international forae, for example the latest OAS general assembly declaration regarding the Malvinas Islands, which does not mention “militarization of the South Atlantic or nuclear arms”, as was common in the Kirchner couple years, and rather keeps to the traditional annual disputed sovereignty claim under the umbrella of the United Nations.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 07:13 UTC

    Boris Johnson anticipates Brexit “meltdown” and admits to admiring Trump...and his methods

    The UK foreign secretary also referred to the Treasury as the “heart of Remain”, according to a report by Buzzfeed.

    Boris Johnson reportedly warned there may be a Brexit “meltdown” in comments made at a private dinner this week. The UK foreign secretary also referred to the Treasury as the “heart of Remain”, according to a report by Buzzfeed.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Theresa May fighting to keep Brexit plans on track: major debate next Tuesday in the Commons

    Tory Brexit rebels were seen in Downing Street as the Prime Minister sought to avert defeat when the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the Commons on Tuesday

    Theresa May has been fighting to keep her Brexit plans on track despite a Cabinet row over proposals for the Irish border and a potential revolt in the Commons. The UK’s proposals for a “backstop” arrangement for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are to be published “shortly”, although Brexit Secretary David Davis understood to have concerns about some of the details.