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United Kingdom
Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:29 UTC

Falklands' people had “spoken as clearly as they possibly could” and UK will “guarantee that”

PM Cameron said that in a referendum as recently as March 2013, 99.8% of Falklands inhabitants voted to remain a British overseas territory.

UK Prime Minsiter David Cameron blasted Jeremy Corbyn's comments at Prime Minister's Question confirming his government's full support for the Falkland Islands to decide on their future and develop their economy. At the weekend, the Labour leader claimed it was “ridiculous” the UK was still in dispute with the Argentina over South Atlantic islands, as he demanded “sensible dialogue” over the Islands.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 17:42 UTC

The “Blue Belt” of English waters is now Marine Conservation Zones

The new MCZs will cover areas from as far north as Farnes East off the coast of Northumberland down to Land’s End in the South West

The 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) announced by UK Marine Environment Minister, George Eustice, bring the total to 50 marine protected areas, which now cover more than one fifth of English waters. The ‘Blue Belt’ now comprises over 20% of English waters granting vital protection for the diverse array of wildlife in the country’s seas.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 06:58 UTC

New Gibraltar governor pledges to ensure sovereignty, safety and success for the Rock.

Lt-General Davis was formally sworn in and the Keys to Gibraltar were surrendered to him by Acting Governor Alison Macmillan (Pic Governor Davis accepts the Keys to Gibraltar.(Pic © HM Government of G

The new Governor of Gibraltar, Lt General Edward Davis, was formally sworn in on Tuesday January 19 following his arrival with his wife on the navy vessel RFA Mounts Bay.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

Without dropping Falklands claim, Macri wants “a new era” in relations with UK

“We will keep our claim over the islands which are Argentine, but I will try to start a new era in ties with Britain,” Macri said in a joint interview with leasing dailies

Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri, says he wants to start “a new era” in relations with Britain, long strained by the two nations' dispute over the Falkland Islands, according to remarks published Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016 - 04:38 UTC

Macri and Cameron are scheduled to meet thirty minutes at the Davos conference

PM David Cameron congratulated Macri on his election victory and the two leaders according to Argentine sources, spoke on the phone for several minutes.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri will fly this Tuesday to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the annual World Economic Forum, during which he has a full agenda of interviews and meetings with business moguls and political leaders, including Prime Minister David Cameron, US Vice president Joe Biden, Frech PM Manuel Valls and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. among others.

Saturday, January 16th 2016 - 10:05 UTC

St Helena and its new airport get ready for tourism take-off

A view of Jamestown and the St Helena in the bay

The Guardian Weekly has published a piece on prospects for St Helena with the opening of its international airport, most probably next May, and which is expected to turn the mid Atlantic's island economy, particularly with tourism, since none less that Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last years until his death, almost two centuries ago.

Saturday, January 16th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

UK confident of positive side for Gibraltar of Spanish royal family visit to UK

 British Ambassador in Madrid, Simon Manley, also highlighted the existing co-operation between the law enforcement agencies in Spain and Gibraltar.

The visit by the Spanish Royal family to the United Kingdom, scheduled for March, will celebrate and strengthen the ties between both countries. This according to the British Ambassador in Madrid, Simon Manley, who highlighted the existing co-operation between the law enforcement agencies in Spain and Gibraltar.

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

Departing Spanish minister joins Argentine bandwagon claiming 'Malvinas dialogue'

The Pope holding the Malvinas dialogue poster. His secretary said the sign was put in his hands by Argentine visitors to the Vatican

Spanish Foreign Secretary Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has delivered what could possibly be his last comment on Spain’s claim to Gibraltar’s sovereignty in his current role. The official has jumped on the bandwagon of a new Argentine platform seeking international support for the return of the Falkland Islands and urging UK to agree to bilateral talks over Gibraltar’s sovereignty.

Thursday, January 14th 2016 - 06:24 UTC

Gibraltar logged 431 Spanish vessels' incursions into territorial waters

Figures released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office show that a total of 431 incursions were logged by British officials last year.

The number of unlawful incursions by Spanish state vessels into British Gibraltar territorial waters rose last year compared to 2014. But the number of serious incidents tailed off in the final months of 2015 against the context of diplomatic efforts to increase cooperation at sea, according to a report published in the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 04:49 UTC

Falklands' lawmaker in Guyana meets president Granger and talks self determination

UK High Commissioner Greg Quinn; President David Granger, MLA Ian Hansen and Ms. Ormond, PR and Media Manager, Falkland Islands Government

Falklands' lawmaker Ian Hansen currently visiting Guyana met with President David Granger to familiarize himself with local politics and secure Georgetown's views on the Islands' right to self determination.

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