Tag: United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 04:22 UTC

UK agreement in principle for 'ad hoc' talks with Spain and Gibraltar

The Foreign Affairs Committee visited Gibraltar earlier this year to hear directly from Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on issues affecting the Rock.

The British Government has confirmed that after the “disappointment” of delays it has now reached “agreement in principle to the terms for talks and are discussing with both the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Gibraltar how and when talks can be organized.”

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 03:44 UTC

UK Coca Cola adopts color coded labeling with nutritional information

The color-coding shows how much fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and energy (calories) is in a product.

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) is adopting the UK Government’s voluntary front of pack nutrition labeling scheme, which combines nutrient amounts and percentage Reference Intakes (RIs) with color-coding to show how much fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and energy (calories) is in a product.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 03:35 UTC

William and Kate expecting their second baby and fourth-in-line to British throne

“Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby” said PM Cameron

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, his office announced on Monday. The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born in July last year.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Malvinas Argentine sovereignty policy launches book recalling first speech before UN C24

Timerman and Filmus insisted that Malvinas sovereignty policy is a “State policy” supported by all democratic governments

Foreign minister Hector Timerman and Malvinas affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus, made the official presentation of the book “Malvinas Argentine sovereignty; 50 years since ambassador Ruda's speech” which recalls the fiftieth anniversary of the first Argentine presentation on the question of the Malvinas Islands before the UN Decolonization Committee, or C24.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

London offers greater fiscal autonomy as Scotland poll shows pro-independence is tied with NO vote

“The Westminster elite are losing this campaign... we've got them on the run,” said Salmond. “They've failed to scare the Scots; now they're trying to bribe us”

The British government on Sunday pledged greater fiscal autonomy for Scotland, after a poll put the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time ahead of the September 18 referendum on separation. Only Scottish residents can vote in the referendum.

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Is the controversial 'squid war' with Argentina reignited?

“Despite initial concern..., catches of Illex have exceeded 270,000 tons, which is the highest since the fishery began in 1987” said Governor Colin Roberts

The Falkland Islands Fisheries Department has reported this year that squid fishing generated the largest annual capture since records began, representing a major boost to the Islands economy.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 06:08 UTC

Falklands' lawmaker highlights in Central America the Islands' political and economic stability

 MLA Elsby made a courtesy visit to the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also spoke with members of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen)

Falkland Islands elected lawmaker Dr. Barry Elsby, concluded a two day visit to Guatemala, aimed at defending the Islanders right of self-determination, and highlighting the economic opportunities in the Islands. Member of the Legislative Assembly Dr. Elsby is in the penultimate destination of his tour, a week ago and which also included Chile, Colombia, Panama and the last stop El Salvador.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 05:26 UTC

UK and Germany main beneficiaries of Spain's brain drain

The United Kingdom was by far and away the most popular destination with 55% of applicants choosing that country.

Spain is among the European countries hardest hit by the so-called 'brain drain' effect with thousands of professionals including nurses and teachers taking steps to leave the country in recent years, new figures from the European Union show.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 07:19 UTC

UK announces plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports

“We have all been shocked and sickened by the barbarism we have witnessed in Iraq this summer,” Cameron told parliament.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 11:03 UTC

Britain raises terrorism level to 'severe' in response to possible attacks

“That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent,” May said in a statement.

Britain raised its terrorism threat level on Friday to “severe”, the second highest level, in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said.

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