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United Kingdom
Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

UK embassy in Chile hosted launching of the Oxford University Alumni Society

Ambassador Fiona Clouder, Chairman of Oxford Alumni Chile Isabel Palma Kucera and Professor Leigh Payne

The British Ambassador to Chile, Fiona Clouder, hosted a reception for the launch of the Oxford University Alumni Society. The event held at the British residence in Santiago was attended by current and former Oxford students, professors as well as other professionals interested in supporting the Society.

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Malvinas: Chile reiterates support for Argentina's claim through dialogue

Minister Muñoz and Filmus at the meeting in which bilateral relations were underlined

Foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz reiterated on Wednesday Chile's support for Argentina sovereign rights over the Falkland Islands, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands during a meeting with visiting Daniel Filmus, head of Argentina's desk relative to Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands affairs.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 17:54 UTC

Royal Navy frigate sails World Cup Trophy into Cape Town

HMS Iron Duke sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy, ahead of next year's event in the UK

A British warship has proudly sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy – ahead of next year’s event being held in the UK. Even thick rain clouds could not prevent HMS Iron Duke displaying the gold of the Web Ellis Trophy on her deck as she arrived in the South African city for a short visit.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 07:14 UTC

UK embassy apologizes for a cake 'commemorating' torching of White House

British troops in 1814 led by Maj Gen Robert Ross, attacked and burned public buildings including the Capitol, Washington Navy Yard and the White House

The British embassy in Washington has apologized after tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, “commemorating” the burning of the building 200 years ago.

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

Scotland's leader wins the pro independence debate, according to The Guardian

Salmond accused Darling, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer in a Labor government, of being “in bed with the Tories”.

Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a lively final TV showdown on Monday, with the pro-independence side counting on a knock-out blow to vault a stubborn gap in the polls.

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Falklands war vessel in which Argentina surrendered South Georgia, to the scrap yard

HMS Plymouth was one of the first to arrive to the South Atlantic and later to the Falklands, where she suffered damage during San Carlos landings

The Royal Navy man-o-war on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a permanent home for the frigate.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 09:16 UTC

Falklands pricing for valuation of hydrocarbons will follow Norwegian model

 Financial Secretary Ms Granger said that the Falklands' oil legislation regime “is robust and encourages investment”

The Falkland Islands has an oil legislation regime that is robust and encourages investment, believes Financial Secretary Nicola Granger. Details of a law firm’s report to the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) on tax legislation in relation to the oil and gas industry, and recommendations to Government by Ms Granger, were released to the public this week in a paper that outlines the report from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 08:45 UTC

UK Home Office loses arbitration and is ordered to pay Raytheon £224m

Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz called it a “catastrophic result”.

The UK Home Office has been told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing to deliver a controversial secure borders program. Ministers will pay Raytheon £50m in damages, plus other costs. The order to make the payments comes from a binding arbitration tribunal. Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz called it a “catastrophic result”.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 08:31 UTC

Assange announces he plans to abandon the Ecuadorean embassy 'soon'

The Australian hacker has been living at the embassy for two years

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let him.

Thursday, August 14th 2014 - 14:48 UTC

Glasgow shipyard awarded contract for Royal Navy's offshore patrol vessels

Royal Navy’s current River Class vessels will be improved so that Merlin helicopters can operate

The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards in Glasgow.

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