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United Kingdom
Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

UK confirms interest in Latin America with the “Pacific Alliance Chevening scholarships”,

“In my view, it is the right organization for the 21st century, and it boosts four vibrant economies that are already running ahead in the region”, said Swire

UK Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has introduced a new set of Chevening scholarships for Latin America, the “Pacific Alliance Chevening scholarships”, arguing that the success of the Pacific Alliance forms an integral part of Britain's re-engagement with the region.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands delegates will again ask Decolonization Committee to delist the Islands

 MLAs Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers (L) will be delivering speeches calling for C24 to respect the Falklands' right to self determination

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers with be delivering speeches on Thursday before the United Nations Decolonization Committee as petitioners requesting C24 de-lists the Islands from the Non Self Governing Territories, upholds the Falkland Islanders right to self determination and frees them from the continuous Argentine bullying and harassment.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:41 UTC

UK Parliament restless about Cameron's planned EU membership referendum

Cameron's tactical shifts show the challenge he faces in keeping Tories united on an issue that helped topple his two immediate predecessors

British Prime Minister David Cameron has suffered his first parliamentary rebellion since being re-elected last month as he tried to unite his party on Europe by making concessions on the timing and rules of a planned EU membership referendum.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:30 UTC

OAS declaration in support of Malvinas UK/Argentina talks; Canada disagreed

Timerman addressing the OAS assembly. His words must have been very boring since Daniel Filmus sitting behind is clearly fast asleep in his chair.

The Organization of American States, OAS, meeting in general assembly approved on Tuesday a declaration urging negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Monday, June 15th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

Strong Falklands' supporter and former US Congress member receives OBE

The OBE insignia was presented to Thomas Petri by British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott, on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Former United States Representative Thomas E. Petri was formally presented with the insignia recognizing his appointment as an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire during a ceremony June 11 at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 06:40 UTC

Brussels Declaration with references to sovereign debt and 'territorial integrity' satisfies Argentina

“Territorial integrity is fundamental because it includes the sovereignty conflict with the United Kingdom” over the Falklands, according to Timerman.

Argentina expressed satisfaction with the Brussels Declaration at the end of the two-day European Union/Celac summit because it included strong backing to the country's efforts to change international rules regulating restructuring of sovereign debt and also there was a mention to territorial integrity, a tangent statement referred to the ongoing dispute over Falkland Islands sovereignty.

Friday, June 12th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

Guyana turning to United Nations to address Venezuela's territorial ambition

Besides the UN, Greenidge said Guyana has been in contact with members of the international community, as well as Caribbean and Commonwealth states

Guyana is turning to the United Nations to reach a legal settlement in its border dispute with Venezuela, describing Caracas’ claim of a portion of maritime space where oil was recently discovered as “a baseless and shameless attempt” at usurping Guyana’s territory.

Thursday, June 11th 2015 - 04:05 UTC

Falklands triggers strong reply from Cameron when Timerman brings up the issue at Celac/EU summit

”I reject the threatening words of the Argentine Foreign Minister,” underlined the British Prime Minister.

Foreign Minister Hector Timerman defended on Wednesday Argentina’s right to claim the Falkland/Malvinas Islands during the summit of the Community of Latin American States (CELAC) and the European body which is taking place in the Belgian city of Brussels. UK Prime Minister David Cameron responded by describing his comments as threatening, according to British sources.

Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - 22:22 UTC

Bank of England and Chancellor want tougher sentences for bankers' “culture of impunity”

“Criminal sanctions should be updated, with market abuse rules similarly extended and maximum prison terms lengthened,” pointed out BoE Carney

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has called for longer prison sentences for bankers who break the law, in a speech attacking on ethics in the City. In his Mansion House speech Mr Carney said individuals acted with a “culture of impunity”. But, he warned: “The age of irresponsibility is over.”

Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Argentina commemorates creation of 'Malvinas political and military command' in June 1829

The release complains about the 'illegitimate' hydrocarbons' exploration activities, contrary to a UN General Assembly resolution.

British dominance of the Malvinas Islands is a colonial 'situation', which is 'unacceptable' and 'anachronic': Argentina reiterates its sovereignty claims over the South Atlantic Islands and surrounding maritime spaces, said a release from the foreign ministry in Buenos Aires on occasion of the day the country commemorates the creation, on 10 June 1829, of the political and military command of the Malvinas Islands and adjacent Cape Horn spaces.

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