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United Kingdom
Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Falklands' defense controversy surfaces following Hague's column in support of Remain

“Remove the obligations to Britain in the European treaties, and a future troublesome president will sense the chance to be bolder”, argued Hague

Brexit campaigners have hit out at former foreign secretary William Hague after he claimed the Falkland Islands could fall to Argentina if the UK votes to quit the EU. In comments “rubbished” as scaremongering by Leave campaigners, Mr. Hague warned of an uncertain future for Falkland Islanders.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 06:18 UTC

Leaving the EU would be disastrous for the Falklands, Gibraltar and Ulster

“If you were born in Yorkshire, like me, being British is effortless”, writes former Foreign Secretary William Hague

By William Hague - Among the most inspiring experiences of my time in politics was meeting people who, in spite of great pressure to the contrary, chose to be British.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

UK's state of the art polar research ship to be named Sir David Attenborough

The decision to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough comes only days before Sir David’s 90th birthday and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting

The United Kingdom's £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed on Friday. Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that captures the ship’s scientific mission and celebrates the broadcaster’s contribution to natural science.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 06:20 UTC

Lord Price said UK and Argentina at the start of a new era of bilateral relations

Lord Price had a full two-day agenda in Buenos Aires including government and private contacts. The UK delegation also visited the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange

British Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price said that Argentina and the UK are at the beginning of a new era in bilateral relations and in an excellent position to turn common interests into concrete business interests. Lord Price together with a mission of UK top business leaders ended on Friday a two-day visit to Argentina, the first in ten years.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 06:00 UTC

Ian Duddy appointed next UK ambassador to Uruguay as of October

Mr. Duddy is no stranger to the River Plate since between 2003 and 2006 he was Political & Commercial Officer in the Buenos Aires embassy.

Ian Duddy has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Uruguay in succession to Ben Lyster-Binns, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Duddy will take up his appointment during October 2016.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

British ambassador celebrates 'the renewed and revitalized' UK/Argentina bilateral relationship

Ambassador Freeman welcomed all the guests to the Queen's Birthday Party

On 28 April, the British Ambassador’s Residence in Buenos Aires welcomed more than 400 people to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The last time that Buenos Aires held a celebration like this was in 2009 and it was an opportunity to praise the resumption of bilateral ties.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

First UK trade mission in ten years begins contacts in Argentina

“If we are to improve our exports to Latin America it’s vital to build on renewed relationships like that with Argentina”, pointed out Lord Price

British Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, leads the UK’s first trade mission to Argentina in ten years, which arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday. The mission looks to strengthen trade and investment relations with the third largest economy of Latin America.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 07:07 UTC

UK council elections could question Corbyn's leadership; London could go to a dissident Labour Muslim

 The elections may provide Labour with more ominous results that could increase pressure on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Millions of British voters go to the polls Thursday in the most important elections since David Cameron sealed a second term as prime minister a year ago, but this time it is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s future that is at stake. Despite the squabbling inside the ruling Conservative party divided over Europe, the local and regional elections are shaping up as the first real test of the Labor leader´s reign and one that his opponents are desperate to ensure he fails.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 05:17 UTC

The Falklands/Malvinas 'pending issue' will be addressed by Malcorra in London beginning with confidence building

“The 'pending issue' will surely be part of the discussions we are going to hold in London, but I'm not forecasting anything spectacular”, said Malcorra. (Pic TELAM)

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra said she plans to meet with British officials to address a multiple agenda and a “pending issue”, in the framework of a transparency meeting scheduled to take place in London.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:22 UTC

First visit in ten years of UK foreign secretary to Mexico

As the 15th largest economy in the world, “Mexico offers significant business and investment opportunities for Britain to our mutual benefit”, said Hammond

The first visit in ten years to Mexico by a British Foreign Secretary is intended to reaffirm the close and growing relationship between the UK and Mexico. The talks follow the successful State Visit to the UK by President Peña Nieto in March 2015 and each country using 2015 to celebrate the other’s contributions in arts, culture and innovation.

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