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United Kingdom
Monday, June 8th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

“Argentine Malvinas question” support group has a branch in Saudi Arabia

Ambassador Cerda in Saudi Arabia gave a conference on Argentine claims over Falklands' sovereignty and revealed the existence of a support group

Argentina is seeking the support of Saudi Arabia in its dispute with the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands sovereignty. This was the appeal of the country's Ambassador Jaime Sergio Cerda during a seminar recently on the matter at his residence in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh, reports Arab News.

Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 07:41 UTC

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands coat of arms anniversary featured on new Crown coin

The coin, struck by the Pobjoy Mint, on behalf of the Treasury of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands includes the Coat of Arms.

The Treasury of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands have launched a crown coin which marks the 30th anniversary of the territory’s granting of a Coat of Arms by Royal Ascent. The Coat of Arms of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands was granted in 1985, upon the formal creation of the territory.

Friday, June 5th 2015 - 04:27 UTC

Henry's handball blessed Ireland with US$ 5m and France a place in South Africa 2010

The US$ 5m cash from FIFA was first disclosed in public on Thursday by Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney.

The latest revelations of allegations of irregular payments by FIFA have brought Ireland, South Africa and Venezuela under the spotlight. In effect a FIFA official has admitted Ireland received 5 million dollars in compensation for missing out on a place at the 2010 World Cup after a handball by player Thierry Henry gave France victory and a place in South Africa.

Monday, June 1st 2015 - 22:48 UTC

Falklands announces program to mark liberation anniversary from Argentine occupation

At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument, and after  prayers Governor Colin Roberts will lay a wreath.

The Falkland Islands will be marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Islands from Argentine occupation with a vast program scheduled for Sunday 14, June, 2015, in the capital Stanley.<
The program includes a religious service, a ceremony at Liberation Monument and later a reception hosted by Falkland Islands governor Colin Roberts. MLA Ian Hansen will be presented with the South Atlantic Medal on behalf of all Islanders.

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 07:04 UTC

Cameron begins tour to tell European leaders UK people are not satisfied with EU relationship

Referendum Bill will confirm the question to be put to voters: “Should the UK remain a member of the European Union?” The vote will take place by 2017.

David Cameron is starting a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK's EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons. The British PM will attempt to persuade the Dutch, French, Polish and German premiers to back his changes to the UK's EU membership.

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 06:37 UTC

Queen's Speech anticipates challenging year ahead for Cameron and his 12 seats majority

“It's a Queen's Speech for working people from a one nation government that will bring our country together,” Cameron told the House of Commons

Prime Minister David Cameron's government formally announced a referendum on whether Britain should leave the EU in a policy speech read by Queen Elizabeth II on Westminster's grandest day on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 05:29 UTC

Scotland proposes all four UK nations must agree in the event of an 'in-out' referendum on EU membership

Sturgeon is proposing that the four UK nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland-, should leave the EU only if all of them agree to do so.

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Tuesday that Scotland does not want to leave the European Union (EU) when the referendum over the UK permanence within the block takes place.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

PM Cameron and EC Juncker begin talks to renegotiate UK EU membership

Talks between Cameron and Juncker on Monday had focused on “reforming the EU and renegotiating the UK's relationship with it”, the No 10 spokesman said.

David Cameron has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that “British people are not happy with the status quo” in Europe. The prime minister hosted Mr. Juncker at Chequers at the start of a week of efforts to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 05:57 UTC

Three 'Queens' sail along Liverpool's Mersey to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary

The display was part of a three-day celebration, which ends on Tuesday, marking the company's first transatlantic crossing from Liverpool. (PicGetty)

Three famous ocean liners have sailed together in Liverpool for the first time to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary. The Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth saluted the city where Samuel Cunard began his transatlantic line in 1840.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Gibraltarians will be able to vote in UK's referendum on ties with European Union

Legislation for the referendum will be introduced to the UK Parliament on Thursday, the day after the Queen's Speech.

Gibraltarians will be able to vote in Britain’s referendum on whether to sever ties with the European Union. The franchise for referendum, promised by Prime Minister David Cameron by the end of 2017, will be based on that for a UK general election - meaning Irish, Maltese and Cypriots resident in the UK will get a vote, but other EU citizens will not.

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