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Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 05:20 UTC

Swire and Ecuadorean foreign minister discuss Julian Assange's case in London

“We continue to be deeply frustrated by the lack of progress in this case. I personally expressed this to Foreign Minister Guillaume Long”

UK Minister for the Americas Hugo Swire MP, met with the new Ecuadorean Foreign Minister, Guillaume Long, in London on Monday to discuss assistance in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that struck the Andean country in April.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 04:59 UTC

Brexit: Investor Soros anticipates sterling would “decline precipitously”

“The value of the pound would decline precipitously,” writes Soros. “It would have an immediate and dramatic impact on markets, investment, prices and jobs”.

Legendary investor George Soros has warned of “serious consequences” for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU. Writing in The Guardian, he said sterling would “decline precipitously” if the Leave camp won Thursday's vote.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

Brexit: The apocalypse

Brexit could become the beginning of the destruction of EU and Western political civilization in its entirety, said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Union

By Gwynne Dyer - How’s this for apocalyptic? “As a historian I fear Brexit [a British vote to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23] could be the beginning of the destruction of not only the EU but also Western political civilization in its entirety,” said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Union, in an interview published on Monday in the German newspaper Bild.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands will be making their case before the UN C24 this week

Krysteen Ormond, MLA Mike Summers, Karen Minto and MLA Gavin Short with the US Congress cupola in the background

The Falkland Islands and Argentina will be making their case on Thursday in New York before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, an annual event where the Islanders demand recognition of their right to self determination, as clearly expressed in the UN charter for all peoples of the world.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 08:24 UTC

“Kiss chain” in support of Remain, and a vote of love for tolerance and unity

“A vote for Remain is a vote for love, tolerance and unity in our diversity,” commented Alice Jay, Avaaz campaign director in a statement.

A long line of people kissed each other outside parliament in London on Sunday in a show of love to urge Britain to remain in the European Union.Campaigners said that over 420 people had taken part in the “kiss chain” in London, as other mass kissing events took place in Berlin, Paris and Rome.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:34 UTC

France wants strong immediate action from European Council if UK votes Leave

“You are in or out... The EU Council should give the British an ultimatum about their intentions, and France’s president will be very clear about that,” Macron said

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday the EU should act quickly and firmly if Britain votes next week to leave the European Union. Britain’s EU referendum will be held on Thursday, with an EU summit set for a few days later on June 28 at which Macron said EU leaders should take a firm stand with regard to the UK.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:34 UTC

Malcorra will present the Malvinas case before C24 next Thursday

In New York Malcorra will attend the C24 annual session representing Argentina, when Falklands lawmakers will also be making their position

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra will be absent from the debate on the Venezuelan situation scheduled for next Thursday in Washington, since that same day she will be attending the UN Special Decolonization Committee when the Falklands/Malvinas issue is to be addressed.

Friday, June 17th 2016 - 07:42 UTC

Cameron cancels “Stronger in Europe” rally in Gibraltar following killing of Labor MP

Chief Minister Picardo receives Prime Minister David Cameron in the tarmac of the airport

Thursday's “Stronger in Europe” rally at Gibraltar at which UK Prime Minister David Cameron was due to speak, was cancelled at the last minute after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed in an attack in West Yorkshire. The news of the fatal attack came shortly after Cameron arrived t the Rock.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 23:51 UTC

Labor Remain MP killed in north England; Brexit campaign suspended

Colleagues expressed their shock and disbelief at the death of Cox, a Cambridge University graduate who had spent a decade working for aid agency Oxfam

A British member of Parliament died on Thursday after she was shot and stabbed in a “horrific” assault in her constituency, police have said. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, north England, was left bleeding on the ground after the attack in Birstall, West Yorkshire. A man was arrested nearby. One eyewitness was reported stating that her attacker shout “put Britain first” at least twice beforehand.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 20:35 UTC

Falklands will receive a visit from the International Red Cross

The Argentine Memorial in Darwin which holds the remains of Argentine combatants from the 1982 South Atlantic conflict

A four person delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be visiting the Falkland Islands from 27 June to 2 July, as part of the humanitarian mission to help identify the mortal remains of unnamed Argentine combatants buried at the Argentine memorial in Darwin.

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