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Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Falklands' visit early next year for Shadow Foreign minister Stephen Doughty

“The Labor party has a very clear and unchanged position on the Falklands; any decision on their future has to be one made by Falkland Islanders”.

Cardiff South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty has become the shadow minister responsible for Africa, South Asia and the Falkland Islands, reports Walesonline. The Labour MP takes on the role at a time when the UK is responding to the migrant crisis in North Africa and tensions have heightened between Britain and Argentina over the future of the Falklands, the Islands which he plans to visit early next year.

Thursday, October 29th 2015 - 06:53 UTC

On Amazon Day, Minister Swire praises Brazil as champion on climate change and tackling deforestation

Remarkably Brazil has reduced over 85% of its forestry emissions over the last decade - and cut Amazon deforestation rates by 82% over the same period.

Describing Brazil as a valued partner of Britain, and champion on climate change and tackling deforestation, Minister of State for Latin America, Hugo Swire, attended on Wednesday the Amazon Day 2015 at the Brazilian embassy where he also met with ministers Texeira, Levy and Coutinho who are in London for the first UK-Brazil economic and financial dialogue round.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 - 08:41 UTC

The defense of the Falklands must take centre stage in Anglo-Chinese relations

Xi Jinping and Prime Minister David Cameron share a beer at an English pub during the Chinese leader's visit to UK

By Alex Calvo (*) - Chinese Leader Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Kingdom has been met with grand-sounding headlines, including references to a “golden era”. Public statements by both governments have focused on growing economic links, while some voices referred to human rights and US commentators expressed their concern at London’s closeness to Beijing at a time of increased tensions in the Indo-Pacific, above all the South China Sea.

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands' “full agreement and involvement”, for any Argentine cemetery remains identification

MLA Summers is scheduled to meet with the President of the ICRC, Mr. Peter Maurer, next week in Geneva, to seek assurances from the ICRC

“If any identification is to take place of combatants buried in the Falkland Islands, it would have to be done with the full agreement and involvement of the Falkland Islands Government”, said the local government in a Monday release from Stanley.

Saturday, October 24th 2015 - 06:50 UTC

Malvinas veterans deliver letter at UK embassy requesting to identify remains buried in the Falklands

Veterans  delivered a letter at the embassy with the request and were told by staff that there would be an reply 'directly to the Argentine government'

Argentina Malvinas War veterans marched on Friday in Buenos Aires and protested before the UK embassy demanding London collaborates with the identification of the remains of Argentine soldiers buried at the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, October 23rd 2015 - 07:36 UTC

“We will maintain our Malvinas claim, but relations with UK should be broadened”

“We have to restore this relationship with the UK that has been frozen in recent years, as a result of this conflict” said Fulvio Pompeo

Argentina's presidential candidate Mauricio Macri’s top foreign policy adviser Fulvio Pompeo told British newspaper The Telegraph Argentina will take a less aggressive stance over the Malvinas Islands conflict if the Let’s Change candidate wins Sunday general elections.

Thursday, October 22nd 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Malvinas veterans to march before UK embassy to demand DNA tests of remains at Darwin cemetery

The march is to demand UK replies to the Red Cross on a protocol to begin taking samples from the 123 unidentified graves in Darwin Cemetery

Malvinas war veterans will march next Friday in downtown Buenos Aires up to the British Embassy to demand that DNA tests of the remains in 123 unidentified graves at the Argentine memorial cemetery in the Falkland Islands be allowed to commence.

Wednesday, October 21st 2015 - 06:24 UTC

Bank of England advisor could become Argentina's next ambassador in London

Blejer has graduate studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a PhD from Chicago university and has lectured in top economics schools of the US

Mario Blejer a world renowned economist and advisor to the Bank of England, was mentioned as the possible next Argentine ambassador in London, if incumbent presidential candidate Daniel Scioli, as public opinion polls indicate, is confirmed in Sunday's election as the man who will take over from Cristina Fernández next December.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015 - 02:24 UTC

Malvinas Forum, Uruguay chapter with new coordinator and agenda

“Our task is for the UK to comply with the UN resolution and engage in discussions with Argentina: it's not much but it means a lot”, said Luis Rosadilla

The Malvinas Forum, chapter Uruguay, which supports Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands, held a meeting to commemorate the UN General Assembly resolution of 1965, name new authorities and prepare the agenda of activities for next year.

Monday, October 19th 2015 - 21:10 UTC

UK hands RAF Search & Rescue air operations to Maritime Agency and Bristow Helicopters

The handover marked the end of more than 74 years of continuous SAR air operations by the RAF in the UK, which since 1983 completed 34,025 callouts and rescued 26,853 persons in distress.

More than 74 years of continuous Royal Air Force UK search and rescue (SAR) air operations drew to a close this month, as the Service handed over SAR duties to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Bristow Helicopters Ltd. SAR operated mostly in the UK, Falkland Islands and Cyprus.


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