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United Kingdom
Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands and 'holdouts' in Argentine lawmakers coming visit to London

Senator Ruperto Godoy and Ricrdo Carmona will be heading the group scheduled for the official visit next October.

A group of Argentine lawmakers will be travelling next month to the UK, on an official visit to meet with British officials and members of Parliament, a trip which has been described as 'historic' because it is a 'first time' since the end of the South Atlantic conflict such an invitation is extended.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Former PM Gordon Brown puts a date for Scotland reforms: 25 January

“The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of the world are upon the leaders of the major parties in the United Kingdom,” said Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British leaders that they must honor their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after voters backed staying in the United Kingdom in an independence referendum.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Scottish lessons for the Falklands

Scotland, offers an opportunity to make important reflections and reach a conclusion regarding how to address the issues of Malvinas, argues Petrella

By Fernando Petrella - The dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands is unique. But Argentines can still draw lessons from the way Britain averted the prospect of Scottish independence.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 08:03 UTC

Gibraltar governor supports deployment of large UK naval vessel to patrol territorial waters

Sir James said deployment of an offshore vessel would strengthen the Royal Navy’s ability to patrol British waters and stay at sea for longer periods of time.

Gibraltar Governor Sir James Dutton has publicly voiced strong support for the deployment of a larger British naval vessel to patrol Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
Sir James, a retired Royal Marine with a distinguished military record, said such a move would send “a really valuable message” in the face of persistent incursions by Spanish state vessels.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Argentine participation in London’s prestigious “100%design” fair

“Our goal is to support and promote the burgeoning design industry in Argentina, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises”, said Castro

The creativity and uniqueness of Argentine design are on show at the 100%design fair thanks to the support of the Argentine Embassy, which has its own stand at what is considered one of the most prestigious contemporary design events worldwide.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 05:42 UTC

BBC predicts 54% to 46% win for the NO vote against independence

Glasgow, Scotland's largest council area and the third largest city in Britain, voted in favor of independence by 194,779 to 169,347

Scotland will vote to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence, the BBC has predicted. With 26 out of the country's 32 council areas having declared after Thursday's vote, the “No” side has a 54% of the vote, with the “Yes” campaign on 46%.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 03:08 UTC

The Scottish referendum

The British pound would start to fall against other currencies, not because Scottish independence, but because the markets hate uncertainly.

By Gwynne Dyer - If the Scots vote “yes” to independence on Sept. 18, as one opinion poll now suggests they will, three things are likely to happen in the following week.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 05:34 UTC

Britain's political leaders promise funds and change, ahead of Scotland's vote

“People want to see change” was published in Scotland's Daily Record signed by PM Cameron, Labor leader Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 05:57 UTC

VisitBritain: UK to refund cost of visa for Chinese tourists in organized groups

“The more Chinese tourists the merrier,” chancellor Osborne said.

British Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK. It was one of a series of measures announced at an economic summit in London, attended by Chinese vice premier Ma Kai.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 05:04 UTC

White House says it prefers the UK to remain “strong, robust and united”

A variety of experts say Washington would rather avoid the disruption to NATO defenses that forming a separate Scottish military would bring.

The White House weighed in carefully on the Scottish independence referendum, saying Washington would respect the outcome of the vote but would prefer the United Kingdom to remain “strong, robust and united.”

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