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United Kingdom
Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 22:32 UTC

UK should support the Pacific Alliance

Hugo Swire is the UK’s Minister of State for Latin America and was appointed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in September 2012

By Hugo Swire of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office - A year ago I spoke at a summit in London hosted by the Financial Times and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) about how the UK could work most effectively with the ‘Pacific Alliance’.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 05:45 UTC

London Heathrow and Star Alliance win the World's Airport of the Year award

The award is one of the first bestowed on the new Terminal 2/the Queen’s Terminal which opened on June 4th, 2014

London Heathrow and Star Alliance have won the World’s Airport of the Year at Air Transport World’s (ATW) 41st Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards, honored jointly for their collaborative work on the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 03:55 UTC

“Falkland Islanders feel a strong relationship with Uruguay going back a long way”

Ambassador Lyster-Binns: “It’s a very British country. Overall it’s about half the size of Wales, but it looked and felt to me more like Scotland”.

British ambassadors in Chile, Brazil and Uruguay, Fiona Clouder, Alex W Ellis and Ben Lyster-Binns, respectively visited the Falkland Islands on a familiarization tour and to try to establish closer links with the Islands.

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 04:27 UTC

Hammond reiterates in Spain: no talks against the wishes of Gibraltar

Hammond and García-Margallo talked about 'bilateral dialogue', border delays, aviation, but also addressed international pressing issues

The British and Spanish foreign ministers sought to highlight a renewed drive toward an ‘ad hoc’ dialogue on Gibraltar this week, but in doing so drew firm red lines that signaled just how difficult that task will prove. The coordinated message was positive and hinted at the possibility of talks ‘in the near future’ if a format could be agreed. But on core issues, there was no change.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 05:05 UTC

UK inflation 0.3% in January on cheaper petrol and food prices

Chancellor George Osborne tweeted that the low inflation figure was a “milestone for the economy”.

The rate of UK Consumer Prices Index inflation fell to 0.3% in January, its lowest level since records began. Cheaper petrol and lower food prices, helped by a supermarket price war, cut the rate from 0.5% in December, Office for National Statistics figures show.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:49 UTC

Chilean city delegation visits UK to explore energy efficiency and new technologies

The Antofagasta delegation during their visit to UK

A Chilean delegation representing the city of Antofagasta visited the UK to explore energy efficiency best practices and new technologies. The visit was an essential component of the “Action Plan for the city of Antofagasta´s Sustainable Energy Strategy” project that the British Embassy Santiago is currently supporting through the Prosperity Fund.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Lord Prescott strongly supports the return of Chagossians to Diego Garcia

Lord Prescott says with the 50 year UK-US agreement on US military use of Diego Garcia ending in 2016, it is the perfect time for Chagossians to return home

British ex Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has made a powerful intervention in the campaign to grant Chagossians the right to return to their homeland, reports the UK Chagos Support Association.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 05:34 UTC

UK's Customs request information on Argentina's criminal case against HSBC

On November 26 last year, Argentina's AFIP tax bureau commanded by Ricardo Echegaray filed the complaint against the London-based bank

Britain's HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) department has requested Argentina’s AFIP tax bureau information on the criminal report filed in Buenos Aires against HSBC on allegations the bank helped more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Falklands pensions' scheme receives top qualification from UK HM Revenue & Customs

QROPS status will allow existing UK-registered pension scheme funds to be transferred to members’ funds held in FIPS.

The Falklands Islands Pensions Board is pleased to announce that HM Revenue & Customs in the United Kingdom has approved the Falkland Islands Pensions Scheme (FIPS) as a Qualifying Recognized Overseas Pensions Scheme (QROPS).

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 09:23 UTC

UK universities representative visits Chile to foster closer relations

Dame Julia, the incoming president of Universities UK meets Chilean officials during her visit to Santiago

University of Kent Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow visited Chile from 1 to 3 February 2015. Dame Julia, who is also the incoming President of Universities UK, the body representing all UK Universities, had discussions with senior Chilean officials, including the Deputy Minister of Education, Valentina Quiroga.

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