Argentine President Fernando De la Rúa resigned Thursday and left the presidential palace in a helicopter amid celebrations in the streets as the country faces what could be history's worst debt default by a sovereign nation.
The Commander of the 1982 Falklands Task Force, Admiral Sir John Sandy Woodward, has issued an appeal for memorabilia of the conflict for an auction to raise funds for maintenance of the Falklands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne in Berkshire.
Popular discontent and voters fatigue gave the Chilean centre left ruling coalition of President Ricardo Lagos a strong blow in last Sunday's legislative election.
Argentina's perilous economic plight is getting comprehensive coverage on British television and big headlines in the British media, such as Argentina fails to win vital IMF loan and IMF refuses to rescue Argentina. The sad repercussions and hardship caused in Argentina are widely reported.
A three-year campaign to return three rare macaw birds to Brazil has reached the British Parliament.