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Stories for February 8th 2017

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 11:20 UTC

    Rajoy speaks to Trump and offers to act as a link with Latin American countries

    Both leaders discussed shared priorities on security, economics with Trump emphasizing on the importance of all NATO allies sharing the burden of defense

    United States President Donald Trump has expressed his commitment to NATO and bilateral cooperation with Spain during a telephone call with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a media report said on Wednesday. They also discussed the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), and Spain's role as potential bridge with Latin American countries and Europe.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 11:12 UTC

    Falklands' police has established date of damage at the Argentine cemetery

    The damage of the case and Virgin's statue at the Argentine cemetery in  Darwin

    The Royal Falkland Islands Police which is investigating damage perpetrated against a case and a Virgin's statue at the Argentine cemetery in Darwin has been able to establish the vandal actions occurred prior to the beginning of December 2016.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 11:02 UTC

    Trump's travel ban on Muslims expected to reach the Supreme Court

    Judge Richard Clifton posed equally tough questions for an attorney representing Minnesota and Washington states, which are challenging the ban.

    United States president Donald Trump's order temporarily banning U.S. entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a federal appeals court that questioned whether the ban unfairly targeted people over their religion.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 10:49 UTC

    Scottish Parliament opposes UK government starting the Brexit process

    Ms Sturgeon predicted the vote would be one of the most significant in the Scottish Parliament since devolution.

    The Scottish Parliament has voted by 90 to 34 to oppose the UK government starting the Brexit process. The Supreme Court ruled last month that there was no legal need for Holyrood to give its consent to the triggering of Article 50, but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would let MSPs have a say, despite it being largely symbolic.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 10:28 UTC

    British government manages to avoid conditions to the Brexit bill

    Labour and some Tories had pushed for MPs to have a decisive say on the final terms, but the 326 to 293 vote meant the bill remained unchanged.

    The British government has seen off an attempt to add conditions to its Brexit bill as a Conservative rebellion was avoided. MPs rejected a bid by Labour's Chris Leslie to force the government to consult Parliament on the deal struck with the EU before it is finalized. It came after ministers pledged that a “meaningful” vote would be offered.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 10:17 UTC

    Falklands' oil exploration: Rockhopper announces investments in Sea Lion

    Rockhopper confirms that a settlement has been reached between the operators and Ocean Rig in relation to the termination of Eirik Raude rig

    Rockhopper Exploration plc has provided its latest operational and corporate update which includes the North Falkland Basin Sea Lion project and has announced that the technical engineering is approaching conclusion and a settlement on the Eirik Raude rig dispute has been reached.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 10:01 UTC

    Falklands attends UKOTs Brexit implications forum in London

    UKOTs representatives with Minister of State The Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay territories and Minister for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker

    British Overseas Territories representatives, including from the Falkland Islands held a two-day meeting in London to address Brexit implications such as development funds, tariff free fish exports and the right to travel freely through the European Union. The meeting was in the framework of Prime Minister Theresa May's administration initiative to involve all parts of the UK in preparing for the crucial negotiations.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    Macri and Temer agree to open Mercosur and to closer ties with Mexico

    In a state visit to Brasilia Macri said that Mercosur would focus on strengthening its relationship with Mexico, Latin America's second-largest economy after Brazil.

    The leaders of Brazil and Argentina said on Tuesday they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations alarmed by U.S. President Donald Trump's promises to tear apart trade deals and build a wall in the Mexican border to protect American jobs.