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Stories for June 2017

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 16:49 UTC

    Change of Governor of the Falkland Islands

    Mr Nigel Phillips CBE new Governor  Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    Mr Nigel Phillips CBE has been appointed Governor of the in succession to Mr Colin Roberts CVO who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Phillips will take up his appointment in September 2017.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:57 UTC

    Slovenia wins legal territorial dispute against Croatia in The Hague

    The disputed waters, which belonged to the former Yugoslavia before its disintegration, were claimed by both countries.

    A Court of Arbitration in The Hague Thursday ruled in favour of Slovenia in its legal dispute with Croatia and ordered that the maritime border between the two countries be modified in the coming months. The decision has not been accepted by Zagreb.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:22 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Tourists spending more shows survey

    Arrivals figures were almost identical to the previous season, with over 55,000 cruise visitors and just over 1,400 land based leisure tourists.

    Visitor expenditure in the Falklands increased from both land-based tourists and cruise passengers last season. With all the figures from Immigration now in, and the cruise and air surveys analysed, the Tourist Board has a good picture of how last season performed they told Penguin News.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:14 UTC

    Unions to hold second strike against Temer's reforms

    Temer has already withdrawn from attending the G-20 summit next week in Germany in view of the charges against him.

    Brazil's union federations will hold a second strike on Friday with demonstrations against the government's economic reforms and to demand the resignation of President Michel Temer, who has vowed to approve labour flexibility in the coming weeks.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 01:33 UTC

    Kissinger in Moscow meets privately with Putin

    Putin and Kissinger have maintained warm personal relations over a number of years

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday welcomed former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is visiting Russia to attend the Primakov Readings, an international conference of top-rated political experts. The meeting took place at the Kremlin.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 21:36 UTC

    Chile Day 2017 speech by Sir Alan Duncan

    Sir Alan Duncan speaking at Chile Day 2017

    Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan spoke of the strength of the UK-Chile relationship, our historical ties and common values. Chile Day's objective include strengthening ties between the City of London and representatives from Chilean capital markets

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 08:17 UTC

    LGBTI Diversity Flag hoisted in Chilean city of Punta Arenas

    “What happened on Wednesday is a tremendous milestone that Punta Arenas,” Iguales Foundation president Pi said.

    The diversity flag was hoisted Wednesday on Mount La Cruz in Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city, as part of the celebration of the International Gay Pride Day (LGBTI) by the Iguales Foundation. Similar ceremonies were held all over the world, including the Magallanes Region Government House, over 2,000 kilometers south of Santiago.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 01:41 UTC

    Mystery police helicopter pilot jumps into the limelight in Venezuela... and vanishes

    Oscar Pérez reads a statement alongside his fellow “nationalist” men.

    It is still unclear whether Oscar Perez is either a revolutionary officer standing up against Nicolás Maduro's régime or part of a government-sponsored montage as he drops grenades onto the Supreme Court building from his hijacked helicopter and makes video announcements that he and his fellow “nationalist” men will defend their country.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 18:49 UTC

    Takata to continue manufacturing airbags in Uruguay despite bankruptcy

    Unlike other auto part manufacturers in the country, Takata Uruguay has increased its output in Uruguay in recent times.

    The Uruguayan plant of the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, which has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, will continue to operate normally, Takata Uruguay plant manager José Enrique Alonso explained.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 17:21 UTC

    Chinese Navy launches 10,000-tonne destroyer

    The new Type 055 ship is comparable in size to the latest destroyers fielded in Asian waters by the United States, Japan and South Korea

    China's Navy Wednesday launched a new 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced destroyer. The vessel, of the Type 055 class, is the first of a new generation of destroyers equipped with new air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, and it is regarded as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. The ship entered the water following a ceremony at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard.