A same-sex penguin couple at Sea Life London have welcomed the pitter-patter of webbed feet, following the recent hatching of their first adopted chick.
By Gwynne Dyer - Oscar Wilde described fox-hunting as “the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.” Brexit may be similarly defined as the unhinged in pursuit of the infeasible.
An agreement has been finalised with LATAM Airlines Brazil to introduce a second international commercial air link to the Falkland Islands with a weekly service from São Paulo/Guarulhos (with a monthly stop in Cordoba, Argentina), complementing the existing weekly flight to Santiago, Chile.
The different chambers of the Argentine fisheries industry have joined efforts to expose alleged plans to grant the Chinese fishing fleet in the South Atlantic, “strategic corridors” in Patagonia ports for support and maintenance of their vessels, reports pescare.com.ar.
The International Monetary Fund reached an agreement with Argentina that will allow release of the next US$5.4 billion disbursement under the loan program intended to help stabilize the nation’s economy.
The Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, and his wife, Lorraine, have welcomed the Governor of the Falkland Islands, Nigel Phillips, to Gibraltar.
A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian “Boy King” Tutankhamun was auctioned off for US$6 million Thursday in London despite a fierce outcry from Cairo. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-centimetre relic for £4,746,250 (US$5,970,000) at one of its most controversial auctions in years.
Bulgaria has confirmed two cases of African swine fever among backyard pigs in the village of Zhernov near the town of Pleven in the northern part of the country, the national food safety agency said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a lightning visit to Rome on Thursday, including talks with the pope, hailing efforts by Italy's populist government to ease sanctions despite Moscow's ongoing crisis with the West. Rome's historic centre was on security lockdown for the visit, with 50 streets blocked to traffic.
Iran on Thursday condemned the illegal interception of one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar where authorities said they suspected it was carrying crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.