Two former British military leaders have challenged ministers over the current state of the Royal Navy, highlighting potentially fatal flaws in the Type 45 destroyers, reports the UK Forces Network.
Queen Elizabeth II signed off on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, paving the way for the United Kingdom to depart the European Union next week. After passing the final hurdle of obtaining the Queen's approval on Thursday, the Brexit bill is officially law, and the country is expected to exit the EU on Jan. 31.
At peak oil production from the Falkland Islands offshore Sea Lion oil field, Premier Oil is hoping for 85,000 barrels of oil per day. Over 20 years they anticipate 255 million barrels of oil in a medium-case scenario.
A UK/Falklands-Argentina meeting of the South Atlantic Scientific Sub-Committee scheduled for January is “unlikely” to take place, the Falklands lawmaker MLA Teslyn Barkman told Penguin News. The prospect of this happening and “taking Britain out of the comfort zone enjoyed” until now, had been advanced by Mercopress.
Argentine sovereign and provincial bonds dipped on Wednesday as the provincial government in Buenos Aires was forced to extend a deadline for creditors to agree or reject a plan to delay a US$ 250 million bond repayment originally due on Jan. 26.
Argentina’s government of Alberto Fernandez is seeking to push through legislation to help solve a mounting debt crisis as the country struggles to make repayments to global creditors.
Argentina will reaffirm its legitimate and imprescriptible sovereignty rights over the South Atlantic Islands and its maritime spaces during a meeting on Thursday in New York with members of the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, reads a release from the foreign and worship ministry.
Venezuelan secret service agents have raided the offices of opposition leader Juan Guaidó while he is on a visit to the UK. Footage showed hooded and armed officers from the Sebin service outside the building in Caracas.
Boris Johnson has said the UK has “crossed the Brexit finish line” after Parliament passed legislation implementing the withdrawal deal. The EU Bill, which paves the way for the country to leave the bloc on 31 January, is now awaiting royal assent.
Riot police firing tear gas and stun grenades clashed with rock-throwing demonstrators in Bogota as anti-government protests resumed across Colombia, leaving 11 people injured and nearly 100 arrested.