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  • Friday, November 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Taiana and Foxley to work on common Antarctica policy

    Minister Foxley and his counterpart Minister Taiana

    Chile and Argentina's Foreign Affairs ministers, Alejandro Foxley and Jorge Taiana will be meeting in Santiago to coordinate a common position on Antarctica following on Britain's announced intention of claiming continental shelf rights off Antarctica.

  • Wednesday, October 31st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Ban Ki-moon confirms visit to Latinamerica and Antarctica

    UN Secretary will be in Antarctic next week

    Continuing his efforts to spotlight the issue of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Latin America, Antarctica and Europe next week where in addition to making diplomatic contacts, he will see first-hand deforestation and other environmental problems caused by the phenomenon.

  • Wednesday, October 31st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Russia cautious about UK's off Antarctic seabed claims

    Russia is decisively opposed to any splitting of Antarctica based on unilateral territorial claims, although was cautious about UK's seabed claims in that region, announced a release from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

  • Tuesday, October 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands' logistic support for BAS vessels and aircrafts

    BAS vessels docked at FIPASS in Stanley

    With spring in the South Atlantic, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) ships and aircraft have returned to the Falkland Islands in preparation for the 2007/08 Antarctic season.

  • Sunday, October 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean ministers to Congress over Antarctic claims

    Antarctic sector claim by UK

    Chile's Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee has summoned for next Tuesday the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence to consider the international statute of Antarctica. The meeting follows on the United Kingdom's recent announcement that it's considering claiming continental shelf rights off Antarctica

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile announced funding for reopening of Antarctic base

    Magallanes Region government, in the extreme south of Chile announced plans this week to reopen the “Arturo Prat” Antarctic base on Greenwich Island in Chile's Antarctic territory. The announcement follows a proposed application to the U.N. by the United Kingdom for the consolidation of contested maritime territories off the Antarctic coast

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Three expeditions to assert Chile's Antarctic commitment

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be visiting the Antarctic invited by Pte. Bachelet

    Three Chilean expeditions with strong political emphasis are ready to land in Antarctica before the end of the year with the purpose of asserting Chilean sovereignty following on the Foreign Office's off-Antarctica territory claim.

  • Monday, October 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Antarctica sea bed: Chile will assert rights in UN

    “Chile's rights are guaranteed by the Antarctic Treaty” said Foxley

    Chile confirmed Monday it will make an official presentation before the United Nations Continental Shelf Limits Commission to confirm Chile's rights off Antarctic territory following on the announcement by the Foreign Office of Britain's intentions.

  • Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile responds to UK Antarctic seabed claim presentation

    Van Klaveren expects Britain to act in conformity with the Antartic Treaty

    Chile's Foreign Ministry responded cautiously Thursday evening to reported plans by the British government to claim vast areas of sea territory around Antarctica. The UK apparently will base its claim on the UN's Law of the Sea Convention in a submission to the organization's commission on the limits of the continental shelf.

  • Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's reply to UK Antarctic seabed claims was “weak”

    Congress member Tarud proposes a meeting of the Antarctic Treaty

    A leading Chilean member of Congress from the ruling coalition, who also sits in the Defence and Foreign Affairs committees, said that the Chilean government's reply to Britain's claims over the Antarctic seabed had been “weak”.