A British military expedition to retrace the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton set sail from Gosport, Hampshire this week on an epic voyage to the Southern Atlantic.
The Army-led joint services team on the 50 foot, steel-hulled yacht Ice Maiden is expected to touch Uruguay and the Falkland Islands, before the final push to South Georgia.
Argentina has been plunged into a new wave of despair and self-loathing by its latest corruption scandal, according to a British newspaper report.
The controversy over an offensive Argentine film secretly shot in the Falkland Islands which has angered the Islanders has been given widescale publicity in British newspapers.
Argentine president Fernando De la Rúa claimed sovereignty over the Falklands during his speech this Thursday before the United Nations General Assembly. This year's edition of the General Assembly will be remembered as the Millennium Summit since it has convened over 150 world leaders in New York.
A surprise revelation that United States' military help to Britain by General Al Haig in the 1982 Falklands Conflict was a vital factor in the controversial Westland Helicopter crisis four years later has been made by Michael Heseltine. He resigned as Secretary for Defence in 1986 in protest at Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's handling of the Westland dispute, which also threatened to force her resignation.