In an interview with La Nación in London, outgoing British Ambassador in Argentina William Mardsen said he didn't anticipate changes in the near future concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. He added that Islanders want to remain British and that much progress can still be achieved between Britain and Argentina in the South Atlantic fisheries, oil and cooperation to eliminate mine fields in the Islands.
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.