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  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    UK minister: Malvinas' islanders 'are British because they have chosen to be so'

    Hugo Swire, minister of state at the British Foreign Office, began a four-day visit today to the islands and said: "The people of the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands are British because they have chosen to be so."

  • 11/03/2013 | Argentina

    ‘For a referendum that is illegal, Argentina appears to be paying it a lot of attention,’ Malvinas gov’t

    By Adrian Bono - As the second day of the referendum takes place, Malvinas Legislative Assembly member Dick Sawle has an exclusive conversation with the Buenos Aires Herald.com in which he discusses the 1982 war, the present of the islands and what he hopes today’s plebiscite will accomplish.

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    Quake of 6.6 magnitude strikes southeast of Malvinas Islands

    A quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the South Atlantic southeast of the Malvinas Islands today, the United States Geological Survey said.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    UK complains about Argentine threat to punish oil drilling in Malvinas

    Britain has accused Argentina of "bullying tactics" over its threat to punish oil firms operating off the Malvinas Islands with heavy fines, the seizure of assets and jail sentences of up to 15 years.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: UK gov't official invited to Argentina

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman invited UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne, to Argentina, in order to meet with him in Buenos Aires when he makes his trip to the Malvinas islands on June 14.

  • 04/03/2013 | Argentina

    Castro dismisses Malvinas Islands' vote

    A referendum on the fate of the Malvinas Islands is a publicity stunt with no legal status, Argentina's ambassador to Britain said, warning that oil exploitation around the territory was impossible without better regional ties.

  • 01/04/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: UK, US banks receive warning letters from Argentine embassy in London

    As many as 15 British and US banks have received warning letters by the Argentine embassy in London about possible legal action over giving advice or even writing research reports about companies involved in the Malvinas Islands' nascent oil industry, UK’s newspaper Sunday Telegraph said.

  • 09/04/2012 | Argentina

    'It's the UK who sets a blockade in Malvinas,' Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman accused today the United Kingdom of setting a “blockade against all Argentines” as the European country holds illegal occupation of the Malvinas Islands, during a presentation at the Peronist National Front headquarters.

  • 05/05/2012 | Argentina

    Kelpers create their own version of the disputed Olympics spot

    An ironic remake of the disputed government-bought television advert featuring male hockey team captain Fernando Zylberberg training on the Malvinas islands for the Olympic Games, was sent around websites and social networks today.

  • 10/02/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argentina denounces UK before UN

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman filed a complaint against the militarization of South Atlantic by the UK before the UN, as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged both countries to avoid an escalade in the conflict and said the organization would intervene if both nations agree to it.

  • 13/02/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argentina to accept UN's mediation offer

    The National government will officially accept the mediation offer made by the UN after the escalated diplomatic tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina as the latter reinforced claims of sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia, and Sandwich islands.

  • 15/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Gov't will sanction banks, companies and funds backing Malvinas illegal oil drills,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman gave a press conference announcing sanctions against banks and companies that partner with and/or finance oil companies conducting oil drills in Malvinas Islands. This in hand, the Argentine government took another step in the late diplomatic cross-fire with the UK over the sovereignty of the Malvinas, Sandwich, and South Georgia islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.

  • 02/01/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina renews claims over Malvinas in anniversary of British occupation

    Argentina’s Foreign Ministry renewed its claims for a “legitimate right” over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty and the need to resume “the bilateral negotiations process” with the United Kingdom in the 179 anniversary of the British occupation of the islands.

  • 22/01/2012 | Argentina

    'UN doesn’t recognize Malvinas islanders’ right of self determination,’ Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that "the United Nations does not recognize Malvinas islanders’ right of self determination" and reiterated the request to the British government to “sit down and negotiate, as it was established by the UN."

  • 31/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't condemns UK's decision to send warship to Malvinas

    The National Government condemned the arrival of the HMS Dauntless, a British warship, to the Malvinas Islands and urged the UK to “avoid falling in the temptation of engaging in discourse “that transforms patriotism in bullying patriotism.” Earlier today, the UK's Royal Navy confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com that the ship is to be sent to patrol the South Atlantic after the recent diplomatic tensions.

  • 15/06/2011 | Argentina

    Cameron says Malvinas sovereignty 'is not negotiable'

    UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, sent a clear message during a Parliamentary speech regarding Argentina’s claim over the Malvinas islands as the British leader stated that sovereignty “is not negotiable. Period!”  

  • 12/10/2011 | Argentina

    Rockhopper gets partner interest in Malvinas oil

    British oil explorer Rockhopper said it had been approached by industry partners looking to co-invest with it in a major $2 billion project to turn the Malvinas Islands into an oil producer.

  • 13/10/2011 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argüello says UK will 'not cut' Islands' budget to avoid migration to Argentina

    Argentine Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Argüello affirmed that the United Kingdom avoids “the social and employment assistance budget cut” for the Malvinas Islands because its inhabitants “would migrate to Argentina.”

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    British MP calls for Malvinas shared-sovereignty

    Britain’s MP George Galloway stated his country should share the Malvinas Islands, and lamented London’s decision of putting forward the ongoing referendum.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    China carrier a show of force as Japan tension festers

    China sent its first aircraft carrier into formal service amid a tense maritime dispute with Japan in a show of force that could worry its neighbors.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    Kelpers deem CFK's speech at UN as 'hypocrisy'

    Malvinas Islands British Government deemed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech at the UN General Assembly as "hypocrisy."

  • 06/02/2013 | World

    Tsunami kills at least five in Solomons after big Pacific quake

    A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands today and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific as island nations issued tsunami alerts.

  • 16/09/2012 | World

    China struggles to curb anger as protesters denounce Japan

    Chinese police used pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon to break up an anti-Japan protest in southern China as demonstrators took to the streets in scores of cities across the country in a long-running row over a group of disputed islands.

  • 19/09/2012 | World

    China's Xi says Japan's purchase of disputed isles a farce

    Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping denounced Japan's decision to buy disputed islands as a farce and said Tokyo should "rein in its behavior" as China moved to snuff out anti-Japan protests.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Japan protests as Chinese ships enter disputed waters

    Three Chinese ships briefly entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, prompting an official protest from Tokyo and renewed diplomatic efforts to cool tensions between the rivals.

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Member of Malvinas Legislative Assembly reacts to Olympics spot: 'We'll not be bullied by the Argentine gov't'

    Ian Hansen, member of Malvinas Islands' Legislative Assembly, came on stage today after the government launched a controversial spot showing an Argentine athlete training for the London Olympic Games in Puerto Argentino, in the Islands.

  • 10/09/2012 | World

    Japan infuriates China by agreeing to buy disputed isles

    Japan has agreed to buy a group of islands disputed with China from their private owners, a government official said on Monday, prompting an angry rebuke from China a day after Chinese President Hu Jintao warned against such an "illegal" move.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    'No British gov't could negotiate sovereignty with Argentina,' UK's MP

    The UK’s Malvinas Islands All-party Parliamentary Group stated today that “no British government will negotiate with Argentina the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago as we all support the islanders right to self determination.”

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    'Without fishing this would be a much poorer place,' Malvinas British official

    By Adrian Royo Caldiz.- John Barton, the Falkland Islands’ (Malvinas) Director of Natural Resources, stated in an exclusive interview with the BuenosAiresHerald.com that the fishing activity “has played a huge role” in the prosperity of the South Atlantic archipelago, and assured that without it the Malvinas would have been a much poorer place.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    Borders and Southern makes 'significant' new Malvinas discovery

    Explorer Borders & Southern said it made a significant discovery of gas condensate off the coast of the Malvinas Islands, adding to hopes that the British-governed archipelago will be transformed into a new oil producing region.

  • 28/03/2012 | World

    'It makes no sense to negotiate with Argentina,' Malvinas Governor

    On the verge of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War, the British Governor of the South Atlantic Islands Nigel Haywood told reporters that negotiating with Argentina “makes no sense as long as Buenos Aires keeps denying the Islanders right of self-determination.”

  • 28/03/2012 | World

    'We won't back any economic blockade to Malvinas,' Uruguay's Almagro

    Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro denied the existance of a group of Uruguayan businessmen travelling to Malvinas Islands within the next weeks in order to extend commercial links as the Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Uruguay confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com yesterday, but confirmed the arrival of a Uruguayan air-freight on April 13.

  • 29/03/2012 | World

    UK: 'Argentina poses no credible military threat to Malvinas'

    On the verge of the Malvinas War 30th anniversary, the UK’s Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said that the Islands “don't face a current credible military threat from Argentina”, and remembered that “Argentine Mirage combat jets are no real menace to the Islands, which are well defended by the way too powerful RAF Typhoon jets.”

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Malvinas' gov't to name new Islands' CEO

    The Malvinas’ Office of the Legislative Assembly has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive for the Islands, local newspaper Penguin News informed.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Malvinas Governor says 'high level of trust' is needed before recovering links with Argentina

    In an interview with a Buenos Aires radio, Malvinas Islands Governor Nigel Haywood reiterated that “Most of the worldwide actions and raising questions on the Islands matter have started because of Argentina’s verbal attacks. We just defend the islanders’ right of self determination.”

  • 16/03/2012 | World

    UK says Argentina is 'illegally harassing' Malvinas islanders

    The UK government accused Argentina of illegally harassing Malvinas islanders, stating that Argentina's decision to take legal action against any companies involved in oil exploration off the disputed islands could damage their local Malvinas economy. The UK Foreign Office confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com that the UK is also offering to help any oil companies potentially affected by the measure.

  • 15/02/2012 | World

    Malvinas surrender telex up for auction in London

    British auction house Bonhams will be auctioning a copy of the original telex message sent by Royal Army General Jeremy J. Moore to the UK Government informing the unconditional surrender or Argentine forces in the Malvinas war. The telex is set to fetch $21,600 pesos (£3,000) at auction. 

  • 16/02/2012 | World

    UK's minister to visit Malvinas today

    UK media has disclosed today that Universities Minister David Willets is to visit the Malvinas Islands today, thus becoming the first British minister to visit the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • 16/02/2012 | World

    Britain set for Malvinas Islands oil windfall

    Britain will share in a Malvinas Islands windfall when oil starts flowing there later this decade and, with taxes and royalties estimated at up to $167 billion, the potential prize could inflame mounting tensions with Argentina over sovereignty.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    Cameron to make official visit to US before Malvinas’ anniversary

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama will meet in Washington next month, three weeks before the 30 anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas Islands war.

  • 15/02/2012 | World

    UK MPs to visit Malvinas next month

    Members of the UK’s Defence Select Committee have confirmed that a group of British Members of Parliament (lawmakers) will be visiting the Malvinas Islands next month to inspect Britain’s military force after heightening tensions with Argentina before the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

  • 29/01/2012 | World

    UK resumes St Helena airport project to access Malvinas

    The UK decided to resume a US$400 million airport project on St. Helena Island, the last exile home of defeated French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The go-ahead was greeted in the Malvinas Islands as a much-needed lifeline after the latest diplomatic tensions between the UK and Argentina.

  • 01/02/2012 | World

    UK brings forward Prince William's deployment to Malvinas Islands

    After all the fuzz created over the UK’s decision to send its most advanced warship to Malvinas Islands, the British government confirmed that Prince William will begin his six-week deployment in the Islands earlier than expected. The heir to the throne arrived today to the Archipelago.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    UK insists: ‘William’s tour is just routine’

    UK’s Defence Minister Philip Hammond reiterated that the deployment of Prince Williams into Malvinas Islands is a routine mission planned long ago, and rejected suggestions the decision to send the heir to the throne to the region represented an escalation of the UK's position.

  • 06/12/2011 | World

    UK protests to Argentina over Malvinas Islands

    Britain has protested to Argentina over its interception of UK-licensed fishing boats in disputed waters near the Malvinas Islands, over which the two countries went to war in 1982.

  • 23/12/2011 | World

    Britain slams Argentina, vows to protect Malvinas

    Britain said that Argentinian-led efforts to ban ships flying the Malvinas Islands flag from South American ports were "unjustified and counterproductive" and vowed to protect the territory's sovereignty.

  • 22/01/2012 | World

    'Not a single islander wants to be Argentine,' Malvinas gov't member

    Dick Sawle, a member of the Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly reconfirmed today on a TV interview to TN news channel the idea that Argentina is considered a "threat" because of its actions against the population of the Islands.

  • 21/03/2011 | World

    Rockhopper expects Malvinas oil find to be viable

    British oil explorer Rockhopper Exploration said it expected its Sea Lion well in the Malvinas Islands to be commercially viable raising hopes that the territory will become a new oil province.

  • 01/06/2011 | World

    Rockhopper encouraged by tests at Malvinas well

    Rockhopper Exploration reported "enormously encouraging" results at a Malvinas Islands oil well and said it would conduct further tests over the next month to help establish its commercial viability.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    British company to set new drilling platform in Malvinas Islands

    British company Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) unveiled it has kept dialogue with potential partner to look for oil and gas at the Malvinas Islands and announced the arrival of another drilling platform to the area by the end of January 2012.

  • 17/03/2012 | Latin America

    UNASUR reaffirms backing for Argentina over Malvinas sovereignty

    Foreign ministers that form part of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) reaffirmed their support for Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands today at the annual meeting held in Asunción, and approved payments for a consolidation fund for the new South American bloc.

  • 20/03/2012 | Latin America

    Peru assures Humala rejected trip to UK, will visit Argentina in May

    Amid cross-Atlantic tensions over the Malvinas Islands and following the Peruvian government’s decision to void the permit given for the HMS Montrose to dock in the El Callao port this week, Peru’s Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo denied President Ollanta Humala accepted an invitation to visit London next month, Peru newspaper El Comercio reported today.

  • 22/11/2012 | Latin America

    Galápagos' extinct tortoise species could come back to life

    A species of giant tortoises from the Galápagos Islands could be brought back from extinction despite the death earlier this year of the famed "Lonesome George," a tourist magnet and conservation icon who was the last of his kind.


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