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Britain is ready to step up Falklands defence, says paper

Military chiefs have drawn up plans to step up defence of the Falkland Islands, the Telegraph newspaper has reported. It says the March referendum on whether to remain a British overseas territory could lead to an act of aggression by Argentina, … Continue reading

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Forensics evidence sent to UK in Falklands desecration case

Forensic scientists in the UK are being asked to help police investigate a vandalism attack at the Argentinian war cemetery in the Falklands. They have been sent material from the East Darwin site. Officers have also asked for help from Buenos … Continue reading

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Ban on Falklands ships ‘aimed at blocking supplies’

Lawmakers in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province have brought in a ban on ships using its ports if they have been involved in business activities off the disputed Falkland Islands. Reuters news agency says it is part of Argentina’s drive to discourage oil … Continue reading

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Falklands vote must be unbiased, warns chief exec

A planned referendum on the future sovereignty of the Falkland Islands could be an embarrassing disaster if it is not properly managed, the chief executive of the islands’ government has warned. The referendum has been called to spell out islanders’ … Continue reading

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Falkland Islanders gather in snow to mark 30 years of freedom

Falkland Islanders and military personnel paraded in heavy snow to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of Argentina’s occupation of the islands. Read Juanita Brock’s report of the 14 June commemorations here. SEE ALSO: Liberation Day: 1982-2012

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Falkland Islanders to vote on whether to stay British

People on the Falklands are to vote on whether the islands should remain a British overseas territory,. The island government has called for a referendum among the 3,000 islanders as a way of sending a clear message about whether they … Continue reading

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Buenos Airies sues Falklands oil companies

Argentina has begun legal action against five UK oil companies for offshore exploration around the Falkland Islands, claiming they are operating in Argentinian territory. In return, Britain has accused Buenos Aires of illegal harassment and intimidation. Read more here.

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Argentine harrassment of Falklands is illegal, says UK

Argentina’s attempts to make life difficult for Falkland Islanders are “illegal”, says the UK government. The latest move has been a threat of legal action against companies exploring for oil in the islands. Its foreign minister, Hector Timerman, promised “administrative, … Continue reading

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Falklands headlines: old rockers strike again (comment added)

The headline writers are evidently reaching for very old lists of the pop charts in their quest to make the current Falklands tensions ‘more punter’. It was, perhaps, inevitable that we’d be given ‘Don’t lie to us, Argentina’; but now … Continue reading

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Falklands tensions: Minister urges British boycot

Firms in Argentina have been urged to stop importing British goods, in order to put pressure on the UK to negotiate over the future sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. Industry Minister Debora Giorgi says they should seek alternative suppliers, according … Continue reading

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