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The Falklands invasion as it happened – 30 years on

2 April 1982, Government House, Stanley: “Stop fighting, Mr Hunt! Come out, Mr Hunt! Tell your marines to stop fighting!” It is 30 years since an invasion force landed on the Falkland Islands, starting a brief but brutal war that left … Continue reading

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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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World Service to host Falklands debate

From UK-based Falkland Islander Graham Bound, on the Twitter messaging site: BBC World Service World Have Your Say show from Stanley and Buenos Aires is on air Thursday 18.00 UK time. Could be interesting or a snore.  

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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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Malvinas anthem and salvaged pictures go online

Falklands War photographs and film saved from government destruction have been published on a new Malvinas blog launched by Argentina’s Télam news agency. The blog sets out ‘to wage the cultural, political, diplomatic and historical battle of the Latin American … Continue reading

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Islands are key to ice riches, says academic

Britain’s islands in the South Atlantic are frontier posts in a race for economic riches in the Antarctic, according to an academic in Argentina. In past centuries, St Helena was a vital refuelling station for the commercial supply lines of … Continue reading

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