Latest blog articles
Argentina protests planned UK army exercises in Falklands
Buenos Aires (AFP) - Argentina said Friday it has lodged an "emphatic protest" against British plans to hold military exercises in the disputed Falkland Islands, renewing an old feud after a recent thaw.
British Ambassador Mark Kent was summoned to the offices of the Argentine Foreign Ministry and given a formal note of complaint demanding the exercises be called off, the ministry said in a statement.
It said Britain was planning "illegal military exercises in the area of the Malvinas," the Argentine name for the islands, from October 19 to 28, including the launch of Rapier missiles.
"Argentina rejects the holding of these exercises on Argentine territory illegally occupied by the United Kingdom," it said.
British officials have said the exercises are routine.
Britain and Argentina fought a brief but bloody war over the islands in 1982 after Argentine forces occupied them.
The conflict killed 649 Argentine soldiers, 255 British soldiers and three islanders.
Argentina argues it inherited the windswept islands from Spain when it gained independence in the 19th century.
But Britain says it has historically ruled them and that the islanders -- who number around 3,000, most of them of British descent -- should have the right to self-determination.
In a 2013 referendum, residents voted overwhelmingly to remain part of Britain.
After years of testy relations under the successive presidencies of Nestor Kirchner and of his wife Cristina Kirchner, Argentina had pursued something of a rapprochement with Britain under new President Mauricio Macri.
After taking the reins in December, the Macri administration opened new talks with London, culminating in a series of deals in September covering oil, fishing, navigation and trade in and around the islands.
Adani to start construction of Australian mine next year
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — India's Adani Enterprises Ltd. planned to begin construction work on Australia's biggest coal mine in the middle of next year, an executive said Tuesday.Work would begin on the Carmichael coal project in Queensland state's Galilee Basin and on a 400-kilometer (250-mile) rail link to an expanded port on the coast in June or July, Adani's Australian chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj said."We want to start construction in the middle of next year," he told… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Art performance to replace Carnaval festival during Ha Long tourism week
Art performance at the Week of Ha Long Tourism 2016 The organising board announced at a press conference on April 17 that the week will feature seven official cultural, sport and tourism events, to be held in Ha Long and Mong Cai cities. According to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Trinh Dang Thanh, the province cancels the Carnaval festival in order to make better preparations for the National Tourism Year 2018 to be hosted by Quang Ninh. The art performance programme… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Euro Bites: La Liga - Barcelona on the rocks, Madrid ready to pounce and Valencia improving
Well, well, well. One week on from most journalists telling you ‘the league title race is on, but not really’ and it’s all change, writes Yahoo's Andrew Gaffney. Barcelona are on the rocks, Real Madrid are ready to take advantage and everyone is worried about the quiet team in the middle of them both, marshalled by the wily Diego Simeone. It’s all kicking off.THE WINNERS Gary Neville far too much this season and, surprise surprise, once he’s gone there isn’t a great deal of praise/coverage of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Myanmar police suspect colleague in British teacher's death
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar say a British teacher has been found dead with chest and head wounds in a colleague's apartment in Yangon.The body of 45-year old Harris John Italo Binotti was found Sunday morning after he had been out drinking the night before. He worked at an international school in Yangon, Myanmar's commercial capital.Police say soon after the man's death, a 25-year old colleague left the country."We suspect his colleague at the moment because the other teacher has… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Video: 'It' trailer stars Stephen King's creepy clown
Read on the original site chat_bubble_outline Read More...