Falklands War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23229/all en Britain's top tabloid scolds Argentina over the Falklands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/britains-top-tabloid-scolds-argentina-over-the-falklands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sun letter to the editor new salvo in diplomatic battle</p> <p>* Britain retained the islands 1982 Falklands War</p> <p>* Oil exploration raises stakes in sovereignty row</p> <p>By Hugh Bronstein and Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest-selling newspaper had a simple message for Argentina in an editorial published on Friday in the South American country: "HANDS OFF" the Falkland Islands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/britains-top-tabloid-scolds-argentina-over-the-falklands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ARA General Belgrano Argentina Argentina Blockades Cristina Fernandez Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Economy of the Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Falklands War International relations Manuel Belgrano Margaret Thatcher Person Career Political geography The Sun the Sun Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:31:00 +0000 reuters 5731126 at http://www.globalpost.com Falkland Islands vote in referendum with eye on world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/falkland-islands-vote-referendum-eye-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Falkland Islanders hold a referendum on Sunday and Monday to send a message to the world that they want to stay British, although Argentina has already dismissed the vote as illegal.</p> <p>Residents of the windswept archipelago in the South Atlantic have hoisted British and Falklands flags and even created a giant "YES" made of four-wheel drives ahead of the vote.</p> <p>In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falklands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/falkland-islands-vote-referendum-eye-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Falkland Islands Falklands War Political geography War AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 02:16:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778532 at http://www.globalpost.com Falkland Islands vote in referendum with eye on world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/falkland-islands-vote-referendum-eye-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Falkland Islanders hold a referendum on Sunday and Monday to send a message to the world that they want to stay British, although Argentina has already dismissed the vote as illegal.</p> <p>Residents of the windswept archipelago in the South Atlantic have hoisted British and Falklands flags and even created a giant "YES" made of four-wheel drives ahead of the vote.</p> <p>In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falklands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/falkland-islands-vote-referendum-eye-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Falkland Islands Falklands War Government War AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778665 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain tells Argentina to respect Falklands vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/britain-tells-argentina-respect-falklands-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday urged Argentina to respect the wishes of the Falkland Islanders after they voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to remain a British territory.</p> <p>A near unanimous 99.8 percent of the 1,672 eligible voters in the disputed South Atlantic archipelago voted "yes", according to official results, with a 92 percent turnout.</p> <p>Only three of the 1,517 valid ballots were cast against staying an internally self-governing British territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/britain-tells-argentina-respect-falklands-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Falklands War Government AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:45:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781171 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain pledges to defend distant cousins on Falkland Islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/britain-pledges-defend-distant-cousins-falkland-islands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron warns Argentina after Falklands referendum</p> <p>* Islanders vote overwhelmingly to remain British territory</p> <p>* Britain defeated Argentina in 1982 Falklands war</p> <p>By Shadia Nasralla and Maria Golovnina</p> <p>LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron warned Argentina on Tuesday that Britain would always be ready to defend citizens in the remote Falkland Islands after they voted almost unanimously in a referendum to remain British.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/britain-pledges-defend-distant-cousins-falkland-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blockades Falklands War Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:00:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5781268 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentines kill British 'terrorists' in Falklands-based game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/argentines-kill-british-terrorists-falklands-based-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A local company has created a version of the first-person shooter videogame "Counter Strike" in which Argentine "police" kill British "terrorists" on the Falkland Islands.</p> <p>For centuries, Argentina has claimed the British-controlled, wind-swept South Atlantic archipelago as part of its territory. The islands were at the heart of a bitter 74-day war between the two countries in 1982.</p> <p>This version of the popular online game takes place in an alternate world in which Argentina won the 1982 war, and its police are defending the islands from British "terrorists."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/argentines-kill-british-terrorists-falklands-based-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Falklands War Stanley, Falkland Islands AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795793 at http://www.globalpost.com Falkland Islands mourn Thatcher, Argentines bitter over past http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/falkland-islanders-mourn-thatcher-their-liberator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Hilary Burke and Karina Grazina</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Falkland Islanders mourned Margaret Thatcher on Monday, revering her as their liberator after a 1982 invasion by Argentine forces, but many Argentines bitterly recalled her role in defending the South Atlantic territory.</p> <p>Flags flew at half-staff on the Falklands after news of Thatcher's death on Monday aged 87. The head of the local legislative assembly said it was a day of great sadness and another resident praised her as "our Winston Churchill."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/falkland-islanders-mourn-thatcher-their-liberator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Falklands War Government Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805598 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Falklands War naval chief dies aged 81 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/britains-falklands-war-naval-chief-dies-aged-81 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sandy Woodward, who commanded the British navy task force that retook the Falkland Islands in the 1982 war with Argentina, has died aged 81, the defence ministry confirmed Monday.</p> <p>The admiral died after a long illness, his daughter told the BBC.</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "a truly courageous and decisive leader who helped ensure Falkland Islanders can still live in peace and freedom".</p> <p>Britain has held the Falklands since 1833 but Buenos Aires claims the barren South Atlantic islands are occupied Argentine territory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/britains-falklands-war-naval-chief-dies-aged-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falklands War Margaret Thatcher Political geography War AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:32:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5902953 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina bars 4 British oil firms over Falklands operations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130823/argentina-bars-4-british-oil-firms-over-falklands-operations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Buenos Aires, Aug 23 (EFE).- Four British oil companies carrying out exploration work in waters near the Falkland Islands have been barred from operating in Argentina.</p> <p>The measure affects Borders &amp; Southern Petroleum, Desire Petroleum, Argos Resources and Falkland Oil and Gas.</p> <p>All four are prohibited from working in the South American nation for 20 years due to their unauthorized exploration activity "in areas near the Malvinas Islands (as the Falklands are known to Latin Americans)," the Argentine government said in a statement posted Friday on its Web site.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130823/argentina-bars-4-british-oil-firms-over-falklands-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Falkland Islands Falklands War Political geography Technology Agencia EFE Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:45:53 +0000 Agencia EFE 5916501 at http://www.globalpost.com UK minister's visit to contested Falklands angers Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140210/uk-ministers-visit-contested-falklands-angers-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - The British government minister responsible for the Falkland Islands began his first visit to the contested territory on Monday and an angry Argentina accused him of high-handed colonialism.</p> <p>Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in 1982, prompting Margaret Thatcher, then British prime minister, to dispatch a naval task force to retake them in a short but bloody war.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140210/uk-ministers-visit-contested-falklands-angers-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Falklands War Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:30:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6066692 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA investigate 'provocative' Argentine banner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/football-fifa-investigate-provocative-argentine-banner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA said Saturday it has launched an inquiry into Argentina's "provocative" unfurling of a banner laying claim to the Falkland islands at a friendly game just before the World Cup.</p> <p>The head of FIFA's disciplinary committee said the gesture was an "apparent breach" of regulations on "prevention of provocative and aggressive actions," according to a FIFA statement.</p> <p>Argentina could be fined at the end of the inquiry, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/football-fifa-investigate-provocative-argentine-banner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Falklands War FIFA FIFA AFP Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:19:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6176307 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA investigate 'provocative' Argentine banner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/football-fifa-investigate-provocative-argentine-banner-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA said Saturday it has launched an inquiry into Argentina's "provocative" unfurling of a banner laying claim to the Falkland islands at a friendly game just before the World Cup.</p> <p>The head of FIFA's disciplinary committee said the gesture was an "apparent breach" of regulations on "prevention of provocative and aggressive actions," according to a FIFA statement.</p> <p>Argentina could be fined at the end of the inquiry, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/football-fifa-investigate-provocative-argentine-banner-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Falklands War FIFA FIFA AFP Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:19:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6176308 at http://www.globalpost.com