Falkland Islands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23231/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 URGENT ¥¥¥ Argentina rejects invitation to meet Falklanders in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/urgent-argentina-rejects-invitation-meet-falklanders-london <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>Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman on Thursday rejected an invitation from his British counterpart William Hague to meet members of the Falkland Islands government during his visit to London next week.</p> <p>"The international community does not recognise a third party in this dispute," declared Timerman, insisting that the United Nations regards the dispute over the islands Argentines call The Malvinas as a bilateral issue between London and Buenos Aires.</p> <p>sa/sg/dc</p> Falkland Islands AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742248 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain 'disappointed' after Argentina snubs Falklands talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/britain-disappointed-after-argentina-snubs-falklands-talks <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>Britain said on Friday it was disappointed that Argentina had rejected an invitation to meet Falkland Islands officials during Foreign Minister Hector Timerman's planned visit to London next week.</p> <p>Timerman said in Buenos Aires on Thursday that he did not want a "third party" in the talks, insisting the United Nations regards the dispute over the islands in the South Atlantic Ocean as a bilateral issue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/britain-disappointed-after-argentina-snubs-falklands-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman War William Hague AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742853 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain to Argentina: No Falklands talks without locals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/britain-argentina-no-falklands-talks-without-locals <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>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Britain told Argentina on Friday it was unwilling to discuss the disputed status of the Falkland Islands unless talks included the local pro-British authorities there too, deepening a diplomatic spat over the South Atlantic archipelago.</p> <p>Britain set out its position after visiting Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman rejected a London meeting with his British counterpart William Hague on Thursday because he objected to the presence of Falkland islanders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/britain-argentina-no-falklands-talks-without-locals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Margaret Thatcher Political geography Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:46:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743085 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina rejects Falklands referendum as illegal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/argentina-rejects-falklands-referendum-illegal <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>Argentina rejected as illegal Friday a referendum that is to be held among Falkland islanders on the status of the disputed South Atlantic archipelago.</p> <p>"The referendum is illegal because the United Nations declared it to be a nation implanted since 1833 when London invaded and expelled the Argentine inhabitants," Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said on C5N television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/argentina-rejects-falklands-referendum-illegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Political geography War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743270 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Falklands will be ours in 20 years', Argentina says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/falklands-will-be-ours-20-years-argentina-says <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>Argentina expects to have control of the British-held Falkland Islands within 20 years, the country's foreign minister said in comments published on Tuesday.</p> <p>During a visit to London, Hector Timerman said in a joint interview with The Independent and The Guardian newspapers that Argentina would not take military action but that Britain would be forced to compromise soon.</p> <p>"I don’t think it will take another 20 years," he was quoted as saying by the newspapers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/falklands-will-be-ours-20-years-argentina-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Labor Law Political geography Politics Religion Social Issues War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746372 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentine minister, UK lawmakers trade barbs in stormy meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/argentine-minister-uk-lawmakers-trade-barbs-stormy-meeting <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>* Argentine foreign minister Timerman in high-profile visit to UK</p> <p>* Timerman stakes claim to Falklands, declines to meet UK counterpart</p> <p>* Timerman has acrimonious debate with British lawmakers</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Argentina accused Britain on Tuesday of promoting Israeli-type settlement on occupied land in the Falkland Islands, while British parliamentarians said Buenos Aires was using "megaphone diplomacy" to assert its claims to the islands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/argentine-minister-uk-lawmakers-trade-barbs-stormy-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Hector Timerman Héctor Timerman Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746822 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina: we will prosecute Falkland energy firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-4 <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>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Argentina will continue legal action against energy firms working on the disputed, British-controlled Falkland Islands, Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"We will continue to seek legal action against (these) hydrocarbon companies ... they are stealing the natural resources of Argentina," he told reporters.</p> Falkland Islands Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:00:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747492 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Oil fuels British-Argentine standoff over Falklands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-argentina-vows-prosecute-falklands-oil-firms <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>* Argentine foreign minister visiting London over Falkland Islands dispute</p> <p>* Meets hostile response; British, Argentine accusations fly</p> <p>* Vows to prosecute oil firms exploring islands, accuses them of theft (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-argentina-vows-prosecute-falklands-oil-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economy of the Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Political geography Rockhopper Exploration Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:46:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747544 at http://www.globalpost.com Falkland Islanders 'do not exist' says Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/falkland-islanders-do-not-exist-says-argentina <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>Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Wednesday that the Falkland Islanders "do not exist" after snubbing the chance of talks with their government members.</p> <p>Timerman told a press conference in London that the 3,000-odd residents of the South Atlantic archipelago were simply British citizens who live there.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague met Jan Cheek and Dick Sawle, from the eight-member Falkland Islands legislative assembly, for talks at the Foreign Office in London, but Timerman declined an invitation to join them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/falkland-islanders-do-not-exist-says-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman Politics of the Falkland Islands War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:17:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747650 at http://www.globalpost.com British posture on Falklands 'smells of oil': Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/british-posture-falklands-smells-oil-argentina <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>Argentina's foreign minister said Thursday that Britain's attachment to the Falkland Islands had a "strong smell of oil," in a swipe at British underwater prospecting around the disputed archipelago.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who visited London this week to meet groups promoting bilateral dialogue, accused Britain of "not moving its posture by one iota" and "using the islanders to justify its own intransigence."</p> <p>"What I sense in the British position is a strong smell of oil," Timerman told Radio del Plata.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/british-posture-falklands-smells-oil-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Falkland Islands Héctor Timerman War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749070 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Argentina dismisses Falklands vote, says oil industry unfeasible http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/argentina-dismisses-falklands-vote-says-oil-industry-unfeasible <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>* Falkland Islands to hold referendum on sovereignty</p> <p>* Relations between Argentina and Britain at low over territory</p> <p>* Two nations fought war over islands in 1982</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - A referendum on the fate of the Falkland Islands is a publicity stunt with no legal status, Argentina's ambassador to Britain said on Monday, warning that oil exploitation around the territory was impossible without better regional ties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/argentina-dismisses-falklands-vote-says-oil-industry-unfeasible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands International relations oil Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:00:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773226 at http://www.globalpost.com Facts about the Falkland Islands ahead of referendum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/facts-about-the-falkland-islands-ahead-referendum <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>Factbox on the Falkland Islands ahead of the referendum Sunday and Monday on their status as a British overseas territory:</p> <p>GENERAL:</p> <p>Population: 2,563</p> <p>Capital: Stanley (2,121 residents)</p> <p>Other chief settlements: Goose Green (70), Port Howard (20)</p> <p>Status: Self-governing British Overseas Territory</p> <p>Islanders' self-declared national identity: 59 percent Falkland Islander; 29 percent British; 9.8 percent St Helenian; 5.4 percent Chilean</p> <p>Main religion: Anglican</p> <p>Timezone: GMT -4</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/facts-about-the-falkland-islands-ahead-referendum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Outline of the Falkland Islands West Falkland AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:30:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776776 at http://www.globalpost.com Falklanders hope to send a message with referendum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/falklanders-hope-send-message-referendum <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>The Falkland Islands will vote in a referendum on Sunday and Monday which residents hope will send a crystal-clear message to Argentina and the world about their strong desire to stay British.</p> <p>In a move instigated by residents of the barren archipelago themselves, the 1,672 eligible voters are being asked specifically whether they want the Falklands to retain their status as an internally self-governing British overseas territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/falklanders-hope-send-message-referendum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands Government Political geography War AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:30:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776778 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina says Falklands referendum will change nothing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/argentina-says-falklands-referendum-will-change-nothing <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>Argentina on Friday dismissed the upcoming referendum in the Falklands Islands over the question of whether to keep the archipelago British, saying the vote will have no impact on the dispute.</p> <p>In a move instigated by residents of the island chain, the 1,672 eligible voters are being asked specifically whether they want the Falklands to retain their status as an internally self-governing British overseas territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/argentina-says-falklands-referendum-will-change-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Falkland Islands Government War AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:46:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777783 at http://www.globalpost.com