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Argentine leader refuses to bow over Falklands

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner dismissed Tuesday a referendum that saw Falkland islanders vote overwhelmingly to remain a British territory, rejecting demands that she accept the outcome. Kirchner, whose popularity has plummeted under economic woes at home, said the vote in the disputed South Atlantic archipelago was a "parody," and even the United States, Britain's firmest ally, acknowledged Argentina's claim.

Britain tells Argentina to respect Falklands vote

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. A near unanimous 99.8 percent of the voters in the disputed South Atlantic archipelago voted "yes", according to official results, with a 92 percent turnout. Only three of the 1,517 valid ballots were cast against staying an internally self-governing British territory.

US says 'no change' to neutral Falklands stand

The United States on Tuesday said it took "note" of an overwhelming vote by Falkland Islanders to remain a British territory, but refused once again to take sides in the dispute with Argentina. "The residents have clearly expressed their preference for a continued relationship with the United Kingdom," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. "That said, we obviously recognize that there are competing claims. Our formal position has not changed. We recognize the de facto UK administration of the islands, but we take no position on sovereignty claims."

Britain tells Argentina to respect Falklands vote

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. 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. Only three of the 1,517 valid ballots were cast against staying an internally self-governing British territory.

Vote shows 'weakness' of Britain's Falkland claim : envoy

Argentina on Tuesday dismissed a two-day long vote in the Falklands as a "ploy" by Great Britain meant to mask the "weakness" London's claim to the islands. The remarks by Argentina's ambassador to Britain, Alicia Castro, to local radio here came a day after residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to remain a self-governed British overseas territory.

UK's Cameron tells Argentina to respect Falklands vote

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. 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. Only three of the 1,517 valid ballots were cast against staying an internally self-governing British territory.

Falkland Islanders vote overwhelmingly to stay British

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. Some 92 percent of the 1,672 eligible voters turned out to deliver a 99.8 percent "yes" vote in favour of staying an internally self-governing British territory, according to official results. Only three votes out of 1,517 valid ballots were cast against the islands remaining British.

British PM urges Argentina to respect Falklands vote

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. "They should take careful note of this result. The Falkland Islanders couldn't have spoken more clearly. They want to remain British and that view should be respected by everybody, including by Argentina," Cameron said. ar/lc

British PM urges Argentina to respect Falklands vote

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. Before the result, Buenos Aires had dismissed the vote as meaningless in international law, saying it would not affect its claims on the South Atlantic archipelago. But Cameron said the 99.8 percent "yes" vote, on a turnout of 92 percent, was "the clearest possible result there could be" and Argentina should respect that.

Falkland Islanders vote massively in favour of staying British

Falkland Islanders on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British oversees territory in a referendum designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal. Some 92 percent of the islands' 1,672 eligible voters turned out to deliver a 99.8 percent "yes" vote in favour of staying an internally self-governing British territory, according to official results. Only three votes out of 1,517 were cast against the islands remaining British.
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