Politics of the Falkland Islands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28794/all en Falkland Islanders invited to talk with Argentinian minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/falkland-islanders-invited-talk-argentinian-minister <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 has invited residents of the Falkland Islands to meet the Argentinian foreign minister when he visits London next week, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.</p> <p>Falkland Islanders said in a statement they would tell Hector Timerman that they want to be "left in peace" by Argentina, which claims the British-held archipelago is occupied Argentinian territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/falkland-islanders-invited-talk-argentinian-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Argentine people Politics Politics of the Falkland Islands War AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:45:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742147 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina rejects British invitation to meet Falklanders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/argentina-rejects-british-invitation-meet-falklanders <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 Thursday rejected a British invitation to meet Falkland Islands government officials during Foreign Minister Hector Timerman's planned visit to London next week.</p> <p>"The international community does not recognize a third party in this dispute," Timerman said, insisting the United Nations regards the dispute over the islands as a bilateral issue between London and Buenos Aires.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/argentina-rejects-british-invitation-meet-falklanders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Argentine people Hector Timerman Politics of the Falkland Islands War AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:30:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742285 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 H├ęctor 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