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Falklands demining team have recovered over 3,000 anti-personnel mines and over 150 anti-tank mines.

SINCE their deployment in October 2016 through to June 2017, the BACTEC teams have worked on 47 minefield areas from Fox Bay, Port Howard and Goose Green to the Stanley area. The team will now leave for three months before continuing the current phase.

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UN C24 calls for negotiations over Falkland Islands sovereignty between Argentina, UK yet again.

President Mauricio Macri's administration Friday renewed Argentina's case before the United Nations' Decolonization Committee in New York to bring the United Kingdom to discuss sovereignty over the Falkland, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and their surrounding maritime spaces.

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Falklands Islands: Games 2017 Gotland Sweden.

INTERNATIONAL Sporting endeavour will take centre stage on June 24-30 when the Falkland Islands athletes will join their counterparts from many small Islands around the world to compete in the 17th NatWest Island Games in Gotland.

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Argentina to appear before UN Decolonization Committee as one on Falkland/Malvinas Islands case.

The entire political spectrum will join forces behind newly-appointed Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie as new appeal for UK to discuss sovereignty is expected to be launched.

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Falklands: Red Cross exhumes Argentine troop remains.

A team of forensic experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has exhumed the first of 123 Argentine soldiers buried in a Falklands Island cemetery after the 1982 war with Britain.

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The Falklands: 35 Years of Progress opens today at the A&D Gallery.

The Falklands: 35 Years of Progress' is the second photographic exhibition held by the Falkland Islands Government, and is an exhibition with a difference. The photographs were crowd-sourced by the Falkland Islands Government, which ran a competition to find the very best pictures from the Islands' many skilled ...

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Falkland/Malvinas Islands: Forensic identification of Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery starts today.

News release | Geneva –"Families of those who have died in armed conflict are entitled to have their loved ones identified – this is a requirement under international humanitarian law," said Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the International Committee


Identification of Argentine soldiers buried in Falklands begins.

As per the agreement between Argentina and Great Britain, the task is carried out by a mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross . Relatives of the fallen feel mixed emotions.Thirty-five years after the war and after prolonged negotiations between the two governments, the ICRC mission is already on the islands ...

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Ambassador Kent: Bilateral ties improving but Falkland islanders will define their own future'.

The British ambassador to Argentina, Mark Kent, underlined the United Kingdom's intentions to improve' bilateral relations and admitted a meeting between President Mauricio Macri and Prime Minister Theresa May within the framework of the G20 was possible. However, he made it clear that with regards to the Falkland Islands ...

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The Falklands: Then & Now opens at the Historic Dockyard Museum.

A fascinating new exhibition, entitled The Falklands: Then & Now was opened by the Acting Governor Alex Mitham, in the Historic Dockyard Museum last week. Museum Director, Andrea Barlow, thanks invited guests to the preview, and expressed her gratitude for the many contributions to the exhibition.

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Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years.

THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

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Falkland/Malvinas Islands: Head of ICRC team arrives ahead of project to identify Argentine soldiers buried on the Islands.

News release | Final preparations for identification of mortal remains of unidentified Argentine soldiers in Darwin cemetery at Falkland / Malvinas Islands.