Falkland Islands

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FIH considers acquisition approach from an Argentine fund as "unwelcome".

The much publicized and controversial bid from an Argentine group to acquire a leading position in the Falkland Islands Holdings, which owns the Falkland Islands Company, closely linked to the Islands' history and economy, has been considered "a real hazard" by FIH directors.

- MercoPress - FK

Hunger, Boredom And Disappointment Are A Literary Feast In 'Bleaker House'.

Nell Stevens retreated to a remote corner of the Falkland Islands in an attempt to write a novel. She came away with something better: This oddly winning memoir of deprivation, rain and penguins.

- NPR - US

Another RAF Falklands/Sao Paulo flight "surprises" Argentine and Brazilian diplomacy.

An RAF transport aircraft last week allegedly made a two-day return trip to Sao Paulo from MPA in the Falkland Islands, according to a report from columnist Martin Dinatale, based on sources from the Argentine Defense ministry. The aircraft was an Airbus 330 which left MPA on Sunday 12 March at 22:44, and landed in Sao ...

- MercoPress - FK

Malvinas Families surprise repudiation for Peace Nobel Perez Esquivel on his return from Falklands.

Argentine Veterans and relatives of fallen in Malvinas had a surprise for Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel and his party of fourteen, including a founder of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, when they landed in Buenos Aires airport after spending a week in the Falkland Islands where they travelled with a "peace, dialogue and ...

- MercoPress - FK

Almanac: The Falklands War.

On March 19, 1982, a small group of Argentine civilians planted their country's flag on a South Atlantic Island, sparking a battle over the remote British territory


Almanac: The Falklands War.

On March 19, 1982, a small group of Argentine civilians planted their country's flag on a South Atlantic Island, sparking a battle over the remote British territory. Jane Pauley reports.


Argentina authorizes a low cost airline to fly Falklands/Comodoro Rivadavia.

The Argentine Ministry of Transport awarded American Jet authorization for an air link between Comodoro Rivadavia, in Patagonia and the Falkland Islands, according to Resolution 136-E/2017 published in the Official Gazette and signed by minister Guillermo Dietrich.

- MercoPress - FK

Falklands' Law compliance needed for any Islands' major assets change of ownership.

The Falkland Islands government, FIG, stated on Friday that any proposal change of ownership affecting assets held in the Islands will be scrutinized for compliance with Falklands law. The statement follows the Argentine Dolphin Fund's announcement to the London Stock Exchange, earlier this week, of its interest in taking ...

- MercoPress - FK

Argentine tycoon bids for Falklands landowner.

Eduardo Elsztain thought to be driving takeover of islands' economic linchpin

- Financial Times - US

Argentina seeks better British ties but Falklands claim remains.

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina is pushing for closer ties with Britain ahead of its largest trade mission to London in two decades later this month by avoiding a historical point of disagreement: competing sovereignty claims to the Falkland Islands.

- Reuters - US

Falklands' lawmakers reject Argentine "sovereignty document" scam.

An Argentine antique dealer who offered to sell a copy of an old document that he claimed would destroy the Argentine historical case for sovereignty over the Falklands, has been turned down. According to this week's Penguin News edition, the Secretary of the group Asociación Civil de Amigos Malvinas/Falklands Gabriel Di ...

- MercoPress - FK

Falklands' deminer recovering from injuries during a clearance operation accident

Deminer Rodgers Mandava working to clear minefields in the Falkland Islands, was injured during an accident in a Moody Valley clearance operation on February 27, has recovered well from his injuries and work has resumed in the area, according to a report published by the Penguin News.

- MercoPress - FK

Falklands' television service to be fully restored this month; new transmitter on Sapper Hill

Falklands' television viewers in Stanley will be able by the end of the month, weather permitting, to again have a full service of its former level of transmission. A release from the Falklands government recalls that viewers are well aware of the problems encountered over the last nine month, caused by the TV transmitter ...

- MercoPress - FK

Falklands announces new demolitions on Friday, as part of the demining project

Falklands Islands demining project is advancing steadily and demolitions are planned for next Friday in the Moody Valley, west of Stanley. The demolitions are part of the several phases, several years, project to clear the Falklands of the mines planted by the Argentine military during the occupation of the Islands in 1982.

- MercoPress - FK

The Window for Argentina to Invade the Falkland Islands Is Fading

Robert Beckhusen Security, Big changes could be coming.  Today, the United Kingdom's defense of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic from air attack rests with four Eurofighter Typhoon jets and a detachment of 1970s-vintage Rapier anti-aircraft missiles — although Britain might have some short-ranged Starstreak ...

- The National Interest - US

BN may gain from 'Korean drama', says PAS leader

Iskandar Samad recalls how the Falklands War helped Thatcher to win big in the general election.

- Malaysiakini - MY