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Brexit could threaten Gibraltar's online gaming sector

Gibraltar - Deep inside the Rock of Gibraltar are vaults harbouring a prized treasure: the servers that power the websites of online gaming companies, the territory's biggest source of income.And their future could be under threat from Brexit.

Gibraltar bets on holding online gambling top spot

Gibraltar - Gibraltar Friday vowed to do whatever it takes to keep its position as a leading online gambling jurisdiction despite Britain's looming exit from the European Union.

Tensions as Spain ship enters disputed Gibraltar waters

Gibraltar - A Spanish warship sailed into disputed waters off Gibraltar on Tuesday, the British overseas territory said, at a time of high tension between London and Madrid over the fate of the Rock.

Op-Ed: Britain would go to war over Gibraltar? You’re kidding?

Gibraltar - A senior Tory, Michael Howard, a former party leader, has made the equation between Gibraltar, a major bone of contention with EU member Spain, and the Falkland Islands war of the 1980s. It’s hard to tell if this is fact or fiction.

Gibraltar's leader furious over EU Brexit proposal

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's leader Fabian Picardo on Friday hit out at an EU proposal to give Spain a say in the future of the British overseas territory post-Brexit, branding it "unnecessary" and "discriminatory.

In Gibraltar, Union Jack still favoured despite Brexit

Gibraltar - Gibraltarians voted by 96 percent to remain in the European Union but as Brexit looms, they say their attachment to the United Kingdom still prevails, unlike some in Scotland who would rather remain in the bloc.

Snooker: Shaun Murphy wins Gibraltar Open Special

England’s former world snooker champion Shaun Murphy won the second Gibraltar Open, beating Judd trump in the short-sprint final, by 4 frames to 2. With the tournament afforded ranking points, this was Murphy’s seventh major win.

Spain, Gibraltar police seize hashish after high-speed boat chase

Gibraltar - Spanish and Gibraltarian police on Thursday recovered hashish worth nearly five million dollars that was thrown into the Bay of Gibraltar by drug traffickers to escape a high-speed chase.

Don't rock the boat, Gibraltar pleads as Brexit breeds fear

Gibraltar - It's early morning and the sun shines down on a line of cars in southern Spain waiting to cross into Britain... or rather its overseas territory Gibraltar where a potential Brexit has set alarm bells clanging.

Gibraltar accuses Spanish customs officers of firing at fishermen

Gibraltar - Gibraltar on Tuesday accused Spanish customs officers of firing four shots in the direction of one of its fishing boats in the tiny British territory's waters.

Spanish customs pursue drug smugglers onto Gibraltar beach

Gibraltar - A Spanish customs vessel and helicopter chased suspected drug smugglers onto a beach in Gibraltar early Sunday, in what the British government said was "clear violation of UK sovereignty.

Online gambling site 888 poker looking to grow even larger

Reports have it that the popular online gambling site, 888 Poker, may soon be connected to the Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment gambling site. That's because the parent company of 888 Poker is taking a run at buying up Bwin.Party.

Newborn baby, child among four found dead in Gibraltar flat

Gibraltar - Police in Gibraltar are investigating the death of a family of four, including a six-week-old baby girl and her four-year-old sister, who were found dead on Monday in a flat in the tiny British territory.

European bird populations in precipitous decline

Exeter - Over the last 30 years, bird populations Europe-wide have fallen drastically with the sharpest falls seen among the most common bird species.

Neanderthal art in Gibraltar unveils the iconic 'hashtag'

Gibraltar - Anyone who thinks the hashtag character is recent didn't know the Neanderthals. Recent discoveries in the British territory of Gibraltar have uncovered stone carvings resembling either "tic-tac-toe" or the proverbial hashtag character itself.

EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling

Gibraltar - The EU's anti-fraud office on Monday urged Gibraltar and Spain to launch legal action after it found signs that organised crime was behind a rise in cigarette smuggling in southern Spain.

Gibraltar voted '6th crappiest town in the UK' in guide book

Gibraltar - While strictly speaking a "British Overseas Territory" and not a British town, Gibraltar has been voted the 6th crappiest town in Britain in the third edition of the controversial UK guidebook "Crap Towns Returns."

Gibraltar complains of four Spanish jet planes entering airspace

Gibraltar - In the latest incident in the tensions between Gibraltar and Spain, four Spanish jet planes buzzed the tiny British-held territory on Wednesday, entering the airspace apparently without permission.

Britain in tizzy over Spanish shot fired in waters off Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Britain is upset over the "completely unacceptable" firing of a weapon by a Spanish patrol officer in the waters off Gibraltar on Sunday, in what was called an "illegal incursion by a Guardia Civil vessel."

Margaret Thatcher feared Spanish attack on Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Cabinet papers, released last Friday to the National Archives, show that the Spanish media's support for Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands made Thatcher nervous that Spain would invade Gibraltar.
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