Britain and Falkland Islanders rejected the idea of Pope Francis intervening in the long-running dispute with Argentina over the islands, which Buenos Aires claims are Argentine territory. "Go and kiss this land which is ours," the pope said to veterans.
Port Stanley -
The Falkland Islanders began voting on Sunday 10 in a referendum to decide whether they want to remain an overseas territory of Britain; the voting will continue today, amid tensions with Argentina over the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago.
The Argentinian Foreign Secretary, Hector Timerman, was due to meet British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London and discuss the Falkland Islands. He has now ditched those plans due to the latest spat.
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.
Margaret Thatcher is revealed to have expressed surprise at the Argentine junta's invasion of the Falkland Islands. Given the nature of that and other dictatorial regimes such capricious actions and behavior should be of no surprise.
Cape Town -
The UK is sending the powerful nuclear submarine "HMS Talent" to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands as a “a show of strength” to Argentina amid a growing diplomatic wrangle over the future of the South Atlantic islands.
The Nuclear Security Summit is taking place in Seoul, South Korea. It's purpose is to discuss world-wide nuclear security but Britain has now been accused of sending Trident nuclear missiles to the Falkland Islands.
Buenos Aires -
The outspoken musician Morrissey has caused a stir on his Argentinean tour with his band members wearing "We Hate William and Kate" T-shirts. This is part of Morrissey's continuing protest about the Falkland Islands.
The actor met with Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires on Tuesday Feb. 14 to show his support for the country in their attempt to hold talks over the disputed Falkland Islands.
British Prime Minister David Cameron accused Argentina of "colonialism" because of its insistence on reclaiming the Falkland/Malvinas and announced that he had convened the National Security Council of his country to address the situation of the islands.
British Foreign Minister, William Hague, made a statement in the House of Commons that Uruguay, Chile and Brazil would allow ships flying the British flag to dock in their ports whilst travelling to and from the Falkland Islands.