Falkland Islands

Voting in Falklands over UK status

Voting in Falklands over UK status

Residents of the Falkland Islands have started voting in a sovereignty referendum that seeks to counter Argentina's increasingly assertive claim over the British-ruled territory.

Oil fuels standoff over Falklands

Oil fuels standoff over Falklands

Argentina has stepped up its row with Britain over the Falklands, its foreign minister thanking God for the decline of the British Empire and vowing to prosecute oil firms exploring off the remote South Atlantic islands.

Britain rejects Argentina calls for Falkland talks

Britain rejects Argentina calls for Falkland talks

Britain has rejected calls from Argentine President Cristina Fernandez for talks over the disputed Falkland Islands after she wrote an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.

UK summons Argentine envoy over Falklands "intimidation"

UK summons Argentine envoy over Falklands "intimidation"

Britain has summoned Argentina's ambassador to London after masked men ransacked the offices of a shipping company in Buenos Aires, a move the Foreign Office alleged was aimed at deterring ships from visiting the disputed Falkland Islands.

UK warns Argentina over Falklands 'aggression'

UK warns Argentina over Falklands 'aggression'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned Argentina that London stands "ready and willing" to defend the Falkland Islands, 30 years after Britain recaptured the South Atlantic archipelago whose sovereignty remains a hotly contested issue.

Argentina blocks British-linked ships in Falklands spat

Provincial authorities in Argentina have prohibited two British-linked cruise ships from docking in Tierra del Fuego, upping the ante in Argentina's spat with Britain over the Falkland Islands.

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