Latest Falklands War Anniversary News

  • Minister: Britain to add to Falklands Islands defense Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to add two transport helicopters and an enhanced communications system to its defense systems in the disputed Falklands Islands. More »

  • UK 'military lobby' behind Falklands beef-up: Argentina
    UK 'military lobby' behind Falklands beef-up: Argentina Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Argentina said Tuesday that Britain's plan to beef up its defenses in the Falkland Islands was a wasteful initiative pushed through by the military lobby. More »

  • Falklands: Cameron is a fool to send in the troops - Argentina's army is …
    Falklands: Cameron is a fool to send in the troops - Argentina's army is … Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Following news of the deployment of more British troops in Las Malvinas in response to a supposed arms deal between Argentina and Russia, there are a few things that must be said. First, the Argentine army is in no condition to defend its own country. Its military troops have been forced to relocate from the borders to take care of internal insecurity due a lack of personnel within the rest of the security forces. The military logistics by sea, air and land are in their worst shape in decades: ships are being sunk while they are moored, pilots are not flying so they have no experience, plus their planes are in pieces as a result of budget cuts over several years. More »

  • Chinooks to boost Falklands defence
    Chinooks to boost Falklands defence Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Britain is to deploy two RAF Chinook transport helicopters to help bolster the defence of the Falklands amid renewed fears of a fresh Argentine invasion of the islands. More »

  • Russia has 'more right' to Crimea than UK to Falklands, says Moscow
    Russia has 'more right' to Crimea than UK to Falklands, says Moscow Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Russia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted Sunday as London again denounced Moscow's "illegal annexation" of the peninsula. More »

  • British, Argentine swimmers to take Falklands plunge
    British, Argentine swimmers to take Falklands plunge Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Two swimmers from Argentina and Britain will brave the frigid waters that separate the two main islands in the Falklands in an event to mark the 1982 war between the nations over the remote South Atlantic archipelago. More »

  • Britain laughs off Argentine Falklands banknote as 'a stunt'
    Britain laughs off Argentine Falklands banknote as 'a stunt' Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain derided a new Argentine banknote featuring the disputed Falkland Islands as a stunt on Tuesday and said it had no intention of discussing sovereignty over the archipelago with Buenos Aires. Tensions over the Falklands, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina, still crackle more than 30 years after Argentine forces seized them and the then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher sent a task force to retake them. Hit by high inflation, Argentina issued a new 50-peso banknote this month described by the central bank as a reminder of the South American country's "undying claim" to Las Malvinas. More »

  • FALKLANDS Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Map locates the Falkland Islands; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm; More »

  • Falklands to unveil Thatcher statue in 2015
    Falklands to unveil Thatcher statue in 2015 Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Falkland Islands are to erect a statue next year of former British premier Margaret Thatcher, who defended the territory against Argentina in 1982, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Thursday. More »

  • UK gives Falklands medal for Argentine war role, hails Thatcher memorial
    UK gives Falklands medal for Argentine war role, hails Thatcher memorial Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday hailed plans to erect a memorial to Margaret Thatcher in the contested Falkand Islands and announced Britain would be giving the British Overseas Territory a medal for its role in a 1982 war with Argentina. The announcement is likely to anger the Argentine government which claims the islands as its own and has stepped up a campaign to get what it calls Las Malvinas back as exploration by oil and gas firms nearby has raised diplomatic tensions. ... More »

  • Haunted Falklands vet finds Argentine marine's family
    Haunted Falklands vet finds Argentine marine's family Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A British veteran searching for the identity of an Argentine marine he killed in the Falklands War will get a chance for closure after a newspaper found the man's family. More »

  • Public transport to say: 'Falklands are Argentine' Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Congress has ruled that all public transportation must display a sign saying: "Las Malvinas son Argentinas" ("The Falklands are Argentine"). More »

  • Argentina accuses Britain over Falklands Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is complaining about a British military training exercise near the Falkland Islands. More »

  • Argentina accuses Britain of 'new provocation' over Falklands
    Argentina accuses Britain of 'new provocation' over Falklands Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Argentina on Thursday accused Britain of carrying out military exercises near the Falkland Islands, saying it amounted to a "new provocation" in the long-running dispute over the rocky South Atlantic archipelago. More »

  • UK Falklands veteran tries to trace family of soldier he killed
    UK Falklands veteran tries to trace family of soldier he killed Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    British soldier Gordon Hoggan still has horrifying nightmares about killing an Argentinian marine with his bayonet during the Falklands War. More »

  • Clarkson: Falklands Row Mob Attack 'Terrifying'
    Clarkson: Falklands Row Mob Attack 'Terrifying' Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Jeremy Clarkson has told how he and his Top Gear crew were attacked by an angry crowd armed with rocks and pickaxe handles - saying it was "the most terrifying thing I've ever been involved in". More »

  • 'Top Gear' crew flee Argentina after 'Falklands' stoning
    'Top Gear' crew flee Argentina after 'Falklands' stoning Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The cast and crew of British motoring show "Top Gear" have fled Argentina after furious residents hurled stones at a BBC car bearing a license plate which appeared to reference the 1982 Falklands War. More »

  • Top Gear: First Photos of Smashed Car as Jeremy Clarkson Flees Argentina Over …
    Top Gear: First Photos of Smashed Car as Jeremy Clarkson Flees Argentina Over … Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    This is the car registration plate which has forced the Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his fellow stars to flee Argentina. More »

  • Putin Tells Britain To Resolve Falklands Row
    Putin Tells Britain To Resolve Falklands Row Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Vladimir Putin has waded into the Falkland Islands row, telling Britain it must sit down with Argentina for fresh talks to resolve the dispute. The Russian president, who has faced international criticism over the annexation of Crimea and continuing tensions on the Ukraine border, said his country supported "the necessity" to find a solution to the 200-year-old feud. Speaking at a dinner with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on a one-day visit to the country, Mr Putin added: "I'd like to draw attention to the words of the president regarding double discourse in international affairs." Ms Fernandez has previously accused Britain of double standards for criticising a pro-Russian secession vote in Crimea, while using last year's Falklands referendum, in which islanders voted in favour of remaining British, to justify its rule of the archipelago. More »

  • UN Calls On Britain To Hold Falklands Talks
    UN Calls On Britain To Hold Falklands Talks Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    A UN committee has approved a resolution calling on the UK and Argentina to negotiate over the Falkland Islands. Britain has previously rebuffed the South American nation's calls to negotiate the archipelago's ownership, saying it is up to the islands to decide. Argentina's foreign minister Hector Timerman, speaking at the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation, claimed the UK's refusal to "fulfil its obligations to negotiate" over the islands' sovereignty went against the founding principle of the UN. He added that Britain's absence at the meeting, for the fourth year running, indicated a lack of interest in solving the feud. More »

  • New UN resolution calls for Falklands dialogue Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee approved a new resolution Thursday calling on Britain and Argentina to negotiate a solution to their dispute over the Falkland Islands, essentially favoring Argentina's stance in the nearly 200-year-old feud. More »

  • FIFA probe Argentina for Falklands protest
    FIFA probe Argentina for Falklands protest Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    By Andrew Cawthorne BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Football world governing body FIFA said on Friday it had begun disciplinary proceedings against Argentina's football association due to a players' protest over the Falkland islands at a World Cup warmup game. At last week's home friendly against Slovenia in La Plata, the Argentina team stood behind a banner proclaiming sovereignty over the Falkland islands, or Malvinas as South Americans know them, in a long-running dispute with Britain. "Las Malvinas Son Argentinas," or "The Malvinas Are Argentine", read the large poster displayed on the pitch before Argentina's 2-0 win. More »

  • Soccer-FIFA probe Argentina for Falklands protest Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    By Andrew Cawthorne BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 13 (Reuters) - Football world governing body FIFA said on Friday it had begun disciplinary proceedings against Argentina's football association due to a players' protest over the Falkland islands at a World Cup warmup game. At last week's home friendly against Slovenia in La Plata, the Argentina team stood behind a banner proclaiming sovereignty over the Falkland islands, or Malvinas as South Americans know them, in a long-running dispute with Britain. ... More »

  • Argentina facing sanctions over Falklands banner
    Argentina facing sanctions over Falklands banner Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Argentina's football association is facing disciplinary measures from FIFA after some national team players at a recent friendly unfurled a banner related to the dispute over the Falkland Islands. More »

  • England players told: Don't mention Falklands war
    England players told: Don't mention Falklands war Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    England's players have been ordered to avoid answering questions on the Falklands at the World Cup finals following Argentina's provocative actions, a British newspaper has claimed. More »

  • Argentina uses match to raise Falklands issue
    Argentina uses match to raise Falklands issue Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands, which has soured relations for decades, is threatening to ignite again during the World Cup. More »

  • Argentina make Falklands protest before World Cup
    Argentina make Falklands protest before World Cup Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Argentina inflamed their rivalry with England on the eve of the World Cup, unfurling a banner claiming sovereignty of the Falkland Islands before defeating Slovenia 2-0. More »

  • Margaret Thatcher Almost Pulled England Out of 1982 World Cup Over Falklands …
    Margaret Thatcher Almost Pulled England Out of 1982 World Cup Over Falklands … Thu, May 1, 2014

    Margaret Thatcher considered pulling all home nations football teams out of the 1982 World Cup in Spain to avoid a clash with Argentina as tensions in the Falklands escalated. Documents released at the National Archives revealed Westminster feared diplomatic animosity between Britain and Argentina would boil onto the football pitch if either England, Scotland or Northern Ireland came up against the South American side at the tournament. It fell upon Environment Secretary Michael Heseltine, who also oversaw sport, to consider what the government's repsonse to a home nations side facing Argentina should be.  England and Northern Ireland were ultimately knocked out of the competition in the second round, while Scotland failed to make it out of their first round group. More »

  • Britain contemplated 1982 World Cup boycott over Falklands
    Britain contemplated 1982 World Cup boycott over Falklands Wed, Apr 30, 2014

    The British government considered withdrawing the country's football teams from the 1982 World Cup due to fears relating to the Falkland Islands conflict, newly released official documents revealed on Thursday. More »

  • Falklands 'Show Of Force' Angers Argentina
    Falklands 'Show Of Force' Angers Argentina Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Britain has been accused of planning a "show of force" in the Falkland Islands as it prepares for military exercises next week. The diplomatic clash has seen the British ambassador in Buenos Aires summoned by Argentina's Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Zuain in protest. A spokesman for the Embassy of Argentina in London said: "This action falls within a pattern already denounced by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on April 2, consisting of provocations and hostile acts towards Argentina from an extra-continental nuclear power. "Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Zuain has summoned the British ambassador in Buenos Aires to hand him a letter of protest in view of this new show of military force in the South Atlantic, a zone of peace. More »

  • Britain defends Falklands exercises after Argentine protest
    Britain defends Falklands exercises after Argentine protest Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The Foreign Office on Saturday brushed off condemnation by Argentina of British military exercises in the Falkland Islands, saying they were "routine". More »

  • Argentina Calls UK's Falklands Military Exercise an 'Act of Colonial …
    Argentina Calls UK's Falklands Military Exercise an 'Act of Colonial … Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Argentina is heaping scorn on the UK over the scheduled military exercise in the disputed Falkland Islands calling the drill a new "act of colonial aggression" by Britain. The country's deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuaín has summoned the British ambassador in Buenos Aires, John Freeman, over the exercise, which is to take place between 14 and 27 April. Argentine foreign minister Héctor Timermanon said: "This action is part of a pattern of behaviour reported by the Lady President's Office on the second of April, pursuant to which the provocations and hostile acts towards Argentina by an extra-nuclear power are repeated." More »

  • Argentine leader claims Falklands a NATO nuclear base
    Argentine leader claims Falklands a NATO nuclear base Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Argentine President Cristina Kirchner claimed Wednesday that the Falkland Islands serve as a nuclear base for the NATO alliance in the South Atlantic. More »

  • Crimea vote as worthless as Falklands poll - Argentina president
    Crimea vote as worthless as Falklands poll - Argentina president Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who has been campaigning for the Falkland Islands to become part of Argentina, said last week's referendum in Crimea was as worthless as a vote held last year over the British territory in the South Atlantic. Fernandez has been increasingly vocal about Argentina's claim to the archipelago, a British Overseas Territory over which Britain and Argentina fought a war in 1982. "This referendum (in Crimea) is worthless," Fernandez said, speaking through an interpreter at a news conference with French President Francois Hollande. "We can't simply defend the integrity of Crimea and not the Malvinas," Fernandez said. More »

  • Crimea Referendum: Kirchner Slams Britain's Double Standards after Falklands …
    Crimea Referendum: Kirchner Slams Britain's Double Standards after Falklands … Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    The Argentinian president has accused Britain of double standards over Crimea because London's condemnation of a referendum contradicted its support for a similar poll in the Falklands. After a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that Britain's different stance on the two votes defied logic. "If those in Crimea hold a referendum it's bad, but if the Kelpers [Falkland Islanders] do so that's fine," Kirchner said. More »