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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
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Five earthquakes shake Falkland Islands in 2 hours; no injury reports

STANLEY, Falkland Islands, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Five earthquakes, including a 7-magnitude quake, rattled the Falkland Islands for more than 2 hours Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Gibraltar row creates new headache for Brussels

BRUSSELS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- European Union negotiators have renewed a diplomatic initiative to mediate a worsening British-Spanish standoff over Gibraltar, the British overseas territory disputed by Madrid.

Falklands oil prospecting firms near merger

STANLEY, Falkland Islands, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Two of the companies drilling for oil in the Falkland Islands' South Atlantic waters are merging and further corporate patch-ups may not be far behind, industry analysts said.

Argentina goes for second-hand jets for air force

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As compromises go, Argentina is buying used French Mirage jets from Spain rather than pour scarce cash into an ambitious but more desirable acquisition of new aircraft.

South Atlantic fish resources at risk from warmer climate

PORT STANLEY, Falkland Islands, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Fishing is at risk from climate change in the South Atlantic waters, new research shows.

Message in a bottle recovered in New Zealand

STEWART ISLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A message in a bottle dropped into the south Atlantic by a marine researcher has washed up half a world away in New Zealand, the note's author said.

Dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar heats up

GIBRALTAR, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A Gibraltar official is accusing the Spanish government of using a dispute with Britain to divert attention from Spain's domestic problems.

Adm. John Woodward dies at 81, led British Falklands invasion

BOSHAM, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Adm. John Woodward, who led the British naval force that recaptured the Falkland Islands from Argentina in 1982, has died. He was 81.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 17, 2013.
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British scientist who helped discover Antarctic ozone 'hole' dies

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 13 (UPI) -- Joe Farman, a British physicist who helped identify the "hole" in the ozone layer over the southern pole, has died, British Antarctic Survey officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
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Britain doubted Falklands War, papers say

Britain doubted Falklands War, papers say

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- High-ranking British government members were skeptical of the military defense of the Falkland Islands in 1982, newly released papers indicate.

Pope may be dragged into Falklands dispute

BUENOS AIRES, March 14 (UPI) -- Pope Francis, acclaimed worldwide as a powerful new champion for the world's poor, risks becoming embroiled in Agentina's increasingly strident rhetoric of a sovereignty claim on British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands.
Britain: Respect Falklanders' wishes

Britain: Respect Falklanders' wishes

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- The international community is called on to recognize the wishes of Falkland Islanders, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

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Falkland Islanders vote on sovereignty

STANLEY, Falkland Islands, March 10 (UPI) -- Falkland Islands' voters went to the polls Sunday to decide a referendum asking whether they want to remain a territory of the United Kingdom.

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Falkland islanders prepare for referendum

STANLEY, Falkland Islands, March 9 (UPI) -- The coming referendum in the Falkland Islands has lured the international news media and official election observers to the remote British overseas territory.
DNA helps explain Falkland Islands wolves

DNA helps explain Falkland Islands wolves

ADELAIDE, Australia, March 5 (UPI) -- Australian researchers say DNA has helped understand the history of the now-extinct Falkland Islands wolf, the only land-based mammal on the isolated islands.

Argentina ups stakes in Falklands claim

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman raised the stakes in the diplomatic debate on his country's claim on Falkland Islands during a London visit marked by outlandish statements, open rows with Britain and rhetorical own-goals.
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