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Argentina Action Over UK Oil Firms In Falklands

Written By nana jamaika on Jumat, 17 April 2015 | 20.14

Argentina has started legal action against three British companies drilling for oil and gas off the disputed Falkland Islands.

Argentina's minister for the Falklands, Daniel Filmus, announced the start of the lawsuit in London.

Mr Filmus said a judge in Rio Grande, Argentina, had agreed to take on the case, involving three UK firms and two from the US.

The UK firms are understood to be Rockhopper, Premier Oil and Falkland Oil and Gas.

The move has raised tensions in a diplomatic row over the islands' sovereignty.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond described it as "an outrageous piece of bullying".

"It's an outrageous abuse of international procedure and we will take any action we can to resist it," Mr Hammond said.

"We are talking to the United States about what action we can take."

Mr Filmus told a press conference in London that his country was determined to use international and national law to settle the case.

The lawsuit came despite the fact Britain had made clear last week it believed any action would be "unreasonable".

Sky sources said Argentina's UK ambassador was last week summoned to the Foreign Office and given a "dressing down".

A statement on behalf of the Falklands Island Government dismissed the lawsuit as "another attempt by Argentina to try to block economic growth in the Falkland Islands".

"The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) fails to see how drilling is in any way a provocation," the statement read.

"We have the right to develop our economy, including the hydrocarbons industry, and we are exercising that right.

"Exploration drilling has been happening in Falkland Islands waters for many years.

"It is worth remembering that it was the Government of Argentina who walked away from working with the Falkland Islands on the development of a hydrocarbons industry some years ago.

"Argentine domestic law does not apply to the Falkland Islands and this latest action is clearly another attempt by Argentina to try to block economic growth in the Falkland Islands."


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Rolls-Royce Wins £6.1bn Emirates Engine Order

Rolls-Royce has won a £6.1bn order, a record for the company, from Emirates for engines to power 50 Airbus A380 superjumbos.

Rolls-Royce said its Trent 900 engines would power 50 Airbus A380 aircraft due to enter service from 2016 and the contract included support work.

Its chief executive John Rishton told Sky News the new business would safeguard UK jobs not only at Rolls-Royce but in the supply chain until 2020.

He said of the deal: "The success of Emirates over the last thirty years has been extraordinary; this is in no small part thanks to the exceptional leadership of Sir Tim Clark.

"Rolls-Royce has been proud to have been part of this success, powering Emirates aircraft since 1996.

"We are delighted that Emirates has again placed its trust in our technology, with the biggest order in our history."

Sir Tim, who is president of Emirates, added: "Rolls-Royce is a key partner for Emirates and we have been impressed with its commitment to continual improvements in the economic and operational performance of the Trent 900.

"These improvements have been decisive factors in our selection of the product for 50 of our A380s.

"Today's announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe."

The order is a huge boost for Rolls-Royce.

It issued a profit warning in February after confirming its first fall in annual revenues for a decade.

Three months previously, Rolls-Royce had announced plans to cut 2,600 jobs - a result of defence spending cuts, global economic uncertainty and falling commodity prices.

The company, which has major bases in Bristol and Derby, said it expected 2015 to be tougher than expected as the recent slide in oil prices had resulted in "increasing uncertainty" for many of its customers.

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Sturgeon Warns Miliband 'Don't Let Tories In'

Nicola Sturgeon has said voters will not forgive Ed Miliband if he turns down the chance to kick-out the Tories.

Ms Sturgeon told Sky News, Mr Miliband needed to be more than just a pale imitation of David Cameron.

She said: "I get a strong sense that people really want change. So there is an opportunity at this election to deliver change.

"Ed Miliband knows as well as me that if there is an anti-Tory majority, the only way David Cameron gets back into Downing Street is if Ed Miliband is prepared to stand back and let him back in.

"If he does that, then Labour voters in Scotland will never forgive him and I suspect Labour voters across the UK would never forgive him."

In an opposition leaders' TV debate on Thursday, Ms Sturgeon repeatedly called on Mr Miliband to work with her party to "lock" the Tories out power.

But the Labour leader argued they had "profound differences" and said he could not be in coalition with a party leader who wanted to break up the Union.

Ms Sturgeon on Friday told Sky News: "We are not talking about a coalition. Let's think about 8 May.

"If Ed Miliband and the SNP between us have more MPs than David Cameron has, is Ed Miliband really saying he will stand back and not work with the SNP, he's just going to watch David Cameron go back into Downing Street?

"If that is his position, let him come out and say that."

Her comments came as Mr Cameron warned a deal between Labour and the SNP would mean more borrowing and taxes.

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In a Twitter post, Mr Cameron said: "Ed Miliband won't rule out a vote-by-vote deal with the SNP so he can be PM. It would mean more borrowing and more taxes and you would pay."

Pressed over the SNP leader's offer, Mr Miliband said: "My message to Nicola Sturgeon is 'thanks, but no thanks'."

He added: "It's not going to happen. I will never compromise our national security, I will never compromise our commitment to fiscal responsibility, I will never compromise on the nature of our United Kingdom."

Mr Miliband had used the opposition leaders debate to challenge Mr Cameron, who did not take part, to a "one-on-one" showdown.

But Mr Cameron dismissed the call, pointing to the 146 weekly exchanges they have had at Prime Minister's questions.

A poll by Survation/ Daily Mirror indicated Mr Miliband won the debate with 35%, while Ms Sturgeon came a close second on 31% with UKIP's Nigel Farage on 27%.

All those taking part in the debate rounded on Mr Cameron for not taking part.

But the PM said he was "not invited" and also repeated his warning that Labour backed by the SNP "would break up Britain and bankrupt Britain".

He added: "I think you saw on your television screens last night just a hint of the chaos you would get from that sort of coalition."

Mr Farage has also told Sky News he had "no regrets" over his remarks during the debate in which he claimed the audience were biased, resulting in him being jeered.

He argued the studio audience were "way out of line" with public opinion.

Meanwhile, back on the campaign trail, Mr Miliband has promised to end the "scandal" of long-term internships, and Mr Cameron warned of the threat to the Conservative "jobs miracle" if Labour gets back into office.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg travelled to Gordon, Scotland, where ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond is vying to wrestle the seat from his party.

Mr Clegg has appealed to Labour and Tory supporters to vote tactically to prevent Mr Salmond "dancing off to strut his stuff on the Westminster stage".

:: Kay Burley will be spending the day with Nicola Sturgeon today. Watch live on Sky channel 501, Virgin Media channel 602, Freeview channel 82 and Freesat channel 202.


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Murdered Becky Watts Died From Suffocation

By Adele Robinson, Sky News Correspondent

Bristol teenager Becky Watts died from suffocation, Avon and Somerset Police have revealed.

Their statement came as tributes were paid at the funeral to the teenager  who "touched the hearts of the nation".

Hundreds of people, including friends and family, gathered for the service at St Ambrose Church in the Whitehall district of Bristol.

Mourners, some wearing T-shirts featuring a photograph of Becky, threw pink roses as the horse-drawn carriage carrying her coffin arrived.

The 16-year-old disappeared from her family home in Crown Hill on the 19 February.

A huge search was conducted for the missing teenager, including a widespread online social media campaign.

Eleven days after she vanished, police discovered Becky's body parts at a house in Barton Hill in Bristol on 2 March.

At the service the Rev James read a tribute written by Becky's father, Darren Galsworthy.

"Secondary school was when our family went through very dark times. Becky was bullied about her weight and consequently we almost lost her to anorexia.

"But with a lot of care from us and hospital education we were able to get our Becky back.

"...Becky has left a huge void in our lives and touched the hearts of the nation.

"We all loved you so much and as you look down from heaven just look at whatyour short life has achieved - not bad for a shy girl.

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    Public lay flowers near a property in Barton Court, Bristol, as a tribute to teenager Becky Watts

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Newborn Baby Left In Amusement Arcade Toilets

Police are trying to find the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in public toilets at an amusement arcade in Southport.

The girl has been named as April by staff at Ormskirk Hospital where she is being treated.

She was just several hours old when staff at Silcock's Amusement Arcade found her in the disabled toilet on Thursday evening.

Police said there was evidence that April was "born where she was found".

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton said: "Our primary concern is for the health of the girl's mother. She is not in any trouble.

"I would urge April's mother to urgently come forward or at least seek treatment, as she could suffer medical complications which are potentially very dangerous.

"Please make contact with Ormskirk Hospital as soon as possible, if you are outside the area please get in touch with a medical professional.

"You are not in trouble, we need to get you back together with your daughter."

Police later released a CCTV image of woman they were hoping to trace in connection with the inquiry and urged her to get in touch.

:: A 24-hour phone line has been set up by the hospital, in order for the mother to make contact. The number is 01695 656 926.

:: Anyone who may be able to help locate April's mother is asked to contact officers on 0151 777 3835.


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Preacher Murder Police Make Terror Arrests

Written By nana jamaika on Kamis, 16 April 2015 | 20.14

By Richard Suchet, Sky News Reporter

Police investigating the murder of Syrian-born preacher Abdul Hadi Arwani have arrested two people on suspicion of terror offences.

A 53-year-old woman was detained in Brent on Wednesday, and a 61-year-old man, already being held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder the imam, was re-arrested over terror offences.

The arrests came as an inquest was opened into the death of Mr Arwani, whose body was found in a car with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was discovered slumped behind the wheel of his Volkswagen Passat on 7 April.

Mr Arwani had been the imam at the An-Noor Cultural and Community Centre in Acton, west London, from 2005 to 2011 - and he was an outspoken critic of Syrian president Bashar al Assad.

Opening the inquest at North London Coroner's Court, Coroner Andrew Walker offered his condolences to Mr Arwani's son, who was present for the short hearing.

It was confirmed that on the day he died, Mr Arwani - who also had a building company - had "agreed to meet up with a male at a pre-arranged location" where he was fatally wounded.

A post-mortem examination confirmed cause of death as "multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen" and the inquest has now been adjourned until 30 October.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of Mr Arwani.

Leslie Cooper will stand trial on 12 October, 2015.


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DJ Neil Fox Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Offences

DJ Neil Fox has pleaded not guilty to nine sex offences against six alleged victims, including three who were under 16 at the time.

The 53-year-old, from Fulham in west London, was in Westminster Magistrates' Court to face seven counts of indecent assault, and two sexual assault charges.

After the charges were announced on 23 March, Mr Fox's lawyer said he "categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him".

The offences relating to the three juveniles were alleged to have taken place between 1991 and 1996 - one of them at the Chessington World of Adventures theme park.

The other three complainants were allegedly attacked by Mr Fox between 2003 and 2014, and one woman claims she was repeatedly assaulted at Capital Radio's Leicester Square studios.

Mr Fox was suspended from his job at Magic FM while police investigated the allegations, made by six women between the ages of 14 and 36.

He was first arrested last September, then again in December and again in March.

Scotland Yard said its investigation was not part of the Operation Yewtree inquiry into Jimmy Savile and others.

Mr Fox rose to fame presenting the chart show on Capital Radio, before appearing as a judge on Pop Idol between 2001 and 2003 alongside Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and Nicki Chapman.


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Karen Buckley: Remains Found As Man Held

Karen Buckley: Remains Found As Man Held

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A man is to appear in court after remains believed to be those of a missing Irish student were found on a farm.

The discovery was made close to Milngavie, north of Glasgow, by officers searching for 24-year-old Karen Buckley.

Formal identification of the remains has not taken place. Ms Buckley's relatives have been informed.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and police said they were "following a definite line of enquiry". He is due in court on Friday.

Ms Buckley was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning after a night out in Glasgow.

The student, from Cork, vanished after spending the night with friends at the city's Sanctuary nightclub.

She told them at around 1am she was going to the toilet but failed to return and left her jacket behind.

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    The search for the missing student shifted to the area around High Craigton Farm, to the north of the city, on Wednesday

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Fire service vehicles were later seen heading to the farm. Hours later police revealed that remains had been found

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Ms Buckley spent Saturday night with friends at Glasgow's Sanctuary nightclub but disappeared around 1am

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Police earlier searched near the flat in Dorchester Avenue where the student spent several hours on Sunday before apparently leaving around 4am

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Karen Buckley: Remains Found As Man Held

We use cookies to give you the best experience. If you do nothing we'll assume that it's ok.

A man is to appear in court after remains believed to be those of a missing Irish student were found on a farm.

The discovery was made close to Milngavie, north of Glasgow, by officers searching for 24-year-old Karen Buckley.

Formal identification of the remains has not taken place. Ms Buckley's relatives have been informed.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and police said they were "following a definite line of enquiry". He is due in court on Friday.

Ms Buckley was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning after a night out in Glasgow.

The student, from Cork, vanished after spending the night with friends at the city's Sanctuary nightclub.

She told them at around 1am she was going to the toilet but failed to return and left her jacket behind.

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  1. Gallery: Police Search Discover Remains In Search For Missing Student

    The search for the missing student shifted to the area around High Craigton Farm, to the north of the city, on Wednesday

The road to the farm was closed off

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Fire service vehicles were later seen heading to the farm. Hours later police revealed that remains had been found

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Ms Buckley spent Saturday night with friends at Glasgow's Sanctuary nightclub but disappeared around 1am

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Police earlier searched near the flat in Dorchester Avenue where the student spent several hours on Sunday before apparently leaving around 4am

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May: Top Gear Trolls Should Kill Themselves

James May has told Top Gear viewers who sent threatening tweets to Sue Perkins following rumours she could replace Jeremy Clarkson he does not want them as fans.

The presenter took to Twitter himself to tell online trolls who sent the Great British Bake Off host abusive messages they should "kill themselves".

He said: "If you're one of the people sending death threats to Sue Perkins, could you please do the world a much bigger favour by killing yourself."

May quickly clarified: "Obviously I don't actually want people to kill themselves but, really, we don't want them as fans."

Perkins denied she was in the running for the role after Clarkson's contract was not renewed by the BBC after his attack on a producer last month.

But she announced she was leaving Twitter on Tuesday as a result of the abuse.

She said: "Guys, post the utterly fabricated story about me and Top Gear, my timeline has been full of blokes wishing me dead. This morning, someone suggested they'd like to see me burn to death.

"All of which goes to say that I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace x."

Coral bookmakers had Dermot O'Leary as second favourite to present at 2-1, while actor Philip Glenister, famed for his role as the detective in Life On Mars, has also been rumoured to replace the ousted Clarkson.

Clarkson was the subject of an internal BBC investigation after he attacked Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, splitting his lip and verbally abusing him in a 30-second assault on 4 March.

The star received widespread public support - including from his friend Prime Minister David Cameron - in the aftermath of the fracas, and one million people signed a petition calling for the BBC to reinstate him.

But BBC director general Tony Hall said "a line has been crossed" and "there cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another".

:: Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 08457 90 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org


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Mother Charged With Son's Car Fire Murder

A mother has been charged with murdering her five-year-old son who died after a fire engulfed the car he was in.

Tommy Sheldon sustained life-threatening injuries after the blaze unfolded in Hampshire on 11 August 2014, and died a fortnight later.

His mother, Teresa, has now been charged with his murder - along with the attempted murder of a second person who cannot be named.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the 38-year-old has also been charged with the unlawful killing of her son.

Sheldon has been remanded in custody, and will appear at Winchester Crown Court at a later date.


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