Oil may be behind renewed tension over the Falklands

More than 30 years after Argentina’s unsuccessful invasion of the Falkland Islands, a fresh war of words has broken out over the sovereignty of the British territory, a rocky archipelago about 8,000 miles from London but harboring outsize importance to both countries. The latest bout of controversy erupted after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Israel claims U.S. behind Europe move to condemn the settlements

The United States was behind Europe’s condemnation of Israel for approving thousands of housing units in Jerusalem and the West Bank, an Israeli official said. “The European move is essentially an American move. The Brits asked the Americans how to act,” an unnamed Israeli official with close ties to the U.S. administration told

Palestine’s yes vote: Is Israel losing grip in Europe?

It was hard to read the delegates’ expressions as they squinted at the board in the United Nations, searching for confirmation of who had and hadn’t voted for Palestine. As the camera zoomed into the results, the red figures revealed 138 countries were in favour, nine against

UK calls for justice over protests

The UK has urged the Sudanese authorities to bring to justice protesters who attacked the British and German embassies amid a wave of angry Muslim protests over a film lampooning the prophet Muhammad. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the Government had raised “serious concerns”

Romney to back Israel if Iran strike is needed

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would back Israel if it were to decide it had to use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, a senior aide said on Sunday. “If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would […]