South Atlantic

White Puffs of Smoke? The Falkland Islands Referendum

Professor Klaus Dodds | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Klaus Dodds

The legacy of the referendum will be much more difficult to predict than the voting itself. For the Falkland Islanders, they have both reaffirmed the status quo but also prepared the ground for possible future referenda, which might one day include independence as an option.

Dodging Ice Around Cape Horn

Alex Thomson | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

There are reports of a lot of ice around Cape Horn area so naturally I am also a little apprehensive about that, but the race committee provide us with positions of all icebergs within the area on a daily bases, so with this information I should be able to navigate my way past the Horn safely and back into the south Atlantic.

An Eventful Third Week On Board HUGO BOSS

Alex Thomson | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

As anticipated the change in the positions has come this morning as those boats which were further West picked up the weather front and increased their speeds to the East. I'm keeping up now, averaging around 20 knots and have come out pretty much where I expected.

On Board With Alex Thomson - The Vendée Globe

Alex Thomson | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

On 10 November I embarked on one of the most gruelling sporting challenges in the world today - the solo round-the-world race, the Vendée Globe. The race has always been won by a Frenchman, but this year I hope to become the first Briton to win on board the 60ft monochrome yacht; HUGO BOSS.

'She Just Wants To Ruffle A Few Feathers'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

Argentinian President, Cristina Kirchner, has been accused of deliberately stoking international tensions over the Falkland Islands in an attempt to m...

'Less Than A Third' Of Falkland Islanders Consider Themselves British

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

A national census has shown less than a third of the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands consider themselves British, with almost two thirds of the is...

Minister Won't Meet With Argentina During Falklands Visit

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has turned down an invitation to attend talks in Argentina when he visits the Falklands next week. The Foreig...

Argentina Behaving In A 'Domineering' Way, Says Foreign Office Minister

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Politics

A Foreign Office minister has accused Argentina of "domineering" behaviour ahead of an official visit to mark the 30th anniversary of the liberation o...

Cameron Pays Tribute To Falklands Fallen

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron paid a personal tribute to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives to liberate the Falkland Islands. Making his first v...

Mystery Of The Deep (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

Floating eerily through the hazy depths of the ocean, this creature looks like it came straight out of science fiction movie The Abyss. The sight ...

What Has Happened to Argentine Dignity?

Peter Martindale | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The Argentine people should have the intelligence and dignity to drop all claims to the Falklands and so to benefit from improved relations and trade, or for ever be complaining about the state of their own country and what might have been.

Argentina To Court Scotland Over Falklands Claim

Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

Argentina is to attempt to forge an alliance with an independent Scotland as part of its campaign to claim to the Falkland Islands, it has been report...

Falklands Hero Brands Sean Penn An 'Idiot' Over Attack On Britain

Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Politics

Sean Penn has been branded an "idiot" by war veteran Simon Weston for his attack on Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands. The Hollywood actor la...

'Another Provocation': Argentina's Anger As MPs Plan Falklands Visit

Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs from the Commons defence committee are to visit the Falkland Islands, amid simmering tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the so...

Does Oil Make The Falklands Worth Defending?

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK

A majority of Britons think the dispute over the Falklands is more about oil than the rights of the islanders, but also agree that potential mineral w...

Argentina Renames Football League After Warship Sunk By Royal Navy

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Argentina has decided to rename its top flight football league after a warship sunk by the British Royal Navy during the Falklands conflict. When t...