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  • Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate

    Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate

    • April 30, 2017

    Pope Francis has warned that “a good part of humanity” will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a resolution. Francis was asked as he travelled back to Rome from Egypt about North Korean ballistic missile tests

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  • Royal Navy’s latest nuclear submarine rolled out for tests

    Royal Navy’s latest nuclear submarine rolled out for tests

    • April 28, 2017

    A new Royal Navy nuclear submarine capable of firing Tomahawk missiles 1,000km has been rolled out of its dockyard to undergo preliminary tests. The 97-metre long attack sub HMS Audacious was edged from Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, ahead of sea trials expected to take place next year. The 7,400-tonne BAE Systems-built vessel is

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  • Lombard Odier to cut a third of its Gibraltar workforce

    Lombard Odier to cut a third of its Gibraltar workforce

    • April 27, 2017

    Swiss private bank Lombard Odier has announced 11 redundancies in its Gibraltar office, in a cost-cutting move it insists is unrelated to Brexit. The cuts affect a third of the bank’s 33-strong Gibraltar staff, who were informed of the developments at a meeting this morning. Lombard Odier has been present in Gibraltar since 1987 and

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  • Angela Merkel warns UK against Brexit ‘illusions’

    Angela Merkel warns UK against Brexit ‘illusions’

    • April 27, 2017

    Angela Merkel has claimed the UK has “illusions” about the realities of Brexit and insisted talks on the UK’s divorce bill from the European Union must be dealt with before negotiations on any trade deal can begin. The German chancellor’s stance puts her on a collision course with the UK, as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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  • Margallo returns with four-year ‘Hong Kongisation’ claim

    Margallo returns with four-year ‘Hong Kongisation’ claim

    • April 27, 2017

    Gibraltar could be Spanish “within four years”, Spain’s former foreign minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, said yesterday, insisting that “the Hong Kongisation” of the Rock was possible in that timescale. Addressing a forum in Zaragoza, Sr García-Margallo insisted – as he had done repeatedly while in office – that Brexit was the best opportunity Spain has

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  • Night bus tracker completed

    • April 27, 2017

    The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning has announced the completion of the real-time bus tracking service that covers all the working routes offered by the Gibraltar Bus Company. The final route, the Night Bus Route N8, which was commenced as a pilot scheme, will appear as from this Friday April 28 on the Bus Tracker

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Opinion

  • #Stephen’sNiche: Brexit Canadian style?

    #Stephen’sNiche: Brexit Canadian style?

    • April 26, 2017

    An Economist reader had a novel, if improbable, solution to the UK’s Brexit woes. Britain should simply become the 11th province of Canada. This, a Mr Ted Stroll argues, would allow Britain to have its trade cake and eat it too. Canada and the EU have a trade agreement and the UK would accede to

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  • Gibraltar rock reveals the rubble of democracy

    Gibraltar rock reveals the rubble of democracy

    • April 26, 2017

    by Shelina Assomull Gibraltar doesn’t appear in the international news very often, but recently it entered the spotlight. As the Brexit process commences, Gibraltarians have found themselves at the hands of an unfairly played card, by democratic standards. In the first draft of the Brexit negotiating guidelines came a single clause with a large impact;

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