June 14 - Falkland Islands commemorate 30th anniversary of the end of Falklands war, as dispute over the Islands continue. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The Falkland Islands commemorate the 30th anniversary of the end of the war with Argentina. British Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne and the Falklands' governor Nigel Haywood join islanders and war veterans for the service. Argentina invaded the islands on April 2, 1982 but were expelled by British forces after a 10-week war that killed around 650 Argentines and 255 British soldiers. Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has launched a wide-ranging diplomatic offensive to assert her country's claims to the islands, known in Spanish as Las Malvinas. The 3,000 or so islanders have shown no signs of wanting Argentine rule, but announced they will hold a referendum vote next year. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.