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Uruguay halts British Falklands ships


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's government has barred its ports to ships using flags from the disputed Falklands Islands and the British government says it is seeking an explanation.

The government of President Jose Mujica announced the ban on Thursday. It says it responds to neighboring Argentina's claims to the Atlantic islands governed by Britain. Only Falklands-flagged vessels are affected.

The British Embassy in Uruguay said Friday it is seeking explanation from local officials.

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