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With the advice and backing of the Foreign Office, they snubbed the only UK application". The article then mentions that Mr. Street is now going to the High Court in London to seek a judicial review of the decision he sees as a Government betrayal of a key British industry. Mr Street said he was stunned ... fishing
The UK's Foreign Office - under which sit both GCHQ and the NCSC - responded to the NotPetya attack by threatening that it would be "imposing costs on those who would seek to do us harm". As tensions rose following the Salisbury attack, Robert Hannigan, the former head of GCHQ, told Sky News ... Russia hackers

An initial approach was made by the High Commissioner of St Kitts to the Foreign Office earlier this month - and was passed onto No.10 who said the PM ... DOZENS of Caribbean-born British citizens say they have been unable to prove they have a right to live in the UK - leading to lost jobs, huge ...
British police have said a nerve agent was found on Sergei Skripal's front door at his home in Salisbury, southern England. The letter, released by the UK Foreign Office, adds more detail in support of the British government's case against Russia, which it accuses of being behind the poisoning. The ... spies
... Affairs Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM-2018) in London today, said a press release issued by UK's Foreign Office. The two ... The foreign secretary said the UK greatly valued its partnership with Pakistan and was keen to further augment it.
A Government guide given to Jamaican deportees advises them to fake a "local accent" to help them stay safe. "Try to be Jamaican," it says. "Use local accents and dialects (overseas accents can attract unwanted attention)." The advice emerged after the Government admitted some people who had lived ...

The drug is illegal in Egypt but not in the UK. Plummer's sister Jayne Synclair, 40, told The Sun: "It's so hard to see her like this." "She doesn't bear any resemblance to her. My mum is in bits and has complained to the Foreign Office," Synclair added. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is ...
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police tent covering the the spot where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill Sunday following exposure to an "unknown substance" in Salisbury, England. British officials said ... spy
A British High Commission spokesperson told the Cyprus Mail: "The fact of the matter is we have not changed our travel advice for Cyprus and have no plans to do so. The tone of the articles in ... It comes as no surprise that the UK, foreign office has not issued any advice about travel to Cyprus. In fact, ...
Russia has threatened to conduct similar searches of British Airways flights. Meanwhile, the British Foreign Office has said it is considering granting Russia's repeated requests for access to Yulia Skripal, daughter of former spy Sergei Skripal. Both were reported in critical condition after the March 4 attack.
Among the captives thought to have been killed by the cell were British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, who were beheaded. Last month, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the two men should go on trial. In a statement on Saturday, the Foreign Office said: "We do not comment on individual ...
The Foreign Office has said it is considering Russia's request for consular access to Yulia Skripal as a fresh row develops over why British authorities searched a Russian aircraft travelling from Moscow to London on Friday. Russia's transport ministry said it would demand an official explanation from the UK ...
The British government described the search of the Aeroflot plane on Friday as "routine" after Russia suggested it was "illegal". Dozens of diplomats have ... A UK Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "The Russian response is regrettable but in light of Russia's previous behaviour, we anticipated a response. "However, this ...
Russia had already retaliated in kind by ejecting 23 British diplomats. On Friday, the Foreign Ministry summoned British Ambassador Laurie Bristow and told him London had one month to further cut its diplomatic contingent in Russia to the same size as the Russian mission in Britain. It also expelled 59 ...
Moscow has vehemently denied involvement in the March 4 nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury and announced the expulsion of the same ... Commenting on the Russian move to expel more U.K. diplomats, a spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office said "it's regrettable but in light of ...
LONDON, March 30. /TASS/. The British Foreign Office has expressed regret over Moscow's decision to make London reduce the number of its diplomatic staff in Russia so that it matches the number of Russian diplomats in the UK. "It's regrettable but in light of Russia's previous behavior, we anticipated a ...
“Due to heightened political tensions between the UK and Russia, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time,” says the updated FCO advice. “You're advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publically on political ...

However, in the wake of the Salisbury incident, the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats and announced other restrictive measures against Moscow without presenting any evidence of its involvement in the incident. In retaliation to the UK's steps, Russia expelled 23 British diplomats, closed the ...
The British Foreign Office said in an email on Thursday that its staff was assisting four British men who were released and one British man who remained in custody. While Cambodia is a popular tourist hub and boasts a free-wheeling nightlife, the Buddhist country is often strict when protecting local ...
The British foreign office said after Bangladesh, he would be visiting Burma and then Thailand. “I want to see and hear for myself the terrible things these people have been through, and I will be talking to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other regional leaders about how we can work together to ...
Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters, US officials say. Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El ... The UK Foreign Office, meanwhile, said it did not comment on individual cases or investigations. Their capture was first reported by the ...
The Government said it was “seriously disappointed” by the British Overseas Territory's move, but insisted the Foreign Secretary could only act in “exceptional circumstances” – a test it believes the legislation failed to meet. Opposition MPs and campaigners argued the Foreign Office did have the power to ...
The UK's Foreign Office offered staff free head scarves to learn why Muslim women chose to wear them during an event to mark World Hijab Day, according to reports. The event was designed to give staff a “better understanding of the different cultural and social issues” they may face while working ...
BRITISH tourists in the Caribbean have warned an ISIS terror attack is "very likely" during carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago. The Foreign Office warned to avoid crowded places after cops discovered a suspected plot to target the Mardi Gras festivities on Monday and Tuesday. Caribbean island ...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have greeted young well-wishers with high-fives and smiles on a walkabout on the second day of their Swedish tour. William and Kate, who is pregnant with their third child, met school students and visited academics at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute to learn about ...
Mr Coveney told the Chatham House foreign affairs think tank: "Ireland needs and wants a happy and prosperous UK, I hope the British Government and ... the UK's exit from the EU that works for everyone, as well as a shared commitment to avoiding a hard border," a British Foreign Office spokesman said.
This means that as long as the UK remains in the EU and as long as Brussels retains the horizon scanning, problem solving, policy development and specialist support functions for the decisions made by the European Council, the British Civil Service will remain focused on carrying out that policy; on being ...
The UK Foreign Office has said it is “concerned” by the disqualification of Demosisto candidate Agnes Chow from the legislative by-election race. Chow was barred on Saturday over her association with the party, which supports self-determination for Hong Kong people. The government said in a press ...
The Foreign Office has sold its British embassy in Bangkok for £420m, the biggest property sale in its history. Money raised will be used to renovate other embassies around the world. British diplomats in Thailand's capital city will move to a modern tower block in 2019, that has been leased for the next 15 ...
One former Conservative Foreign Office minister said the disconnect between what the British people still expected the diplomatic service to do, and “the unbelievably skimpy” resources at its disposal revealed something deeper about the UK's inability to adjust to its place in the world, and the global spread ...
Reports that Plummer was to receive a pardon and would be freed within days were followed by further reporting in the UK press alleging that British embassy officials in Cairo had apologised to her family for the “mistake”, and that the pardon “had been withdrawn”. Yet both Turner and Foreign Office staff ...
The human rights organisation Redress says more than 100 British citizens a year are subjected to ill-treatment or torture in foreign jails, but many struggle to get the Foreign Office assistance they need. Highlighting the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British mother jailed in Iran, the report accuses ...
Foreign Office staff told to stop feeding Palmerston the cat amid concerns about his mousing skills. Palmerston, the ... Sir Simon's office is in charge of the welfare of the sole feline member of Foreign Office staff, who joined the department from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in April 2016. They are keen to ...
The prime minister is likely to offer UK military for EU missions, including permanent military staff at EU military headquarters so long as UK staff are involved in ... The committee said the Foreign Office for years had been moving resources away from the EU towards east and west, with the British diplomatic ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) attend a reception at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Central London, ... Britain agreed to pay 44.5 million pounds ($62 million) for fences, security cameras and other measures in Calais and nearby English Channel ports.
Foreign nationals who have alleged they were tortured in the United Arab Emirates have said that their countries could have done more to help them, with one former detainee claiming that Britain is letting trade deals trump torture. United States citizen Naji Hamdan and ex-Leeds United football club ...
British tourists are being warned they should stay inside their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Jamaican government ... As the UK Foreign Office has not warned against travel to Jamaica, Mr Calder said holiday firms have no obligation to offer customers alternative destinations. He added: "I've never ...
But the UK's Foreign Office have rejected this ruling and London's Metropolitan Police have said he will be arrested should he leave the embassy. Assange's own personal story is intrinsically linked with that of Wikileaks. The initiative was not long ago seen as a bastion of transparency but now has been ...
The devastated family of a young British backpackerfound dead in an inner Sydney apartment say their "beautiful girl" will be "missed by all who knew her". ... In a statement released by the UK Foreign Office on Friday, Ms Blake's parents and sister thanked those who had shown love and support to their ...
During his stay in Chile Hugh will discuss the British transition process to exit the EU and explain the UK's approach to both the Chilean public and private sector. The Foreign Office Director of the Economic Diplomacy Directorate Hugh Elliot is currently in Chile on a two day visit to discuss the UK's ...
On Monday, this newspaper reported that Britain has “dramatically increased” the number of weapons and defence systems it sells to repressive nations. Saudi Arabia, our loyal ally, remains the biggest buyer of British military equipment. And see how keenly and cruelly they use the products in the Yemen.
He told the Guardian that the UK had already acted to make the foreign owners of British companies come clean, asking: “Why should foreign owners of British homes and offices be any different?” Penrose said: “More than £122bn of property in England and Wales is owned by offshore firms. If they're clean ...
The former British foreign secretary Jack Straw, for instance, said a decision expected on Friday on whether to lift the sanctions waiver on the Iranian nuclear ... The most worrying interpretation of the non-visit, and the one that will keep the Foreign Office awake at night, is that Trump does not care that much ...
A United Nations panel concluded in 2016 that Mr Assange was under arbitrary detention. A statement by Mr Assange's legal team said: “The UN ruling, issued almost two years ago, is crystal clear in its language. Mr Assange is unlawfully and arbitrarily detained by the UK authorities and must be released.
Details of the documents emerged five years ago – but the British government says it will still be “some time” before it can set a date for release. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the foreign secretary until weeks before the handover, and Paddy Ashdown, a longtime supporter of pro-democrats in the region, have called ...
The impact of Brexit on the UK's ability to achieve its foreign policy goals requires urgent consideration, peers said as they warned the Government's ... A Foreign Office spokesman said: “The committee is right to acknowledge that we want to continue working closely with EU and international partners on ...
The increased attention paid by the MoD to fake accounts comes against the backdrop of increasing concern about Russian influence in British politics. ... Twitter has also come under pressure to release examples of UK-related postings linked to a Russian “troll factory”, with one senior MP citing concern at ...
The Government has rejected Sadiq Khan's call for an apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which at least 379 Sikhs were shot dead by British Indian army soldiers during a religious festival. The Foreign Office stopped short of an apology, instead echoing the words of David Cameron when ...
Jerusalem has been declared out of bounds by the British Foreign Office (FCO) due to tension in the wake of Donald Trump's decision to recognise the divided city as the Israeli capital. The US president's move, which was a dramatic departure from a long-held American foreign policy and widely ...
A British newspaper has claimed that Russia is being accused of ... in the UK's Foreign office about a 'Russian connection' to the increasingly ...


 

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