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The Livingston MP raised the difficulties experienced by Ms Maxwell's loved ones as she called for better support from the Foreign Office following the deaths abroad of British nationals in suspicious circumstances. Bardell also highlighted the case of 38-year-old Julie Pearson, who was found dead in Israel ...
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will make the first official UK royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories during the northern summer. A Kensington ... UK Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt said it was an "important and unique opportunity to promote diplomatic and cultural ties in the region".

The Duke of Cambridge will become the first member of the royal family to make an official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories this summer. In a significant ... Alistair Burt, the Foreign Office minister, said it was an “important and unique opportunity to promote diplomatic and cultural ties in the region”.
The Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories this summer, Kensington Palace has announced, as he becomes the first Royal to make a fullscale official trip to the Holy Land. The Duke, who will travel without his wife and children, will make his first visit to the Middle ...
The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appears to have told the UK Prime Minister Theresa May "it is wrong to see the task as maintaining 'no ... The letter, entitled "The Northern Ireland/Ireland border - the Facilitated Solution", accompanies a "concept note" that "draws on UK Foreign Office expertise".
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has become the latest government minister to enlist in the 'war on plastic', ordering the Foreign Office to lead a new ... Johnson yesterday announced the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) will eliminate avoidable single-use plastics from its UK operations by the end of ...

The only western construction worker killed in the building of World Cup stadiums in Qatar was provided with substandard equipment by managers who should have known the risks of a “downright dangerous” environment, a British coroner has said. Zac Cox, 40, died in January 2017 after he fell 40 metres ...
The UK has urged Russia to put pressure on the Syrian regime to observe a UN-backed ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta and allow humanitarian access to ... After meeting Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan said brief humanitarian pauses were "no substitute for a ...
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 ...
So it was almost a return to my youthful interests when I was offered the post of foreign minister and after that, as party leader. Later, I was the party's foreign policy spokesperson until I was elected Speaker of Parliament. It was also with that in mind that the foreign office subsequently approached me and asked whether I'd ...
He eventually became UN deputy secretary-general, where he sparred with a hostile White House. In 2007 he moved back to London when Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave him a seat in the House of Lords and the job of Foreign Office minister responsible for Africa, Asia and the UN, as part of ...
A spokesperson for the German Foreign Office confirmed the development, but also cautioned that one would still have to "wait and see" how the journalist's case progressed further. According to the Turkish state news agency Anadolu, Yuecel's release was ordered in response to the official filing of ...
The U.S. is going to make Russia pay for its acts of cyber aggression on the international stage, a top U.S. cybersecurity official told the audience at the annual Munich ... Joyce was speaking primarily about a malware attack called NotPetya that the British government says Russia carried out last summer.
The mind-bending goes on: in order to compensate for the U.K.'s departure from the Single Market, which accounts for forty-three per cent of British exports, the nation will also pin its hopes on a “post-geography trading world,” according to the minister for international trade, a Brexiteer named Liam Fox. This is in defiance of ...
A Trump aide who has admitted lying to the FBI about his Russian links met a Foreign Office minister and discussed Brexit with a team leader of the British Embassy in Washington, just weeks before the US presidential election. George Papadopoulos had three separate meetings with British Foreign Office ...
There is little use in looking to the government for consistent guidance as to what should happen to the two men, who have been stripped of their British citizenship. Last October Rory Stewart, then a foreign office minister, suggested that 'nearly all Britons who joined IS should be killed' — a view that was ...
The UK Foreign Office minister Tariq Ahmad has condemned Russia for the damaging, disruptive and costly NotPetya cyber attacks in June 2017. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) assesses that the Russian military was almost certainly responsible for the destructive NotPetya cyber-attacks ...

Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt, responding on behalf of the government, confirmed that the Israeli government had indeed only implemented one of 40 specific recommendations made by leading British lawyers in their report “Children in Military Custody”. He said that UK authorities “have repeatedly ...
A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “These sales were the result of surplus land or property being sold – there were no embassy closures and our global estate remains a world-class platform from which to promote UK interests.” When The Telegraph contacted the FCO for a comment regarding Mr ...
In China last week, the Prime Minister repeatedly vowed to “build a global Britain”, arguing EU withdrawal would allow the UK to “be more outward-looking”, while retaining its strength on the world stage. But, Sir Simon, the former Foreign Office permanent under-secretary, said: “Global Britain, at the ...
British foreign secretary Boris Johnson (L) greets the Irish deputy PM, Simon Coveney, at the Foreign Office. Photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images. Ireland's deputy prime minister has warned it will be “impossible” for the UK to have its cake and eat it post-Brexit by having tariff-free trade with the EU ...
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 ...
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 has rightly spoken of “Global Britain” and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has proclaimed a new energy in engaging with the traumas ... The Foreign Office is reducing some diplomatic positions in Asia and Africa in order to strengthen embassies around Europe.
Ms Dodge will hold meetings with peers to exchange judiciary experiences, and on human rights with the British Supreme Court president Baroness Hale. Brazil's General Prosecutor of the Republic Raquel Dodge, is currently in London for a three-day visit sponsored by the UK government with the ...
Huang Lei, 24, from Manchester and two others from the UK left for Afrin with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia on Tuesday, raising the ... The British Foreign Office has repeatedly warned people not to get involved in fighting abroad, warning they could face prosecution if they return.
"I think whenever we debate the issue of the UK deterrent, the North Korean weapons programme is cited as a prime example of why we can never be complacent," he added. Foreign Office minister Mark Field told MPs North Korea's "illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons does inevitably pose a serious and ...
Rory Stewart, the new prisons minister, has vowed to “get back to basics” to ensure clean, safe jails after a damning official report on rat-infested HMP Liverpool said conditions were the “worst ever they could recall”. ... The former foreign office minister told MPs: “My instinct is we need to get back to basics.
Responding to a UK Foreign Office warning to British tourists in Montego Bay area, urging them to remain within gated and guarded compounds except on hotel-operated excursions or airport transfers, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said the country is 'safe, secure and seamless in its ...
The legislation is designed to ensure the UK complies with its international anti-money laundering obligations after it leaves the EU. ... Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad has now tabled amendments to the legislation that will specifically prevent the government from using its powers to weaken anti-money ...
She was a member of it, as Blair's political secretary in 10 Downing Street, later briefly a minister and then back in No 10 as Director of Government Relations. She defined the ... She thought Brown should have been moved to the Foreign Office: “I think it would have completely changed things. Gordon was ...
Theresa May slapped down Boris Johnson in Cabinet today over a string of newspaper stories setting out how the Foreign Secretary is demanding she run the NHS. The Prime Minister and other members of her top team were said to have made clear, as Mr Johnson listened, that policy discussions should ...
Outlining the threat from the pariah regime, the Tory peer said: “It is probably six to 18 months before they will have an ICBM (inter-continental ballistic missile) capable of reaching the coast of the United States, or indeed ourselves.” He added: “The UK has substantial interests in that region - there are many ...
Responding to a UK Foreign Office warning to British tourists in Montego Bay area, urging them to remain within gated and guarded compounds except on hotel-operated excursions or airport transfers, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said the country is 'safe, secure and seamless in its ...
Priti, who had a number of meetings with senior Israeli officials without telling the foreign office, was sacked by the British Prime Minister Theresa May for ... Business leaders such as Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry, now want the UK to remain part of the customs ...
The files indicate the UK Foreign Office was particularly worried other countries would be "tempted to try and get away with similar measures with more ... While many African states refused to recognize the legitimacy of Amin's military government, the files reveal UK officials canvassed other pro-British ...
But, when the proposal for a public beneficial ownership register in the BVI and in five other British Overseas Territories was put to the UK's House of Lords last ... Officials such as the UK's Foreign Office Minister, Lord Ahmad said the BVI and other Overseas Territories have managed and regulated their ...
But British authorities have indicated that if he left Ecuador's Embassy, Assange would still be arrested for violating bail conditions, which could put him in a British ... Ecuador's Foreign Ministry said that only the foreign minister, who is traveling in Chile, was authorized to comment on the Assange standoff.
Tillerson was in the British capital for talks with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, with both men stressing the closeness of the relationship. The two met at the Foreign Secretary's official London residence in Carlton Gardens. In what was seen as a gesture for both countries to keep an eye on their ...
The minister agreed that the reporting of the state of emergency in some ways mirrored the reaction to the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the autumn, but did not criticise the UK Foreign Office for sending out its advisory. “The level of advisory did not merit the kind of sensationalised ...
He appeared to contradict the advice from the UK for holidaymakers to stay in their hotels by saying: “There is no need to modify movements as restrictions in the stated areas should not adversely impact law abiding persons.” A record number of tourists visited Jamaica in 2017: 4.3 million, of whom around ...
The Foreign Office has told British tourists to stay in the confines of their hotels as a "major military operation" takes place. ... 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 ...
(CNN) British and Canadian authorities are warning their nationals visiting Jamaica's Montego Bay to limit their movements following a state of ... The same day the state of emergency was announced, the UK Foreign Office issued a warning, saying it would "lead to more intensive law enforcement activities.
But the Foreign Office is warning British holidaymakers in the north-west of the island not to wander off from their resorts on their own. “Tourists should stay in their ... Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of public emergency, saying: “Murders have been escalating in the parish of St James.” ...
Theresa May will set out a timetable to break the secrecy surrounding the foreign ownership of British property worth billions after facing a House of Lords ... The Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad has said the government does want action on the overseas territories but through “friendly cooperation” rather ...
They have written to the Defence Animal Centre in Melton - where the dogs have been working with trainees since being retired - to save the pair. Foreign Office minister Sir Alan represents the constituency where the centre is based and has spoken with a dog handler involved with the campaign.
Damian Green, the prime minister's deputy, leaving his home on Friday. ... secretary over a string of allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women, and Priti Patel, the former international development secretary, for, in effect, running her own secret aid policy without informing the Foreign Office.
The retweeting of the far right lies about the UK appears to have crossed a line that even protocol-conscious ministers in the Foreign Office could not tolerate. In tweets both the Middle East minister, Alistair Burt, and the Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad did not just confine themselves to a defence of ...
The Foreign Office earlier reported that Boris Johnson would visit Russia at the end of this year to discuss international security issues. ... General Assembly on her Facebook page, saying that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had confirmed that his British counterpart had been invited to visit Russia.
Mr Johnson visited Dublin on 17 November to meet with Simon Coveney, Ireland's foreign minister and now also deputy prime minister, for Brexit discussions ahead of next month's critical European Council summit in Brussels. The two publicly disagreed at a press conference over when Irish border issues ...


 

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