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  • European treaties pose problems with renegotiation, says Hammond

    Britain may not be able to rewrite European Union treaties in part of renegotiations with Brussels, the Foreign Secretary has admitted. Philip Hammond, speaking at an event hosted by Open Europe think-tank, said that treaty change may not be possible as it would trigger referendums in other countries. “The need [is] f...

Afghanistan

No 10: Statement on the signing of agreement to form a Government of National Unity in Afghanistan

  No 10 press release A Downing Street spokesman said: "The UK welcomes the agreement between Dr Abdullah Abdullah and Dr Ashraf Ghani to form a Government of...

Africa

FCO: UK leading the international drive against Ebola in Sierra Leone

FCO press release UK leading the international drive against Ebola in Sierra Leone British military and humanitarian staff have arrived in Freetown to spearhead...

Asia

Foreign Office: Family statement issued by the Foreign Office on behalf of the family of David Miller

Foreign Office press release Family statement: issued on behalf of the family of David Miller David had just finished his Civil and Structural Engineering degre...

Defence

David Cameron: UK aircraft could strike Syria without Parliament's approval

David Cameron said the RAF could be called in to strike targets in Syria without prior Parliamentary approval to avert an imminent humanitarian crisis in the region....

Europe & EU

David Cameron: I've got a double battle on my hands with UKIP and Labour

David Cameron said he had a "double battle" on his hands with Labour and UKIP. "I don’t see it: I would say the divide is still on the centre-right and right you ...

International development

Labour to put health at the heart of development goals - Murphy

Labour would put healthcare at the centre of plans for international development, Jim Murphy has announced. In his speech to Labour conference, the Shadow Intern...

International news

Full list of MPs to vote against military action in Iraq

Here's the full list of No votes in today's division: Labour (24 ) Diane Abbott Graham Allen Anne Begg Ronnie Campbell Martin Caton Katy Clark Ian Davidson Paul ...

Iran

Adam Holloway: Solution to Islamic State is political, not military

Adam Holloway urged caution amid calls for military intervention in Iraq and Syria to tackle Islamic State militants. “Of course we have a role to play. You know, t...

Iraq

Michael Fallon: There's nothing tokenistic about UK recon missions over Iraq

Michael Fallon denied that British recon missions over Iraq were a token gesture of support to the US assault on Islamic State.  “There’s nothing token about this...

Middle East

David Cameron: UK aircraft could strike Syria without Parliament's approval

David Cameron said the RAF could be called in to strike targets in Syria without prior Parliamentary approval to avert an imminent humanitarian crisis in the region....

The Americas

Mark Carney: New normal materially lower than old normal

Mark Carney indicated that the fallout from the financial crisis meant a return to 5% interest rates was unrealistic. "When we get back to normal - what I’m telli...

US News

Philip Hammond: UK will assess material uploaded by IS militants

Philip Hammond said he hadn't yet seen the latest video purportedly showing another British hostage held captive by Islamic State militants.  "I’ve heard the repo...

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