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  • Peers blast Govt over Afghan interpreter scheme

    Senior peers have blasted the Government’s programme to offer Afghan interpreters asylum in the UK after it emerged only two visas had been granted through the scheme. The issue arose in the House of Lords this morning, with former Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown describing it as “mean-spirited and shaming”, while former def...

Afghanistan

Ashdown blasts 'shaming' Afghan interpreter asylum process

Paddy Ashdown has lambasted the failure of the Government’s programme to offer asylum to Afghan interpreters who worked with British forces. After it emerged that...

Africa

FCO: Minister for Africa welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan

FCO press release Minister for Africa welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan Mark Simmonds welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim and calls on Government of Su...

Asia

George Osborne: Modi has enthused India and shown real spirit to bring country together

George Osborne has praised India’s new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for a “stunning victory” which he said no one could have predicted. "We should first of all ...

Defence

Rory Stewart: Putin thinks the west is weak and decadent

Rory Stewart said President Putin perceived the west as "weak and decadent" and that he would be "very, very worried about Putin at the moment". "I think there's ...

Europe & EU

MH17 crash an attempt to 'frame up' Moscow - Russian ambassador to UK

The shooting down of flight MH17 was an attempt at “framing up Russia” that went wrong, according to Moscow’s ambassador to the UK. In a news briefing in London,...

International development

Labour: No time to lose, millions of lives to save – Jim Murphy

Labour press release Today in New York representatives from across the world will come together to finalise their proposals for global development for the next 15...

International news

MH17 crash an attempt to 'frame up' Moscow - Russian ambassador to UK

The shooting down of flight MH17 was an attempt at “framing up Russia” that went wrong, according to Moscow’s ambassador to the UK. In a news briefing in London,...

Iran

FCO: Foreign Secretary welcomes UN vote to help over 4 million Syrians

FCO press release Foreign Secretary welcomes vote to end Assad stranglehold over Syrian aid routes. The Foreign Secretary has welcomed the unanimous vote at the ...

Iraq

FCO: Foreign Secretary visits Iraq, stresses importance of unity

Foreign Office press release Foreign Secretary William Hague is visiting Iraq to stress the importance of political unity. Arriving in Baghdad today as Iraq face...

Middle East

FCO: Foreign Secretary meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders

FCO press release Foreign Secretary meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders Philip Hammond deeply concerned by Gaza crisis; urges continued efforts towards ceasef...

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

Hillary Clinton: Undecided over Presidential run but wants a woman in the White House

Hillary Clinton said she is not sure whether she will run for President, but insisted she wanted to see a woman in the White House.  “I’m not sure, that is why I ...

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