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  • UK to offer US use of new aircraft carrier

    Britain may offer the United States use of its new aircraft carrier because of a delay in procuring its own planes to fly off it, the BBC reports. Ministry of Defence insiders are reported to have said the US Marine Corps would be offered the use of HMS Queen Elizabeth as further delays are expected in the deployment of ...

Afghanistan

MoD: British personnel leave Southern Afghanistan

MoD press release The final UK service personnel have left Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan after completing the most challenging military redeployment ...

Africa

FCO: Foreign Secretary visits Sierra Leon to view next phase of UK Ebola response

  FCO press release Foreign Secretary visits Sierra Leone to view next phase of UK Ebola response Philip Hammond sees early signs of impact of UK support to #...

Asia

UKTI: Kelly Hoppen and Jo Malone to lead the UK’s biggest creative festival in China

                UKTI press release Leading British entrepreneurs have been announced as speakers at one of the largest creative gatherings ever held in China. ...

Defence

Labour: Aircraft carriers - fiasco is a direct result of the Tory Government's botched defence decisions - Vernon Coaker

  Labour press release Vernon Coaker MP, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to reports that further delays to the F35 Lightning II programme means t...

Europe & EU

Sadiq Khan: We should avoid a race to the bottom on immigration

Sadiq Khan said talk on immigration should not result in a "race to the bottom". "Immigration has brought huge economic, social and cultural benefits to our count...

International development

Human rights resolution passed on DPRK

Press Release from Foreign and Commonwealth Office: The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted a new resolution on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic...

International news

No alternative to extending Iran deadline - Hammond

The nations seeking to negotiate a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme had “no alternative” but to extend the deadline for talks in order to put off Tehran fro...

Iran

Foreign Secretary statement to the House of Commons on Iran nuclear talks

“With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a Statement on the negotiations between the E3+3 and Iran regarding the future of Iran’s nuclear programme. “In November...

Iraq

FCO Minister condemns terrorist attack in Erbil

Press Release from Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns terrorist attack in Erbil and offers continued UK support...

Middle East

No alternative to extending Iran deadline - Hammond

The nations seeking to negotiate a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme had “no alternative” but to extend the deadline for talks in order to put off Tehran fro...

The Americas

Ministers hail TTIP as an 'economic prize' for the nation

Ministers have hailed the transatlantic trade agreement currently under negotiation as a “prize” worth £400 for every household in the country. Foreign Office Min...

US News

Diane Abbott: UK must learn from Ferguson riots

Diane Abbot said there were lessons for the UK to learn from the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of a young, black man. "Sadly two black men a w...

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