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  • Treasury ministers face grilling over EU cash call

    Treasury ministers will be hauled before MPs next week to explain why David Cameron was not informed of an impending £1.7bn charge from the European Union. The call for the extra cash, which followed a review of member states' economic performance since 1995, was yesterday described by David Cameron as "completely unacce...

Afghanistan

Nick Carter: I am an absolute convert on the Afghan withdrawal deadline strategy

Sir Nick Carter said he was an “absolute convert” to the Isaf coalition’s decision to set a deadline for its withdrawal from combat operations. "I saw what that [...

Africa

DfID: Justine Greening meets Will Pooley in Sierra Leone

  DfID press release Justine Greening meets Will Pooley in Sierra Leone Justine Greening, International Development Secretary, met Ebola survivor Will Pooley...

Asia

Arms Export Committee: Letter to Vince Cable re tear gas to Hong Kong

Committees on Arms Exports Letter to Vince Cable re tear gas to Hong Kong

Defence

Labour: Rent increases for Armed Forces families response - Vernon Coaker

Labour press release Vernon Coaker MP, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to the Government's announcement that it will increase rent for Armed Forces ...

Europe & EU

Alexander Graf Lamsdorff: Europe expects Britain to pay

European Parliament vice-president Alexander Graf Lamsdorff said that Europe "expects" Britain to pay the £1.7bn surcharge levied this week. "I think exasperation...

International development

DfID: Justine Greening meets Will Pooley in Sierra Leone

  DfID press release Justine Greening meets Will Pooley in Sierra Leone Justine Greening, International Development Secretary, met Ebola survivor Will Pooley...

International news

Alexander Graf Lamsdorff: Europe expects Britain to pay

European Parliament vice-president Alexander Graf Lamsdorff said that Europe "expects" Britain to pay the £1.7bn surcharge levied this week. "I think exasperation...

Iran

David Cameron: Moazzam Begg should give IS information to Govt

David Cameron defended the Government’s response to the kidnapping of Alan Henning, after former Guantanamo Bay inmate Moazzam Begg claimed his offer to secure the h...

Iraq

Philip Hammond:UK troops could be sent to train forces in the Middle East

Philip Hammond said UK troops could be sent to provide training in the Middle East for forces that are fighting Islamic State terrorists in the region.   “We are ...

Middle East

No 10: British drones in Syria for intelligence gathering

Downing Street stressed that British drones had been sent to Syria for intelligence gathering. A Number 10 spokesperson said: "Let's be what we are using these as...

The Americas

Sir Hugh Robertson: Media blackouts are crucial to successful hostage negotiations

Sir Hugh Robertson defended the Government's use of media blackouts when dealing with hostage sitatuations, saying they bought authorities time to carry out discussi...

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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