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  • Hague urges Russia on Ukraine peace deal

    William Hague has urged Russia to show commitment to the Ukrainian peace deal agreed last week in Geneva. Mr Hague spoke with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on the day US troops began deploying to eastern Europe in a show of force by Nato. Some 150 American troops have arrived in Poland as part of a 600-strong...

Afghanistan

James Arbuthnot: MPs given inadequate information on Camp Bastion raid

James Arbuthnot said that Britain could not shy away from its responsibility for the Camp Bastion raid. "The American generals held the overall command of the Cam...

Africa

FCO condemns continued violence in South Sudan

Foreign & Commonwealth Office press release FCO condemns continued violence in South Sudan FCO Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds condemns killings in Bentiu an...

Asia

FCO: Baroness Warsi begins South East Asia visit

Foreign Office press release Today Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi arrives in South East Asia for a six day programme in Brunei, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur...

Defence

Julian Lewis: Blair's speech on Islamist threat ignores Russia problem

Julian Lewis said Tony Blair's speech on Islamist extremism completely ignored the problem of Russia. "You have to do this on a case-by-case basis. The problem th...

Europe & EU

Downing Street: Readout of PM meeting with PM Alenka Bratušek

No 10 spokesperson readout "The Prime Minister welcomed Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek on her first official visit to Downing Street today. The Prime Min...

International development

DfID: UK development bonds will combat global poverty

Department for International Development press release UK development bonds will combat global poverty The UK will launch its first ever development impact bon...

International news

William Hague: Russia has obligation to implement Geneva deal

William Hague said Russia had an important obligation to help de-escalate tensions in Ukraine and honour the Geneva agreement. "This will be the test over the nex...

Iran

Iran Freedom Committee: UN Security Council must consider Iran's Rights

British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom press release  More than 110 members of both Houses of Parliament including Chairpersons of Parliamentary Committee...

Iraq

Nick Clegg: We should be proud of increasing aid spending

Nick Clegg said Britain should be “really proud” to have increased its foreign aid spending by 28%, meeting the 0.7% of GNI target. “I think we should actually be...

Middle East

FCO: Syria elections only designed to sustain Assad’s dictatorship

Foreign & Commonwealth Office press release Syria elections only designed to sustain Assad’s dictatorship FCO Minister says Syrian presidential elections, cond...

The Americas

Treasury: Chancellor uses trade trip to Brazil to hail further finance support to back British exporters

Treasury press release Chancellor uses trade trip to Brazil to hail further finance support to back British exporters At the start of a three day trade trip to...

US News

William Hague speech to Lord Mayor's Easter banquet

My lord Mayor, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an honour to address you tonight. It is an exceptionally turbulent time in world affairs, and I believe it will remain so...

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