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  • EU summit heats up pressure on Russia

    David Cameron and fellow EU leaders are set to tighten sanctions on Russia over Ukraine today as the West ups the pressure on Vladimir Putin amid plunging oil prices. But the Russian president may seek to overshadow the Brussels summit with announcements of his own, as he uses his annual news conference to react to the c...

Afghanistan

Lord Dannatt: Don't overstate Afghan insecurity

Lord Dannatt said it was important not to overstate the current security problems facing Afghanistan, ahead of an international conference on the country’s future th...

Africa

Global health systems remain 'dangerously inadequate' for dealing with health emergencies like Ebola, says Committee

A press release from the International Development Committee WHO AND MEMBER COUNTRY FAILINGS MEAN GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEMS REMAIN “DANGEROUSLY INADEQUATE” FOR DEALING...

Asia

Chuka Umunna: UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan against terrorism

  Chuka Umunna said the UK should stand “shoulder to shoulder with the Pakistani people,” following a terrorist attack on a Pakistani school, which resulted in th...

Defence

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretary visits Faslane

Ministry of Defence press release Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde today, ahead of Christmas, to meet the personnel who wil...

Europe & EU

David Cameron: EU investment package is necessary but we also must complete single market

David Cameron said he believed the EU investment package was necessary but that expanding the single market was also the best way to improve Europe's economy. "We...

International development

Global health systems remain 'dangerously inadequate' for dealing with health emergencies like Ebola, says Committee

A press release from the International Development Committee WHO AND MEMBER COUNTRY FAILINGS MEAN GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEMS REMAIN “DANGEROUSLY INADEQUATE” FOR DEALING...

International news

Global health systems remain 'dangerously inadequate' for dealing with health emergencies like Ebola, says Committee

A press release from the International Development Committee WHO AND MEMBER COUNTRY FAILINGS MEAN GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEMS REMAIN “DANGEROUSLY INADEQUATE” FOR DEALING...

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

Fallon slams Labour on 'out of control' £800m hole in defence budget

The Coalition government inherited a defence budget that was “out of control” and a “shambles”, the Defence Secretary has said. During a meeting of the Defence Co...

Middle East

Fallon slams Labour on 'out of control' £800m hole in defence budget

The Coalition government inherited a defence budget that was “out of control” and a “shambles”, the Defence Secretary has said. During a meeting of the Defence Co...

The Americas

Andrew Tyrie: CIA torture report implicates the UK

Andrew Tyrie said today's report into CIA conduct by the US Senate Intelligence Committee had implications for the UK which must be pursued.   “The UK was implica...

US News

Andrew Tyrie: It's crucial we get to the bottom of UK torture links

Andrew Tyrie backed fellow Tory MP, Malcolm Rifkind, in his promise to probe claims of UK involvement in torture by the CIA. "It's crucial that we get to the bott...

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