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      David Cameron warned on ‘dangers’ of rapid EU negotiation

      David Cameron has been urged not to negotiate a new EU deal for Britain at breakneck speed, amid fears that such an approach...

    2. May 17, 2015

      Danish solution offers lessons for Cameron on EU negotiations

      The year was 1992 and Denmark was stranded. The Maastricht treaty had been rejected, a second EU referendum loomed, yet...

    1. May 14, 2015

      Hammond seeks ‘fast’ reform settlement with the EU

      Britain’s eurosceptic foreign secretary has given his most enthusiastic backing yet for the UK’s place in a reformed EU...

    2. May 10, 2015

      Tory big guns return to pressing in-trays and unfinished jobs

      George Osborne George Osborne returns to the Treasury to continue trying to complete the job of balancing Britain’s budget,...

    3. May 10, 2015

      David Cameron promises renewal — with familiar faces

      David Cameron will on Monday put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address his 330 newly elected Conservative MPs,...

    4. May 8, 2015

      Osborne returns as Cameron’s righthand man

      David Cameron has reappointed George Osborne as his chancellor, with a sensitive new role in renegotiating a better deal for...

    5. Westminster Blog

      May 8, 2015

      Election live: Cameron's victory

      Welcome to our live election coverage, bringing you the latest reaction to the Tories winning an unexpected majority –...

    6. March 30, 2015

      World powers mount final push to secure Iran nuclear deal

      With just two days to go until a crucial deadline expires, diplomats are preparing to mount a final push to secure a nuclear...

    7. March 24, 2015

      Q&A: Iran nuclear talks

      The Iran nuclear talks are an international diplomatic effort to permanently restrict Tehran’s ability to build a nuclear...

    8. March 24, 2015

      MPs urge review on cost of second aircraft carrier

      Britain must review its decision to operate a second aircraft carrier because of financial pressures on the defence budget,...

    9. March 23, 2015

      Saudis vow ‘necessary measures’ in Yemen if peace talks fail

      Saudi Arabia pledged on Monday that “necessary measures” could be taken to end the conflict in Yemen after the country’s...

    10. March 16, 2015

      Push to extend Russia sanctions reveals EU rift

      Calls for a six-month extension to the EU’s toughest sanctions against Russia are exposing deep divisions over how the bloc...

    11. March 9, 2015

      Armed forces face loss of 43,000 personnel, think-tank warns

      Britain’s military will be forced to accept £35bn of budget cuts in the next decade and the loss of at least 15,000 troops...

    12. March 7, 2015

      New EU Syria sanctions reveal regime collusion with Isis

      A Syrian businessman responsible for orchestrating millions of dollars worth of secret oil and gas trades between the Assad...

    13. February 21, 2015

      US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

      LONDON, February 21 — The US and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a...

    14. February 10, 2015

      Britain keeps policy not to arm Ukraine under review

      Britain is reviewing the possibility of arming Ukraine against Russia-backed separatists, the foreign secretary has told MPs...

    15. December 6, 2014

      Bahrain naval base will give UK stronger Gulf presence

      The rising threat from extremist group Isis, a deteriorating civil war in Syria, and the possibility of a nuclear Iran are...

    16. December 5, 2014

      Air traffic changes spark UK spat with Spain on Gibraltar

      The UK’s foreign secretary has accused Spain of using the EU to attack Gibraltar’s sovereignty in the latest dispute between...

    17. November 26, 2014

      Publish guidance on lethal drone strikes, says former GCHQ chief

      A former head of GCHQ has urged foreign secretary Philip Hammond to publish secret guidelines governing how ministers share...

    18. November 24, 2014

      John Kerry appeals for patience as Iran talks extended by seven months

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme had “earned the benefit of the...

    19. November 19, 2014

      Heathrow locals defy the ‘not in my back yard’ stereotype

      I spent a morning this week in Richmond, the southwest London borough that, opinion polls show, burns with opposition to a...

    20. November 14, 2014

      Britain’s Foreign Office loses direction as more cuts loom

      Once the hub of a global empire, Britain’s sprawling Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been among the bigger victims of...

    21. November 11, 2014

      Perils of Heathrow airport U-turn weigh on parties

      The Tories are expected to carry out a U-turn over Heathrow next year if the Davies commission throws its weight behind a...

    22. October 23, 2014

      UK spies collect international emails without minister’s sign-off

      UK spy agencies collect international private social media messages and emails without ministerial sign-off, the foreign...

    23. October 17, 2014

      UK ‘lighting a fire under EU’, says minister

      Britain is “lighting a fire under the European Union”, the foreign secretary said on Friday, as he labelled the EU a...

    24. September 25, 2014

      FBI claims to have identified Isis militant Jihadi John

      US authorities have identified the militant known as Jihadi John responsible for the beheading of American journalists James...

    25. September 25, 2014

      MPs prepare to vote on Isis air strikes in Iraq

      British armed forces could be involved in Iraq for years and may need to play a broader role across the region, ministers...

    26. September 24, 2014

      David Cameron and Hassan Rouhani meet in UN amid signs of thaw

      British prime minister David Cameron on Wednesday met Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, the first such encounter...

    27. September 21, 2014

      US confident of allies’ support in air strikes on Isis

      Allies of the US are ready to begin bombing Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria, according to the country’s ambassador to...

    28. September 15, 2014

      British forces do not know location of Isis hostage, says Hammond

      British forces are unable to rescue hostages being held by Islamist militants because they do not know where they are being...

    29. September 11, 2014

      No 10 corrects Hammond gaffe on Syria

      Downing St was forced to clarify Britain’s potential role in the looming international military action in the Middle East...

    30. September 5, 2014

      Obama leads coalition in fight against Isis

      US President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to “take the fight to Isis” as efforts ramped up to build a broad international...

    31. September 1, 2014

      Palestinians to turn to UN amid frustration with peace process

      The Palestinians, frustrated in their pursuit of an independent state through negotiations with an Israeli government they...

    32. August 26, 2014

      Black hole looms in UK defence, study says

      A new black hole will open up in Britain’s military budget after 2015, according to independent research commissioned by the...

    33. August 15, 2014

      Ukraine attacks Russian military convoy, says president

      Moscow’s stand-off with Kiev intensified dramatically on Friday night after the Ukrainian government said it had blown up a...

    34. August 12, 2014

      George Osborne plays increasing role in UK foreign policy

      William Hague’s exit from the UK Foreign Office has opened the way for George Osborne to play a greater role in setting...

    35. August 12, 2014

      Parliament must address Iraq crisis

      In 2011 British MPs were recalled from their summer holidays to discuss urban riots breaking out across their country. Last...

    36. August 11, 2014

      UK sends reconnaissance jets to Iraq but resists bigger role

      Britain is sending Tornado fighter jets to northern Iraq for possible use in surveillance operations over Mount Sinjar, part...

    37. August 9, 2014

      UK ‘exploring ways to help Yazidis’

      Britain is looking at how to get a religious minority group off an Iraqi mountain it has been trapped on by extremist...

    38. August 3, 2014

      British government hardens stance on Gaza

      The British government has hardened its stance on Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, with foreign secretary Philip Hammond...

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