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    1. August 24, 2015

      BP skips Iran trip amid concerns about US sanctions

      BP decided not to travel on foreign secretary Philip Hammond’s trip to Iran to reopen the UK embassy amid concern among...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Britain reopens Tehran embassy with promises of enhanced trade

      Philip Hammond, the UK foreign secretary, reopened the country’s embassy in Tehran on Sunday, and promised that British...

    1. August 20, 2015

      Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran as relations thaw

      Britain and Iran will take an important step towards re-establishing full diplomatic relations this weekend when Philip...

    2. July 22, 2015

      UK urges China and Hong Kong to restart talks on political reform

      The UK has called on the Hong Kong and Chinese governments to restart talks over constitutional reform in the former...

    3. July 21, 2015

      Hammond warns of Russian agility in crises

      Philip Hammond has warned that western powers are at a disadvantage in dealing with Russia because of their...

    4. July 16, 2015

      UK reveals offences by diplomats

      A Saudi Arabian embassy employee in the UK was shielded by diplomatic immunity from being prosecuted for developing...

    5. July 10, 2015

      World powers agree extension for teetering talks on Iran

      World powers have agreed another extension for critical diplomatic talks with Iran in Vienna this weekend, with...

    6. July 10, 2015

      Tunisian PM to meet Cameron on travel ban

      Tunisia’s prime minister said on Friday his country had done “everything in its power” to protect tourists from...

    7. July 9, 2015

      Foreign Office urges UK nationals to leave Tunisia

      British nationals have been urged to leave Tunisia after Philip Hammond, foreign secretary, said “a further terrorist...

    8. June 9, 2015

      Tories accuse Hammond of trying to rig EU voting rules

      The UK foreign secretary vowed on Tuesday to give “an entire generation” of Britons their first chance to vote on EU...

    9. June 8, 2015

      David Cameron in U-turn over Conservative eurosceptics

      David Cameron has retracted a threat to all cabinet ministers that they would have to quit if they wanted to campaign...

    10. June 8, 2015

      Pro-Brexit ministers face Cameron ultimatum

      David Cameron is to tell cabinet ministers they must quit the government if they want to campaign for Britain to leave...

    11. June 7, 2015

      Fifa chief says Russia and Qatar could be stripped of World Cups

      Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding...

    12. June 7, 2015

      Cameron takes on Tory MPs demanding Brexit ‘come what may’

      It was the day David Cameron’s government got tough with the “irreconcilables” — those Conservative MPs the prime...

    13. May 28, 2015

      Rhetoric hardens as Cameron kicks off negotiations with EU tour

      David Cameron embarked on a tour of four European capitals on Thursday, prompting a hardening of rhetoric in London and...

    14. May 18, 2015

      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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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 –...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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