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  1. September 10, 2014

    Tory MPs to demand more powers for England

    Conservative politicians are mobilising to demand a proper settlement for English voters after the three main political...

  2. 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...

  1. July 16, 2014

    Cameron faces reproach and scorn over Gove’s demotion

    David Cameron faces growing recriminations over his cabinet shake-up, indicating that the reshuffle could store up trouble...

  2. July 15, 2014

    Cameron shuffles away from Europe

    Throughout his four years in Downing Street, David Cameron has been allergic to cabinet reshuffles. The prime minister has...

  3. July 15, 2014

    Cameron gives his government a eurosceptic edge

    David Cameron has given his government a eurosceptic edge with the appointment as foreign secretary of Philip Hammond, a...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: Hammond’s rise puts focus on EU debate

    Philip Hammond’s promotion means the UK now has a foreign secretary who has said he favours leaving the EU unless it agrees...

  5. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: William Hague – A story of qualified success

    William Hague to step down as foreign secretary William Hague stood down as foreign secretary on Tuesday but, emotionally,...

  6. July 14, 2014

    William Hague steps down as foreign secretary

    William Hague has stepped down as foreign secretary, paving the way for a far-reaching cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday as David...

  7. July 14, 2014

    Can you slay a dragon twice?

    A generation ago strikes were do-or-die affairs lasting weeks or, in the case of the UK’s 1984-85 coal miners’ strike,...

  8. July 11, 2014

    UK avoids comment on Beijing’s ‘white paper’ on Hong Kong

    The UK government has avoided taking a stance on a controversial Chinese document on Hong Kong that has sparked concerns...

  9. July 7, 2014

    George Osborne praises new Indian PM Narendra Modi

    George Osborne has welcomed the “ambition, drive and pace” of Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, as the chancellor...

  10. July 6, 2014

    Foreign office brings in £5bn for Britain

    Diplomats generated more than £5bn in business for British companies in the first quarter, according to the Foreign Office’s...

  11. July 3, 2014

    William Hague and George Osborne to visit new Indian PM

    William Hague and George Osborne will head to India next week to meet Narendra Modi, the country’s recently elected prime...

  12. June 26, 2014

    Cast adrift – island Britain needs a foreign policy

    Britain is an island that has lost its moorings. What it needs is a foreign policy. Not another vainglorious attempt to...

  13. June 17, 2014

    Britain rebuilds diplomatic ties with opening of Tehran embassy

    Britain and Iran will re-establish diplomatic relations within weeks when the UK reopens its embassy in Tehran, William...

  14. June 16, 2014

    William Hague announces closer ties with Iran

    William Hague said on Tuesday that circumstances were “right” to reopen Britain’s embassy in Iran. He told parliament in a...

  15. June 13, 2014

    US claims Russia supplied tanks to Ukraine separatists

    The US claimed on Friday that Russia had supplied tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in eastern Ukraine and warned...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    June 13, 2014

    Jolie and Pitt arrive for the Global Summit

    Carl Court/AFP/Getty Angelina Jolie, the American actress and special UN envoy, and her husband actor Brad Pitt, arrive on...

  17. May 17, 2014

    Britain offers Nigeria military advisers as Boko Haram plan emerges

    PARIS, May 17 – Britain offered on Saturday to send advisers to help the Nigerian military organise its efforts to fight...

  18. April 28, 2014

    Alex Salmond commits Scotland to Europe

    Alex Salmond will seek to place his nation “at the heart of the European project” on Monday in a speech aimed at countering...

  19. April 23, 2014

    Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, London – review

    Privacy: if you value yours, don’t consent to the jaunty request in the email that follows your ticket booking. For you...

  20. April 15, 2014

    William Hague warns against ‘creeping oligarchisation’ of Balkans

    William Hague warned on Tuesday of the “creeping oligarchisation” of the Balkans and parts of southeastern Europe. The UK...

  21. March 19, 2014

    Prospect of tough sanctions on Russians hits City realpolitik

    Russia and the City For weeks now, the UK government has talked tough over Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Foreign secretary...

  22. March 18, 2014

    Hague’s hawkish rhetoric belies dilemma for Britain

    Britain will fight for the strongest and widest agreement on European sanctions against Russia after Vladimir Putin...

  23. Westminster Blog

    March 6, 2014

    What happened to Britain's role as the Atlantic Bridge?

    For many years, and most noticeably during the tenure of Tony Blair, the UK used to pride itself on acting as a bridge...

  24. Off Message

    March 4, 2014

    When sanctions work

    The policy document on Ukraine carried by an official and photographed on Downing Street states that “the UK should not...

  25. The World

    March 3, 2014

    Live blog: Ukraine crisis

    The stand-off between Russia and the G7 over Moscow’s intervention in the Ukrainian region of Crimea continues. Financial...

  26. February 4, 2014

    SAS advised India before Amritsar attack

    An SAS officer encouraged the Indian government to consider attacking Sikh protesters at the Golden Temple in Amritsar just...

  27. January 29, 2014

    David Cameron: Divided loyalties

    The pink glow in David Cameron’s cheeks seemed especially pronounced. Maybe it was the stinging Alpine air; maybe it was the...

  28. January 20, 2014

    Iran sanctions eased as deal sticks

    The EU and US have lifted limited sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Iran had...

  29. January 12, 2014

    William Hague pours cold water on Tory EU rebellion

    The UK foreign secretary has poured cold water on an attempt by nearly 100 Tory MPs to force the government to change the...

  30. Brussels Blog

    December 16, 2013

    Twitter diplomacy: Füle vs EU ministers on Ukraine

    EU's Füle, right, with Ukrainian president Viktor Yanikovich in Kiev earlier this year Is Twitter the right place to...

  31. December 5, 2013

    A painful lesson in how not to deal with China

    David Cameron could scarcely have crouched any lower during this week’s visit to China. For his compatriots, the British...

  32. beyondbrics

    November 29, 2013

    Guest post: turning UK-China rhetoric into reality

    By Leslie Young of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business The past few weeks have seen a significant uplift in UK-China...

  33. November 15, 2013

    Class barriers keep poor out of professional careers

    The poorest Britons have no better chance of becoming a doctor, lawyer or accountant than they did almost 20 years ago,...

  34. November 15, 2013

    William Hague defends UK links with Commonwealth

    William Hague pledged on his first day at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2010 that he would “put the C back...

  35. November 10, 2013

    Iran blames France for failure of nuclear talks

    Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that the first deal in a decade over its nuclear programme could have been reached if...

  36. November 7, 2013

    Tory audit turns into eurosceptic nightmare

    When foreign secretary William Hague announced a sweeping audit of Britain’s relations with the EU in 2012, it stirred hopes...

  37. October 22, 2013

    Western and Arab states hold Syria talks in London

    The increasingly sectarian nature of the conflict in Syria means the proposed Geneva peace talks are more crucial than ever,...

  38. Westminster Blog

    October 18, 2013

    Danny Alexander's shameless pork

    Yesterday the Treasury announced ten rural towns that it is putting forward for consideration to receive five pence off fuel...

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