Political Archive

All change, please

European citizens from 28 countries have cast their votes and now the process begins to elect the person who will head the next European Commission….

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Ecuadorian FM to visit Assange

The Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patino, has accused Britain of abusing the human rights of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to give him…

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FCO language skills needed

The UK risks losing credibility if more senior diplomats are not fluent in a range of languages, the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has warned. MPs…

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Iran to re-open embassy soon

Iran and the UK will reopen embassies in both countries in the near future, the Iranian non-resident chargé, Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzadeh announced. Foreign Affairs Committee…

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Russian interference must end

As elections approach and tensions rise in Eastern Ukraine, the country’s Ambassador to London Volodymyr Khandogiy outlines what a new Ukrainian government, Russia and the…

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Scottish Yes vote more likely, say consuls

The pro-independence campaign has gained the upper hand in the Scottish referendum, according to a poll of Edinburgh-based consuls conducted by The Guardian newspaper. Sources…

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Human rights setbacks – FCO report

Foreign Secretary William Hague launches the FCO Human Rights Report Human rights globally have been in decline over the past year, according to the FCO…

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Canada pulls plug on funds

Canada will suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns. Canada will…

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Women envoys back bid to end rape in war

Women diplomats should speak out against sexual violence being used as a weapon of war, London’s female ambassadors have urged ahead of the World Summit…

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Stop Russian interference in Ukraine – envoy

Protestors en route to the Russian Embassy in London The Ambassador of Ukraine to London has accused Russia of deliberately trying to disrupt the presidential…

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