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Animal welfare demonstrations

Protesters from animal welfare charities gathered outside the Japanese Embassy to protest against the annual slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises and small whales in Japanese…

Hunger strike at embassy ends

Twelve Iranian hunger strikers outside the US Embassy, who were kept alive by drinking sugary tea, ended their 72-day protest in support of Iranian dissidents…

Europe minister role ‘downgraded

The position of Europe Minister has been handed to Chris Bryant, in a move that political commentators say downgrades the importance of Europe in Gordon…

Foreign Office braced for cutbacks

The Foreign Office plans to use more local staff at its posts and will be cutting back on expensive new embassy buildings in a bid…

British embassy worker jailed

Hossein Rassam, a locally employed political advisor at the British Embassy who was arrested and tried for harming national security after the disputed presidential elections…

FCO official fined for outburst

A Foreign Office official has been fined £350 after being found guilty of racially aggravated harassment. Rowan Laxton, 48, who is head of the South…

Postal strikes hit embassies

London’s diplomatic missions were forced to rely on email, fax and private courier companies to ensure the delivery of urgent mail. Speaking to Embassy, one…

Filipino diaspora rallies to aid flood victims

The Embassy of the Philippines has been inundated with offers of aid by businesses and the Filipino diaspora in the UK. Storage and logistics companies…

Jennifer Okello

The Embassy Group joins the London diplomatic corps to mourn the sudden passing of Jennifer Okello, First Secretary at the Uganda High Commission. A promising…

New YDL President elected

Bernard Hamilton hands over the YDL presidency to Verne Augustin At the recent AGM of the Young Diplomats in London, Verne Augustin of the St…