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All change at Protocol

Following a successful Diamond Jubilee and Olympics there is a significant turnover of key staff at the Protocol Directorate. The Director of Protocol Simon Martin…

New drink quotas to curb tax fraud

Reduced allowances for duty-free alcohol came into effect in October as part of measures to clamp down on diplomatic missions abusing their tax-free privileges. The…

US Embassy gears up for Election Night party

With one of the tightest US presidential races predicted in years, the US Embassy’s Election Night Party is certain to be one of the hottest…

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart, editor A funny death Good news for those who didn’t get the chance to hear the bizarre stories from…

Assange case ‘a threat’ to immunity

The FCO’s warning to the Ecuadorian government of a law that allows Britain to revoke the immunity of a diplomatic premises and arrest Wikileaks founder…

Meet the new ministers

Prime Minister David Cameron’s autumn reshuffle has ushered in an interesting new crop of ministers and a reorganisation of portfolios at the Foreign Office. Here…

Historic Indonesia State Visit

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 59, became the first world leader to make a state visit to the UK in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year….

FCO charmed by snake

A team of experts from the National History Museum was called in to the FCO to restuff Albert, the 120-year-old resident anaconda in the Foreign…

FCO launches crisis centre

The Foreign Office has upgraded its Consular Crisis Centre in order to improve assistance to British citizens stranded abroad. Speaking at the launch of the…