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Envoys remember Mandela

Tributes to Nelson Mandela outside South Africa House Flags at embassies across London were lowered to half-mast as diplomats joined long queues of mourners outside…

Staff may sue missions, court rules

Embassies may not be able to rely on state immunity to avoid claims brought against them by locally-employed staff, following a landmark ruling by the…

MacDonald House sold for £300m

One less flag will be lining London’s Grosvenor Square after the Indian developer Lodha Group bought the Canadian High Commission’s property for £306 million. This…

Marshal standing down

The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Charles Gray CMG will be resigning his post. Mr Gray has served as HM Marshal for five years…

Diplomacy a winner in 2013, say envoys

After a decade in which ‘might was right’ the art of diplomacy has made a comeback in 2013, according to a poll of diplomats. Nearly…

Diplomats upbeat at close of 2013

The global outlook has improved over the course of 2013, but ongoing conflicts and a weak economic recovery mean these gains could easily be reversed,…

Mixed reviews for the state of UK in 2013

Diplomats were also asked to assess how well Britain was doing, relative to last year. Half the respondents felt conditions in the UK had improved,…

UK Immigration Bill Debate

Andrew Elliot (Home Office) and Rowena Moffatt (ILPA) debated the new measures to reduce the impact of immigration in the UK. With the lifting of…