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God of small things

Heads of Mission joined Bolivian Ambassador Mr Roberto Calzadilla to celebrate Alasitas, Bolivia’s festival of miniatures, at the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s reception rooms. The…

Downton Diplomacy

Diplomatic spouses toured Highclere, the stately home of the Earl Carnarvon and the setting for the TV drama Downton Abbey. Lady Carnarvon (the real Lady…

Europe wins Dunking Diplomats

The inaugural Dunking Diplomats charity basketball tournament was a slam-dunk, bringing 50 diplomats and their families from a dozen nations together and raising £10,000 for…

Identity politics makes flag waving popular again

Flags have always been important in diplomacy but in the era of identity politics, flag waving is fashionable again, journalist and author, Tim Marshall told…

Analysing the British election

Members of the Diplomatic Press Attaché Association of London gathered at the Embassy of Serbia to hear the insights of New York Times London Bureau…

In search of leadership

The issue of leadership has dominated the British elction, so the presentation given by veteran broadcaster, Jon Snow of Channel 4 News, on this topic…

No deal risk for EU talks

The risk of Britain crashing out of the EU with no deal and no agreement on migrants…

Supporting bereaved families

The recent terrorist attacks stressed the importance of bereavement training for consuls and the police. Sue Ackerman outlines the work Rowland Brothers International (RBI) is…

Consuls rally to respond to attacks

For the third time in as many months, the Union Jack above the Foreign Office and flags at diplomatic missions around London were flown at…

Outcry at VIP hikes

The FCO decision to withdraw funding from the VIP lounges at airports has sparked outrage among London’s diplomatic missions, who are in shock at the…