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UK welcomes 'historic' US-Russia agreement on arms reduction

Russian Topol-M ICBMs drive across Red Square in a Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 9, 2008. Photo by YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images.

26 March 2010

The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, has welcomed the landmark agreement reached by US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the successor to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

UN Human Rights Council highlights abuses in Burma

AFP/Getty Images

26 March 2010

Foreign Office Minister Ivan Lewis has welcomed today’s UN Human Rights Council resolution highlighting the international community’s concerns that Burma's election laws are not free and fair.  

Bangladesh ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Baroness Kinnock

26 March 2010

Foreign Office Minister Glenys Kinnock welcomed Bangladesh's ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Lights out for Earth Hour 2010

Earth Hour 2009. The lights at the Houses of Parliament in central London (Getty)

26 March 2010

The FCO is taking part in Earth Hour 2010. On Saturday 27 March 2010 at 8.30pm, WWF want a billion people around the world to switch off their lights for one hour.

Prince Charles on historic visit to Afghanistan

Prince Charles visited Afghanistan on 24-25 March 2010.  Photo by Massoud Hossaini/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

26 March 2010

On 24-25 March, Prince Charles became the most senior member of the Royal Family to visit Afghanistan.

Jobs and growth dominate European Council

The Spanish flag and the European Union flag. Spain holds the six-month rotating EU presidency from January 1, 2010. Photo by PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images.

26 March 2010

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, arrived in Brussels yesterday to join other EU leaders for the Spring European Council.

Next stop Edinburgh for Ivan Lewis's Afghanistan discussions

A US soldier talks to Afghan children during a patrol at Khogiani in Langarhar.GettyImages

25 March 2010

Foreign Office Minister Ivan Lewis continues with his programme to discuss and debate Afghanistan issues with university students across the UK.

Coming year "pivotal" for Afghanistan

Carpet weaver children in Afghanistan, photo taken by Mary Maguire

25 March 2010

Homayoun Tandar, Afghanistan Ambassador to the United Kingdom said that "coming year was pivotal one for Afghanistan" in a joint event to mark the Afghan New Year.

Cluster bombs banned by the UK

Mine Action Group (MAG) search for cluster bombs in a banana field in the village of Ismayieh, south Lebanon, 09 October 2006. Photo by MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images.

25 March 2010

A Bill banning the use, production and stockpiling of cluster munitions will come into immediate effect today. The step by the UK increases momentum for a global ban on cluster munitions.

FCO committed to budget savings

Foreign and Commonwealth office

25 March 2010

The FCO will deliver £50m of efficiencies by 2012-13, as a contribution towards the £11bn savings announced in yesterday’s budget.


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