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Terrorist attack in Pakistan

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

25 December 2010

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has condemned the 'appalling attack' today on refugees in Khar, Pakistan.

Christmas around the world with the Foreign Office

Eucador book bus. Crown Copyright

23 December 2010

Foreign Office staff around the world have spent time helping local charities this Christmas, giving under-privileged children from Ecuador to Lagos fun and food this festive season.

Change of British High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia

23 December 2010

Mrs Marianne Young has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia.

Foreign Secretary welcomes ratification of New START treaty

23 December 2010

Commenting on the ratification of the New START treaty between the United States and Russia, Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

Hungary and media freedom

FCO media suite backdrop

23 December 2010

Foreign Office reponds to reports about media freedom in Hungary

Industrial action at Portugal's airports

Holiday crowd of people at airport check in. © Getty Images

22 December 2010

Baggage handlers and check-in staff call off the strike scheduled for the Christmas period.

Foreign Secretary expresses UK concern following Belarus elections

Foreign Secretary William Hague Crown Copyright

22 December 2010

'I urge the Belarusian authorities to ensure that all detainees are given access to adequate medical care and legal representation'

Minister defends need for private space in diplomacy in the Internet age

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

22 December 2010

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt argued the case for the FCO’s digital engagement activities during a Westminster Hall debate, whilst emphasising the need for certain diplomatic communications to remain private.

Strengthening UK ties with the Netherlands

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Minister for Europe David Lidington met Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal on 22 December.

22 December 2010

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Minister for Europe David Lidington met with the Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal today.

Jeremy Browne welcomes UN vote

Jeremy Brown MP. Crown copyright.

22 December 2010

The Foreign Office Minister has welcomed the UN vote restoring the reference to sexual orientation to the UN resolution on extra-judicial killings.


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