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Concern about Egyption Elections

King Charles Street building

7 December 2010

The UK and the International community express concern about the Parliamentary elections in Egypt on 28 November and 5 December.

International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties takes place in New York.

FCO media suite backdrop

7 December 2010

The Assembly is the body that provides management oversight of the work of the International Criminal Court, and will make decisions on a number of key administrative issues at the Court including the size of the ICC's budget for 2011.

Iran's nuclear programme: "We recognise Iran's rights, but insist that it fulfils its obligations"

FCO King Charles Street, Crown Copyright

7 December 2010

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton spoke on behalf of the E3+3 after talks with Iran on 6-7 December in Geneva.

Prime Minister announces long-term partnership with Afghanistan

Afghan girls studying in schools (UNAMA)

7 December 2010

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced agreement on a long-term partnership plan which will see Britain offer economic, political and military support for Afghanistan.

Change of travel advice for the Ivory Coast

Gendarmes in the Ivory Coast, December 2010. Photo by Getty Images

6 December 2010

The overall level of the advice has changed; we recommend against all travel to Ivory Coast.  

Foreign Secretary describes leaks as "reprehensible"

Foreign Secretary William Hague

6 December 2010

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the publication was carried out "without regard to wider concerns of security."

Jeremy Browne receives petition from Open Doors

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne meeting with Lisa Pearce, Open Doors UK

6 December 2010

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne met with Alice Jones and Lisa Pearce of the charity Open Doors UK, to receive a petition against the UN Defamation of Religions Resolution.  

Minister for Africa arrives in Angola

Henry Bellingham MP

5 December 2010

"Britain has a significant role to play in Angola’s social and economic development and I’d like to identify the areas where we can work together, for our mutual benefit" said Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham at the start of his 4 day visit.

Spain airports disruption

Aeroplane in flight.

5 December 2010

Continuing delays to flights to and from Spanish airports.

Eastern Promise

HMA Sir William Patey visits Jalalabad, Nangarhar

5 December 2010

HMA Sir William Patey visits Jalalabad, Nangarhar

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