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Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan

Tim Hitchens

London, 2 March 2012

Mr Timothy Mark Hitchens, CMG, LVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan.


Marking 80 years of the BBC World Service

London, 2 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the World Service has been an example of the very best of Britain when he spoke at the 80th anniversary.

British Virgin Islands pilot new approach to environmental management

Henry Bellingham MP

London, 2 March 2012

Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham has welcomed discussions in the UK Overseas Territory of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on 'greening the economy'.

Our Man In....

British Consul at scene of forest fire in Alicante

London, 2 March 2012

The help that staff in the British Consulates in Spain give to British nationals in distress will be highlighted in a Channel 4 documentary called Our Man In.

Foreign Office Minister meets Lord Bates following his Walk for Truce

Lord Green (© Walk for Truce)

London, 1 March 2012

Minister for Conflict Issues Henry Bellingham met with Lord Bates on 29 February to discuss his Walk for Truce across Europe. Watch our video to find out more about the Walk for Truce.

Foreign Secretary meets representatives of Guantanamo detainee

Foreign Secretary William Hague

London, 1 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the UK will continue to raise Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer's case with the US when he met his representatives in London today.

Discover EU Careers - A message from the Foreign Secretary, William Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague

London, 1 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague is encouraging British nationals to consider a career working in the European Union institutions.

British diplomatic staff in Syria withdrawn

Foreign Secretary William Hague

London, 1 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced that all diplomatic staff have been withdrawn from Damascus, and Embassy services suspended.

Strikes: check before you travel

departure board at Athens international airport is pictured with a metal advertising placard in the foreground on April 19, 2010. Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images.

London, 1 March 2012

Strikes in Germany and Cyprus could affect your travel. Check our advice before you set off.

US-DPRK Agreement on Nuclear Moratorium/IAEA Inspections

Foreign Secretary William Hague

London, 29 February 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed commitment by the DPRK to halt nuclear tests and uranium enrichment and to accept IAEA inspectors to verify this undertaking.


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