Egypt crisis: UK will not take sides, says William Hague Foreign secretary says Britain will not ‘pick and choose’ which side to support in conflict that could last years or even decades.
Egypt crisis hits tourism and economy Holiday companies cut tours, governments advise against travel and businesses scale back operations as violence continues.
Gibraltar ‘the party is over’ comments raise concerns in London Foreign Office vows to safeguard British sovereignty over Rock after Spanish minister escalates row, promising a harder line.
The 50, 75 and 100 yuan per head menu options that the Foreign Office was offered for the ‘return British banquet’ at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, in 1982
Foreign Office investigates claims by Ansaru rebels, while Italian government is quoted as saying hostages are dead The Foreign Office is investigating claims by a Nigerian Islamist group that it has killed seven kidnapped foreign construction workers, one whom is understood to be British. The hostages were taken on 16 February while working for Lebanese […]
Falklands governor at the time of the 1982 Argentinian invasion Sir Rex Hunt, who has died aged 86, was governor and commander-in-chief of the Falklands Islands at the time of the Argentinian invasion on 2 April 1982. The ignominy that he felt in handing over authority to a foreign power – he refused to use […]
Conservative politician and Foreign Office minister who had a distinguished career as a diplomat Ray Whitney, who has died aged 81, was a member of the generation of Conservative politicians who chose to make the House of Commons a career because of a profound personal conviction about the need for change in British politics in […]
FCO reports a huge rise in the number of British teenagers being hospitalised while holidaying abroad UK teenagers holidaying in Mallorca and Ibiza are responsible for a huge increase in the number of tourists hospitalised in the Spanish islands, said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The renowned party island of Mallorca has seen a 132% […]
• Inflation falls to 2.8%, a two-and-a-half year low• Lunchtime summary• Francis Maude’s civil service reforms – summary• Afternoon summary 4.50pm: Here’s an afternoon summary. • Union leaders have said that the government’s plans to cut the size of Whitehall will ensure that the civil service reform plans announced this afternoon do not benefit the […]
Department’s commercial director calls on suppliers to do their homework on procurement The commercial director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has argued that if the government is to achieve its goal of procurements taking 120 days, both Whitehall and suppliers have to understand what they are procuring and the risks associated with it. Ann […]