Nigerian Islamists claim seven foreign hostages killed




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 […]







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Sir Rex Hunt obituary




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 […]







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Sir Ray Whitney obituary




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 […]







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Foreign hospitals count cost of young UK holidaymakers




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% […]







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