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G7: Dominic Raab hails return of diplomacy as London hosts summit

Foreign ministers hold their first face-to-face talks for two years, amid tight Covid restrictions.
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G7: Foreign ministers to discuss rising threats at London summit

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the first face-to-face talks in more than two years.
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G7: Foreign ministers to discuss rising threats at London summit

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the first face-to-face talks in more than two years.
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Dominic Raab: Russia's behaviour has 'got to change'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of a meeting of G7 foreign ministers.
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Raab: Russia's behaviour has 'got to change'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of a meeting of G7 foreign ministers.
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US, UK reject reports of imminent prisoner deal with Iran

By Pan Pylas | Associated Press LONDON — The U.S. and the U.K. dismissed reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others. Iran was a key topic of discussions Monday between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his host in London, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Their meeting took place a day before the first face-to-...
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UK's Raab: Biden Administration Has Already Taken Bold and Welcome Steps

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has already taken bold and welcome steps, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said...
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G7 nations to agree on global plan to help 40m girls into education

Talks between US secretary of state and Dominic Raab come as Britain cuts foreign aid to the sectorThe US secretary of state is to hold talks with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, while the UK is on the back foot over plans to set new global targets to help girls’ education at a time when London is drastically cutting aid to the sector.Antony Blinken’s trip to London for the G7 meeting will include discussions with other foreign and development ministers on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the...
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UK hints it will give full diplomatic status to EU ambassador

Dominic Raab says he wants to turn page on Brexit saga and treat EU with respect it deservesThe government has hinted that it will grant full diplomatic status to the EU ambassador to the UK, with the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, saying he is looking to turn the page on the Brexit saga and wants to treat the EU with the respect it deserves.UK officials said no final decision had been made, days before the EU external affairs chief, Josep Borrell, visits the UK this week for a meeting of the ...
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Iran’s treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture, says Raab

Foreign secretary says it is ‘difficult to argue against’ suggestion the dual national is being held state hostageIran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture, the British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has said, as the Foreign Office downplayed an Iranian state TV report saying Britain would pay a £400m debt to secure her release.Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said the family had “heard nothing” about a deal to secure her release, as hopes were raised by t...
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Dominic Raab says UK is in the 'last lap' in the fight against Covid – video

Dominic Raab urged people to keep their resolve in tackling coronavirus, saying there is only a little bit more time until all legal restrictions on social interactions are removed. Speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, the foreign secretary said a careful approach to easing Covid restrictions was still necessary, despite people desperately wanting to hug family membersCoronavirus – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran treatment 'amounts to torture', says Dominic Raab

The foreign secretary says Tehran's sentencing of the UK-Iranian national is "abusive" and unlawful.
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Raab dismisses claim donor was asked to pay for Johnson’s nanny as ‘gossip’

Foreign secretary says he has ‘no idea’ if claim is true and he will not comment on ‘tittle-tattle’Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, has said he does not know if a Conservative donor was asked to pay for Boris Johnson’s childcare costs, amid new allegations of undeclared donations and loans to fund the prime minister’s lifestyle.Following reports that Johnson sought payments from a donor to help pay for his one-year-old son’s care, Raab told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “I have no idea, you d...
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UK's Raab: 'No Idea' if Donor Was Asked to Pay for Johnson's Childcare

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday he had no idea if a Conservative Party donor had been asked to pay for...
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Coronavirus live news: all over 40s in England to be offered jab – as it happened

This live blog is closed. You can stay up to date with all coronavirus developments below:See all our coronavirus coverage 12.32am BST We are closing this live blog now. You can stay up to date with all coronavirus developments below: 12.30am BST More now on the vaccine being offered to over 40s in England, via PA Media:It comes as the latest NHS England figures revealed more than 28.5 million people in England had received their first jab by April 28, nearly two thirds of the adult popu...
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Dominic Raab is challenged to admit 40% cuts to foreign aid for girls’ education

Former minister Lady Sugg also accuses Foreign Office of cutting key sexual health programmesLady Sugg, a former Foreign Office minister, has challenged her onetime boss Dominic Raab to admit he is cutting the UK aid budget for girls’ education by more than 40% as the foreign secretary also suggested UK bilateral aid to Africa would be reduced to a third of what it was two years ago.She also claimed the government was planning to close its flagship Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme and ...
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UK imposes sanctions on 14 Russians under new anti-corruption regulations

Experts welcome new regime but call on UK government to strengthen domestic anti-corruption measuresFourteen Russian nationals accused of conspiring in a $230m (£166m) grand corruption scheme are among those hit with asset freezes and travel bans under the first sanctions to be imposed by the UK since it left the EU.In a statement to parliament on Monday, the foreign secretary announced the names of 22 individuals to be sanctioned under the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021. Cont...
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UK Says Jail Term for British-Iranian Aid Worker Inhumane and Unjustified

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Monday criticised a one-year jail sentence given in Iran to British-Iranian aid worker...
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Britain Says It Stands With France After Attack on Police Employee

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign secretary Dominic Raab said the UK stood with France following the fatal stabbing of a police administrative...
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UK aid cut seen as unforced error in ‘year of British leadership’

With UK hosting G7 and Cop26 this year, decision threatens Britain’s status as a ‘soft power’ superpowerBoris Johnson is said to be having “queasy second thoughts” about a long-term cut to the UK aid programme, faced both by the surprising unpopularity of the measure with his own backbenchers and the fact that most other G7 countries will come to the British-hosted summit in June increasing theirs – in the process endangering the UK status as a soft power superpower.The official government line ...
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‘No country immune’ from UK’s aid cuts, says Raab

Foreign secretary denies that aid organisations are scared to speak out or people are going hungryThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has told MPs that “no country is immune” from the impending aid cuts, but failed to clarify when specific plans would be made public.Speaking after the release of the first details of the £4bn cuts to international aid, which have been widely criticised as “draconian” and opaque, the minister confirmed “no stand-alone” impact assessment had been carried out in...
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Moscow Responsible for Navalny's Deteriorating Health, Says UK's Raab

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab accused Moscow on Monday of being responsible for the deteriorating health of Alexei...
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Dominic Raab: UK fully supports Czech hunt for Skripal suspects

Foreign secretary hints he believes same Russian cell behind Salisbury poisoning and Czech explosionThe British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said the UK stood in “full support” of the Czech Republic after the country’s police announced they were hunting two Russians suspected of carrying out the Salisbury poisonings, in relation to an explosion at an arms depot.The Czech authorities said on Saturday they were seeking Alexander Petrov, 41, and Ruslan Boshirov, 43 in connection with a previous...
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Britain Stands in 'Full Support' of Czechs After Russian Expulsions

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain stands in "full support" of the Czech Republic which foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday had exposed the...
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UK Asks Hong Kong to Stop Prosecuting Pro-Democracy Activists

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab urged Hong Kong to cease the prosecution of supporters of democracy in the former British...
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Myanmar's ambassador to the UK - who didn't support the military coup - was locked out of his embassy and had to spend the night in his car

Myanmar's ambassador to the UK Kyaw Zwar Minn stands outside the Myanmar Embassy in London on April 8, 2021, after he was locked out the day before. Toby Melville/Reuters Kyaw Zwar Minn, Myanmar's ambassador to the UK, said he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday. Sources told Reuters that his deputy took over. Kyaw Zwar Minn had called for Myanmar's civilian leader to be released after her detention in the coup. See more stories on Insider's business page. Myanmar...
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UK says it is gravely concerned about Russian military activity threatening Ukraine

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday Britain was gravely concerned about Russian military activity which threatened Ukraine.
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UK Says It Is Gravely Concerned About Russian Military Activity Threatening Ukraine

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday Britain was gravely concerned about Russian military activity which...
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G7 should double help for poorer countries to cut CO2 emissions, says UN

Richer nations also urged to ensure make-or-break climate talks this year are a successThe world’s richest G7 group of countries must double the amount of finance they are offering to poor countries to help them cut greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of climate breakdown to make vital climate talks this year a success, the UN has said.As part of that commitment, the G7 countries should meet their targets of providing 0.7% of their GDP in overseas aid, said Amina Mohammed, deputy ...
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UK slashes aid to Syria despite direct appeals from UN

Reduction comes despite direct appeals from senior UN figures that situation is worse than everThe UK has slashed its funding of the Syrian refugee programme by a third at a major United Nations donor conference despite direct appeals from the UN that the plight of Syrian refugees have grown worse than ever during the 10-year civil war.The UK offer of at least £205m was made by the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, and compares with a donation of £300m at the same conference last year. The UK eve...
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