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UK finance minister to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'I'm sure I'm not going to be sacked because I'm going to resign before we get to that point,' says Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond, an increasingly fierce critic of Boris Johnson

RESIGN. Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. AFP file photo

UK slashes 2019 economic growth forecast – budget

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:31 PM

The UK economy is forecast to grow by 1.2% in 2019, sharply down on the government's prediction of 1.6% in October 2018

UK ECONOMY British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street in London, November 23, 2016. File photo by Ben Stanstall/AFP

Britain says will not stay in EU via 'back door'

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Two key figures in Britain s cabinet come together to say any post Brexit transition will not be a back door to continued European Union membership

A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP

British government rift over EU immigration

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:50 PM

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox clashes with finance minister Philip Hammond over free movement of labor once the UK leaves the EU

The skyline of the City of London is pictured on the horizon as people relax in Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

Britain's budget gearing for Brexit, says chancellor

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Finance minister Philip Hammond is set to deliver his budget on Wednesday March 8

BREXIT. Finance minister Philip Hammond said his budget set to be delivered on Wednesday, March 8, is gearing up for Brexit. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain will 'abide by EU rules' on trade deals – Hammond

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Its in our DNA it s in the way we do things in the UK We will comply fully with the rules finance minister Philip Hammond says

PHILIP HAMMOND. UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond takes part in an Economic and Financial (ECOFIN) Affairs Council meeting at the European Council, in Brussels, on January 27, 2017.  Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/ AFP

UK finance minister hints at transitional Brexit deal

Dec 13, 2016 - 9:11 AM

The government intends to begin the formal exit process by the end of March starting the clock ticking on a two year deadline to negotiate its departure and future relationship with the bloc

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street in London, November 23, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Brexit to spark UK slowdown, blow hole in public purse

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Britain is predicted to borrow an extra £122 billion 152 billion 143 billion euros in the period to 2021 – about half the amount £58 7 billion a direct consequence of Britain s decision to leave the European Union

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond as he delivers his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons in London on November 23, 2016. PRU/AFP

Britain braces for first budget since Brexit vote

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Finance minister Hammond: We need to be match fit for the opportunities and challenges arising from Brexit

People walk in front of the Palace of Westminster which houses the Houses of Parliament in central London on November 3, 2016. Niklas Hallen/AFP

Infrastructure key to Britain's first post-Brexit budget – gov't

Nov 20, 2016 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED New British finance minister Philip Hammond says the government is committed to tackling the country s eye watering deficit

Canary Wharf, the London financial district, and the river Thames is seen in London on June 24, 2016. Leon Neal/AFP

British economy faces Brexit 'rollercoaster' – minister

Oct 03, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Philip Hammond: We must expect some turbulence as we go through this negotiating process

The skyline of the City of London is pictured on the horizon as people relax in Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016. Odd Anderson/AFP

UK to match EU funds, farm subsidies after Brexit

Aug 13, 2016 - 7:47 AM

The commitment intended to address uncertainty over the impact of the June 23 vote for Brexit could cost around £4 5 billion 5 8 billion 5 2 billion euros a year finance minister Philip Hammond says

A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, January 29, 2016. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

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Jul 14, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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New British PM May rounds out Brexit cabinet

Jul 14, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Theresa May is set to name the new ministers in charge of the important health education Scotland work and business briefs

Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016 on the day she takes office following the formal resignation of David Cameron. Oli Scarff/AFP

Theresa May becomes Britain's Prime Minister

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:37 AM

Theresa May takes over as Britain s new prime minister and springs a surprise by making top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson foreign secretary

MADAM PRIME MINISTER.Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016 on the day she takes office following the formal resignation of David Cameron.  Oli Scarff/AFP

UN alarmed about Boko Haram ties to ISIS

May 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The UN Security Council has voiced deep concern that the activities of Boko Haram continue to undermine the peace and stability of the West and Central African region

TIES WITH ISIS. Soldiers from 21 Brigade and Army Engineers clearing Islamic militant group Boko Haram camps at Chuogori and Shantumari in Borno State, Nigeria, July 30, 2015. File photo by EPA/STR

British foreign secretary warns of threats to Hong Kong freedoms

Apr 08, 2016 - 1:04 PM

It is the first visit by a British foreign secretary for 5 years and comes in the wake of the high profile case of a group of booksellers who went missing from Hong Kong and surfaced in China

A view of the Hong Kong skyline, Hong Kong, China, August 15, 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Assange tells UK, Sweden to let him go after UN finding

Feb 05, 2016 - 9:05 PM

This comes after a UN panel said the WikiLeaks founder should be able to walk free from Ecuador s embassy in London where he has lived in self imposed confinement since 2012

CONFINED. A file picture dated 20 December 2012 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appearing from a balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Britain. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Britain: 'High probability' ISIS bomb downed Russian jet

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:18 AM

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond says the definitive cause of the crash would be determined by Egyptian Russian investigation of the wreckage

DEBRIS. A handout picture provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry press service on 02 November 2015 shows a piece of wreckage of Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 at the site of the crash in Sinai, Egypt, 01 November 2015. Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Emergency Ministry/Handout/EPA

Iran president says nuclear deal fosters better ties

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:04 PM

The remarks come as British and Iranian embassies reopened in Tehran and London the latest step in ending a diplomatic chill stemming from the nuclear crisis and Western led sanctions against Iran

This file photo released by the official website of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, shows him speaking during the opening ceremony of the economic conference in Tehran on January 2015. Photo courtesy: Iranian presidency website/AFP

Britain reopens embassy in Tehran

Aug 23, 2015 - 5:45 PM

The reopening of the British Embassy in Tehran signals a long awaited step towards better relations after an embassy attack in 2011

US, Iran warn 'tough' choices needed for nuclear deal

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:35 AM

No we are not [close] But we are making progress The work is very complicated and difficult says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

'MAKING PROGRESS.' US Secretary of State John Kerry, (2-R), walks outside during a break after a bilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, (2-L), for a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks, in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2015. Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Britain says Hong Kong may yet take 'meaningful' step to democracy

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Philip Hammond says Beijing s August decision is clearly more restrictive than anticipated but echoes the Hong Kong government s stance that a restricted vote is better than no vote at all

A view of the Hong Kong skyline, Hong Kong, China, 15 August 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

US and Britain mulling 'extra sanctions' against Russia

Feb 21, 2015 - 11:50 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets British counterpart Philip Hammond following a bloody few days in the Ukraine s east as Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces fought fiercely despite the announcement of a new ceasefire

UKRAINE CONFLICT. Armed pro-Russian rebel sit on Armored Personnel Carrier in eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve in Donetsk region, on February 20, 2015. Photo by AFP/Vasily Maximov

Iran nuclear deal deadline missed, extended to July 1

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:38 PM

2nd UPDATE Iran and the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany decided to give themselves 7 more months for a landmark nuclear deal

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. Hamid Forutan/EPA

Final push in Iran nuclear talks as extension looms

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:14 AM

UPDATED A last ditch diplomatic blitz in recent days involving US Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers to secure a deal appears to have failed to bridge the remaining major differences

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, US Secretary of State John Kerry, former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier meet for dinner at the residence of British ambassador in Vienna, Austria, 23 November 2014. Joe Klamar/Pool/EPA

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Gaps remain wide in the negotiations for a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions

WIDE GAPS. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2-L), the European Union's negotiator Catherine Ashton (C) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) sit at a conference table prior to their talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna, Austria, November 21, 2014. Photo by Hans Punz/EPA

Ebola: Tackling an international challenge

Oct 10, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Every month that passes the costs and personnel numbers needed to fight Ebola double We need all those who pledged to help now to turn their words into actions as a matter of extreme urgency

Britain carries out first air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

Oct 01, 2014 - 9:13 AM

The defense ministry said two Tornado jets hit the post with a Brimstone missile used against tanks and the vehicle with a 500 pound 230 kilogram Paveway IV laser guided bomb

An RAF Tornado during takeoff. Image courtesy UK Royal Air Force/UK Ministry of Defence

Foley killing an 'utter betrayal' – British foreign secretary

Aug 24, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The beheading of the US journalist by a man speaking with an English accent revives concerns that British passport holders who travel to fight in Iraq and Syria may commit attacks on British soil

MURDERED. A picture taken on November 5, 2012 in Aleppo, Syria, shows US freelance reporter James Foley. Nicole Tung/AFP

Europe blasts Russia over Ukraine incursion as convoy waits

Aug 15, 2014 - 9:49 PM

If there are any Russian military personnel or vehicles in Ukraine they need to be withdrawn immediately or the consequences will be very serious British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says

British Muslim minister quits over Gaza policy

Aug 06, 2014 - 9:52 AM

The surprise decision by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who also had responsibility for faith and communities heaped pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to take a tougher line against Israel over its actions in Gaza

RESIGNED. Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, Baroness Warsi (L), British Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 10 October 2013. T. Mughal/File/EPA

British PM raises prospect of more Russia sanctions

Jul 20, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Cameron op ed: Russia can use this moment to find a path out of this festering dangerous crisis I hope it will do so But if that does not happen then we must respond robustly

FIELDS AND DEBRIS. People carry a stretcher with a body bag past a debris of Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 airplane, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region, at the crash site near Donetsk, Ukraine, 19 July 2014. Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

UK cabinet reshuffle as EU vote looms

Jul 16, 2014 - 10:53 AM

The reshuffle is the biggest since Cameron s Conservative led coalition government took office in 2010 and marks a bid to broaden his party s appeal at the election in May 2015

WADDLING ALONG. A duck and ducklings waddle past 10 Downing Street, in Whitehall central London 14 July 2014, on the even of the anticipated cabinet reshuffle planned by British Prime Ministr David Cameron. Will Oliver/EPA

Hague quits as British foreign secretary in deep reshuffle

Jul 15, 2014 - 7:57 AM

Tonight I am standing down as Foreign Secretary after four years to serve as Leader of the House of Commons

STEPPING DOWN. British Foreign Secretary William Hague during a press conference at the Foreign Office in London, Britain, 15 May 2014. Andy Rain/EPA