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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

Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:23 AM

The sought after accord is aimed at killing off once and for all worries that Iran might develop nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian program and silence talk of war

IRAN ON THEIR MINDS. US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) during the nuclear talks on Iran in Vienna, Austria, 13 July 2014. Hans Punz/EPA

Top British ministers woo India under Modi

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:48 PM

British officials arrive in India to seek stronger trade and investment ties with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi s government

SWORN IN. In this frame grab taken from Indian state television Doordarshan, Narendra Modi takes the oath of office as he is sworn in as India's Prime Minister in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/DOORDARSHAN

Top British ministers to court new Indian PM Modi

Jul 06, 2014 - 8:27 PM

The Indian leader has raised hopes for foreign investors with his pledges to open up the stumbling economy and spur investment

NEW LEADER. Narendra Modi during a public rally in New Delhi, India on March 26, 2014. Money Sharma/EPA

Iraq PM pushes political solution to militant offensive

Jun 26, 2014 - 11:14 PM

On the ground Iraqi forces launches a helicopter borne assault aimed at opening the way for militant held Tikrit to be retaken while the autonomous Kurdish region s president Massud Barzani further staked its claim to the disputed city

File photo of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki

Hague arrives in Baghdad, urging unity in face of jihadists

Jun 26, 2014 - 6:12 PM

His visit follows a trip by US Secretary of State John Kerry in which he pushed a similar message urging Iraqi leaders to unite against the militant onslaught

British Foreign Minister William Hague gives an interview before the Foreign Affairs council meeting of EU Ministers at the EU Headquarters in Luxembourg, 23 June 2014. Daniel Naupold/EPA

Britain moves towards reopening Iran embassy – report

Jun 17, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Britain closed its embassy in Tehran in 2011 after it was stormed by a mob and suspended full diplomatic relations

British Foreign Secretary William Hague. File photo courtesy UK Foreign Office

The passion of Angelina Jolie

Jun 17, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Angelina Jolie’s story is itself inspirational – a public transformation from the wild child whose mother allowed her a live in boyfriend at age 14 who admitted she was bisexual and who once harmed herself

Kerry, Hague, Jolie on Iraq and wartime rape

Jun 16, 2014 - 9:59 AM

US State Secretary John Kerry Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie pulled together the violence in Iraq and its roots in Syria with the most pressing call to end wartime rape

TOGETHER. US State Secretary John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, and actress Angelina Jolie at the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit. Image from https://www.flickr.com/photos/foreignoffice/

Banish sexual violence 'to dark ages' – Kerry

Jun 14, 2014 - 7:43 AM

Make no mistake: we can end this establish new norms hold those who commit those acts accountable and no longer tolerate these horrific tactics

HIGHLIGHTS: Summit to end sexual violence: Closing plenary

Jun 13, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Closing plenary of the opening of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict 2014

HIGHLIGHTS: Summit to end sexual violence: Ministers' Day

Jun 13, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Ministers Day of the opening of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict 2014

Nigerian schoolgirls 'a heinous example of sexual violence'

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:14 AM

British Foreign Secretary William Hague refused to give a running commentary on the search He says a great deal of work continues with multi national support

PROTEST. Nigerian staff of Kaduna Polytechnic protest over the abducted Chibok school girls in Kaduna, Nigeria, 02 June 2014. Photo by EPA

Rappler Newscast | June 12, 2014

Jun 12, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Aquino vows due process in pork scam cases Estrada s lawyer says there s no proof Jinggoy got P183 M Jolie co chairs summit to end sexual violence

Jolie and Hague launch International Protocol for sexual violence

Jun 11, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Britain s Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy launch an International Protocol to increase prosecutions for sexual violence in conflict

Jolie, Hague mobilize global action vs rape in war

Jun 11, 2014 - 8:16 AM

It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict says Angelina Jolie It has nothing to do with sex everything to do with power

Jolie: We can end use of rape as weapon of violence

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:40 PM

War zone rape is a crime that thrives on silence and denial We must work together in new ways we can end the use of rape as weapon of violence

Jolie and Hague open summit to end sexual violence during conflict

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:43 PM

Watch scenes from the opening of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict 2014

Ending warzone rape: A cause for our generation

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:04 PM

This is a moral responsibility No country can say they believe in human rights and choose to turn a blind eye to sexual violence in conflict

Angelina Jolie co-hosts London summit vs sexual violence in conflict

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Delegates from over 100 countries will meet in London from June 10 to June 13 to arrive at practical steps on how to stop the use of rape as a tool of war

US actress/director Angelina Jolie (L) and British Foreign Secretary William Hague (R) in Sarajevo during the their visit to the Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on March 28,  2014. File photo by Jasmin Brutus/EPA

Nigeria and neighbors to join forces over abducted girls

May 17, 2014 - 10:20 AM

The international community has been mobilized over the plight of the girls Among the resources already put at Nigeria s disposal have been US drones and surveillance aircraft

US sends experts to Nigeria as number of kidnap victims rises

May 07, 2014 - 10:57 PM

The team sent to Nigeria consists of military law enforcement and other agencies

File photo by EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Deal for Syria rebels to withdraw from Homs bastion

May 03, 2014 - 8:26 AM

The agreement comes after government forces began an assault against the few remaining rebel held areas in the city last month

WITHDRAW FROM HOMS. Syrian policemen and citizens inspect the damage at the site of a car bomb explosion in the Abbasid neighborhood, Homs province, Syria, April 29, 2014. Photo by STR/EPA

Russia cannot afford 'collapsing state' in its backyard

Apr 05, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Europe issued fresh calls for dialogue with Russia over Ukraine warning Moscow it faces having a failed state in its backyard

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier speaks with United Kingdom's Foreign Minister William Hague during an Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers at the Zappeion Hall in Athens on April 4, 2014. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

Angelina Jolie urges action against rape as a war weapon

Mar 28, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Angelina Jolie is in Bosnia to campaign against the use of rape as a war weapon

Gov’t to plant seeds of dev’t in Bangsamoro areas

Mar 28, 2014 - 3:54 PM

Increased funds will be infused in Bangsamoro areas to ensure its socio economic development

Russian troops flood into Crimea

Mar 03, 2014 - 8:13 PM

UPDATED Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the troops were needed in the flashpoint Black Sea peninsula until the stabilization of the situation in Ukraine

STANDING GUARD. Ukrainian troops stand guard as unrest intensifies between their government and Russia. Photo by AFP

UK to get more scholars from PH

Jan 31, 2014 - 1:08 PM

The UK a subtle superpower wants to strengthen ties with the country that has the potential to be one of Asia Pacific s great success stories

UK to Filipinos: Rally behind Bangsamoro deal

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:01 PM

This is the best way to quell groups described by the government as spoilers UK s top diplomat says during his Philippine trip

UK's top diplomat to visit PH, hails peace

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Minister William Hague s country has actively supported the Mindanao peace process and has pledged the highest foreign aid for Yolanda rehabilitation

World lauds PH gov't, MILF peace talks

Jan 26, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The international community hails the historic signing of a firearms deal that marks a successful end to the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Britain lays on the pomp for South Korean president

Nov 06, 2013 - 7:39 AM

The visit comes amid a rise in tensions between South Korea and Japan

TO UK-SK RELATIONS. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) and South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye (L) raise a toast at a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on November 5, 2013. AFP/Pool/Neil Hall

Syria talks in London agree no future role for Assad

Oct 22, 2013 - 11:56 PM

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Syrian President Bashar al Assad Assad has no role in a peaceful and democratic Syria

Britain to host global meeting on Syria

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Britain will host a global conference in Syria on October 22 to prepare for a peace meeting in Geneva

US pursues Syria diplomacy but guards threat of force

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:24 AM

Wrangling between Moscow and Washington and its allies over the terms of any eventual deal reflected the nascent nature of the compromise plan and the long odds bid to force an international consensus

NO TO MILITARY STRIKE. Members of the Syrian community in Argentina and supporters protest outside of the US embassy in Buenos Aires demanding no military intervention in Syria on September 10, 2013. AFP / Daniel Garcia

How Kerry's Syria 'gaffe' may spur 'breakthrough'

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:08 AM

What appeared to be Kerry s off the cuff remark caught fire with Russia embracing it and the Syrian regime also seemingly coming on board

SCENE OF THE 'GAFFE.' US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during a news conference in London, United Kingdom on September 9, 2013. State Department photo/ Public Domain

Obama undecided on Syria strike as US gives up on UN

Aug 29, 2013 - 9:35 AM

Washington bluntly signaled that a UN Security Council resolution proposed by Britain that could have given a legal basis for an assault was going nowhere owing to Russian opposition

'NO DECISION YET' US President Barack Obama speaks during an interview with Gwen Ifill & Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour at the White House, August 28, 2013. Frame grab courtesy PBS NewsHour

British FM says 'no decision' on arming Syria rebels

Jun 22, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Hague said the British government had taken no decision to give arms to Syrian rebels

'Very confident' Assad talks of new front with Israel

May 31, 2013 - 11:14 AM

Syrian President Bashar al Assad implies that Russia has sent Syria promised air defense missiles to deter foreign intervention in the more than two year conflict

RUSSIA MISSILES. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during an interview implies that Russia has sent Syria promised air defense missiles to deter foreign intervention in the more than two-year conflict. AFP /Al-Manar

Thatcher funeral set April 17 in divided Britain

Apr 10, 2013 - 7:45 AM

UPDATE Downing Street makes the announcement after a meeting between the Thatcher family and Buckingham Palace

N. Korea shows no sign of repositioning forces

Apr 07, 2013 - 5:54 PM

British Foreign Secretary Wlliam Hague says it s important to keep calm as well as to be firm and united in handling North Korea s threats

AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

Angelina Jolie fights war zone rape

Mar 26, 2013 - 8:33 AM

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie joins UK Foreign Secretary William Hague in condemning war zone rape and sexual violence

JOINING FORCES. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie want to end sexual violence in conflict zones. Photo from the William Hague Facebook page

Chavez death: LatAm leaders mourn, US hopes for better ties

Mar 06, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Latin America mourned the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday March 5 as the United States expressed hope his passing would lead to improved relations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gestures before voting in Caracas on October 07, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta

Syria rebels agree to meet Kerry, dismiss Damascus offer

Feb 26, 2013 - 12:30 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague convinced the opposition to revoke its boycott on a Friends of Syria conference in Rome on Thursday

Gaza death toll passes 100 as truce efforts build

Nov 19, 2012 - 10:56 PM

UPDATED Israeli strikes killed 30 Palestinians on Monday November 19 taking the Gaza death toll to 107

Bloodiest day: Israel air strikes kill 31

Nov 19, 2012 - 7:58 AM

3rd UPDATE Israeli air strikes killed 31 Palestinians in the bloodiest day so far of its massive air campaign on the Gaza Strip as diplomatic efforts to broker a truce intensified

GAZA DAMAGE. Palestinians salvage for belongings from their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli air strikes on the village of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

UK: Gaza invasion would cost Israel international support

Nov 18, 2012 - 7:12 PM

A ground invasion of the Gaza Strip would lose Israel much international sympathy and support British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Sunday

GAZA DAMAGE. Palestinians salvage for belongings from their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli air strikes on the village of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

Doing diplomacy, 140 characters at a time

Oct 21, 2012 - 2:59 PM

Building damaging and mending diplomatic relations one click at a time

"CANADAWEIBO" Screenshot of the Weibo account of the Canadian Embassy in Beijing.