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China using military drills to prepare an invasion, says Taiwan’s foreign minister – video

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China is using its military drills to prepare for an invasion of Taiwan, the self-governed island's foreign minister said. Joseph Wu warned that China aimed to control the seas around Taiwan as part of a greater objec...

China used drills to prepare for invasion, Taiwan foreign minister says

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China used its military drills last week to prepare for an invasion of Taiwan, and its anger over US speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit was just an excuse, Taiwan’s foreign minister has said. The minister, Joseph Wu, addres...

Facial recognition smartwatches to be used to monitor foreign offenders in UK

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Migrants who have been convicted of a criminal offence will be required to scan their faces up to five times a day using smartwatches installed with facial recognition technology under plans from the Home Office and t...

‘Outright farce’: Chinese foreign minister on Pelosi’s Taiwan visit – video

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Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has described US house speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan as a 'complete farce' at meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Cambodia. 'The irreversible hist...

Foreign Office admits multiple errors in UK’s exit from Afghanistan

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The UK Foreign Office has admitted a catalogue of errors over its handling of Britain’s exit from Afghanistan, but has shut the door on many Afghans who helped the UK prior to the Taliban takeover last August, saying ...

Foreign Office admits multiple errors in UK’s exit from Afghanistan

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The UK Foreign Office has admitted a catalogue of errors over its handling of Britain’s exit from Afghanistan, but has shut the door on many Afghans who helped the UK prior to the Taliban takeover last August, saying ...

Foreign Office under Liz Truss has failed to regain global footing, report finds

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The Foreign Office has not regained its footing under the leadership of the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, staff morale is low, not enough employees are posted abroad, and there is an unsustainable lack of expertise on...

MPs claim Foreign Office ‘inaction’ on sanctioning Iranians for hostage-taking

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The Foreign Office has failed to impose sanctions on key Iranians responsible for the arrest and intimidation of the British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe despite having been passed their names in Se...

MPs claim Foreign Office ‘inaction’ on sanctioning Iranians for hostage-taking

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The Foreign Office has failed to impose sanctions on key Iranians responsible for the arrest and intimidation of the British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe despite having been passed their names in Se...

Keir Starmer commits to reversal of ‘misguided’ DfID and Foreign Office merger

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Keir Starmer has pledged to bring back the Department for International Development (DfID) if Labour win the next election, saying that its merger with the Foreign Office was “totally misguided”. DfID was subsumed int...

EU foreign ministers weigh up ban on Russian gold imports

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EU foreign ministers are discussing a ban on Russian gold imports, the most significant measure in a limited plan by the bloc to further curb funding for the Kremlin’s war machine. The EU’s high representative for for...

Ukraine tensions run high as Lavrov flies into Bali for G20 foreign ministers summit

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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has flown into the Indonesian island of Bali for a gathering of G20 foreign ministers, which is likely to be overshadowed by Moscow’s war in Ukraine and deep divisions within the...

Foreign Office to pay £423,000 to whistleblowing lawyer who lost job

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A prosecutor dismissed from a Foreign Office job after blowing the whistle on suspected corruption in the EU’s biggest foreign mission has agreed a settlement with the UK government of more than £400,000. Maria Bamieh...

UK Foreign Office condemns Russian ‘exploitation’ of prisoners in Ukraine

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The UK government has condemned the exploitation of prisoners of war after two more British men held by Russian proxies in east Ukraine and charged with “mercenary activities” could face the death penalty. A spokesper...

Xi’s vision for patriotic and prosperous Hong Kong a hard sell for foreign firms

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President Xi Jinping, in his first trip outside mainland China since the Covid pandemic began, declared a new era for Hong Kong, which, in his words had “risen from the ashes”. New priorities have been set for a city ...

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